Since we're still breathing after some of the most grueling months in most of our lives, let's go through 24 heartwarming reminders that this world isn't as hopeless as 2020 would have us believe.
As the end of this largely miserable year slowly draws near, we could all use a little hope-reviving reminder that the world isn't as dark as it often seems. No matter how glum and hopeless the times, the inhabitants of this planet always find a way to bring a little bit of light and warmth into it. The little joys in life — like mother nature's wondrous creations, an unexpected gift or loving gesture from someone special, a child's smile, birds singing, watching someone helping a fellow human being or someone taking pride in their hard-earned achievements — at the end of the day, this is what being alive is all about.
And since we're still breathing after some of the most grueling months in most of our lives, let's go through 24 heartwarming reminders that this world isn't as hopeless as 2020 would have us believe.
This little boy gave up his seat to a lady who entered the train w/ a stroller & baby— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) January 23, 2020
Then 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
Found a YouTube channel of this guy who's Dad walked out on him when he was 12.— Bruce Wayne | The Wizard (@FaisalTreShah) May 17, 2020
Now a dad to two (adult) kids himself, he's made a YouTube Channel called "Dad, How Do I?" - where he makes maintenance videos for people with no Dads.
His channel: https://t.co/HCx6KeYdW7 pic.twitter.com/4D6lfu0yLs
My uncle didn’t go to school so I am teaching him how to write and he wrote the names of his grandkids for the first time. 🥺 pic.twitter.com/Wer5Y6vG0u— Kennya 🏳️🌈 (@kennya_ramos) March 17, 2020
Today I found out through Facebook that the overnight security guard at my work knits boots and mittens for premature babies at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. He also posts them worldwide. MY HEART 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/LG9VnErUlk— 𝕷𝖆𝖚𝖗𝖊𝖓 🖤 (@_laurennewsome) October 1, 2019
I’m moving tomorrow and the old black lady the lives next to me just said “I’m going to miss you. I used to stay up every night when you would go out with your friends and I wouldn’t go to sleep until i heard your door close and i knew you made it home safe “ 😭😭😭— Stacey Marie (@Thatgirl_Stacey) June 22, 2019
I was born addicted to heroin, my dad was killed when I was 3, and I tried to kill myself when I was 11 and again when I was 16.— no cops allowed (@huskerdu_rag) May 15, 2020
Somehow I’m alive and graduated with a 3.8, honors, and a semester early 🥰
Lemme flex today pic.twitter.com/dhYTHXI3lR
My kid is gaming with friends so I brought him a snack and he says, "Thanks, Love you" then laughter erupts on the headset and he goes, "What? You don't love your mothers? I'm sad for you." so if you need me I'll just be over here sobbing into my worlds best mom ribbon.— Ashley Willis (McNamara) (@ashleymcnamara) April 19, 2019
In Mexico, school was cancelled because of the pandemic.— Akki (@akkitwts) August 6, 2020
This teacher turned her pickup truck into a portable classroom.
She drives two hours a day to teach children with autism who don't have books or access to the internet.
Thank you everyone for all of the love. I’m totally overwhelmed 😊— honeybunny (@katyhelend) January 31, 2020
overheard a teenage boy buying a Valentine's card that said 'we are the same kind of weird'. shop assistant said 'is this for your girlfriend?' and he said 'no, it's for my grandma'— Deirdre (@figgled) February 13, 2020
Eid Mubarak all✨— Abdirahim Saeed (@AbdirahimS) May 24, 2020
Especially to this Ikea branch in Germany.
Local Muslims asked if they can use the car park for prayers in order to maintain distancing per regulations. And Ikea said yes pic.twitter.com/6EDLmjkY9I
Couldn’t be prouder of my dad. At the Wales vs Italy match he had a spare ticket and met a homeless man on the street who he gave the ticket to... made this mans year and said it was the nicest thing anyone has ever done for him! The smile says it all 🥰 pic.twitter.com/0JibbIDJak— Natassja Morgan 🧜🏼♀️ (@TashyMorgan) February 7, 2020
my mom is my role model.— Annadote 💊 (@AnnaKhadejah) September 20, 2019
her student couldn’t find a babysitter today & being the true African mother that she is, taught a THREE hour class with the baby on her back & fed him.
I’m so blessed to be raised by a woman who loves the world as much as her own children. pic.twitter.com/6yuynJhuPw
My daughter went to babysit for a new client. Single mom. Almost no furniture. Water is turned off. Instead of leaving, my daughter said she'd watch the kids for free and texted me: "Dad, can we get her water turned on?" Yes, we can. I love that kid— Sometimes clever (@FrozenChaps) March 28, 2020
We have just had our patio done and my 6yo has loved going out and helping the builder, so it made his day to receive this. What an example of kindness 😊 pic.twitter.com/Wq39TU4uwL— Steph Kemp (@steph_heathcote) July 27, 2020
I gave a little kid some frozen yogurt today at work, and his mom says “okay, what do you say?” And he looks me dead in the eyes and says “I love you” 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— a plate of bamya (@NourAbadiii) July 22, 2020