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22 Random Acts of Kindness That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

Ever seen the movie “Pay it Forward”? The one where a boy decides to be paying a favor not back, but forward – repaying good deeds not with payback, but with new good deeds done to three new people. There is something just so powerful about unexpected acts of kindness that even the least emotional people can’t stay untouched by such acts. Stories of doing something selfless for strangers are still rare enough to make the headlines or go viral on the Internet.

With Christmas getting closer, the holiday mood can be spread in more ways than just buying gifts of decorating a tree. Sparing a couple of minutes to do at least a small kind deed will not only cheer up somebody else, but also leave you with a very rewarding feeling as well. If you gather a group of friends, maybe you could even organize something bigger? Let us know if you do! In the meantime, here are some random acts of kindness that left us teary-eyed. Take a look!

1. Rescuing a Kitten During War

Despite having seen all the atrocities of war, this soldier still took the time to feed a kitten with a pipette to rescue him. (Image credits: imgur.com)

2. Pre-paid Vending Machine Treat

Somebody decided to make a treat for a stranger and left change for some sweet goodies, taped on a vending machine. (Image credits: imgur.com)

3. Fixing A Ruined Mailbox

Not everyone who knocks something down runs away from it – sometimes they just leave to come back with the tools to fix the mess. (Image credits: unknown)

4. Afghan Offers Tea to Soldiers

Afghan man offers tea to thirsty fighting American soldiers. Notice the second cup in his hand and another soldier in the background. (Image credits: imgur.com)

5. Free Electricity

Thousands of people were left without electricity when hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. People allowed strangers to charge their phones to let the relatives know they were alright. (Image credits: imgur.com)

6. Everyone Enjoying a Concert Equally

Fans hold up a handicapped friend in Korn concert in Moscow. (Image credits: imgur.com)

7. Kittens Rescued from a Flood

A villager carries kittens on a basket towards dry land as he wades through floodwaters, followed by the mother of the kittens, on the outskirts of Cuttack city (Image credits: newshopper.sulekha.com)

8. Apologetic Crying Babies on Flight

Brilliant and thoughtful parents handed these out to everyone on their flight. (Image credits: imgur.com)

9. iPhone Found and Returned

An iPhone was found in a grass, and because of it being locked, an old school road sign poster was the only way to go. (Image credits: imgur.com)

10. Thirsty Koala Rescue

At 40 degrees Celsius in Australia , it was so hot for a week that Koalas were asking people for water. (Image credits: panoramio.com)

11. Free Drycleaners for Job Hunters

When you want something bad enough, the whole world helps you get it. Local dry cleaners decided to help the unemployed look sharp on their job interviews. (Image credits: quipster.wordpress.com)

12. Runner Helps out a Competitor

Ohio track star carries runner across finish line at state competition. (Image credits: huffingtonpost.com)

13. Kangaroo Rescued from Flood

Man risked his life to rescue a kangaroo in Queensland’s floods. (Image credits: heraldsun.com.au)

14. Boys Wish Heard by Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s officially changes name of tiger variety after three-year-old’s letter goes viral. (Image credits: dailymail.co.uk)

15. Free Meals for the Homeless

Faith in corporate humanity. (Image credits: reddit.com)

16. Puppies Rescued from a Flood

A man carries puppies back inside their house as other dogs stay on the roof at a flooded area in Marikina City, east of Manila, Philippines. (Image credits: news.nationalpost.com)

17. Fireman Fighting for a Kitten

A firefighter administering Oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire. (Image credits: imgur.com)

18. Baby Lamb Rescued from Ocean

Two Norwegian guys rescuing a baby lamb drowning in the ocean. (Image credits: imgur.com)

19. Boots for a Homeless Man

New York police officer gives boots to barefoot man. (Image credits: nytimes.com)

20. Wallet Found and Returned

A guy found a wallet of the previous holder of a rented car and mailed it to him. (Image credits: imgur.com)

21. Puppy Joins the Marines

After following the Marines numerous miles, a soft-hearted marine picked the puppy up and carried the puppy in his drop pouch. (Image credits: CTMphotovideo)

22. Experienced Parents Support a Young Family

Some experienced parents can really sympathize with couples who are struggling with their first-borns: one family was especially kind to make the new parents feel some support. (Image credits: imgur.com)

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  • Anneke Manerda via Facebook

    I get so emo when I see these things :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/terrie.smith.7737 Terrie Smith via Facebook

    This is so great, I really enjoyed it. We still have acts of kindness in a sometimes unkind world.

  • Mária Blahová via Facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/leticia.cinto Leticia Cinto via Facebook

    Loved it! :)

  • Karen Renz via Facebook

    Great way to start the day! Thanks for sharing this!

  • Stephanie Dormann via Facebook

    *sniff…

  • Obywatel Piszwtyk via Facebook

    lowe.

  • Plácido Portugal da Costa via Facebook

    sweeeeet

  • Julie Radford-Davenport via Facebook

    Definitely sharing this one! Thanks Frank.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ucizgisi Ufuk Çizgisi via Facebook

    So there is still hope for human kind?

    • lkiju

      there is always hope as long as there are people there is hope

  • Sandy De La Torre via Facebook

    Restored for one minute, then someone shoots up an elementary school :’(

  • Fiona Trevarthen via Facebook

    Let’s keep the spirit of Christmas alive ALL year. How amazing would that be!

  • http://www.facebook.com/petya.harizanova.9 Petya Harizanova via Facebook

    This is the best post ever!!!! I love it!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/akasha.jazlyn Akasha Jazlyn

    Outstanding examples really, never seen this before you may also like http://the-photomag.blogspot.com/2012/09/cute-and-funny-dogs-that-look-ashamed_2175.html

  • Tessa Van Rensburg via Facebook

    love, love #14.

  • Marcellus Austin via Facebook

    Almost cried reading this list

  • Neleke Maene -Gekiere

    Heartwarming to read after watching al the horror in the news…..Beautiful !!

  • michele

    I actually enjoyed very much………

  • anon

    01. That kitten is dead now.

    02. everyone hates carrying loose change, and there probably
    weren’t any homeless people around.

    03. He was worried someone might have seen his licence plate
    so decided to return before being reported.

    04. Villagers in Afghanistan often give occupying soldiers
    gifts in the hope that their houses will be spared from bombardments and their
    families aren’t slaughtered in crossfire (usually their offerings change
    nothing).

    05. The person offering free electricity was able to borrow
    other peoples phones to make calls, being as he had no credit himself. Charging
    a phone uses up very little electricity anyway.

    06. That venue didn’t have disabled access in the first
    place or a wheelchair area from where disabled people can view the stage
    clearly. Aside from that one moment in the air he spent the whole concert
    staring at someone’s back.

    07. Kittens rescues because food resources were running low.

    08. So you’re basically telling me this is going to be the
    worst flight experience of my life? Thanks a lot.

    09. That’s just retarded. You’re supposed to return iPhones
    to the Apple store.

    10. After that feel good moment they left the koala where
    they found it only to become road kill 10 minutes later.

    11. This is just a form of advertising. People with jobs see
    the sign and go there because the manager is so ‘charitable’. And if a jobless
    person did get a free service, they would most likely become a loyal customer
    once they do get a job. But in reality, it’s very unlikely any genuine jobless
    people did take up the manager on his offer, and the people who actually did
    probably weren’t jobless or planning to go to an interview. Either way, washing
    a suit costs a dry cleaner practically nothing in the first place.

    12. She wasn’t going to win the race anyway, but at least
    she managed hog the limelight from the person who did come 1st place by helping
    the person behind her.

    13. Meanwhile a human was drowning nearby, while this chose
    to go for a photo opportunity with an animal that probably wasn’t at any risk
    of drowning in the first place.

    14. Very clever marketing strategy. Protip: a child did not
    write that letter.

    15. That particular store is in a really out of the way
    location which homeless people would struggle to reach. Yet more shameless ‘feel-good’
    advertising.

    16. The man was merely salvaging his commodities, as he earns
    a living as a dog breeder.

    17. A ridiculous amount of public money is wasted every year
    on unnecessary callouts to rescue animals, while in the meantime serious fires
    could be taking place across town putting human lives at risk.

    18. See that tag on its ear? That means it’s livestock and
    ended up on a dinner plate shortly after being ‘rescued’.

    19. Homeless people do this all the time. He was sitting outside
    a shoe store barefoot waiting for some generous person to be duped into buying
    him shoes. In this case it wasn’t some generous person, it was a police officer
    seizing a photo opportunity to help shift public opinion of NY police (who have
    been doing nothing but trampling all over civil rights for a long time).

    20. The owner has a Hugo Boss wallet and goes to Stanford University, his family is obviously rich
    and there’s the possibility there might have been a reward worth more than just
    $30 by returning it.

    21. It was only following the marines because its previous
    master, most likely a child, probably got killed in crossfire or a stray
    hellfire missile from a predator drone.

    22. Any way you look at it, it’s still pretty creepy.

    • Aadarsh Madhavan

      Anon, I have never said this to anybody and never hope to say it again:

      I HOPE YOU DIE

      You fucking douche

    • A different anon

      I feel very bad for you, because it must be awful looking at the world in such a negative way. All I want to say is that if someone bought me and my family lunch, I would not find it creepy

  • http://www.facebook.com/anita.fernandezvelazquez Anita Fernandez-Velazquez

    wonderful

  • anon is a fag

    Fuck off anon you fucking loser.

  • Dana Daffin

    Here again, these great photos Made-My-Day!!!
    Mr.Dana R. Daffin 1:46AM 5-9-2013

    P.S. Could your people please remove that foul-
    word, RE: “anon”?!? Thanks, in advance!!!

  • FGS

    7, fake.

  • ANON GO DIE

    ANON IS A FAG #GOTOHELL LOL!
    BTW THE KITTEN IS NICER THAN YOU DOUSCHEBAG