9 Kind Pieces of News That Can Melt Your Heart
When everything is going wrong and you feel that the daily news of the world is just getting worse, it’s important to remember that there are people who seem to be able to rise above and save it.
We at Bright Side admire those who are altruistic and who can’t turn a blind eye when they see others in trouble.
A homeless man sells limes to feed stray animals.
Every day this man comes to the streets of Thailand and sells limes to buy food for stray cats. The man whose name is Loong Dum doesn’t eat in order to feed animals. “I’m OK with skipping meals but the cats are hoping to get fed and I can’t disappoint them,” admits the homeless man.
When his story made it to the internet, people started to help him to feed the animals and he is extremely happy about it.
A teacher let his pupil shave his head in solidarity.
11-year-old Jackson Johnson said goodbye to his hair to support his beloved granddad who was fighting cancer. However, he started to get teased by his classmates and felt very upset about it and that’s when his teacher had a good idea. He let Jackson shave his head in front of the entire class to stand in solidarity with him. What a supportive example!
People collected money to give a home to a homeless guy who helped save the wounded during the terrorist attack in Manchester.
After a terrorist attack in Manchester, a homeless guy named Steve Jones became a real hero and a celebrity. He was sleeping not far from the arena where the tragedy took place and having heard the explosion, he instantly rushed to the scene. Steve started to help the wounded without any hesitation. “Homeless people also have a heart,” Jones said later.
Impressed with the deed, people started to collect money for Steve via a crowdfunding platform to help him pay for his housing.
A barber finished a haircut for an autistic boy despite many difficulties.
16-year-old Evan O’Dwyer who suffers from autism was sitting in a barber chair getting a haircut when he suddenly felt uncomfortable. The boy instantly stood up and ran to their family van — it’s the place where he always feels safe.
Afterward, his barber Donncha O’Connell impressed people on the internet. He calmly stood up, collected his tools, and went to Evan’s van where he finished the haircut with the help of the boy’s brother. Because of this, Evan was able to leave the haircut completely calm.
A successful programmer is happy saving dogs that no one wants.
Despite having a luxury life, the founder of an IT company in India, Rakesh Shukla, has never felt really happy. Everything changed in 2009 when he first brought a wounded dog to his house. Since then, Shukla started to take in every stray and wounded dog he met. When the number of animals increased, the programmer bought land and a farm so that the dogs could have enough space to roam around.
Today, the man has more than 700 dogs and 10 employees working on the farm. Rakesh is called the “Dog Father” and it’s true. “I’m the last stop for these dogs. They are no longer cute and cuddly. Many are sick and no longer wanted,” says Rakesh.
A garbage collector created a library from discarded books.
Some people rescue animals, other people rescue those who are in trouble, while this garbage collector from Colombia, José Alberto Gutiérrez, rescues books. 20 years ago the man found the discarded book, “Anna Karenina” by Tolstoy, in a garbage bin and kept it. Since that time, Gutiérrez collected about 25,000 discarded books in his free library. People in the city call him " Lord of the Books."
A boy has grew his hair for 2 years to make a wig for his friend.
Gabby got sick with alopecia at the age of 4. Since then she’s always worn a wig because she felt extremely shy about her condition. Then she met Tyler, her new friend who asked Gabby’s mother, “What can I do for my friend?”
When Tyler realized that Gabby can’t grow hair, he decided to do it for her. It took him 2 years to grow the hair necessary to make a wig — 10 inches. The adults in their lives were absolutely impressed with the fact that this young boy did such an adult deed.
A woman lost 40 pounds to be able to donate her kidney to a friend.
A 32-year-old Rebekah Ceidro weighed 200 lbs when she learned that her friend and ex-colleague needed a kidney transplant. Rebekah instantly offered hers without any hesitations. Fortunately, she could be a donor but she was 17 pounds overweight according to the requirements for performing this operation.
So Rebekah acted instantly — she changed her lifestyle and started to jog. In less than a year, she lost 40 pounds and was able to help her friend.
A piano man rescues stray cats.
Sarper Duman, a piano man from Istanbul, rescued 9 homeless cats, some of them old and wounded.
These animals are infinitely grateful to their savior and prefer to spend all their time next to him. Today, they are the most faithful fans of the musician’s art. Sometimes they even try playing music by themselves like in the video below, for example.
Italy adopted a law banning animals in circuses.
Which of these acts of kindness impressed you the most? Please tell us about it in the comments!
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