17 Photos That Will Make You Feel Better About The World

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There’s a whole lot of war, disagreement, anger, and hatred in this big, old world of ours.  But you know what?  There’s also a whole bunch of love, kindness, respect, understanding, compassion and humility.  People are naturally good and desire to do good for others.  Here’s some evidence of that: 17 photos that will make you feel better about the world.

1. Happy birthday to you

During a protest in Brazil, a general kindly asked protesters not to fight on his birthday.  So, instead, they brought him a birthday cake and to tears with their kindness.

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2. This bookshop owner who knows the value of reading

Everyone should be able to read for pleasure and this owner makes sure that everyone can.

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3. Risking their lives

These two boys risk falling into a ravine in order to save a dog.

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4. Saving even the littlest ones

A firefighter gives oxygen to a kitten after saving it from a house fire

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5. “I’m sorry…”

Christians bring signs of peace and apology to a pride parade…and are received with open arms

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6. Pay it forward

A young family found this written on their bill after going out to eat

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7. Bring out the brooms

Riots cause innumerable damage to London in 2011, but people showed up with brooms to clean up their city after hearing about a clean-up on social media.

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8. Winning the race that matters

17-year-old Meghan Vogel decides to help competitor Arden McMath – whose body had just about given up – cross the line rather than running past her and making up another place.

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9. Save the animals

Two young men risk their lives in order to save a sheep that has fallen into the sea

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10. People can be thoughtful

When Peter Shankman jokingly tweeted a restaurant asking them to meet him from his flight with a steak, this was the last thing he expected…

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11. Giving away all he has

A man gives away his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio

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12. Helping out the homeless

Subway trying to help out people who are down on their luck

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13. Saving the dog

After this woman’s dog was blown off a pier in Melbourne she feared the worst, until a young passer-by (who was there to scatter a relative’s ashes) risked it all to help.

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14. Meeting new friends

A young girl in Guatemala shyly presents a flower to a new friend she’s just met.

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15. A stranger returns a wallet with a favor to ask

There is goodness in the world after all.

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16. Dry cleaners with compassion and good customer service

If that person gets a job, where do you think they will take all their dry cleaning for the rest of their life?  That place.

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17. A firefighter gives some much-needed water to a koala who has survived Australia’s devastating bush fires of 2009.

‘It was amazing; he turned around, sat on his bum and sort of looked at me … like, put me out of my misery. I yelled out for a bottle of water. I unscrewed the bottle, tipped it up on his lips and he just took it naturally. He kept reaching for the bottle, almost like a baby.’

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