Today’s news headlines are always full of crime, hatred and killings. It is staggering how hatred fuels even more hatred, and all we see on TV are people screaming and hurting at each other. And yet, there are some good Samaritans out there — people who go out of their way to help complete strangers. It is enlightening to know, but at the same time sad to realize that these stories do not get enough press. It’s good to be reminded that there are still good people out there, who help others even if their good deeds go unsung. Here are the 10 individuals that will help restore your faith in humanity.
A fire occurred in the October 2015, where a complete stranger ran fearlessly into a burning home in Springfield, Tennessee to save the family’s pet dog.
Neither the couple or their four children were at home at the time of the fire, except for the family pet dog.
The neighbors called 911 when they saw a total stranger leap into action. The hero was actually an off-duty Springfield firefighter named Tim Tawater who was driving along when he noticed the burning house. ‘I do this for a living,’ and runs in without second thoughts.
A photo of a man holding the hand towards a special needs person on a bus in Ontario, Canada has gone viral.
The young man was 21-year-old Godfrey Cuotto, where he was stopped by fellow passenger Robert, who has cerebral palsy. He is also deaf. “He kept holding my hand.” Godfrey said. “I thought I was getting pranked at first, but he just needed comfort.”
Godfrey held the man’s hand for his entire 30 minute ride on the bus. The man also leaned on him, hugged him, and kissed his hands until the end of his ride. “Sometimes you just have to be selfless, put someone else’s need above yours.” Godfrey shares that Robert’s family has since contacted him and thanked him for his good actions.