The past year was crazy. Terrorist attacks, murders, wars, bombings and all sorts of negative news have been all over social media and news outlets. You’d think that there’s nothing good in this world anymore. The real deal is that there are so many good and positive things happening and are not picked up by media.
Don’t believe us? Here’s a short list of positive stuff happening all over the world.
25. If you can read this, you're part of the 84% literate. Back in the 1850s, only 10% can read.
24. We actually have more than enough oil than what major oil companies are saying.
23. Polio is near eradication due to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
22. Universal basic income is currently being tested in the countries of Switzerland, Canada and Finland.
21. Burma has finally had its very first democratically elected prime minister in over 50 years. Isn’t that amazing?
20. Nearly all of the United Nations’ Millenium Goals were met between 2000 and 2015. Disease prevention, prevention of war and violence and decrease in hunger were some of the goals that have been eradicated.
19. Death due to malaria have significantly lessened in 2015, from 839,000 in 2000 to 438,000.
18. Emergency medical systems have become more accessible to so many people.
17. Google fiber is continuously expanding to so many cities. Lightning fast internet is soon going to be possible.
16. The unemployment rate in the US is at 4.9% and is one of the lowest in the world. The world economy is continuously expanding and moving forward slowly but surely.
15. Despite the news reports we watch, murder rates in the US are significantly lower now than in the 80s and 90s.
14. There is a significant increase in sources of renewable energy. Germany had only 6% renewables in the year 2000. In 2015, they increased to 33%.
13. Because of the internet, there are more and more children who now have access to information to further their education.
20 of the Most Heartwarming Family Portraits Ever
The family is indeed “one of nature’s masterpieces.”
Perhaps nothing is more important in this world than our families. As popular philosopher and author George Santayana once eloquently put, it is “one of nature’s masterpieces.”
Indeed, many of us consider our respective families as our most precious possessions. All of us belong to one and while it is true that no family is perfect, no one loves us better than those we call our own.
So it is with great joy that we present to you this heartwarming collection of portraits featuring several multi-generational families. In a time when traditional families are getting mocked by the world, it’s just refreshing to see these touching photos....
Vendor Gets Moved To Tears After A Generous Stranger Purchased All Her Flowers
Truly heartwarming. This guy has to be the nicest stranger ever!
It’s always heartwarming when we see examples of kindness demonstrated in unexpected ways. Such as in this footage where we see a flower vendor on a New York subway gets the surprise of her life when a stranger walked up to her and bought all her roses.
Uploaded on YouTube with the title ‘Miracle on the 6 train today,’ the heartwarming footage has captured the man’s act of genuine generosity. He approached the vendor asking for the price of the roses and the vendor explained they’re a dollar each or $11 for a dozen. She likewise mentioned she has 140 flowers and the man immediately said “I'll give you $140 for the whole thing.”
Obviously surprised by the offer, the woman laughed awkwardly but the man wasn’t kidding at all.
Aussie Tourist Thanks Filipino Hotel Room Attendant For Returning $4,900 He Left Behind
Robert Nay — a 65-year-old Aussie tourist — praised Filipino hotel room attendant Jayward Comendador for returning the $4,900 he had left behind.
It's been said that money makes the world go round. However, at least one Aussie tourist would probably contradict that and cite his experience at a hotel in the Philippines.
Robert Nay, a 65-year-old Australian traveler, recently stayed at a hotel in the town of Mabalacat in Pampanga, a province in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines. Mabalacat is about an hour's drive away from the country's capital city of Manila.