19 Times Humans Were At Their Absolute Best, #13 Hit Me Like A Freight Train.
The world can be a difficult, frustrating place, and sometimes the only thing we can rely on to combat the troubling stuff are random acts of kindness. The warmth and generosity of other people can be a real game changer -- especially when it comes from a place you would least expect.
Below are 19 random acts of kindness that will warm your heart and bring a tear to your eye. It's hard to believe that selflessness at this level really exists, but take comfort in the fact that it does. And remember, you can also be the catalyst for the kindness you want to see in the world. #19 just might inspire you to do so.
#1. In the UK, an anonymous man dressed as Spiderman takes to the streets and feeds homeless people. By making sure those in need don't go hungry, he says he hopes that other people learn that everyone deserves a helping hand.
#2. In Dover, England, two strangers came to the aid of a dog who was caught in a rainstorm after being chained to a pole. The strangers used their umbrellas to keep the dog dry, even though it meant that they got soaked.
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#3. Dwayne The Rock Johnson recently posted footage of a little girl visiting the set of his upcoming movie, "Central Intelligence." She wanted to move the airplane by herself, and the Rock helped her but let her believe she did it alone, totally making her day.
#4. A woman named Sarah Robinson was caught shoplifting diapers, wipes, and shoes. Instead of arresting her, the responding officer listened to her story, issued a basic citation, and bought the items for her and her family.
#5. A 3-year-old wrote a letters to his dog, Moe, who died recently. The letters were addressed to "Moe Westbrook, Doggie Heaven, Cloud 1. One day, he found this response in the mailbox, written (secretly) by a worker at the local post office.
#6. Four brothers in Central Texas recently mowed the lawn of an elderly woman who had been issued an arrest warrant for having her grass too high, so she wouldn't get in trouble from the city.
#7. After a mom left the hospital with her nine-week-old son, she found this note. It reads: "I saw your car had a parking ticket on it. I’m sure whatever you are going through at hospital is tough enough so I have paid for you," the note reads. At the end of the note, the stranger added, "Hope things get better!"
#8. After overhearing a toddler beg her mother for a doll at Target, a young man randomly purchased it for her for no reason at all.
#9. When a Domino's driver delivered to a local church, the reverend told her, “We’ve been teaching our church this last month about being generous, and so we did something special for you today. We took up a special offering for a tip for you.” The congregation gave her $1,000.
#10. While Dianne Hoffmeyer was in line at a donut shop, two women were making fun of her weight and appearance. Instead of getting angry, she paid for their coffee to set a good example for her child.
#11. After eating at a local pizza place, Rick and Annette Lewallen received their check. It came with a surprise from their waitress, 17-year-old Daniela Bossi. Rick has been fighting brain cancer since April. Bossi, whose little sister is best friends with one of the couple's children, knew about his diagnosis and decided to cover the couple's tab using her tips.
#12. When Tom Hanks saw Girl Scouts selling cookies, he bought a few boxes and stuck around to get people's attention, offering photos if the passersby bought some themselves.
#13. A stranger left this note for a woman on a train: "Hi Eleanor. I hope by the time you read this you are feeling better. You had a seizure on the train and I took you off. You didn't hit your head but I may have hurt your leg as I walked on it before realizing you were on the floor having a fit! Sorry! I’m also sorry I can’t stay with you now but here is a coffee to perk you up later and £10 to make sure you get a taxi home. Sorry I don’t have anymore money so I hope you don’t live far away. I’ve contacted people from your phone and medical help is on its way and you’re with train staff. Wishing you all the best and a quick recovery. Love Tom"
#14. The local community came together to repaint the house of Leonard Bullock, who had recently heard teenagers talking about how "crappy" his house is. A community Facebook group rallied local residents to help repair it.
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#15. While on her way to see her husband, Rebekka Garvison became stressed while traveling on a plane with her baby. After boarding on the place, Garvison had to move seats a few times as her crying baby kept annoying fellow passengers. Then, something amazing happened: Nyfesha Miller, asked if she could try comforting the child. It worked, and Miller kindly held the now-sleeping baby for the entire flight.
#16. This teen stopped working at his fast food job to escort this elderly woman across the parking lot.