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Random Gestures of Kindness And Compassion

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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:23 PM

The world isn't always fair. In fact, there are many, many times when it's unfair and it feels like other people are out to get you. That's why it's important to remember the positive parts of life when you can. Take, for example, these random acts of kindness. Complete strangers helped each other out for no reason other than to be good people. This is the sort of kindness that really renews your faith in the world and other people. As you scroll through these, it'll become very clear that the world isn't the bad place some people try to make it out to be...

A very fitting quote, one that I couldn't have said better myself, from a website that compiled more than a hundred pictures of people being kind to one another.

With all the news, the media, the movies, that speaks of dystopia and people always doing wrong, we often forget that there are people out there who remainded kind and compassionate, and take a moment out of their lives to help others.

This thread is a collection of gestures of random kindness and compassion that people ou there still give to their fellow humans.

Let us be inspired by the pictures below, and spread further in our society these gestures.


Who said neighbours were annoying?

#1: A neighbour brought two 2014 World Series tickets for his fellow neighbour:

#2: Heavy rain fell on a day when someone left his car's window open; his/her neighbour noticed and covered the opened window to keep dry the inside of the car:

Or that strangers always meant you harm?

#3: A stranger noticed that a car's trunk was opened, with its content exposed, and closed it, urging in a note to its owner to check if anything was missing:

#4: A stranger overheard another person's desperate need for tires, and set out to help that desperate person:

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:28 PM
Some nice examples there. on the few occasions people have randomly been kind to me, i've been left with a desire to pass it on, I think that's important.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:35 PM
Some touching examples of business and miscellaneous workers helping out their fellow (and poor) clients

#5: An 82 year-old barber takes care of the homeless's need for a shave. No money required, all they have to do is hug him:

#6: A mailman puts encouraging notes in the mailboxes:

#7: If someone poor is in need of a clean suit for a job interview, a dry-cleaning business will clean it free of charge:

#8: This book store understood that for many poor people, reading is now a luxury; its owner decided otherwise, to give everyone a chance to read:

#9: Wherever it is, this Subway dared doing something not many franchises seem to be willing to do: give free meals to the homeless:

Sport is often associated with winning at absolute cost; not with these sport competitors and athletes.

#10: A talented weight champion give up his career to donate bone marrow to a stranger with leukemia:

#11: A Spanish competitior stops racing to encourage and cheer up his opponent:

#12: This competitor slowed down to help her disabled opponent drink:

#13: Between winning or helping, this competitor chose the latter and helped her injured opponent cross the finish line:

Recent news may try to tell us otherwise, but not all cops are evil

#14: When the day care center got closed for a day, a cop kindly brought lunches for all the homeless (20):

#15: During a cold day, this cop brought warm boots for a homeless:

#16: After pizza deliverer got involved in a collision, these two cops delivered themselves the pizza:

Its good to know people will help out an animal anytime they can, even to great measures; hope we can do the same with fellow humans

#17: Two Irishman saved a sheep from drowning:

#18: The slow pace of a turtle is well known; glad to see it got some help to cross a busy street:

#19: Even adept fans of bodybuilding have a soft heart when it comes to helpless dolphins:

#20: A soldier has taken into his care a very adorable baby rabbit:

#21: No human is too small to help a drowning dog get to the shore:

And various touching gestures from across the world, from different people. Never judge too rashly of anyone: humanity is quite capable of kindness, unlike what we're told.

#22: Struggled to find flowers for your loved one on Valentine, and found yourself too poor to buy any decent ones? Not to worry: here's one who thought about that:

#23: A man helps out an elderly woman climb down the stairs:

#24: A worker brought two lunches during her break, and gave a few moments of company to a street vendor:

#25: During Katrina, a couple found themselves with a newborn baby, in the midst of damages; a kind stranger gave them directly much needed money:

#26: A crowd gathers to lift a subway train to free a person who fell under it:

#27: A woman lost her diamond ring, and a homeless found it. Instead of keeping it for himself, he searched for this woman and gave her back her ring. In return, she devoted part of her incomes to a charity for the homeless:

#28: A man who was given an old refrigerator found 5,000$ in a compartment; he sought its original owner, and gave her back the money:

#29: A man on a train saw a homeless without shoes, so upon disembarking, gave him his:

#30: A tourist gave a young and poor child his sandals; needless to say the child was touched:

#31: A child had the idea to put a refrigerator in the street, so that food could be stored for the homeless. Now why aren't those ideas more often applied everywhere?

#32: A kind stranger protected a woman in a wheelchair against the pouring rain:

There is plenty more pictures, over an hundred, in this website,, where I have found those above.

Another 100 pictures to show that contrary to modern pessimistic belief, humanity has still retained compassion and kindness, even in people that have lost everything and could have personally gained from not doing the right ting.

Many ask me why I still retain the naive hope that people aren't evil in nature. Because I see these pictures, and plenty more, that shows me humanity is kind. Stories of unexpected gestures, from all around the world. I hope after seeing these pictures that you will also retain that hope, no matter how slim it seem in the midst of all the bad news.
And further more, I hope it will help spread that kindness and compassion we witness in those pictures.

Have a very nice weekend!


posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:37 PM
a reply to: valiant

There is another whole post of more touching pictures below your post.
My heart was touched upon seeing people were still nice to one another, and I'm glad people have been so to you too.

It gives me hope that we're not as evil as we're lead to believe.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:37 PM
a reply to: Yavanna
Random acts of kindness, are always great!!!!

I like reading good news every once in a while

Doom porn gets tiresome sometimes

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:41 PM

originally posted by: johnwick
a reply to: Yavanna
Random acts of kindness, are always great!!!!

I like reading good news every once in a while

Doom porn gets tiresome sometimes

I 100% agree with you there. News should concentrate on the good in people also; might help people to understand being good instead of always get exposed to doom and despair.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:43 PM
a reply to: Yavanna

I've just been looking through, it does fill you with hope doesn't it? so often we see the bad side, it's nice to see things like this for a change.

We can be better, we just have to try!

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:52 PM
a reply to: valiant

Indeed. That's what I always tried to believe, with a foolish and naive hope.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:56 PM
a reply to: Yavanna

Hey, as long as there are people like us and the people in your post, there's always hope

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 02:57 PM
a reply to: valiant

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 03:01 PM
Awesome tread!
If you look up thunder bay random acts of kindness on facebook, you will see a page that a friend and me put together. We encourge citizens of our city to commit RAK - random acts of kindness.

We had a bunch of business cards made up to use as something to pay it forward with your RAK.
Example, i pulled up to the tim hortons coffee drive thru today paid for my coffee and gave the teller a $20 and 8 random acts of kindness cards. I told her to pay for the next few customers coffees with that 20 and give each of them a card as well, hoping that they will in turn do something kind for someone and pass the card to them. A constant pay it forward.
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posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:27 PM
a reply to: Macenroe82

Hey, that is actually a very good idea.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 04:48 PM
a reply to: swanne

Thanks! Its really taken off here. It has been mentioned on the news multiple times. Over the past year we have really set the tune in our city for our citizens to help out each other when ever possible.

Some of the storys of RAK on our FB page really hit home. Its great seeing people act human again.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 07:17 PM

He will say he was just doing his job,mbut he went above and beyond for this child he rescued

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 07:41 PM
So beautiful.

Thank you.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 08:10 PM
a reply to: Macenroe82

That is an incredibly amazing idea! I think that's a great initiative, and I'm very happy that it actually works! It gives definitively more hope in our world.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 08:11 PM
a reply to: Macenroe82

That was very sweet on his part. It may indeed feel for him like part of the job, but I bet there isn't alot of firefighters that actually do take the time.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 08:12 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

My pleasure. Upon seeing them, I just had to share them. I see so much hate nowadays on ATS, I thought it was time for a light-hearted subject.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 09:14 PM
Well this is a wonderful thread to end the day on.

Thanks and peace.

posted on Sep, 11 2015 @ 09:19 PM

originally posted by: Yavanna

I had a similar encounter once but it was a person instead of a dog...

Years ago I was bicycling along one of the many bike trails in LA similar to the one in your picture.

I saw what appeared to be a homeless man trying to climb out of the canal but it was too slippery and too steep.

There were some kids mocking him because he was stuck.

After I finished helping the man out of the river I climbed back on my bike and the tangible presence of God overwhelmed me.

The experience was so profound that I immediately began to wonder if that were actually an angel in disguise.

Below is a video that talks about this as well:

Why are you here? To choose love. You are made for the uncreated One. And the one thing He wants from you is your voluntary love. He wants you to stand without offense, and He wants you to stand in the knowledge of Him, in voluntary love. And one of the number one ways that voluntary love is expressed is through pouring out your life for your brothers and your sisters.

It is a violent, a Violent reaction when you go against the current of the age,and you say, “I will not live for myself, I will not live pursuing my own way, I will not built my own kingdom, I will not go my own way, but I will choose to go low, in humility. I will serve my brother, I will serve my sister, I will lift them up making them greater then I. Knowing in the age to come I am storing up riches, upon riches, upon riches, which in just a moment I will see.

This is it… lay down your life, lay down your life, lay down your life, and you will enter into such a divine romance, you will enter into the power of God like you have not known. But only when He can trust you. When He can trust you is when you are walking in true humility. When we are walking as He walked in this life, not of this world. My heart is set on a pilgrimage. Not clinging to things, not grasping after the wind, not of this world. Walking steadfast day by day by day, abiding in love doing what He has commanded. Living an expression of His heart in this age.

Eternity Speaking /////// Eternity - YouTube ////// MP3

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