17 People Who Could Warm Up the Whole World, Even in the Winter

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Everyone likes to be treated nicely and for some reason, we believe that we don’t have the power to change the world by ourselves. But there are people who do what they can — they pick up a cold homeless dog, fulfill the wishes of children and grandchildren, donate clothes and food to strangers, and help couriers.

At Bright Side, we would like to ask you to follow the example of the heroes in this article and do something kind for those who are close to you.

“We rescued a tiny dog. No more worries, little guy. You will forever be warm now.”

“My dog is very old now and she gets all tuckered out on walkies. So my parents bought her a bag to sit in.”

“I ordered food from the kebab place (again) and when the delivery man came to my door I said, ‘Oh my god, I’m gonna get so fat.’ And then he texted me this.”

When the result is more important than the gift:

“This sloth was found in the middle of a Brazilian highway. The bus driver stopped and gave it a ride to an environmental agency.”

“My mother-in-law recently got out of an emotionally abusive relationship and is living on her own for the first time. My wife posted about it on Facebook and the response was overwhelming! This is what people sent to support her.”

“Look at how our rescue pup looks at my husband.”

“An internet user found out I was using exercise to help with my recovery, and that I don’t have any waterproof shoes for walking in the rainy winter. Thank you for the new waterproof shoes! You are an incredible human being!”

Sometimes even the smallest good deed can mean a lot to another person.

“I wish these were at every beach.”

This person bought food for animals at the local shelter when the local pet store had a clearance sale.

“I came across this fridge full of free food in Hong Kong.”

“My teacher stopped me from leaving the classroom for next period to give this to me because Monday I forgot a pencil. I am so happy.”

“I heard someone crying in the snow, and cleared the banks for 3 hours to save this baby.”

“This is a pile of random screws, bolts, and other things my friend picked up off the road when she went running, saving countless popped tires. This was what she found in 2020. She has already started her new pile for 2021.”

“I deliver for Amazon part-time. During my final stop last night, this women came out and said, ‘Wait I have something for you! I made baby Yoda cookies.’”

Even small tips can make a courier’s day better.

Do you think it’s worth sharing your good deeds online, no matter how small they are? Tell us about something you did that made someone’s day better.

Preview photo credit 0nly0bjective / Reddit


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Regarding the MIL that got out of an abusive relationship: If that story inspires anyone to donate to such a cause, there are non-profits like this. Most people don’t realize it; we know about animal donations, homeless, food banks, even sponsoring a child in a 3rd world country but few have heard of centers for abused adults and children. Many have left an unsafe home in the middle of the night unable to bring even undergarments with them. We have one in our capital and it is amazing, this one also helps with job skills including creative things. People underestimate the pain and difficulty of leaving a bad situation, fear can keep someone in a relationship they know they shouldn’t be in but they don’t know they have support from others or a truly safe place to be. I know this from experience. I am still healing but so much better. I didn’t have to replenish belongings but I did have to take legal actions to prevent contact. (Order of protection protects more than just you, it protects your family, pets, workplace. It isn’t just the person staying a specific amount of feet away. I would imagine the durations can be longer than mine was but this is still advice that can save someone’s life) Heal in a safe place; the pain of ptsd/starting over financially and etc is better than the pain or staying with a horrible human being. There’s no excuse for abuse. Even if you think someone loves you in “their own way” you must protect your well being and any family that may be in the crossfire. I can’t tell you when to take that step, but abuse isn’t something you deserve, the torment isn’t something you should endure. You are a better person because of YOU not the abuser.


I also want to say that you don’t have to be at a certain stage of life to do a kind thing. Helping others isn’t about having a billion dollars so give. Time, a compliment, a hand, a smile, so many things can make a life breathe easier. I leave you with these two poems, often compared to each other.

He has achieved success
who has lived well,
laughed often, and loved much;
who has enjoyed the trust of
pure women,
the respect of intelligent men and
the love of little children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who has left the world better than he found it
whether by an improved poppy,
a perfect poem or a rescued soul;
who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty
or failed to express it;
who has always looked for the best in others and
given them the best he had;
whose life was an inspiration;
whose memory a benediction.
Bessie Anderson Stanley 1904

To laugh often and much;

to win the respect of the intelligent people

and the affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty;

to find the best in others; 

to leave the world a bit better

whether by a healthy child,
a garden patch,
or a redeemed social condition;

to know that one life has breathed easier 

because you lived here.

This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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