Your choices can make a change. Choose kindness.
In our day and age, wars, conflict and political strife are all too common. Because of this, sometimes it is hard to feel goodwill and offer help to those who need it. However, even the smallest acts of kindness can make us feel more positive emotions than anything else in the world.
The life-saving rescue
Seventeen years ago, firefighter Mike Hughes rescued nine-month-old Danielle Davison from a fire that engulfed her house. When the girl was graduating from high school, she asked her savior to come to the ceremony. In a moving speech, she said: “The fact that Mike is here today, at this ceremony, is very important for me. I don’t know really how to describe it, these are happy tears in my eyes which come from realizing how things could have gone wrong. I would not be here if not for you.”
The birthday gift
A six-year-old autistic boy, Glenn Buratti, wanted to celebrate his birthday, but not a single person showed up to the party. His mom wrote about it on Facebook, and in a few hours, dozens of policeman and firefighters came to congratulate the boy.
The guy who asked everybody to help an old man
Railroad track inspector Josh Cyganik overheard two teens making fun of 75-year-old Leonard Bullock’s house and could not just sit by and listen. Josh used Facebook to find volunteers who would be willing to help paint the outside of the old man’s house. More than 95 people replied to Josh’s call for help!
The photo that changed this little homeless boy’s life
Joyce Gilos Torrefranca of Mandaue, the Philippines saw this little boy and took a picture of him. He was doing his homework outside by the light of a McDonald’s restaurant. The young woman posted the picture on social media and soon people started sending contributions to help the boy out. He has even received a scholarship and the support of Filipino politicians.