These 33 photos perfectly captured the simple acts of kindness that became some of the most cherished memories in life. While guranteed to put a smile on your face, they just might bring a tear to your eye.
Giving without expecting something in return, whether to a complete stranger, or an unfriendly enemy, is what bonds us together as the human race … and once in awhile, it’s nice to be reminded of that. These heartwarming images are proof there’s still (at least some) kindness left in the world. If nothing else, they will absolutely restore your faith in humanity.
#1. An understanding meter maid.
#2. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life.
#3. She’s nice enough to teach this Egyptian little boy how to read and write so he won’t get lost on the subway.
#4. Seeing the senior ladies didn’t have an umbrella, he took one from a nearby patio table … escorting them the 10 feet to their cars.
#5. She could’ve kept walking, but chose not to.
#6. Just like this thoughtful soul.
#7. There was no specific reason she bought him lunch, or engaged in meaningful conversation. The woman just thought it’d be nice to acknowledge another person.
#8. As long as she had a seat, that was the only thing that mattered.
#9. He missed the bus to help a struggling old woman get down the stairs safely.
#10. Paying it forward for the pup, it’s what he would have wanted.
#11. Handcuffing his wrist to hers, the Chinese officer wagered his life the woman wouldn’t commit suicide.
#12. John’s teaching the alphabet to his wife, Linda. After a tragedy, she lost her memory and ability to read.
#13. Scott Widak absolutely loves opening all things postal: packages, letters, mail, you name it! Terminally ill and dying of a liver disease, he’s the official ‘mailer opener’ for his grandmother’s apartment building.
#14. The Kenyan was predicted to win the race. That was before she stopped to help her fellow competitor, a disabled Chinese runner.
#15. Billy Ray Harris was just hoping for some spare quarters. When this woman accidentally contributed her $4,000 wedding ring, he returned it.
#16. After Hurricane Sandy, one little girl thought the expectant couple next store needed a little help.
#17. The retired barber that offers haircuts on the streets for those less fortunate. His going rate? One hug per cut.
#18. Simply because he wants to.