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Following the hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia many Muslims in the country felt nervous about potential backlash against their faith. Instead, Australians are taking up the banner of #IllRideWithYou on social media, encouraging those who fear retaliation to ride public transit with those who support and care for them.


Another heartwarming example of social media doing good in the world, and the Australian people setting an example for the kind of behavior we should all have in response to trying times as these.

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Earlier today a student armed with a knife at Franklin Regional Senior High School near Pittsburgh, PA attacked and injured at least 20 students. Several have been hospitalized with serious injuries but no deaths have been reported as of this time. Thinking quickly, student Nate Scimio pulled the fire alarm and alerted other students of the emergency. After he was taken to the hospital, this selfie happened.

Frankly, making some derisive comment about "kids these days" seems totally unwarranted when the kid involved likely saved lives. Of course, that didn't stop the press from asking for interviews and snarky comments like this:



Selfie earned, selfie deserved, Mr. Scimio.

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Above: Taylor Swift being the whitest woman at this year's Grammy's. Below: Taylor Swift being the nicest woman to a kid feeling alienated at school. This is her comment on Instagram:



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Comedian Laurie Kilmartin Takes to Twitter to Deal With her Father's Declining Health in a Beautiful, Hilarious Way

LA comedian (after reading this, you can add "wonderful human being") Laurie Kilmartin's father is in the final stages of an aggressive lung cancer. She's taking to twitter to write about her experiences in the only way she knows how. What happens is something equal parts darkly comedic and absolutely loving. Check out some choice selections here:

Hat tip to Uproxx.

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