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.

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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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#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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

Love their smiles. Hope you were okay fella.

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#11 Man In Red Needed Help With Son's Math Homework And Got It From A Stranger On The Subway

Man In Red Needed Help With Son's Math Homework And Got It From A Stranger On The Subway

So today on my way from work the guy in the red sat down opened up his folder and started reading. A few stops later the guy next to him sat down and asked him what he's studying: "You look a little confused maybe I can help?". He says his son failed a math test: "They're learning fractions so I'm just teaching myself this over again so I can help... Read More

So today on my way from work the guy in the red sat down opened up his folder and started reading. A few stops later the guy next to him sat down and asked him what he's studying: "You look a little confused maybe I can help?". He says his son failed a math test: "They're learning fractions so I'm just teaching myself this over again so I can help him I'm 42 & don't know any of this so I'm re teaching myself." The guy in the black informed him he use to be a math teacher so he asked the guy to quiz him and everything he got wrong or was confused about he broke it down and corrected him. By the end of my train ride the guy in the red had a better understanding. He can bring home a new method and teach his child. I really love seeing things like this especially in New York.

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Dowbo 7 months ago

it's 8am here, why are these making me this emotional!

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#12 Waiter Helping To Feed Disabled Lady So Her Husband Can Finish His Meal. Good Job Good Man

Waiter Helping To Feed Disabled Lady So Her Husband Can Finish His Meal. Good Job Good Man

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Daria B 7 months ago

I hope his salary got raised after this. He provided more than an amazing service.

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#13 Pararescueman Sgt. Mike Maroney Reunited With A Girl He Saved 10 Years Ago During Hurricane Katrina

Pararescueman Sgt. Mike Maroney Reunited With A Girl He Saved 10 Years Ago During Hurricane Katrina

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C 7 months ago

To the person who talked shit about 'thanking people for their service' please see this picture.

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#14 This Is What Makes America Great

This Is What Makes America Great

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Dowbo 7 months ago

We're not born racist....

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#15 12-Year Old Boy, Hugging A Police Officer At A Ferguson Protest In Portland

12-Year Old Boy, Hugging A Police Officer At A Ferguson Protest In Portland

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Jennifer Lum 7 months ago

That young man is dead at the hands of one of his mothers. :(

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#16 These Boys See This Homeless Man Everyday On Their Way To School So They Decided To Help Him Out

These Boys See This Homeless Man Everyday On Their Way To School So They Decided To Help Him Out

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Full Name 7 months ago

Sometimes all it takes is a little nudge to motivate someone to start turning their shit around. Let people know they still matter.

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#17 Christmas Elves Surprise The Homeless With Food And Gifts

Christmas Elves Surprise The Homeless With Food And Gifts

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Lara Elliott 7 months ago

What a beautiful thing to do!

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#18 Dons The Don

Dons The Don

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Martha Meyer 7 months ago

Who leaves a family member with dementia alone at Christmas?

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#19 Awesome Professor

Awesome Professor

A girl in my geography class had to bring her newborn to class today. The baby started crying in the middle of our quiz. When she took him out to hold him, my professor insisted that he wouldn't mind feeding the baby and rocking his car seat until she was done. This is my so so awesome, sweet professor, on his knees.

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Full Name 7 months ago

Was this really an act of kindness, per se? I bet the professor was absolutely thrilled to have the chance. If you like babies, this would be a no brainer :-)

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#20 Louisville Police Officer Helps Encourage Lady Who Has Lost 200 Pounds And Did Her First 10k

Louisville Police Officer Helps Encourage Lady Who Has Lost 200 Pounds And Did Her First 10k

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Hope Floats 7 months ago

The true meaning of 'Determination '...

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#21 Fast Food Restaurant Employee Helping Out A Customer With Disability

Fast Food Restaurant Employee Helping Out A Customer With Disability

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Krumps 7 months ago

So sweet

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#22 A 22-Year-Old Guy From Harlem Befriended An 81-Year-Old Woman Who He Met Playing Words With Friends Over The Past Year. Last Week He Traveled To Florida And Met Her In Person For The First Time

A 22-Year-Old Guy From Harlem Befriended An 81-Year-Old Woman Who He Met Playing Words With Friends Over The Past Year. Last Week He Traveled To Florida And Met Her In Person For The First Time

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Johanna Shin 7 months ago

That's so cute!!!

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#23 The Man Needed A Kidney, And A Class Mate From 50 Years Ago Who He Barely Knew Answer The Call

The Man Needed A Kidney, And A Class Mate From 50 Years Ago Who He Barely Knew Answer The Call

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Savant 7 months ago

:)

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#24 ‘100 Suits’ Nonprofit Gives New Suit And Fresh Start To Men Getting Out Of Prison

‘100 Suits’ Nonprofit Gives New Suit And Fresh Start To Men Getting Out Of Prison

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Simon Rushton 7 months ago

Amazing the difference a suit can make. The chap on the right looks sorted and getting on with things. Professional indeed.

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#25 Kid Was Desperately Trying And Failing To Do It Himself. Fellow Passenger Asked If He Needed Help. San Francisco Today

Kid Was Desperately Trying And Failing To Do It Himself. Fellow Passenger Asked If He Needed Help. San Francisco Today

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DEAN THORNE 7 months ago

Look at those guns!

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#26 Charlotte Officer Talks To A Potentially Suicidal Teen With Autism

Charlotte Officer Talks To A Potentially Suicidal Teen With Autism

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Krumps 7 months ago

These are the hero's. Every person here

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#27 Made Cookies And Brought Them To The Local Nursing Home. This Is Mrs. Posey. She Is 112 And The Nurse Said She Hasn't Had A Visitor In Over 3 Years

Made Cookies And Brought Them To The Local Nursing Home. This Is Mrs. Posey. She Is 112 And The Nurse Said She Hasn't Had A Visitor In Over 3 Years

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Jono 7 months ago

3 years....damn

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#28 Faith In Humanity Restored

Faith In Humanity Restored

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Kjorn 7 months ago

when i see these kind of story i'm dying to be on the side not of the one who receive, but on the side of the one who give...

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#29 This Boy Offering A Bottle Of Water To A Policeman During A Hot Day In Baltimore

This Boy Offering A Bottle Of Water To A Policeman During A Hot Day In Baltimore

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Hans 7 months ago

If you need any argument for the senseless of violence and the virtue of kindness, take this picture.

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#30 Baseball Fan Holding Umbrella Over JROTC Member On Memorial Day

Baseball Fan Holding Umbrella Over JROTC Member On Memorial Day

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Noel Reed 7 months ago

This says that it was a JROTC member. That means it's a high school student who elected to learn about the military and learn about responsibility, commitment, honor, and integrity. So this is someone helping out a young person. Just enjoy it for the sweetness of generations treating each other with respect and love.

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#31 Someone Falls Asleep On His Shoulder; Lets Him Sleep 12 More Stops Claiming, "We've All Had Long Days"

Someone Falls Asleep On His Shoulder; Lets Him Sleep 12 More Stops Claiming, "We've All Had Long Days"

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Daria B 7 months ago

Had a young lady falling asleep on my shoulder in the train too once. I thought it was so cute, I wanted to kiss her head, but of course I didn't even try because that would be awkward. ♥ She woke up before my stop.

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#32 This Man Reads Everyday At Lunch To A Man Who Cannot

This Man Reads Everyday At Lunch To A Man Who Cannot

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Nancy Seton 7 months ago

How sweet. And how sad at the same time, that so many people in this day and age still have a hard time reading or cannot at all. It's one of the greatest gifts and tools you can receive to grow in life.

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#33 At A Waffle House In La Marque, Texas, This Elderly Man Told The Waitress That His Hands Weren’t Working Too Good. He Was Also On Oxygen And Struggling To Breathe. Without Hesitation, She Took His Plate And Began Cutting His Ham

At A Waffle House In La Marque, Texas, This Elderly Man Told The Waitress That His Hands Weren’t Working Too Good. He Was Also On Oxygen And Struggling To Breathe. Without Hesitation, She Took His Plate And Began Cutting His Ham

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Gryffindor4ever 7 months ago

Not all hero's wear capes

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#34 NFL Runningback Aaron Jones Helping A Random Woman Though The Airport When There Was No One Available To Help Her

NFL Runningback Aaron Jones Helping A Random Woman Though The Airport When There Was No One Available To Help Her

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Blue Cicada 7 months ago

I read this story. He saw the need, stepped up to help a fellow traveler.

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#35 Every Time I️ Come To My Gym, This Man Is Helping This Employee With Calculus

Every Time I️ Come To My Gym, This Man Is Helping This Employee With Calculus

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Blue Cicada 7 months ago

I wish more people would provide study spaces and homework help.

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#36 Dude Saw A Little Old Lady Was Having Trouble Bagging Some Stuff So He Stopped And Held Her Bag Open For Her. Small Act But Man Did It Make My Day

Dude Saw A Little Old Lady Was Having Trouble Bagging Some Stuff So He Stopped And Held Her Bag Open For Her. Small Act But Man Did It Make My Day

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Zanthe 7 months ago

Little gestures are a whole big deal to the ones we help. <3

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#37 Yesterday My Daughter Wanted To Open A Lemonade Stand... On A Wednesday... When It Was 72 Degrees Out. Business Was Slow Until These Two Decided To Stop. They Made Her Day!

Yesterday My Daughter Wanted To Open A Lemonade Stand... On A Wednesday... When It Was 72 Degrees Out. Business Was Slow Until These Two Decided To Stop. They Made Her Day!

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Troux 7 months ago

No, they are shutting her down for operating without a license!

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#38 Paramedics Were Helping This Little Ones Mommy Onto A Stretcher And This Kind Officer Took Over The Babies Feed

Paramedics Were Helping This Little Ones Mommy Onto A Stretcher And This Kind Officer Took Over The Babies Feed

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Johanna Shin 7 months ago

The baby seems a bit surprised by the fact that a man she has never seen before is suddenly feeding her.

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#39 Young Man Helping An Older Man Down An Escalator

Young Man Helping An Older Man Down An Escalator

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Kjorn 7 months ago

parents raise him well

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#40 So My Dads Tire Blew Up On The Freeway And This Dude, With A Confederate Flag Tattoo, Wearing A Confederate Flag T-Shirt, With Confederate Flag Car Stickers, Stopped And Changed Our Tire. My Mind Is Blown, Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

So My Dads Tire Blew Up On The Freeway And This Dude, With A Confederate Flag Tattoo, Wearing A Confederate Flag T-Shirt, With Confederate Flag Car Stickers, Stopped And Changed Our Tire. My Mind Is Blown, Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

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Blue Cicada 7 months ago

Here in southern Ohio folks wear the Confederate flag in order to DECLARE that they are racist (and frequently profess other bigotries as well). They will say it's to show pride in their Southern heritage, then spew racist viewpoints, then reassert that said racism is part of their Southern heritage. The Confederate flag might have had non-racist usage in some instances in the past, but if you're seeing it north of the Mason-Dixon Line today, it's frequently used as a declaration of hatred.

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#41 Kindness. Pass It On

Kindness. Pass It On

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Aaron Kara 7 months ago

Damn, we lost Prince Charles in America again. We'll send someone over to pick him up ;)

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#42 Police Officer Keeping A Man Company At A Bus Stop

Police Officer Keeping A Man Company At A Bus Stop

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Minnie-me 7 months ago

so sweet!

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#43 Just Two Guys Playing Chess In Union Square This Morning

Just Two Guys Playing Chess In Union Square This Morning

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Michelle Line 7 months ago

Seriously player, too. Has the timer.

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#44 Volunteers Helping Flood Victims Evacuate In Houston

Volunteers Helping Flood Victims Evacuate In Houston

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Karla Thompson 7 months ago

I live in TX. The public response was so emotional. Brothers helping brothers. We were overrun with donations to deliver. Locals using their own personal trucks and trailers with signs “we’re coming Harvey” brought me to tears.

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#45 "Hey Sir, Can You Take A Pic Of My Waves For The Gram?"

"Hey Sir, Can You Take A Pic Of My Waves For The Gram?"

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Gwinevere von Ludwig 7 months ago

Also the NYC subway

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#46 This Is America

This Is America

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Max L. 7 months ago

As always, united you stand

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