When we think of doing something good for someone else, we often think, “I can donate to charity”. Although this is an essential deed, often we overlook the importance of small acts that make big differences. Below you will find some of the small and big actions of some who have made the biggest changes in other peoples’ lives. These pictures will certainly restore your faith in humanity.
Love Knows No Limits
When does love run out? The answer that this couple believes is “never”. They were spotted at a Starbucks, sitting with a pack of ABC flashcards alongside their coffee. The man was re-teaching his wife the alphabet since she had lost her memory. He took it to task to teach her how to read and write again. But to love? She had every reminder she ever needed.
No Greed Deed
When a bus driver in Israel found a bag on his bus, he was shocked to find it filled with cash. He immediately tracked down the owner of the bag, who had saved up $25,000 to send back to his family in Ethiopia. The owner of the bag couldn’t hold back his tears of joy and even landed an appreciative kiss on the driver’s cheek.
Every single Friday, this woman with down’s syndrome comes to her local tattoo parlor. The owner, who is a tattoo artist sits her down in a chair and proceeds to give her whatever tattoos she requests. What’s the catch? Well, she brings the tattoos, the rub-on tattoos, and he puts them on. He puts on his gloves, and brings out his cloths and spray and gladly does the job.
Lemonade For Life
Lemonade anyone? This boy was adamant to raise money for his best friend who was to undergo surgery for cerebral palsy. A cup of lemonade? $0,50. The community coming together and donating money? $60,000. A seven year-old raising money for his best friend’s surgery? Priceless!
Love Like No Other
To love is to accept another whole-heartedly. This father lightened the burden for his son when he overheard his son’s conversation about wanting to come out to his parents. You can imagine the son’s relief when he read this beautiful, heartfelt letter that his father wrote to him. We’re sure “coming out” for Nate was a lot easier after this.
When a pair of teenage boys heard of a young girl’s disappearance, they quickly took their bicycles out to help the search party. It wasn’t long until they caught up with the girl who had been kidnapped and was being driven around in a car. The man who took the girl eventually let her our and the boys returned her to her frantic parents.
Derby The Dog
There are very few things that are sadder than a dog who can’t run around and play because he doesn’t have legs. A woman ingeniously decided that it wasn’t okay for her dog, Derby, to be different from other dogs. She successfully designed and 3D printed prosthetic legs for her baby. Look how happy he is!
A New Bus Stop
A bus driver noticed a small girl crying on the sidewalk as he was driving by. He immediately pulled up alongside her and proceeded to get out of the bus to talk to her. This heart-warming photo of him encouraging the bullied girl quickly went viral.
“Donate To Charity” Wall
All over the world, the genius idea of hanging clothing out for the poor to take, is becoming popular. Although there is question where this initiative started, we do know that it is currently successful in many countries.
Sweet And Tangy
Which kid doesn’t like ice-cream? Which kid doesn’t like math? Well perhaps those two answers don’t run parallel to one another. This man, also known as “James the ice-cream dude” sells his ice-cream for $1… or for solving a math problem. What a smart way to encourage children to use their noggin!
Many Hands Make Light Work
It could have been a terrible day for a man who fell and lodged his leg between the train and the platform in Perth, Australia. His fate was turned around when onlookers sprung into action and believe it or not, used all of their strength to successfully push the train far away enough from the platform to free the man’s leg. When people come together, they can create miracles.
When you need to cut your lawn, who are you going to call? Ghostbusters! No, I wouldn’t do that. But I would call “Raising Men Lawn Care” who cut the lawns of senior who cannot afford to hire gardening services to do it for them. Their initiative’s slogan is, “Giving back to the community”. They sure are!
Hunting The Hunters
Kinessa Johnson is a U.S. Army veteran who fought in Afghanistan. She has changed her field of operation to Africa, where she has taken it upon herself to hunt those that hunt wildlife illegally. With the dramatic rise of endangered animals on Earth, Johnson is somewhat of an angel in the wild.
Like Father Like Son
Being a kid is not easy, especially when other kids make fun of you. A child who had suffered and then recovered from cancer, had a large scar on the side of his temple and was worried about the reactions he would get at school. His father, didn’t think twice – he went and got a tattoo that looked identical to his son’s scar.
No-one would really feel comfortable going out in public in their pajamas, especially against their will. This 84 year-old grandmother didn’t like the idea at all when she was hospitalized. There was nothing to worry about, her thoughtful grandson joined her in the same-style nightgown attire. What a sweetheart!
Sick Dog Swimmer
It is heart-breaking to see your best friend suffering, and definitely if you can’t do anything about it. This man took matters into his own hands every single evening by taking his sick dog out to a lake for a little therapy session. Being submerged in the water helped ease the dog’s pain, and provided the pair a little extra snuggle time.
Free Dry Cleaning
We all have rough days, and even sometimes rough patches too. It is difficult to pick yourself when you’re feeling down, and it doesn’t make it any easier when you’re unemployed. A dry-cleaning company in New York City offered their services free of charge for anyone heading to a job interview. We hope their pressed clothes impressed the interviewers.
The Real Prize
Kenyan elite runner, Jacqueline Kiplimo, gave up her chances of coming first at a marathon when she aided a dehydrated runner who had no hands. She didn’t place first at the race, but she sure did in our hearts and in the hearts of millions.
Safe From The Rain
A Wendy‘s employee wasted no time running out into the pouring rain to save an elderly man from getting drenched in the downpour. Although the restaurant worker didn’t have an umbrella, he smartly grabbed one of the fast-food chain’s large sun umbrellas and ran to the rescue.
Kittens aren’t just tiny little balls of fur love, they are also tiny little helpless creatures. When a man noticed a kitten drowning in a downtown ravine, he intervened by lowering himself and extending his umbrella out to the little guy. The young cat quickly boarded the umbrella and was hoisted to safety.
Santa’s Little Helpers
When the elves wanted to donate to charity, they didn’t know where to start. Then they noticed a homeless man sleeping on a bench and decided to spring into action. By bringing the man a Christmas tree, an array of gifts and a whole lot of sneaky tip-toeing, this man woke up to a close-to-perfect Christmas spirit morning.
Rainbows don’t only come out after the rain, sometimes they appear on the porches of America. A young girl understood the importance of bringing a smile to others’ faces when she drew and then handed out “free rainbows” to passers-by. Even if the rainbows didn’t do the trick, her enormous smile definitely did.
The Fun Never Ends
At what age does the fun end? According to this man, the answer is never! When a passerby noticed this elderly man crouched beside his car, the passerby asked if the man was okay. The elderly man replied, “I’m fine. Just waiting for my wife to come so I can spook her.” You’re never too old to have fun!
This old war-time photo from the Korean War, shows a young soldier taking time off in the trenches to nurse a young kitten. The marine named her “Mishap” because she was “born in the wrong place at the wrong time.” We happen to think Mishap came into the world at just the right time.
Fun For All
When I go to the local park, the swings are all usually occupied and there’s good reason for that. The swings are the all-time favorites in any playground. A special initiative was created to install swings for kids who were confined to wheelchairs. Brilliant!
Every Sunday a New York professional hairstylist takes to the streets to cut people’s hair. Did we mention that he cuts the hair of homeless people and does it purely from the good of his heart without charging them money for the service.
What you’re seeing is not Spiderman rappelling down to kiss May Jane, no. What you’re seeing is workers of the Memphis Cleaning Company dressed up in superhero costumes to cheer up the children lying in their hospital beds on the other side of these windows. These are real-life superheroes!
When two Norwegian youths spotted a sheep drowning in a local river, they wasted no time rushing to its aid. Despite freezing cold waters and slippery slopes surrounding the body of water, they managed to rescue the distressed animal. Who knows what would have happened to this lucky sheep had they not arrived.
A Publix employee was quick to bend down and help an elderly customer in the supermarket tie his shoes. If anyone tells you that this generation doesn’t respect their elders, show them this picture and remind them that there are still youths who can restore our faith in humanity.
Australia is known to have temperatures that can melt thermometers themselves! The effect of this heat doesn’t only affect humans, it has a great influence on the wildlife in the vast Australian outback too. Cyclists enjoying the scenic route, noticed a koala bear that was dehydrating. It didn’t take them long to give the cute animal a drink. He definitely appreciated it!
When Korn played in Moscow, Russia, they had thousands of fans on their feet. When a die-hard fan wasn’t able to see the concert’s stage, members of the crowd took it upon themselves to lift him in his wheelchair so that he could enjoy the concert from on high.
The Best Guests
An autistic boy was heartbroken when none of his classmates arrived at his birthday party. His mother reached out on Facebook and asked for help. When her message was received by local emergency services, they immediately jumped into their emergency vehicles and lit up the boy’s birthday party and his heart. The policemen and firemen showed up with gifts too.
You Are Beautiful
Standing at an intersection in Denmark’s capital, this man had a message for every single person walking or driving past him. The message read, “You are beautiful. Remember that.” It’s small reminders like these that make all the difference in our everyday lives.
Books Are Knowledge
A man noticed a homeless man reading the same book over and over, so he decided he wanted to donate to charity. His “donate to charity” idea was rather different from the usual – he donated a Kindle to the man so that he could read more than just one single book.
There’s nothing better than being cuddled with a cat under the covers when a thunderstorm pours outside. But what is a cat to do when it has no home or shelter? Someone passing by noticed this sad scene and set up his own umbrella to protect the cat from the rain. When Mr. Kitty awoke the next morning all dried up, he was probably all too grateful for his guardian angel.