It doesn’t cost a penny to perform an act of kindness, yet the world seems lacking in this department. We all get caught up in our busy lives and often fail to consider what someone else might be going through. However, without the support and friendship we find in each other, we couldn’t survive. We depend on each other to get through life, because we all know by now that this journey can get quite tiresome. In order to push through, we look to each other for inspiration, motivation, and compassion.
Below, you’ll find 11 strangers who went above and beyond to make someone else happy. You might call them heroes, or just human beings doing the right thing for their fellow man.
Here are 11 times the simple act of kindness changes someone’s life:
“Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
1. “I saw a man on the train who noticed an older man struggling to find directions on his phone. He asked if he could help and spent the next 20 minutes teaching him how to use google maps, gps, and direction services. What a stud!”
2. What an amazing act of kindness. Keith Urban deserves a round of applause for sure!
3. Because this apartment complex thought about how to include everyone when designing their pool, those in wheelchairs didn’t get left out. Way to go!
4. For all the plastic that we dump into the ocean, offering an act of kindness like this to a seal is the least we can do.
5. This dog got a second chance at life after this amazing human came to his rescue.
6. Sometimes food companies surprise you with this act of kindness instead of turning the homeless away.
7. When it gets cold and snowy outside, anyone who picks up a shovel and gets to work clearing a path is much-appreciated.
8. When you can’t count on your government, you can count on the civilians to have your back.
Saudia Shuler, the owner of Country Cookin in Philadelphia, bought and distributed groceries to government employees who can’t afford to buy them due to the government shutdown. from r/HumansBeingBros
9. Sometimes an act of kindness like giving someone a free drink is all they need to feel better.
10. Kindness begets kindness.
11. This guy went all the way to Ghana to make a difference in the lives of children at an orphanage. Surely, this act of kindness will never be forgotten.
Have you ever witnessed or performed an act of kindness? If so, please share it with us in the comments! This world definitely needs to start a “kindness train” so that everyone can get on board and feel the love! Imagine what we as humans could accomplish if we all loved and respected each other! We would all probably feel a lot happier and less stressed out.
If you see someone struggling, find out what you can do to help them. What they need might not always cost money; maybe they just need a hug, someone to talk to, or motivation to keep going. As humans, we can do so much better, and it all starts with adopting an attitude of giving rather than receiving.