If You’re Tired Of All The Recent Negative News, These 46 Wholesome Pics Will Restore Your Faith In America
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!
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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
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
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
There Is A Local Group That Cuts Lawns For The Elderly, Disabled, And Single Parent Mothers For Free. Here They Are With My Grandma
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 lose her either.
Kids Do What They Feel. These Two Strangers Just Hugged In A Fast Food Restaurant
A Stranger Helping Out Another Stranger Struggling With His Tie
A Nurse Bends Down And Gets Ready To Hug Her Former Patient, Who Was Paralyzed From The Waist Down
7-Year-Old Boy Donates $20 From Piggy Bank To Help Vandalized Mosque. Wanted Apple iPad. So He Got One
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 :)
The American Muslim Community :)
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
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 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.
Waiter Helping To Feed Disabled Lady So Her Husband Can Finish His Meal. Good Job Good Man
Pararescueman Sgt. Mike Maroney Reunited With A Girl He Saved 10 Years Ago During Hurricane Katrina
This Is What Makes America Great
These Boys See This Homeless Man Everyday On Their Way To School So They Decided To Help Him Out
Christmas Elves Surprise The Homeless With Food And Gifts
Dons The Don
Who leaves a family member with dementia alone at Christmas?
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.
Louisville Police Officer Helps Encourage Lady Who Has Lost 200 Pounds And Did Her First 10k
That is beautiful! Hope she made it all the way. (& I hope that I can run a marathon too one day (I'm overweight and my leg got shattered last year, so I am still learning to walk again ... double motivation to run!))
Fast Food Restaurant Employee Helping Out A Customer With Disability
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
The Man Needed A Kidney, And A Class Mate From 50 Years Ago Who He Barely Knew Answer The Call
‘100 Suits’ Nonprofit Gives New Suit And Fresh Start To Men Getting Out Of Prison
Amazing the difference a suit can make. The chap on the right looks sorted and getting on with things. Professional indeed.
Charlotte Officer Talks To A Potentially Suicidal Teen With Autism
Kid Was Desperately Trying And Failing To Do It Himself. Fellow Passenger Asked If He Needed Help. San Francisco Today
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
Faith In Humanity Restored
This Boy Offering A Bottle Of Water To A Policeman During A Hot Day In Baltimore
Baseball Fan Holding Umbrella Over JROTC Member On Memorial Day
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.
Someone Falls Asleep On His Shoulder; Lets Him Sleep 12 More Stops Claiming, "We've All Had Long Days"
This Man Reads Everyday At Lunch To A Man Who Cannot
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.
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
NFL Runningback Aaron Jones Helping A Random Woman Though The Airport When There Was No One Available To Help Her
I read this story. He saw the need, stepped up to help a fellow traveler.
Every Time I️ Come To My Gym, This Man Is Helping This Employee With Calculus
I wish more people would provide study spaces and homework help.
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
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!
Paramedics Were Helping This Little Ones Mommy Onto A Stretcher And This Kind Officer Took Over The Babies Feed
The baby seems a bit surprised by the fact that a man she has never seen before is suddenly feeding her.
Young Man Helping An Older Man Down An Escalator
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
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.
Kindness. Pass It On
Damn, we lost Prince Charles in America again. We'll send someone over to pick him up ;)
Police Officer Keeping A Man Company At A Bus Stop
Just Two Guys Playing Chess In Union Square This Morning
Volunteers Helping Flood Victims Evacuate In Houston
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.
*breaks upvote button from upvoting too hard* oops...
These make me so happy. There is a lot of hate in this world, and sometimes I forget to look at anything but the hate. It's so prominent everywhere I go, this is a wonderful change of pace. Thank you to whoever posted these.
People need to see these especially today with all that is happening out there with the shootings. June 2020 There is still a lot of good people out there. Cannot lose our faith in humanity.
One year ago ? Huh I am reading this in 2020 you haven’t seen anything yet.
I'm not crying you're crying
wth... I am!
Oh good, I thought what is wrong with me? Why are these pictures making me cry? I guess it's normal
I'm crying, you're crying, we're all crying here.
Ok. But I'm smiling, too.
You're right...I am! (and so are you) ;)
You’re crying not me
I am? No you are!