This is why I love humanity …

I saw these on Buzz Feed – here

26 moments that restored our faith in humanity this year

1. The parents who made their son’s wheelchair into the best Halloween costume ever

2. The terminally ill man who loves receiving mail… and got more than he ever expected
Scott Widak has Down syndrome and suffers from liver disease, and he loves receiving mail. His nephew Sean posted his P.O. Box on Reddit and the site’s users responded with hundreds of letters, packages, and gifts.



3. A kind stranger who stopped a day from being ruined



4. The doctor who offered free medical care after Hurricane Sandy


5. And the people that helped out any way that they could


Via: reddit.comVia: @andjustice4someHospital employees make a human chain passing containers of fuel up 13 flights of stairs to the backup generator at Bellevue Hospital in New York City


6. The older couple who saw themselves in two young parents

7. This Libyan child who doesn’t believe in hate

8. The parents who tattooed insulin pumps on their bellies so their diabetic son wouldn’t feel “different”

9. The police officer who bought shoes for a barefoot homeless man

Jennifer Foster was visiting Times Square on Nov. 14 when she snapped the heartwarming moment. Here’s her account of what happened:

“Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching*. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.


10. And the police officers who made blind 13-year-old Gage Hancock-Stevens’ dream of being a cop come true



They even gave him a cake


11. The Michigan soccer team who gave their team manager with Downs syndrome an opportunity to start
Source: Courtney Sacco  /  via: annarbor.comSource: Courtney Sacco  /  via: annarbor.comSource: Courtney Sacco  /  via:

12. The Texas A&M students that blocked Westboro Baptist Church protesters with a human wall
When students heard that Westboro Baptist Church planned on protesting the funeral of a soldier, they formed a human barricade around the funeral service to block them out.

13. And this brave kid who stood up against hate
Via: facebook.comVia:

14. The woman who kept a homeless man dry during a downpour

15. The Disney security guard who is amazing at his job

16. The Icelandic heroes who rescued sheep during a major snowstorm


17. The quick-thinking little girl who saved her mom’s life by slapping her with a piece of pizza


18. The young girl who loves her dog unconditionally
Source:  /  via:

19. The famous rugby player who visited his biggest fan in the hospital

20. The bros who worked together to save a cat

21. The community that came together to make Caine’s dream a reality
You can watch the full story here.

22. The football star who gives children in need a shopping spree each year
This is a receipt for $19,000 in toys.

23. The man who comforts the old dog that saved his life
When John Unger had suicidal thoughts after a breakup, it was his dog Shoep who brought him back from the brink. This photograph shows Unger cradling his friend in lake Superior to soothe the dog’s arthritis.

Source:  /  via:

24. These candidates for parents of the year

25. The amazing couple who stuck together through unbelievable odds

26. And every single time anything like this happened.

There really is humanity in this world. As the year comes to a close, don’t just remember the bad times, remember the good as well. Don’t just remember the bad people, remember the good as well. Don’t just remember the bad decisions, remember the good as well. Don’t just remember the bad, revel in the good.

Have a good Christmas and a happy new year.

86 thoughts on “This is why I love humanity …

  1. Reblogged this on Views from the Hill and commented:
    I’ve been feeling a bit down over the human condition of late, and all the hatred, personal attacks and pain many are feeling just getting through the day. This was incredibly inspiring to me. I hope it is to you, also. Happy New Year.

  2. Thank you so much for putting this together. It made my day. I’ve been feeling pretty down about the human condition of late, all the hatred and personal attacks and fear. Now I feel a bit better. Best to you and yours and have a very happy New Year!

    • Thank you. There are good people in the world, it’s unfortunate that they are not reported about enough. It would be nice if the news did less about death and more about the people who help others.

      Thank you for reblogging

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  4. Reblogged this on Randall Dean Scott and commented:
    I don’t get into the cheesy bits but you’ll see right off, this is far from cheese. This increases my hope for humanity which is not an easy task.

  5. Beautiful. Brought a tear to my eye. There are more decent people in this world than nasty. We really need to stand up and take our world back and stop celebrating evil from our computer games on up!

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  7. Reblogged this on A Dog With Fleas and commented:
    My friend Alastair made this beautiful, inspiring and poignant post!! Think we all need to realize, after so much sadness the past couple days, that this world is filled with wonderful people! A definite must read!

    • Thank you so much for sharing this. I copied it from a website – the link is at the top – but felt that people needed to see this in its entirety. I just added the bit on the end.

  8. This is such an inspring post and much needed!! You did such a wonderful job of boosting spirits by this for people who need some hope that there is good people in the world.

    I am going to reblog this……to poignant not to share!!

    • Thanks Rachel. I found this on a website and felt that people needed to see it. Had it been anything other than the last couple of days, I would probably have just put the link there. But I felt replicating it completely would be better

  9. It’s 11.30pm and I thought I would check some posts before retiring:) what a brilliant beautiful heart filled post. I feel happy and filled with love, thank you! *huge bear hug* …..Night, Paula x

  10. I’m in tears Alastair! Beautiful post, yes, people are good most of the time. Thanks, I needed this after the news of the school shootings.

    • That was one of the reasons I decided to put it on today.

      I didn’t just want to put a link to it and leave it as most of the time, people don’t follow the links.

  11. Wow Alastair what a post to share with us, I cannot say much as I have tears running down my cheeks……all these wonderful people there is so much kindness and love around! ❤

  12. And the list could go on and on and on. There is so much good in the world. Although our attention today and for many more days will be focused on sad news and tragedy, we should never forget those wonderful acts of kindness and caring that occur and far out number the bad.

    • Exactly. We hear the news like that and everybody goes into “hate” mode – hating humanity. I wanted people to see that not everybody is like that. As you say, the good far outweigh the bad

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