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9 Examples of Heartwarming Kindness During Times of War

The good things you do can save lives – and change the course of history!

They say experiencing war firsthand hardens you. Being in a battlefield crushes your soul and exposes you to unspeakable circumstances that will probably make you desensitized to violence.

Or you can be a witness to unusual demonstrations of kindness such as in the 9 examples cited below. As you read these short entries, you will discover that being good even during times of distress is possible.

Here are some examples:

#1. Former Nazi who saved Jewish lives.

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Although Sudetenland was primarily a pro-Nazi area, some Germans living there weren’t exactly in favor with what was happening. Former Nazi Oskar Schindler was among those who seriously opposed their ways. He saved a lot of Jewish lives.

In case you were wondering why his last name sounds familiar, yes, the movie and novel entitled Schindler’s List were both inspired based on his life.

#2. Death camp savior.

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Zoltan Kubinyi was in charge of the labor camp. He was ordered to ship prisoners to death camps but instead of doing that, he led them to a safe Russian town.

#3. Serbian soldiers who saved Muslims.

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Serbian soldiers went against the orders when they saved several Muslims who were about to be executed. They hid them or sacrificed their lives in the process.

#4. Slave owner who set his slaves free.

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Back in 1770s, slave owner Robert Carter III sparked great attention upon his declaration that his slaves were already free.

#5. Hutu woman accommodates Tutsi people in her home.

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When the Hutus and Tutsis fought with each other in 1994, a Hutu woman named Sula Karuhimbi showed great love for her “enemies” by accommodating 20 people in her house, preventing some Tutsis to be killed in a genocide.

#6. The “traitor” who fought alongside black people.

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Although he was often called traitor by those of his kind, South African leader Frederik van Zyl Slabbert abandoned his government post to work together with black politicians and leaders to fight discrimination and oppression.

#7. Colombian soldiers who got rid of landmines.

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With so many land mines all over Colombia, a group of ex-soldiers made it their mission to remove the explosives thus, saving the lives of the people in the process.

#8.The Welsh businessman who helped improve the lives of the poor.

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Robert Owen was a Welsh man who run a cotton mill business. What makes him different than others though is that he made it his goal to create desirable working environments for his employees. He provided free nursery care and even the children had free formal educations. His prices were fairly affordable, too.

#9. The Nazi who saved thousands of Chinese people.

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Despite being a loyal Nazi officer at first, John Rabe was eventually known for protecting around 250,000 Chinese civilians who fled to the International Zone.

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Preacher Spent 15 Years Building this Five-Story Tree House in the Wilderness

He did it after receiving a “divine calling” from God.

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In 1993, a preacher named Horace Burgess received a divine calling from God. He claims that the good Lord said to him, “If you build a treehouse, I’ll see that you never run out of material.” Without any specific plans for its construction, Burgess gathered as much reclaimed wood and used only recycled pallets.

The Tennessee priest made use of an 80-foot-tall oak tree as a foundation and at least six other oak trees to stabilize the structure. For 15 years, he just kept on building the structure on the piece of land he had purchased just outside Crossville.

Look at what the pastor built…

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Random Facebookers Surprise Homeless ‘Santa Claus’ With Christmas Gifts

This homeless “Santa” was robbed. Random strangers made sure his Christmas will be memorable – for the right reasons!

Sometimes it’s just heartbreaking how bad things can happen to even the poorest people.

This blog is about Fernand Gautreau, a homeless man who loves dressing up as Santa Claus for the kids during the holiday season. Unfortunately, he ran into some thieves who stole his belongings. They took his bag, blanket, bicycle, clothes, and everything else – including his Santa Claus suit.

Fernand has been living on the streets of Moncton in Canada for the past three years and this sad incident just made matters worse....

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She Dropped Out Of University At 19, Now She’s Worth $9 Billion

She was named the world’s first self-made billionaire by Forbes after she dropped out of Stanford University School of Engineering at the age of 19.

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Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford University School of Engineering when she was 19 to start her own biotech company.

Twelve years after her risky move, Holmes, now 31 years old, and her company Theranos is now worth $9 billion. She was the youngest recipient of "The Horatio Alger Award" in 2015 and was among Time's 100 most influential people. If that is not enough, US President Barack Obama even named her an ambassador for global business.

Elizabeth Holmes, Founder and CEO of Theranos.

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