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21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity

7:19 pm - 06/20/2012
1. This picture of Chicago Christians who showed up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church.



... and the reaction from the parade.



2. This story about Japanese senior citizens who volunteered to tackle the nuclear crisis at Fukushima power station so that young people wouldn't have to subject themselves to radiation.



3. This picture of two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep from the ocean.



4. This sign at an awesome bookshop.



5. This poll about what Snooki should name her child.



6. The moment in which this Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line during a track meet.


17-year-old Meghan Vogel was in last place in the 3,200-meter run when she caught up to competitor Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of running past her to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath's arm around her shoulders, carried her 30 meters, and then pushed her over the finish line before crossing it.

7. This exchange between a 3-year-old girl and a shopping center.





8. This note that was handed to a waiter along with a $20 bill by an elderly lady in his restaurant.



9. This sign at an awesome Subway restaurant.



10. This picture of a villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during floods in Cuttack City, India.





11. This sign at an awesome drycleaner's.


Elite Cleaners in Minneapolis helped over 2,000 unemployed workers that couldn't afford dry cleaning. Owner Don Chapman estimated that it cost his company $32,000 dollars.

12. This photograph of a man giving his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro.



13. This picture of a firefighter administering Oxygen to a cat rescued from a house fire.



14. And this one.



15. This interaction between a Guatemalan girl and a tourist she just met.



16. This gesture from a neighbor.



17. These photos of two children collaborating to rescue a dog who had fallen into a ravine.



18. This note on a young family's check.



19. This exchange between a protester and a soldier during a protest in Brazil.



20. These pictures of a man jumping into rough waters to rescue a stranger's Shih Tzu in Melbourne.



Sue Drummond was walking her beloved Shih Tzu, Bibi, on a pier in Melbourne, when a fierce gust of wind picked him up and hurled him into the rough waters of the bay. A passerby, Raden Soemawinata, who happened to be on the pier that day to scatter his grandmother's ashes, wasted no time in stripping down and diving into the bay to rescue the animal.

21. And this photograph of two best friends on a swing.





Source. I recall some of these stories being featured here on _p! Many thanks to everyone who keeps the 'good news' tag alive. I hope this helps everyone make it through their Hump Day :D
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love_etcetera 20th-Jun-2012 11:28 pm (UTC)
such a beautiful post, I teared up a bit
darsynia 21st-Jun-2012 02:18 am (UTC)
I totally did too.
squeeful 20th-Jun-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
Didn't the group from #1 turn out to be frauds? I remember seeing those photos before.
chaya 20th-Jun-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Link?
theoryofwar 20th-Jun-2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Made me tear up a bit
My favourite will always be the Sainsbury one where he writes 27 1/3.
wrestlingdog 21st-Jun-2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
Mine too.
kaelstra 20th-Jun-2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
/happy tears

People risking their lives to save animals always makes me tear up, especially firefighters. I have pyrophobia due to several scary close calls as a child, and I was always so grateful to them for rescuing me. I can't imagine someone going into a burning building just to save a stranger's cat. I wish I could hug them.
wldrose 20th-Jun-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
i had seen the Indian one before but i didnt notice the swimming cat perhaps mother cat in the picture
nutmegdealer 21st-Jun-2012 12:09 am (UTC)
it is the mother. and if you google it, please do not read any of the comments.
hangonego All of my creis.20th-Jun-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
;u;
chaya Re: All of my creis.21st-Jun-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
sarahofcroydon 20th-Jun-2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Oh hey, that's the Subway across from where I work... two appearances by Melbourne in this post! :D
charenton_ 20th-Jun-2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this. I really needed some positivity today!
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
jei_corsair 20th-Jun-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Lovely post from a lovely OP. Thanks for sharing. :)
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
archanglrobriel 20th-Jun-2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Awww, thank you. I really needed that today.
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
julietislimited 20th-Jun-2012 11:45 pm (UTC)
I cried. I don't even care. ;_;
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
ariesathena 20th-Jun-2012 11:51 pm (UTC)
These are fantastic pics.

Although the dry cleaners in #11 isn't in Minneapolis. I drive past that place every day on my way to work and it's definitely Plaza Cleaners in Portland. They've been doing it for at least a few years now and it's very awesome. Just to give credit where it's due. :)
moonbladem 20th-Jun-2012 11:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks for making me cry. Things like this remind me that there are good, kind, decent, wonderful people out there.
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
oceandezignz 20th-Jun-2012 11:58 pm (UTC)
Best. Post. ;u;
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
mollywobbles867 21st-Jun-2012 12:01 am (UTC)
All the animal ones hit me right in the feels.
violetrose 21st-Jun-2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Same.

The last one. I can't tell you how much I love pics of animals and babies snuggling. Oh, and interspecies snuggling, too.
johnjie 21st-Jun-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
Heartwarming :3
grace_om 21st-Jun-2012 12:06 am (UTC)
*blinks back tears*
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
sparkindarkness 21st-Jun-2012 12:07 am (UTC)
*needed this*
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
poetic_pixie_13 21st-Jun-2012 12:13 am (UTC)



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chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
!!
kaowolfie 21st-Jun-2012 12:17 am (UTC)
The last photo of Ms. Drummond made me start bawling. ;_; Pretty sure there's puddles of shocked gratitude leaking from my monitor.
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:13 am (UTC)
executivehpfan 21st-Jun-2012 12:26 am (UTC)
This was such a beautiful post. Thank you, OP. <3

The man giving the homeless girl his shoes did me in.
velvetunicorn 21st-Jun-2012 12:37 am (UTC)
ikr? That in combination with the girl wiping her eyes. My ♥ swelled
mercystars 21st-Jun-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
well my allergies sure seem to act up when i come in here...

*sniffles, wipes away tear*
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:14 am (UTC)
aallinyte 21st-Jun-2012 12:45 am (UTC)
I teared up at this. Thank you.
chaya 21st-Jun-2012 02:16 am (UTC)
I'm really glad that it seemed to have brightened so many days!
crossfire 21st-Jun-2012 12:46 am (UTC)
I made it as far as #11 and idk something in my eye. Because I've been in that situation. And.

And I would be so delighted to get #16. How awesome would that be?
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