Former United States President John F. Kennedy once said, “Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.” Since the election the majority of U.S citizens feel that race relations have gotten worse. These poor race relations coincide with a record high in political divides, reaffirming the popular phrase that the U.S is now a nation divided.


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It can all seem overwhelming at times, so stop and take a minute. Take a break from the bad news on your social media feeds, the political pundits, and hateful rhetoric. Bored Panda wants you to remember all the good things that still happen day to day and that we can all do a small part in bringing more tolerance. We have gathered a list of stories that show random acts of kindness people have shown to their fellow citizens, and we hope it will restore some faith you have in humanity. Scroll down below and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

#1 A Couple Of Months Ago, An Elderly Lady Asked Me To Walk Her Home Because She Was Scared She Was Going To Slip On The Ice. We've Become Friends And Now I Walk Her Home Almost Everyday

A Couple Of Months Ago, An Elderly Lady Asked Me To Walk Her Home Because She Was Scared She Was Going To Slip On The Ice. We've Become Friends And Now I Walk Her Home Almost Everyday

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Aw, she's so tiny! I love the trust being so beautifully rewarded here.

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#2 This Is Anthony Borges, 15. He Used His Body To Hold A Classroom Door Shut, Protecting 20 Other Students Inside As The Gunman Fired Through The Door, Hitting Him Five Times. May He Have A Speedy Recovery

This Is Anthony Borges, 15. He Used His Body To Hold A Classroom Door Shut, Protecting 20 Other Students Inside As The Gunman Fired Through The Door, Hitting Him Five Times. May He Have A Speedy Recovery

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Heal well you wonderful person.

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#3 Officer Talks Man Out Of Committing Suicide. Eight Years Later, The Now-Father-Of-Two Gives The Officer An Award At The American Foundation Of Suicide

Officer Talks Man Out Of Committing Suicide. Eight Years Later, The Now-Father-Of-Two Gives The Officer An Award At The American Foundation Of Suicide

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Hope Floats 4 months ago

There are many of us around the world, that have 'stood on that ledge' many times and felt so low that the thought of having no life, would be a massive improvement on the one we have now. So to see one human being connecting with another, at a time of great need is beyond moving... (This is sometimes all we need). I applaud this officer and will keep the image of the once desperate young man, who has turned his life around as an image of inspiration.... 🌷

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#4 There Is A Local Group That Cuts Lawns For The Elderly, Disabled, And Single Parent Mothers For Free. Here They Are With My Grandma

There Is A Local Group That Cuts Lawns For The Elderly, Disabled, And Single Parent Mothers For Free. Here They Are With My Grandma

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Sasy 4 months ago

That was always the hardest thing growing up, Mum having time and energy to do that when I was little, sometimes our elderly neighbour would do it when doing his own, it was so kind. Good on this great people.

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#5 She Took Me In 15 Years Ago And No One Makes Me As Happy. We Had The Best Xmas. I Love My Grandma So Much

She Took Me In 15 Years Ago And No One Makes Me As Happy. We Had The Best Xmas. I Love My Grandma So Much

I grew up in a kids home (orphanage) after losing my parents. She was my key worker there as well as my carer. When I was too old to live there and had to move out. She was retiring at the time after 40 years as a carer and said that she couldn't stand to lose me, which kinda works out great because I love her and I couldn't stand to... Read More

I grew up in a kids home (orphanage) after losing my parents. She was my key worker there as well as my carer. When I was too old to live there and had to move out. She was retiring at the time after 40 years as a carer and said that she couldn't stand to lose me, which kinda works out great because I love her and I couldn't stand to lose her either.

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Magpie 4 months ago

When the heart is bigger than the job.

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#6 Kids Do What They Feel. These Two Strangers Just Hugged In A Fast Food Restaurant

Kids Do What They Feel. These Two Strangers Just Hugged In A Fast Food Restaurant

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jo_shortland 4 months ago

Awwww

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#7 A Stranger Helping Out Another Stranger Struggling With His Tie

A Stranger Helping Out Another Stranger Struggling With His Tie

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Hans 4 months ago

Hope he settled that job. :)

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#8 A Nurse Bends Down And Gets Ready To Hug Her Former Patient, Who Was Paralyzed From The Waist Down

A Nurse Bends Down And Gets Ready To Hug Her Former Patient, Who Was Paralyzed From The Waist Down

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Hans 4 months ago

Priceless face!

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#9 7-Year-Old Boy Donates $20 From Piggy Bank To Help Vandalized Mosque. Wanted Apple iPad. So He Got One

7-Year-Old Boy Donates $20 From Piggy Bank To Help Vandalized Mosque. Wanted Apple iPad. So He Got One

"Dear Jack,

You had saved $20 in your piggybank for an Apple iPad. But then a local Islamic mosque was vandalized, so you donated your $20 to this local Texas mosque. Because of your amazing generosity & kind heart, please enjoy this Apple iPad with our sincere thanks :)

Love,

The American Muslim Community :)

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

His happy little face in the last picture!!

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#10 This Is My Uber Driver Beni, He Took Me To The Hospital And Keeping Me Company Since Most Of My Family Lives Out Of The State

This Is My Uber Driver Beni, He Took Me To The Hospital And Keeping Me Company Since Most Of My Family Lives Out Of The State

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Laugh Fan 4 months ago

Love their smiles. Hope you were okay fella.

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