Former United States President John F. Kennedy once said,
Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one’s own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others.
Most people in the U.S. think that race relations have gotten worse. Poor race relations are happening at the same time that political differences are at an all-time high. This proves that the U.S. really is a divided nation.
Stop and take a minute, because sometimes it can all seem like too much. Take a break from reading bad news on social media, listening to political pundits, and hearing hateful speech. Hiptoro wants you to remember all the good things that still happen every day and that we can all do a little bit to promote more tolerance. We’ve put together a list of stories about random acts of kindness people have done for their neighbors. We hope it will give you hope in people again. Scroll down, and don’t forget to let us know the ones you like best in the comments section!
A few months ago, an older woman asked me to walk her home because she was afraid of slipping on the ice. We’ve become friends, and now I almost always walk her home.
Anthony Borges is 15 years old. He used his body to hold a classroom door shut, protecting 20 other students inside as the gunman shot through the door and hit him five times. May he get better quickly.
An officer tries to talk a man out of killing himself. The man, who is now a father of two, gives the officer an award at the American Foundation of Suicide after eight years.
There is a group in the area that cuts lawns for free for the elderly, disabled, and single moms. They are here with my grandmother.
She took me in 15 years ago, and no one else makes me as happy as she did. We had a great Christmas. I really love my grandmother.
Children act on how they feel. These two strangers just hugged each other in a fast food place.
A Stranger Helping Out Another Stranger Struggling With His Tie.
A nurse kneels down and gets ready to hug her former patient, who was paralyzed from the waist down.
A 7-year-old boy gives $20 from his piggy bank to help a mosque that was vandalized. He wanted an Apple iPad. He got one.
Here’s My Uber Driver Beni took me to the hospital and has been staying with me since most of my family lives outside of the state.
A man in red asked a stranger on the subway for help with his son’s math homework.
A waiter is helping a disabled woman eat so that her husband can finish his meal. Good Job Good Man!
Sgt. Mike Maroney, a pararescue worker, met up with a girl he saved during Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago.
What makes America great is this.
Every day on their way to school, these boys see this homeless man, so they decided to help him.
Christmas elves give food and gifts to the homeless as a surprise.
Don is the don!
A police officer in Louisville helps a woman who has lost 200 pounds and ran her first 10K to keep going.
A worker at a fast food restaurant helps a customer with a disability.
Over the past year, a 22-year-old man from Harlem became friends with an 81-year-old woman he met while playing Words with Friends. He then went to Florida to meet her for the first time in person.
The man needed a kidney, and he called an old classmate from 50 years ago whom he barely knew.
A non-profit called “100 Suits” gives men who are getting out of prison a new suit and a fresh start.
A Charlotte police officer talks to a teenager with autism and suicidal tendencies.
Kid Was Trying Hard to Do It Himself, but Failed. A lady asked him if he needed help.
Made cookies and took them to a nursing home in the area. This is Mrs. Posey. She is 112 years old, and the nurse said she hasn’t seen anyone in over 3 years.
Faith In Humanity Restored.
On a hot day in Baltimore, this boy gave a police officer a bottle of water.
On Memorial Day, a baseball fan held an umbrella over a JROTC member.
Someone falls asleep on his shoulder, and when he wakes up 12 hours later, the person says, “We’ve all had long days.”
Every day at lunch, this man reads to a man who can’t.
This old man told the waitress at a Waffle House in La Marque, Texas, that his hands weren’t working too well. He was also on oxygen and had a hard time getting enough air. She took his plate right away and began cutting his ham.
NFL Runningback Aaron Jones helped an unknown woman get through the airport when no one else could.
When I go to my gym, this man is always helping this worker with his calculus.
When a guy saw an old lady struggling to carry some things, he stopped and held her bag open for her. It was a small thing, but it really made my day.
My daughter wanted to start a lemonade stand yesterday… When it was 72 degrees outside on a Wednesday. Before these two decided to stop, business was slow. They brightened her day.
The baby’s mother was being helped onto a stretcher by paramedics, and this kind officer took over feeding the baby.
Young Man Helping An Older Man Down An Escalator.
So, my dad’s tire blew out on the highway, and this guy with a Confederate Flag tattoo, a Confederate Flag T-shirt, and Confederate Flag car stickers stopped and changed our tire. My mind is blown, You can’t judge a book by its cover.
Kindness. Pass It On.
At a bus stop, a police officer kept a man company.
Just two men playing chess in Union Square.
Volunteers in Houston helping flood victims leave their homes.
Not a single person is born racist.
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