20 Kids Who Have Totally Nailed This Whole ‘Humanity’ Thing.
For many reasons, I've become quite the cynic. People can really let you down. I also get so absorbed in the priorities of everyday life that it's become less natural - at times even a burden - to think of others, especially strangers. One thing that really motivates me to goodness and hope is working with youth.
I worked as an English language teacher in Japan for two years and was often surprised and moved to discover youth in their genuine thoughtfulness. There were little things like receiving Thank You letters. Another time, I saw a young boy run to the nearest convenience store to recycle his friend's plastic bottles. These small acts reminded me of my own heart - that I have one and that I should use it.
Scroll below to find 20 kids doing positive things simply because they wanted to. When's the last time you did a good deed?
#1. When this young boy noticed that many of his classmates didn't bring school lunches, he brought some for them!
#2. Two kids in India extend their hearts to a dog unprotected by the monsoons.
#3. A family took in a neighborhood stray cat a year ago. The son insists on tucking him in every day so that the feline continues to feel at home.
#4. Jacob Cramer started Love For The Elderly at age 13 to send heartwarming messages to senior citizens.
#5. On a cold winter day, this kind child offers a homeless man something to eat.
#6. A 9-year-old boy starts a no-kill animal shelter in a southern region of the Philippines.
#7. These kids sold lemonade to raise money for their family's NPO, Luke's Lids for Kids, to donate hats and head coverings for kids undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Their Uncle Luke is a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor.
#8. When they heard that glass was not accepted in the curbside bin, these brothers started a pick-up service called Eco Bros. Recycling to protect the environment.
#9. Saniya Bennet, 8, celebrated her birthday by donating money to families who can't afford to play sports at a local YMCA.
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#10. In response to the budget cuts, this 6-year-old donated his savings to NASA.
#11. Julia's Sidewalk Smiles Campaign greets folks in New Jersey with this sign to promote anti-bullying and self-love.
#12. From left to right, three girls Bryanna, Katlynn, and Rylan gave up trick-or-treating to raise money for Rylan's brother, Joey, who suffers from Down syndrome.
#13. Suria collected and donated these articles of clothing for homeless youth.
#14. This boy saved $120 and spent it on lunches for the homeless.
#15. Eight-year-old Noah pedals his brother, 6-year-old Lucas, to complete their second triathlon.
#16. Fiona is not just a young girl with autism. She is also a budding artist that uses her illustrations to inspire others.
#17. Little Carlitos was happy to spend his savings on peanut butter for shelter pups. Nobody can stop him!
#18. This sweetheart sold her stuffed animals and donated the money to help real animals at a local SPCA.
#19. This kid exchanged lemonade for smiles.
#20. This 8-year-old boy endured 2 years of bullying while he grew out his hair to donate it to make wigs for kids with cancer. Kid, you're awesome!
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