Feeling like there’s no good left in the world? It happens. Maybe you’ve had more than enough rudeness, cruelty, and insensitivity for this week, and need a dose of wholesomeness to remind you that it’s not all bad.
That’s why we at Bored Panda put together this list of moments that warmed our hearts by showing us the bonds that form within families, communities, and beyond when people (and not only people!) extend kindness and support to others. These images show that it doesn’t matter whether a gesture is simple, or grand - you can never show your loved ones that you care too many times, it pays to lend a helping hand to someone going through adversity, and a random good deed for a stranger can make thousands of people smile.
P.S. If you're done scrolling but still feel thirsty for more wholesome stories, fire up Bored Panda's earlier lists: You Will Be Smiling Like An Idiot After Seeing These 239 Wholesome Pictures, and If You Think The World Is A Terrible Place These 217 Wholesome Pics Will Change Your Mind.
Amazon Tribe Wins Lawsuit, Blocks Big Oil’s Bid To Destroy Millions Of Acres Of Rainforest
One study authored by an Oxford anthropology researcher found that any and all acts of kindness, whether towards your loved ones or your community, can make not only the recipient happier, but also the giver. Hundreds of study participants all over the world, after a week of consciously striving to behave kindly, reported feeling happier than the control group (which is not to say that the people in the control group were all unkind, but apparently changing your outlook can make all the difference.)
My Mum Always Made Me A Birthday Cake. Every Year For 44 Years. Two Months Since She Died And My Old Dad Tried His Hardest And My Heart Melted
Even study participants who made an effort to be kind to themselves by taking time alone to relax, meditate and listen to their favorite music experienced similar effects. What’s more, simply observing kind acts had a positive impact on the study participants, which goes to show that your good deeds could go even further than you think, and that noticing the good around you could go a long way towards feeling happier.
We hope that taking a look at these stories does the same for you. This weekend, think about what a week of deliberately being kind to yourself and others could do for you. Maybe it will be the first of many!
An Elementary School Bus Driver Asked Every Kid On His Bus What They Wanted For Christmas. He Bought Every Child A Gift
Her Mother Died When She Was 3 Months Old And They Don't Have A Picture Together So This Artist Made This For Her
I Think Someone Has A Crush On My Christmas Light Decoration
This Mare Lost Her Foal And Then, Two Days Later, This Foal Lost Its Mother. Here They Are An Hour After Meeting
I Was Having A Bad Day And This Dog Walked To My Bus Stop, Sat On The Bench And Asked Me For Pets. I'm Now Having A Good Day
My Aunt's Friends Just Finalized The Adoption Of Their 2 Kids
George The Jack Russell Saved 5 Children From Being Attacked By Two Pitbulls In New Zealand
Due to his severe injuries he had to be put down. Feisty, 30cm tall George got two posthumous medals
A Homeless Man In Brazil Was Rushed To Hospital. These 4 Street Dogs He Has Been Looking After Are Waiting At The Entrance Of The Hospital For Him
When I Was Younger I Had Dreams Of Being This Hardcore Gangster Rapper. I Guess Things Change
Kate Yelled Out In The Store "Daddy I Have A Twin!" The World Could Learn From Kids
Two Parents Listening To The Heart Transplanted From Their 23-Year-Old Son, Who Overdosed On Opioids
Somewhere In Heaven There's A Black And White Dog Taking Care Of Seven Golden Lab Puppies
Daisy the dog lost all seven of her puppies in a barn fire at the end of February, and wasn’t the same afterwards, spending most of her days going to the remains of the barn to look for them. Her owner posted a desperate appeal on Facebook, asking if anyone had puppies she could foster. The next day, an owner of eight orphaned puppies contacted her, and Daisy took to caring for them straight away. (source)
I Volunteer For A Dog Rescue, We Love Seeing Updates Of The Dogs In Their New Homes. This One Made Me Smile
Graduate Takes Powerful Photo With Parents In The Fruit Field They Worked In To Give Her A Better Future
This Duck Used To Come To My Porch For Food. Recently, She Brought Her Babies. I've Been Watching Them Grow Up
These Young Guys Saved Their Elderly Neighbor Mr. C From A House Fire
This is Bridgeton. Mr. ‘C’ has lived here for nearly 50 years, and is well known in his neighborhood. Yesterday, unknown to him while he was watching television, this group saw smoke coming from the roof of his house. Rather than ignore it, they were concerned for their neighbor and alerted him. They got Mr. C out of his house while a neighbor climbed out the window with a fire extinguisher and slowed down a burning exhaust fan that was on fire.
A Big Brother Helps His Father Give Skin To Skin Contact To His Premature Twin Siblings
Nearly Every Day This Elderly Women Stands With This Sign Up, Facing The Traffic
Her sign says: "United not divided. Say no to racism. Be kind. We are all immigrants"
This Grandfather With Vitiligo Crochets Dolls For Children With The Condition
5-Year-Old Girl Gently Supporting Her 4-Year-Old Brother As The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy Disrupt Their Playtime
Police Officer Pulled Over A Drunk Woman Whose Baby Was Covered In Feces And Vomit In The Back Seat. The Baby Was Screaming, So The Officer Bathed Him In The Barrack's Sink
Police Officer Pictured Distracting A Little Girl After Her Dad Died In Car Accident Says He Began Singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' To Comfort Her
Man Reunited With His Dog After Fires In Paradise, CA
This Man Left His 40-Year Long Career In Another Airline To Join AirAsia And Fly As A Junior Just So He Could Fly With His Two Pilot Daughters
Two Officers Stopped To Help A Young Boy Change A Bike Tire After They Noticed He Was Struggling On His Own
If My ICU Patients Forget For Just A Few Minutes That They're Stuck In ICU Over Christmas, Then It Was All Worth It
Every Day My Parents Play Mario Kart 64 To See Who Will Make A Cuppa Tea. They’ve Done This Religiously Since 2001
My Wife Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer At 7-Months Pregnant, Started Chemo 7 Weeks Ago And Gave Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy Early This Morning
This Note Was Left On The Gate At The Water This Afternoon
No name or number left but whoever you are, rest assured your rose is in place in the middle of the lake