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This is Why The World is Wonderful

These are the things which restore my faith in humanity. When I see something like this, my first thought is: Thank you God, there is hope!

The parents who made their son’s wheelchair into the best Halloween costume ever.

The terminally ill man who loves receiving mail… and got more than he ever expected.

Scott Widak has Down syndrome and suffers from liver disease, and he loves receiving mail. His nephew Sean posted his P.O. Box on Reddit and the site’s users responded with hundreds of letters, packages, and gifts.

A kind stranger who stopped a day from being ruined.

The doctor who offered free medical care after Hurricane Sandy.

And the people that helped out any way that they could.

Hospital employees make a human chain passing containers of fuel up 13 flights of stairs to the backup generator at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.

The older couple who saw themselves in two young parents.

This Libyan child who doesn’t believe in hate.

The parents who tattooed insulin pumps on their bellies so their diabetic son wouldn’t feel “different”.

The police officer who bought shoes for a barefoot homeless man.

Jennifer Foster was visiting Times Square on Nov. 14 when she snapped the heartwarming moment. Here’s her account of what happened:

“Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching*. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”

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