Does the world feel rather bleak and hopeless these days to you? These heartwarming and inspiring posts might just be the fix you need.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on February 16, 2022. It has since been updated.
The last couple of years has left us all feeling emotionally and physically drained to the point where many of us wake up every day with an overwhelming sense of hopelessness clouding our thoughts. Checking our phones only makes things worse as social media platforms relentlessly chip away at our self-esteem while simultaneously throwing the most disturbing news from around the world at us. In case you need some reminders of the good still left in the world to break out of this vicious cycle or would like to brighten someone else's day, these 24 wholesome and inspiring posts might just be the answer:
my sister died yesterday. can’t explain how much i appreciate my english prof’s compassion rn pic.twitter.com/g82hohKyv7— alyssa (@actualdavidrose) September 29, 2020
Omg— Harris Foster (@HarrisFoster) January 12, 2022
My 94 year old grandpa just called me for the first time on FaceTime tonight
We talked for a bit and said goodbye, and he thought he hung up but he didn’t. I stayed on the line for a bit and I could hear him in the room laughing “ohooohooo that was so much fun”
My son’s drawing of ‘safe.’ pic.twitter.com/fnSQQHUbPg— E O Higgins (@eohiggins) November 22, 2021
One year ago, 2,200 children (including my son) volunteered for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials, a two-year monitoring commitment. Their actions took ONE YEAR off vaccine production time; without it, no children would be vaccinated now.— Christine Brandt (@LavishTantrums) January 8, 2022
Proud of you, son. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/QBIO0XklZF
UPLIFTING STORY ALERT: Lamont Thomas fostered, then adopted these five siblings under the age of six to make sure they wouldn’t be split up. As a single parent, he has fostered or adopted nearly 40 kids over the years. It’s people like him who make America great. pic.twitter.com/VmoPobpVfX— Kian Salehizadeh (@slhzdh) November 3, 2019
This man had to give up his dog to the Humane Society due to undergoing a lengthy hospital stay. One of the nurses found out and immediately went to the shelter to adopt his dog. She brings him to visit daily and will return him as soon as the man is well enough to go home pic.twitter.com/7lVJnqkIgi— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) December 29, 2021
Lots of hoops to jump through and limitations on where he can go, but having a dad who wants to know what his son does and is proud of me is the greatest gift I could ask for! #MerryChristmas— Dr. Ray MD, FAAP, FASN (@DrRayMD) December 25, 2021