25 Awesome Acts Of Kindness To Restore Your Faith In Humanity

The past few weeks have been marked by several tragic, senseless, and heart-breaking events that have shaken our faith in humanity. Within just one month, the United States of America have witnessed several shocking acts of hate aimed at different groups of people. The month of terror began on June 12 when a lone gunman killed 49 people in Orlando, Florida, just because of their different sexual orientation. Then, there were several shameful cases of police violence against African Americans, only to be followed by the tragic death of five Dallas policemen who were killed in just as barbaric and despicable retribution. While all these shocking and heart-breaking events have caused us to have heavy hearts, we at List25 want to believe that humans are better than that. To compensate for all the wrongdoings that have been recently done, we decided to compile a post that will focus on the positive parts of life. To show you that kindhearted people who help each other selflessly are still there, we created this post with 25 Awesome Acts Of Kindness To Restore Your Faith In Humanity. No matter how old, rich, brave, or famous these people were, they are all the living proof that everyone can make a positive impact on others and help make our world a better place to live.


During the WWII, Nicholas Winton, British humanitarian, organized the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from former Czechoslovakia. Winton found homes for the children and arranged for their safe passage to Britain. As courageous and admirable as this act was, it was not until 1988 (almost 50 years later), when the world found out about it.

Nicholas WintonSource and image: en.wikipedia.org

During the 2010 Zheng-Kai Marathon in China, Jacqueline Nyetipei Kiplimo, an elite Kenyan runner, saw a disabled Chinese athlete struggling to drink water. She decided to run with him and aid him through all the water stations. This slowed her time not only costing her first place (she came in second) but also the $10,000 cash prize.

Zheng-Kai MarathonSource and image: stackexchange.com

In August 2006, a skydiving group´s plane crashed near St. Louis, Missouri. Out of the eight people on board, just two survived, including Australian Kimberly Dear. Kimberly only survived thanks to the sacrifice of Robert Cook, a 22-year-old skydiving instructor who voluntarily shielded her body at the moment of the impact, losing his own life in the act.

skydiving planeSource: www.smh.com.au, image: en.wikipedia.org

When Travis Selinka, a 10-year-old boy from Carlsbad, California, lost his hair has after weeks of radiation to treat his brain cancer in 2013, he was very apprehensive about returning to school without hair. However, his classmates at the El Camino Creek Elementary School decided to stand by his side by shaving their heads in a show of support. Travis was blown away by the gesture.

Travis SelinkaSource: thefw.com, image: ktla.com

Shortly after 23 Egyptian Christians were killed in a suicidal bombing by radical Islamists in Cairo in December 2010, a group of random Egyptian Christians joined hands and formed a protective circle surrounding hundreds of Muslims who were vulnerable as they knelt in prayer in order to protect them from potential retributive attacks.

Egyptian ChristiansSource and image: www.dailymail.co.uk

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