All over the world, the year 2016 has been plagued by news about murders, wars, and disasters. Hearing these kinds of news is deeply saddening and may even bring feelings of hopelessness and fear that we are slowly losing our humanity.
However, despite all these negative events, there are still people who show us that humans are not innately evil, that there is always room for kindness, and that, most importantly, there is always hope.
The compilation of photos below shows some of the best examples of benevolent acts – precious moments where humans proved that kindness goes a long way.
1. A man stayed in war-torn Aleppo to feed and care for the abandoned cats.
2. A Danish lady rescued a malnourished 2-year-old Nigerian boy who was abandoned and left to die because his parents believed he was a witch.
3. A man saved more than 1,000 dogs that were to be slaughtered for the Yulin Meat Festival, despite being arrested and beaten.
4. A man turns an old truck into a mobile shower unit for homeless people.
5. An ailing and malnourished tiger cub was rescued from a circus and made a stunning recovery
6. Father and son rescued about 40 dogs that were left behind during a flood in Brazoria County, Texas.
7. A 12-year-old boy learned to sew to make over 800 stuffed toys for sick children.
8. World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao spent his money to have 1,000 houses built for poor Filipinos.
9. A flight attendant adopts a stray dog that wouldn’t stop waiting for her outside the hotel.
10. A guy only has vision in one eye so he bought a one-eyed puppy that nobody else wanted.
Every day, we are faced with a choice – the choice to do good and the choice to do otherwise. It is up to us to make that decision which, ultimately, may bring a huge impact to the lives of others.
Let’s all spread goodness today and in the upcoming year ahead!
10 Heartwarming Stories about the Power of Love
Love makes a difference.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.,
Love, to be felt and shown, need not be represented by grandiose and expensive efforts. Often, love is expressed in small ways and it is in these little, everyday things that we truly experience the real power of love and the beauty of life.
The compilation of short stories below shows us how poignant acts of love, no matter how small, can make a huge difference not only to others but also to ourselves.
This Touching Polish Christmas Ad Will Definitely Make You Shed Some Tears
While so many ads are focused on selling Christmas gifts, there’s one Polish ad that sends a more important message.
Poland's most popular online auction Allegro has released a masterpiece of a Christmas commercial about an elderly Pole who orders a book on learning English. And since he's still a beginner, we see him slowly learning different English words and phrases.
Keep in mind that you might want to have tissues ready before you start watching this video!
It starts off with the elderly man opening an Allegro package filled with stuff labeled "English for Beginners," including a pair of headphones. And we see that he has ordered his package online. With some help from his canine companion, the old man begins to practice speaking in English.
Awesome Boss Spends $500,000 On All-Expenses-Paid Maldives Vacation for Employees
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts founder and chairman Chatri Sityodtong treated more than 100 employees to a dream vacation in the Maldives.
The people who work for Evolve Mixed Martial Arts probably feel like they're the luckiest employees in the world. The company's founder and chairman Chatri Sityodtong recently gave them a vacation in the Maldives.
After all, despite economic challenges, the martial arts company reportedly had a 30 per cent year-on-year growth throughout 2016. That's on top of "strong double-digit growth every year."
It goes without saying that these are very happy employees.
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