20 Photos That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

When you turn on the evening news or read the newspaper, it can be easy to lose your faith in people. But for every bad story, there are countless good stories that are never told.

In the next 20 instances, caring people helped bring a ray of sunshine to someone else’s day. Powerful pictures like these remind us that there is a lot of good in the world.

1) This firefighter providing oxygen to a cat that was rescued from a house fire.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This firefighter providing oxygen to a cat that was rescued from a house fire.
Tom Bauer / Missoulian

2) A special moment during a track meet when an Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor across the finish line.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - A special moment during a track meet when an Ohio athlete stopped to help an injured competitor cross the finish line.
Mike Ullery / AP

3) When no one showed up to his birthday party, police officers helped give this boy with autism his best birthday ever.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - When no one showed up to his birthday party, police officers helped give this boy with autism his best birthday ever.

Watch how these North Port police officers saved the day and gave this boy a birthday to remember.

4) This woman took care of a homeless man’s cart while he received treatment after collapsing on the ground.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This woman who took care of a homeless man's cart while he received treatment after collapsing on the ground.
Good Morning America

Watch this story where a woman protects a homeless man’s shopping cart when he collapses on the street.

5) First-round 2016 NFL Draft pick and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley asked to adopt the “least adoptable dog” at an animal shelter in Baltimore.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - First round 2016 NFL Draft pick and offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley asked to adopt the "least adoptable dog" at an animal shelter in Baltimore.
YouTube / Buzz60

Watch this NFL Player Adopting the ‘Least Adoptable Dog’ at a Shelter.

6) This man who rescued this little kitten from the Florida heat.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This man who rescued this little kitten from the Florida heat.
Reddit / CarrollFilms

7) This man who found an awesome way to feed a litter of puppies.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This man who found an awesome way to feed a litter of puppies.
Reddit / PMmeYourButtPics

8) This elderly man helping a well-dressed young man learn how to tie his necktie.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This elderly man helping a well-dressed young man learn how to tie his necktie.
Facebook / Virgin Radio London Canada

9) These parents made a heartwarming correction to their child’s birth announcement.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - These parents who made a heartwarming correction to their child's birth announcement.
Twitter / @frostyagnes

It reads, “In 1995 we announced the arrival of our sprogget, Elizabeth Anne, as a daughter. He informs us that we were mistaken. Oops! Our bad. We would now like to present, our wonderful son – Kal Bogert. Loving you is the easiest thing in the world. Tidy your room.”

10) This elderly lady in a restaurant handing a special note to her server along with a $20 tip.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This elderly lady in a restaurant handing a special note to her server along with a $20 tip.
Source Unknown

It reads, “Luke, the tip for you was given because you remind me of my son, Deron, who died 15 years ago. Maybe you look a little like him, but it is your kind, gentle, conscientious mannerly spirit that makes the connection. Thanks for the bittersweet memory. God bless you dear!”

11) This retired engineer and 200 more Japanese pensioners volunteering to help with the nuclear crisis at Fukushima.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This retired engineer and 200 more Japanese pensioners volunteering to help with the nuclear crisis at Fukushima.
BBC

Read this story of Japan pensioners volunteering to tackle the nuclear crisis.

12) This woman who was unexpectedly given custody of her newborn granddaughter hugging a nurse that pleaded online so she could receive baby gear donations. The generosity of moms everywhere was overwhelming.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This woman who was unexpectedly given custody of her newborn granddaughter hugging a nurse that pleaded online so she could receive baby gear donations. The generosity of moms everywhere was overwhelming.
Facebook / Pam Medina

13) These Dutch Bros Coffee employees praying with a grieving woman who had just lost her 37-year-old husband the night before.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - These Dutch Bros Coffee employees praying with a grieving woman who had just lost her 37-year-old husband the night before.
Reddit / GallowBoob

14) This elementary school student writing this letter for her teacher who had just announced he was gay.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This elementary school student writing this letter for her teacher who had just announced he was gay.
abc7chicago.com

It reads, “Even though you’re gay, I will always treat you the same way as I do now. I still think about you the same way as I used to. You’re a great teacher and these are just some of the words that I would describe you as: great, amazing, fantastic, brilliant, awesome and brave. The reason why I say brave is that you shared a personal secret, which was very brave. You don’t have to feel scared because I know that everyone in the class feels the same way as I do. p.s. we are proud of you.”

15) This little girl wiping away the tears.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This little girl wiping away the tears.
Reddit / HTenders

16) This cowboy jumps on his horse and lassos a suspected thief.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This cowboy who jumps on his horse and lassos a suspected thief.
CNN

Watch how this cowboy jumps on his horse and lassos a suspected thief.

17) This boyfriend who wrote 365 uplifting messages for his girlfriend so she could start her day with a smile.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - This boyfriend who wrote 365 uplifting messages for his girlfriend so she could start her day with a smile.
Imgur

Learn how he created this DIY 365 Jar.

18) Caring Muslims who broke their fasts during Ramadan to donate blood following the Orlando nightclub shooting.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - Caring Muslims who broke their fasts during Ramadan to donate blood following the Orlando nightclub shooting.
nymag.com

Read how Muslims donated blood for Orlando shooting victims despite fasting for Ramadan.

19) A shy Guatemalan girl receiving flowers from a tourist she just met.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - A shy Guatemalan girl receiving flowers from a tourist she just met.
Reddit / 1Voice1Life

20) Two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep that accidentally fell into the ocean.

20 Photos Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity - Two Norwegian guys rescuing a sheep that accidentally fell into the ocean.
Source Unknown

As we look around us, there are so many positive things happening. Please share these beautiful photos that will restore your faith in humanity with your friends and family.

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