These unexpected acts of empathy and kindness bring the biggest smile to one's face even on the darkest of days.
Helping someone doesn't always mean doing a grand gesture of kindness or generosity. Sometimes it could be as simple as gifting some flowers to someone who's going through a bad time or volunteering to help a stranger who's struggling to get something done. As effortless and easy as it may seem, it is these unexpected acts of empathy and kindness that bring the biggest smile to one's face even on the darkest of days.
While we may not see or notice such acts often in our everyday lives, the internet loves to document such instances of humans at their best. Here are 20 instances of people going out of their way to make someone's day just a little easier:
Love What Matters— Maria Mollenkopf #NOREDORBLUEWILLDO (@molmar54) July 19, 2021
"A couple of months ago, an elderly lady asked me to walk her home because she was scared she was going to slip on the ice. We've become friends and now I walk her home almost every day."
Photo courtesy of Carl Manley#LoveWhatMatters pic.twitter.com/0dgjOSSP3N
This little boy gave up his seat to a lady who entered the train w/ a stroller & babyThen as he is standing, his mom falls asleep w/ her head on the bare railing. He takes her bags & carries them. Then, puts his hand in between her head & railing so she can use it as a pillow😭 pic.twitter.com/6kZiQqVHwn— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) January 23, 2020
Student came to class today with his child due to no babysitter or anybody to watch her while he was in class. My professor NATHAN ALEXANDER said “I’ll hold her so you can take good notes!” #HBCU #morehouse #Respect pic.twitter.com/oogIqetseS— TheOriginal™ (@Original_Vaughn) March 1, 2019
After A Woman Was Taken To The Hospital With Hypoglycemia, Two Policemen Stayed To Prepare Dinner For The Five Kids Who Were Still In The House And Did The Dishes pic.twitter.com/SlxzitdIp2— SallyB🌊🌊 (@Sally33755) November 28, 2022
I’m out having dinner and this woman outside was being blinded by the sunset so her date propped a menu behind his head, on the collar of his shirt, to block the sun from her eyes and I AM SOBBING 😭 pic.twitter.com/Pj4nuSTLtQ— eco sister (@hiitaylorblake) April 17, 2019