For millions of people, 2016 will go down in history as the year they finally lost their faith in humanity. And given the events that have unfolded over the last 12 months, who can really blame them. But even though the papers are always full of bad news, there's actually a whole lot of good going on in the world. Don't believe us? Then check out this list, compiled by Bored Panda, to have your faith in humanity well and truly restored. Don't forget to vote for the most uplifting story!

#1 People Are Fleeing War-Torn Aleppo But This Man Is Staying To Care For Abandoned Cats

People Are Fleeing War-Torn Aleppo But This Man Is Staying To Care For Abandoned Cats

Il gattaro D'aleppo Report

Anika SO 2 months ago

This man is so nice

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#2 This Man Saved 1000 Dogs From Yulin Meat Festival Despite Being Beaten For This

This Man Saved 1000 Dogs From Yulin Meat Festival Despite Being Beaten For This

The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation Report

Caitlyn McCracken 2 months ago

Marc is a SAINT. The horrors he sees and goes through to save these animals is insane. Such a selfless guy

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#3 Danish Woman Rescues 2-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Who Was Abandoned And Left To Die Because His Parents Thought He Was A Witch

Danish Woman Rescues 2-Year-Old Nigerian Boy Who Was Abandoned And Left To Die Because His Parents Thought He Was A Witch

dinnoedhjaelp Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

The childs' name is Hope. Anja Ringgren Loven is the founder of African Children's Aid Education and Development Foundation, which she created to rescue children labeled as witches. When she found him, she says, he was riddled with worms and had to have daily blood transfusions to revive him. It is understandable to me why Anja topped an international list of 100 inspiring individuals

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#4 Flight Attendant Adopts Stray Dog Who Wouldn’t Stop Waiting For Her Outside Hotel

Flight Attendant Adopts Stray Dog Who Wouldn’t Stop Waiting For Her Outside Hotel

Olivia Sievers Report

Luis Milian 2 months ago

Some pets choose you...I'm still waiting for one :-(

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#5 Sick Tiger Cub Weighting Only 1/4 Of Normal Weight, Gets Rescued From Circus, Makes Incredible Recovery

Sick Tiger Cub Weighting Only 1/4 Of Normal Weight, Gets Rescued From Circus, Makes Incredible Recovery

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

THANK You to Miss Vicky Keahey, founder of Texas’ In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center who saved Asha. People have serious issues if they are able to abuse such magnificent creatures. I don't even want to know what kind of people would go to a circus to watch suffering wild animals like Aasha.

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#6 Man Turns Old Truck Into Mobile Shower For Homeless People To Wash Up And Restore Their Dignity

Man Turns Old Truck Into Mobile Shower For Homeless People To Wash Up And Restore Their Dignity

showertothepeople Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

Drew Broderick is his name. He built the unit inside what was once his construction trailer. Broderick used to own his own construction business, but he lost his business and eventually he was homeless. What he hated the most was not being able to shower.

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#7 Dad And Son Rescued 30 Dogs Left Behind During The Flood In Brazoria County, Texas

Dad And Son Rescued 30 Dogs Left Behind During The Flood In Brazoria County, Texas

SPCA of Brazoria County Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

I have to wonder what kind of people would leave ANY pet behind in this situation.

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#8 12-Year-Old Boy Learns To Sew To Make Over 800 Stuffed Animals For Sick Children

12-Year-Old Boy Learns To Sew To Make Over 800 Stuffed Animals For Sick Children

project365bycampbell Report

Ulrika Tück de Mantel 2 months ago

keep your warm heart child! god bless you!

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#9 This Guy Only Has Vision In One Eye, So He Bought A One-Eyed-Dog That No One Else Wanted

This Guy Only Has Vision In One Eye, So He Bought A One-Eyed-Dog That No One Else Wanted

shiner_solo Report

Ernesta Brouwer 2 months ago

How could you not want a beautiful puppy 🐶 like this?! He is stunning!!!

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#10 World Champion Boxer Manny Pacquiao Builds 1,000 Homes For Poor Filipinos

World Champion Boxer Manny Pacquiao Builds 1,000 Homes For Poor Filipinos

mannypacquiao Report

Yvonne Bernal 2 months ago

Though he lost the boxing match, he still earned millions of dollars in the ‘fight of the century’ and felt it was his duty to give back.

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