Even if they don’t have much themselves, many people develop their own special method to help make the world a better place. Men, women, and children from all over the world find ways they can donate their time or money, or simply brighten someone’s day. The ways in which people demonstrate this generosity are varied, from making sure a hungry soul has a hot meal, to caring for a four-legged friend, to simply donating a few minutes of their time to help someone cross the street. No matter how small the gesture, every bit counts in making the world a better place.
The desire and ability to help out even the most distant of strangers with no thought of ourselves is something that makes us humans unique. We know that no matter how different we may look on the outside, on the inside we all want to feel safe and loved, we want a good meal when we are hungry, and we want to have someone we trust around to care for us when we are sad. This knowledge can go a long way in connecting us with people we may never have noticed before.
With this in mind, many people are quick to help out those in need. These do-gooders are not looking for reward or recognition. In fact, many of them perform such acts anonymously in order to keep the attention on the other person. But when others see these good souls perform such acts of kindness, it can be an important lesson, teaching others to be better people as well.
Occasionally, such good deeds are even caught on camera, and when this happens, news of these moments of kindness spreads even further. These stories, and the photographs that capture them in real time, can bring a tear to the eyes of even the most cynical. And after hearing all of these tales of unselfish goodness and seeing the images of people helping others, our hope for the future of humankind has been restored.