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28 Photos Proving We Can Still Believe in People

Saying something nice to people just to make them feel good, teaming up with a street musician, or helping someone in need without thinking — are all things people do out of kindness. The people from our compilation know a lot of ways to make the world a better place. And it definitely doesn’t take any superpowers or a magic wand.

Here at Bright Side, we know how valuable and important kindness and sincerity are, so we decided to show you these 28 photos that are full of both these things.

“This kid was desperately trying and failing to do it himself. A fellow passenger asked if he needed help.”

“I live in Bolivia and every morning this woman feeds all the stray dogs in the park.”

“At Nara, Japan this morning in the rain — saw this kid sharing his umbrella with a deer. It melted my heart.”

A cardiac surgeon comforts a weeping 2-year-old girl by playing cartoons before her surgery.

“My coworker is from Guatemala and today is his birthday but he has no family here. So you know I had to make his day!”

“This is Mr. Renfro. He’s been my bus driver for 8 years; from 5th grade until now. He drove all of my siblings for over 20 years and has the kindest heart. He’s retiring from driving since I’m graduating. I told him I loved him today and gave him my final goodbye.”

A teacher decided to give students breakfast before their exam.

“Japan went down to a 94-minute goal... and STILL the fans stayed behind after the final whistle to collect rubbish and clean the stadium.”

“Found this guy on the side of the road at work. Picked him up and gave him a lift to the vet.”

“They stand on this corner all day once a week with these signs just because.”

“An anonymous stranger left this angel statue by my grandma’s flowers in her front yard. I haven’t seen her this happy since my grandpa was alive!”

“The older man was playing his flute for money by the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, then the younger guy walked up and pulled a flute out of his coat and joined him (who carries a flute?). It was sweet and the older man earned a lot more money after that.”

“I left some chocolate in a hotel with a note saying, ’That’s for you, have a great day.’ This is what I got in return.”

“Every morning, this kid helps a blind deer find some food.”

“This shop offers free bottled water due to the extreme heat in St. Louis. Good job humans!”

“My girlfriend saw this in a bar’s bathroom — I can imagine it’s saved some disasters!”

“A lady met a random cat and a beautiful encounter ensued.”

This math professor helps random people who want to learn math for free.

“Free math classes”.

A mail box being used as a bird’s nest

“I helped this guy out yesterday.”

Street dogs and people waiting together for the storm to pass during heavy rain and floods in Istanbul

“Snuck a photo of my fiancé after a visibly confused grandpa asked her for help choosing pads for his granddaughter.”

“A guy handed me his valid train ticket as I passed on the escalator to the trains.”

This old man is donating tennis balls to the local pound!

“Rather than cutting the tree root, he built the railing around it.”

“Thank you for loving me no matter what size I was.”

“This guy set up a tent in NYC and gave people blank pieces of paper to write a story. The results were amazing.”

“Pippa the dog comes out for the daily delivery but there’s no mail for her to collect.”

Dear readers, we’re interested in you! Tell us about yourself. Maybe you volunteer in a retirement home, or used to live in Bangladesh, or work in a Michelin-star restaurant in Paris. We’d love to hear all your stories, so please share them with us. Write to with the header, “My Story”.

Preview photo credit laura6319 / imgur, gutsd / imgur
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