A 14-year-old boy is showing the world the true meaning of tenacity. Without a ride or public transportation, he could not make it to the far-away venue of his 8th-grade graduation. But, instead of staying at home resignated, he decided to take on the challenge. And now his determination is being recognized with a priceless gift.
According to psychologists, we have a tendency to pay more attention to negative news. The theory is, on the whole, we think the world is rosier than it actually is. And while believing in clichés, we expect things to be all right in the end. Bad headlines shatter our rose-colored glasses, evoking more emotion than positive news. That’s why we have read a lot about celebrities’ personal dramas and their diva-like behavior. But their little gestures of kindness remain in the shadows.
Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, far past the age of 65, and do so until the last day of their lives. A woman named Nola, who was working at a local Walmart, was dealing with this scenario until one guy made the decision to lend her a helping hand. And as it turns out, sometimes tiny good deeds lead to big changes.
There is a saying that goes “Never meet your heroes,” which indicates that they may possibly disappoint you, and this could apply to some celebrities. But some lucky people actually remember these encounters with a smile on their faces and got to meet another side of that celebrity they usually see on the screen and in magazines.
There are celebrities we follow for their great performances in movies, music, sports, or entertainment. But beyond their talent, there are stars who possess great human qualities, making them even more admirable and demonstrating their great appreciation for the public.
Nothing beats the joy of seeing people’s eyes light up, knowing that we are the reason behind their smiles. And when it comes to Hollywood celebs, some of them love to use their privilege to make others happy, whether it’s by donating large sums of money or unexpectedly performing small acts of kindness. And even though they have the means to do it, these generous acts really matter, even coming from them, because they prove that a kind person’s heart remains pure even when it has all the world’s distractions and temptations at its feet.
We’d assume that all stars are big-spenders because of the amount of money they earn. However, some have made the decision to live a simple life just like the rest of us. A good few do it to save their money for the future, while others are afraid of losing that authentic connection with people once they adopt a more luxurious way of life. Either way, choosing to stay grounded and humble despite all the material temptations proves that they have a heart of gold and a good head on their shoulders.
Some opinions can be controversial and aren’t shared by many, but that doesn’t mean they should be disregarded without good reason. On a subreddit called r/unpopularopinions, netizens share their thoughts that challenge what is usually accepted.
Many of us spend our days surrounded by people. However, most of the time we stay in self-imposed isolation from strangers because we underestimate the power of connecting with others. For example, having a conversation with a stranger on your way to work may leave you both feeling happier than you would expect. You might think this is only for outgoing people, but in fact, research shows that both extroverts and introverts are happier in situations where they need to behave in an extroverted manner.
The time actors spend with their co-stars and crew members making a movie can last years, so it’s no wonder that friendships arise from time to time. We only get to see the finished project, the movie, but sometimes actors let us know a little bit more about the process. We are astonished by the stories actors and film crews tell about working with certain celebrities. That’s why we at Bright Side wanted to show you 9 times when celebrities were so compassionate to their colleagues, we couldn’t help but want to thank them from the bottom of our hearts.
Stars have very busy schedules, but many of them manage to do kind things in between their tours and rehearsals. Some of them buy presents for their fans, while others save people from dangerous situations.
There’s no doubt that fans play an important role in stars’ careers. They are the ones who shower them with admiration, encouragement, and support. In turn, most celebrities often try their best to give back to their fans and show appreciation for their devotion. While some stars express their appreciation through small gestures of kindness, others don’t hesitate to go the extra mile to make their fans feel special.
We know Sylvester Stallone for his iconic role as Rocky Balboa. In fact, the franchise that launched him to fame is still popular today. But before succeeding in Hollywood, the actor went through some very though times. The good thing is that even then, he could count on his pet, Butkus. Unfortunately, as you’ll learn, his situation forced him to make a very tough decision.
Keanu Reeves has had many various roles within his filming career — from a romantic character to a prudent lawyer and a chosen hacker. However, when hearing his name, many of us recall not the movies that he played in but the stories that characterize him as a person. Dozens of charity campaigns, touching relations with fans, and a simple, not Hollywood-like lifestyle can tell about this person much more than flicks from his filmography.
Playing the leading role in a big Hollywood movie is a huge responsibility and demands real talent. And some actors take their passion for their craft so seriously that they truly become their characters and take part in astonishing preparation to play them. And while we might be shocked by the drastic measures some of these stars go to, we can’t deny that their sacrifice usually pays off and gives us an exquisite movie that will remain a classic for the coming decades.
The country that is known for the band ABBA, its furniture, and many other things, has a lot of interesting details about its culture. For example, people in Sweden have a cultural thing called fika. The point of fika is to drink coffee, communicate with people, and eat sweet cinnamon buns. There are quite a few facts about Sweden that make us think it may be a parallel universe, where people have a unique way of thinking and treating the world around them.
Kindness is a choice, but for people like Hugh Jackman and Rihanna, it comes naturally. Whether it’s setting up organizations, sharing their money, or helping those who need it most, celebrities show the world that your actions can make a difference. Many of our favorite stars have proven that they deserve our love not just for their work but also for their charitable spirit.
Los Angeles-based stylist Jason Schneidman is doing some very noble work. Several times a month, he visits the city’s most deprived areas, finds homeless people, and transforms them using all of his skills. Today, Jason is a successful barber, but this was not always the case. In one of his videos, while giving a haircut to a homeless man, the stylist tells him about his own brushes with addiction, which left him seriously in debt and suffering from weight loss. Fortunately, Jason managed to change his life completely, pulling himself back from the brink.
Russian photographer Roman Filippov published his photo project online dedicated to his old friend, a street cleaner named Yura. These photos showed Yura’s current difficult life as well as the life he could have led if he were more fortunate. The photos became really popular online, and just a few days after they had been published, Yura’s life took an unexpected yet wonderful turn.
One of the most popular reasons people don’t donate is because they believe that their contribution is too small to make a difference. However, there are projects and initiatives that prove that an initially small effort, whether it’s a monetary contribution or volunteer work, can have a great impact and make other people’s lives better.
Parents teach us to do good deeds from childhood, but we rarely find time for them when we grow up. In today’s article, people shared the stories where they sincerely wanted to help other people, but in return they received something completely different from what they expected.
The decision to have a pet requires taking on responsibility. We study all sorts of sources about taking care and raising a pet and prepare ourselves mentally. But sometimes, things don’t go the way we planned, and the animals themselves choose us from thousands of other people, as if they’re saying, “Human, you’re mine.”
Studies suggest that acts of kindness reduce the risk of early death. Those who volunteer a lot, get more benefits for their health than those who exercise 4 times a week and, in addition to that, they age slower.
Perhaps, all of us have been in situations where we just wanted to give up. Parting with the love of your life, betrayal, job loss — all of them are unsettling. It’s hard to overcome them, but difficulties make us stronger, even if this sounds like a cliché. Because there is nothing in this world we can’t cope with.
On-screen, Robin Williams was an extremely talented comedian and actor, whose work is loved by millions of people. Off-screen, he was a selfless and caring human being that helped those in need, be it homeless people or children with cancer. And he managed to do this despite all the hardships that life threw at him.
We love kitties and it’s not just for their soft, furry tummies. They are also excellent hunters who can help us avoid domestic pests and rodents. And it was this hunting skill that began a whole story, that ended with the creation of a charity. Okay, we know it’s hard to see the connection between these 2 facts, so we will tell you everything from the beginning.
When the year ends, we always want to look back, remember the good things that happened, and understand that we had a great 365 days. In fact, if you look around, you will see that the world has a lot of people that are doing everything they can to make other people’s lives better. They do things that help people and animals, and it’s not because there’s something in it for them but just because they can and want to.
A year ago, this third grader was a homeless refugee. Today he’s a chess champion, has scholarship offers from 3 elite private schools, has been invited to meet with former president Bill Clinton, and has been contacted by 3 film production companies wanting to make a movie about his story. Oh, and he’s no longer homeless! All of this was made possible because his family, his teacher, and himself believed in his talent for chess.
World Kindness Day takes place internationally every November 13th. It highlights and celebrates good deeds in the community. This day gives us a great feeling when we all wish to help each other without demanding gratitude. It’s good to know that we live not in an indifferent world, but on a planet where you can get help from a stranger without a second thought.
Being homeless is not easy. There are more than 100 million homeless people worldwide and all of them are in need of food, clothing, and other essential things that many of us take for granted. In order to survive, these people sometimes come up with brilliant ideas for how to get everyone’s attention.
In this cruel world, how many times do we come across genuine acts of kindness? Being kind is a choice that we make despite our gender, class or status. No matter if you’re a big name or some unknown person in the world, a kind heart always wins. In the words of the Dalai Lama, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
"It's better to see it once rather than read it 100 times." That's the principle we followed when creating this compilation. This article will show you a set of touching and heart-warming photos from simple people and prove that kindness is all around.
Hairstylist Joshua Coombes has a very unusual hobby: he gives stylish haircuts to homeless people for free. Joshua realized that he can't solve the problems of homeless people, but he can make his own little impact on their lives. He approaches them, listens to their stories, gives them a haircut, and then tells the whole world about each person. 2 years ago, he launched the #DoSomethingForNothing campaign, which united thousands of people worldwide.
We think of celebrities as people who only eat at posh restaurants, drive exclusive cars, and wear haute couture clothes. However, Bright Side found 14 world-class stars who live surprisingly modest lives despite their incredible incomes.