“To the person going through our trash for your next meal: You are a human being and worth more than a meal from a dumpster. Please come inside during operating hours for a classic Pb&j, fresh veggies, and a cup of water no charge. No questions asked. – Your friend, the owner.” (click to embiggen)
There are tumblr posts that come through my dashboard that make me proud to be a human. These images came from one.
“An elderly man in my neighborhood had a heart attack while shoveling his driveway. Paramedics took him to the hospital, then return to finish shoveling his driveway for him.”
Once again, I had another post I meant to finish, but passing on a bit of uplifting news seemed a better use of my time and bandwidth.
“As I stood in line at the REDACTED public library, I watched as a clerk told a little girl she couldn’t check out a book because she owed a $0.29 fine—then I watched as a teenage boy behind her dig in his pocket for some change to pay it for her. And then I felt better about the world.”
I hope where ever you are, that you have at least a few moments to lift your mood. We all need little reminders that good things happen in the world, too. And sometimes the smallest kindness makes the biggest improvement in another person’s day.