26 moments to restore your faith in humanity

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  1. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    I think we could all use some good news and a reminder of why humanity is a good thing.
    Anyone else have inspirational, happy, or funny stories?



    http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/moments-that-restored-our-faith-in-humanity-this-y


    26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year

    Sometimes you need a reminder that people can do wonderful things.posted
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    1. The parents who made their son's wheelchair into the best Halloween costume ever

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    2. The terminally ill man who loves receiving mail... and got more than he ever expected

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    Scott Widak has Down syndrome and suffers from liver disease, and he loves receiving mail. His nephew Sean posted his P.O. Box on Reddit and the site's users responded with hundreds of letters, packages, and gifts.
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    Via: mashable.com
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    3. A kind stranger who stopped a day from being ruined

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    Via: i.imgur.com
    4. The doctor who offered free medical care after Hurricane Sandy

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    Via: shortformblog.com
    5. And the people that helped out any way that they could

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    Via: facebook.com
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    Hospital employees make a human chain passing containers of fuel up 13 flights of stairs to the backup generator at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
    Via: facebook.com
    6. The older couple who saw themselves in two young parents

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    Via: i.imgur.com
    7. This Libyan child who doesn't believe in hate

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    Via: facebook.com
    8. The parents who tattooed insulin pumps on their bellies so their diabetic son wouldn't feel "different"

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    Via: 4.bp.blogspot.com
    9. The police officer who bought shoes for a barefoot homeless man

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    Jennifer Foster was visiting Times Square on Nov. 14 when she snapped the heartwarming moment. Here's her account of what happened:
    “Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching*. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”

    Via: facebook.com
    10. And the police officers who made blind 13-year-old Gage Hancock-Stevens' dream of being a cop come true

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    They even gave him a cake

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    Via: millcreekmultimedia.com
    11. The Michigan soccer team who gave their team manager with Down syndrome an opportunity to start

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    Source: Courtney Sacco / via: annarbor.com
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    12. The Texas A&M students that blocked Westboro Baptist Church protesters with a human wall

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    When students heard that Westboro Baptist Church planned on protesting the funeral of a soldier, they formed a human barricade around the funeral service to block them out.
    13. And this brave kid who stood up against hate

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    Via: facebook.com
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    14. The woman who kept a homeless man dry during a downpour

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    Via: 1.bp.blogspot.com
    15. The Disney security guard who is amazing at his job

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    Via: reddit.com
    16. The Icelandic heroes who rescued sheep during a major snowstorm

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    Via: vi.reddit.com
    17. The quick-thinking little girl who saved her mom's life by slapping her with a piece of pizza

    18. The young girl who loves her dog unconditionally

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    Source: twentytwowords.com / via: cheezburger.com
    19. The famous rugby player who visited his biggest fan in the hospital

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    Via: i.imgur.com
    20. The bros who worked together to save a cat

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    21. The community that came together to make Caine's dream a reality

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    You can watch the full story here.
    22. The football star who gives children in need a shopping spree each year

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    This is a receipt for $19,000 in toys.
    23. The man who comforts the old dog that saved his life

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    When John Unger had suicidal thoughts after a breakup, it was his dog Shoep who brought him back from the brink. This photograph shows Unger cradling his friend in lake Superior to soothe the dog's arthritis.
    Source: johnschoep.zenfolio.com / via: facebook.com
    24. These candidates for parents of the year

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    Via: dailymail.co.uk
    25. The amazing couple who stuck together through unbelievable odds

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    Via: timdoddphotography.com
    26. And every single time anything like this happened.

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  2. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very very sweet.
    Thanks
     
  3. chickety-chick

    chickety-chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I work in a classroom with special needs students. I brought a chocolate orange to share with them, one day, and had it sitting on my desk. One of my girls came, and picked it up, asking, "Where did you get this egg?!". One of my boys was sitting near, and he pointed to me, and said, "Miss Jessica just now laid it!"
     
  4. KristyHall

    KristyHall Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh how cute. Kids are so wonderful.
     
  5. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I do love posts like these. Makes you remember that the world can be a wonderful place despite all its problems. And no, I'm not wiping my eyes and sniffling. Really. :p
     
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  6. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Oh, Kristy, you made an old man cry. The parents who tattooed insulin pumps on their bellies, 2 young boys standing up against the haters, the man holding his old arthritic dog in the water (saw that one before and shared the article with the Princess - we both cried). Thanks for sharing all of this GOODNESS at a time when I m feeling a deep and morbid sadness over the tragic loss of life in Newtown.
     
  8. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    Thanks Kristy. I needed to see something good amoung the sorrows of the world. [​IMG]

    That last picture reminds me so much of Lily. I think Em's got the picture, I'll see if she'll post it later.
     
  9. caspernc

    caspernc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make it on the top of your list of things to do, read "Heaven is For Real" it is this book PROVES it, if you EVER had any dought.
     
  10. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats so awesome!
    God is good!
     

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