Sometimes, the world can feel a little depressing. What with the incessant political debates, the turmoil in Syria, and the plethora of social issues going on in America, it’s easy for someone to get caught up in all the negativity. But fear not! Often times what you’re exposed to doesn’t best represent the world around you, so I’m here to share a few stories where our fellow man went above and beyond just common decency.
When an older couple was rear ended by a driver traveling at a high rate of speed, the collision trapped them inside their car, which shortly burst into flame. Bystanders from all around rushed from their cars to help. Even when the flames raged and the engine in the rear car exploded, these samaritans broke through the windows and pulled the elderly couple out and to safety, as well as dragging the unconscious man in the other car away, very well saving their lives.
Check out the Washington GoodWill voucher program.
From the link: “Clients may redeem vouchers at any one of our Goodwill stores. Ensure the recipient’s name, date of issue, counselor’s name/agency and phone are filled out on each voucher. Clients possessing incomplete vouchers will not be served.
Recipients must also show a valid photo ID to the store manager before redeeming their vouchers. Please note that this program requires that only 1 (one) voucher per client be distributed at a time.”
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Over 100 beachgoers created a human chain to reach a family of nine who had been swept out to sea by a rip current. One of the family members suffered a massive heartache during the ordeal, but was revived in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
The world isn’t as bad as you may think. Don’t let all the negativity on the television get to you, because there are people out there who are making a difference every single day and being the change they want to see in the world. So go out and join them!