Time and again we have written about choosing beggars, the kind of people who feel like the whole world revolves around them. Not only do they act entitled, but they go into a full breakdown if someone refuses to fulfill their unfair expectations. To see what I mean, scroll through our previous posts with blood-boiling examples of choosing beggars here, here and here.

But luckily the world is built on karma, and if there’s darkness there must be light too. Just like this corner of Reddit titled “Choosing Givers” which is basically an antidote to the previously mentioned notorious subreddit. Choosing Givers is thoroughly dedicated to good-hearted, selfless people who make this world go round and remind us that whatever happens, we still gotta believe in humanity.

#1

The Opposite Of Choosing Beggars - My Wife Trying To Sell Her Car

The Opposite Of Choosing Beggars - My Wife Trying To Sell Her Car

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yeciye
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That was about 2 millioprahs of joy (1 full oprah of joy is the sum of joy from giving away 300 new cars).

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#2

Cashier Pays For An Elderly Mans Groceries Who Doesn’t Even Realise

Cashier Pays For An Elderly Mans Groceries Who Doesn’t Even Realise

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Caro Caro
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aaw, doing this for the man and not even expecting or wanting a thank you. True compassion.

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#3

This Guy Selling His Action Figures On Ebay

This Guy Selling His Action Figures On Ebay

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When you scroll through this list, you can’t help but wonder what exactly drives these selfless acts and behaviors. Are some people born altruists, or is it something they acquire throughout their lives? After all, humans have a notorious reputation for being selfish creatures who put their own needs ahead of everyone else's.

According to researchers, altruism involves helping others at a cost to the self, not only when such behavior is supported by strategic considerations like reciprocity or cooperation, but even in the absence of expectation for future benefit. In other words, people who choose to do something good for others don’t necessarily expect anything good back from them.

#4

My Best Friend Fully Supporting Me And My Artwork By Commissioning Me And And Refusing To Pay Less Than Full Price

My Best Friend Fully Supporting Me And My Artwork By Commissioning Me And And Refusing To Pay Less Than Full Price

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#5

My Landlords Response To Me Not Being Able To Pay Rent On Time. We Need More People Like Him In Our Lives. He Is The Definition Of Being A Bro. I've Got Tears In My Eyes Rn

My Landlords Response To Me Not Being Able To Pay Rent On Time. We Need More People Like Him In Our Lives. He Is The Definition Of Being A Bro. I've Got Tears In My Eyes Rn

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Angharad Eatough
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why can't all people be like this amazing landlord? Sometimes i just wonder how on earth did we get people this kind, and they could be neighbours with absolute a**holes?

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#6

Bought A Used Car From An Older Gentleman And Found This After I Got Home

Bought A Used Car From An Older Gentleman And Found This After I Got Home

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's all this stuff that keeps the world going. Unspoken kindness and respect just because you can

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This illuminating study suggested that each altruist act is a choice just like any other, with pros, cons, and even the occasional mistake. The authors of the study found that generous choices took more time to make than selfish ones, especially for those who made more selfish choices overall, consistent with their decision-making model. Interestingly, about half of the generous choices participants made appeared to be mistakes.

#7

Buying A Stranger Some Work Boots That He Couldn’t Afford So That He Can Keep His Job

Buying A Stranger Some Work Boots That He Couldn’t Afford So That He Can Keep His Job

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Sonia Bailey
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a lovely story, but is it typical in the US for companies to expect employees to pay for their own PPE? In the UK companies are legally obliged by health and safety regulations to provided any and all PPE.

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#8

My Mother-In-Law Passed Unexpectedly Yesterday Morning. Her And My Wife Were Supposed To Go Get Haircuts Together Soon So My Wife Went To Get One Just To Get Out Of The House And When She Went To Pay They Told Her Someone Else Had Paid For It And Left This Note On The Back Of The Receipt

My Mother-In-Law Passed Unexpectedly Yesterday Morning. Her And My Wife Were Supposed To Go Get Haircuts Together Soon So My Wife Went To Get One Just To Get Out Of The House And When She Went To Pay They Told Her Someone Else Had Paid For It And Left This Note On The Back Of The Receipt

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#9

A Text From Our Landlords This Morning

A Text From Our Landlords This Morning

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Dorothy Parker
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my. It gives me hope for the future that there are people like this.

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In reality, the strength of good-hearted people who don’t expect anything back has to do with their sense of compassion. And compassion starts with empathy — imagining putting ourselves in the mind of another person and imagining what they’re going through. Once we’ve empathized, and feel their suffering, the second half of compassion is wanting to end that suffering. This is when good-hearted actions may occur.

But most importantly, in order to make a compassionate move, a person has to get themselves out of the way and to think of the other person. On the other hand, it’s been suggested that compassionate behavior may be appealing for people because it reduces the feelings of guilt from their privilege and good fortune.

#10

My Friend Is A Manager At A Popular Fast Food Restaurant And Posted This On Fb Yesterday

My Friend Is A Manager At A Popular Fast Food Restaurant And Posted This On Fb Yesterday

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Dodo
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is great, but don't assume that people who don't do this don't care. I don't have $75 to spare like that, doesn't mean I don't appreciate what people do.

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#11

An Absolute Win

An Absolute Win

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OCD Mom
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am having a hard time understanding here whether this person really is someone who thinks the item deserves more or genuinely does not know that 260 is more than 240!

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#12

I Run A Small Roadside Stand In Nj Where Eggs Are Pay What You Can. A Bro Decided To Pay It Forward

I Run A Small Roadside Stand In Nj Where Eggs Are Pay What You Can. A Bro Decided To Pay It Forward

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m glad to see there’s still people using the honest system, I do remember as a kid driving by in NJ( the farm area) some stalls have people tending it, some just have a sign to pay and put $ here

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#13

The Opposite Of A Cb!

The Opposite Of A Cb!

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#14

I'm A Cook In A Restaurant. Someone Came In And Gave These To The Hostess And Told Her To Give Them To Every Employee And Then Immediately Left. I Didn't Even Get To Thank The Person Because They Were Already Gone. Thank You So Much!

I'm A Cook In A Restaurant. Someone Came In And Gave These To The Hostess And Told Her To Give Them To Every Employee And Then Immediately Left. I Didn't Even Get To Thank The Person Because They Were Already Gone. Thank You So Much!

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Heidi Cormier
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's crazy amazing!! Being a server has always been rough. Now it's bananas!! That's the stuff that helps me to at least keep pushing through yet another insane service lol

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#15

Blue Was Selling One Of Her Favourite Watches To Pay For Her License And Red Offered To Pay The $200 So She Could Keep Her Watch And Get The License

Blue Was Selling One Of Her Favourite Watches To Pay For Her License And Red Offered To Pay The $200 So She Could Keep Her Watch And Get The License

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Gaby Almodovar
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great guy... but what a f****d up, dystopian country they are living in!

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#16

Paying Stranger’s Parking Meter So They Avoid Getting A Ticket

Paying Stranger’s Parking Meter So They Avoid Getting A Ticket

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Jo Choto
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's illegal in a lot of places to top up somebody else's meter. Imagine, kindness being illegal!

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#17

When You Appreciate Someone's Work...

When You Appreciate Someone's Work...

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Vasana Phong
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We’ve always been good tippers, if someone is doing a service for us, and the price is so low, we would feel guilty and give them much more, lately it’s been the mom and pop auto mechanics

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#18

A Lady Was Seeking Advice On Euthanizing Her Suffering Pet And Cremation Bc She Can’t Afford It Right Now. A Local Stranger Is Meeting Her Tonight To Pay For The Whole Process

A Lady Was Seeking Advice On Euthanizing Her Suffering Pet And Cremation Bc She Can’t Afford It Right Now. A Local Stranger Is Meeting Her Tonight To Pay For The Whole Process

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Dorothy Parker
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Animal lovers care for other peoples' animals too. So decent.

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#19

Apparently I’m A Choosing Giver

Apparently I’m A Choosing Giver

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yeciye
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11 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As someone for whom $75 is a lot, I’m a bit jealous.

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#20

Perfectly Fits Here

Perfectly Fits Here

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Yort
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If this happens, compromise - ask the person what their favorite charity is and donate to that charity if the person won’t accept payment.

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#21

One Of My Former Coworkers Absolutely Flooring Me With His Kindness. I’m 25, Have No Ged Or Driver’s License, And Live With Parents Who Aren’t Very Kind To Me. He Said He’d Probably Give Me The Car As Well

One Of My Former Coworkers Absolutely Flooring Me With His Kindness. I’m 25, Have No Ged Or Driver’s License, And Live With Parents Who Aren’t Very Kind To Me. He Said He’d Probably Give Me The Car As Well

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Scagsy
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My old grandma used to say 'Giving of oneself is greater than giving money'. As a little girl, she grew up in poverty and used to get up before dawn to go check the street gutters for lost coins from the night before. I think what she meant was that you didn't have to be rich to help people less fortunate than yourself. No amount of money ever bought a second of time.

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#22

My Wife And I Are Bartenders And Our Landlord Pays For A Guy To Come Out Once A Week And Mow The Property. He Left This On Our Doorstep Today. We All Need More People Like Blake

My Wife And I Are Bartenders And Our Landlord Pays For A Guy To Come Out Once A Week And Mow The Property. He Left This On Our Doorstep Today. We All Need More People Like Blake

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#23

Not Trying To Flex, Simply Hoping It Inspires Some To Give If They Are Able

Not Trying To Flex, Simply Hoping It Inspires Some To Give If They Are Able

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ZAPanda
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wow that is amazingly generous. The most I've given as a tip I think was about $10, which translates here to about 3 days groceries for two.

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#24

My Friend, The Polar Opposite Of A Choosing Beggar

My Friend, The Polar Opposite Of A Choosing Beggar

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InfectedVoice
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11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A beer on me is the most British way of settling it ever, all day long.

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#25

The Opposite Of A Choosing Begger, Because We All Need A Little Positivity Now And Then

The Opposite Of A Choosing Begger, Because We All Need A Little Positivity Now And Then

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#26

I Think I’ve Found The Opposite Of A Choosing Beggar...?

I Think I’ve Found The Opposite Of A Choosing Beggar...?

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Jyri Hakola
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Understandable. If you have an excess wooden pallet without any intentions for a hipster-desingned balcony and no crobar / car to haul it away, that seems to be reasonable payment for someone to get rid of that.

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#27

Don’t Think It’s Supposed To Work This Way...not A Choosing Beggar

Don’t Think It’s Supposed To Work This Way...not A Choosing Beggar

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If only there were ways to transfer money from one bank account to another......

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#28

Mrbeast Being Mrbeast

Mrbeast Being Mrbeast

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#29

My In-Laws Being Bros. A Skunk Has Made Itself At Home In Our Crawlspace And It's Gonna Cost Us Over $4k To Get It Removed And Have The House Sealed. They Offered To Pay For It

My In-Laws Being Bros. A Skunk Has Made Itself At Home In Our Crawlspace And It's Gonna Cost Us Over $4k To Get It Removed And Have The House Sealed. They Offered To Pay For It

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Kimi Tomminello
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lol being a cheap and redneck farmer all I can think of is the time I spent in a crawlspace dressed in plastic bags and ski goggles to sedate and remove a skunk. You definitely go nose blind on the smell and even covered in plastic bags I still smelled like skunk for about a month afterwards. The skunk was fine and released about an hour away from my house (farm at the time). Still laugh at myself for this. I looked ridiculous.

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#30

The Opposite Of A Choosing Beggar But Funny This TV Was On For Free

The Opposite Of A Choosing Beggar But Funny This TV Was On For Free

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
11 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A free Samsung TV that need fixing can become very costly. I once tried to get a Samsung TV repaired, but was told that if I spend € 50 more, I would walk out with a new one.

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