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Twitter Thread: Guy Assumes Classmate's Stealing His Seat, Learns Otherwise

Someone's chopping up some onions in here, man. I swear. These aren't tears from sadness. Just a simple biological response to some fresh cut onions for an afternoon omelette. That's all. Alright, seriously though, this story from Twitter user @thomas___mcfall is making the rounds again, and it serves as quite the powerful example of the importance of not making assumptions about people that you don't know. In this case, the setting is a classroom, and the characters involved are a couple classmates from different corners of the world. One classmate mistakes another classmate's completely genuine niceties for selfishness/insensitivity. It turns out that he couldn't have been more wrong. 

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Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes the real life heroic moments present themselves when people act from a place of selfless love and do the right thing regardless of how terrifying the external circumstances might be. It's videos like these that can temporarily restore your faith in humanity. 

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People Describe Nicest Celebrities They Met

Nothing can quite melt a fan's heart like meeting a celebrity that they absolutely idolize, and then not having the experience dampened by the obnoxious weight of a nasty ego. Celebrities are bestowed with quite a bit of power when it comes to making someone's day, or even giving them a cherished memory to last a whole lifetime. 

People describe the nicest celebrities they ever met.
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Tumblr Story: Frat Boys Unite To Conquer Pressing Task

Well how about that? The frat in this story sounds like they had their moral compass well intact, and honestly did just the kind of thing that manages to temporarily, temporarily, restore our faith in humanity. 

A funny Tumblr thread about some very helpful frat boys.
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Sometimes people surprise us with their acts of selfless kindness. Like this dude who decided he wouldn't shoot his arrow after an opponent's equipment ended up malfunctioning. 

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Wholesome Secrets People Have Been Keeping

During these trying and tumultuous times it's terribly easy to forget that there are in fact people out in the world that are committed to humbly spreading acts of pure loving kindness. You've probably seen your fair share of people that have decided to take the route of raving about their "selfless" acts on social media, to the point where it almost seems like the very act of kindness was conceptualized and carried out for the sole sake of raking in some clout. Not only is such an approach toward acts of generosity just a little bit unbecoming, but it also manages to effortlessly irritate other folks that witness it.

So, an AskReddit thread like this that's dedicated to highlighting people's best kept wholesome secrets is just the kind of collection of insights that can really reignite your faith in humanity. A huge part in setting a positive mindset can be sourced in what one is actually steering their attention toward. Sometimes, we can become so conditioned by all the different technological tools available at our disposal, and oftentimes all the stressful headlines that said tools can generate for our unconscious consumption that we don't fully realize the impact that their having on our well being. Thus, redirecting one's attention to threads and other bits of wholesome media can work wonders for a nice little positive mood boost.

Maybe you've been someone who was on the receiving end of one of these acts of selfless kindness. Perhaps, a spontaneous moment arose when you were just muddling through a typical, bank account-sapping trip to the grocery store, when suddenly a perfect stranger decides to help you out with some grocery items. And it's done so from a genuinely gracious place. There's something strange about those kinds of actions that possess the capacity to inspire more of us to keep the good energy flowing. It's like the wholesome generosity momentarily knocks us out of our daily automated processes where we're so often just racing from point A to point B, and instead slows us down, and encourages us to look for ways where we might end up being able to help out another fellow human being with their life pursuits. As mentioned at the beginning of this ramble, when the times get tough it falls on us to proactively seek out ways to help others outside of ourselves. Without a little bit of support from folks, the avalanche of fails and other frustrating life events that life just loves to throw one's way, can feel completely exhausting. So, maybe the highlights from this AskReddit thread can act as some kind of catalyst to drive more of the good, wholesome vibes back into the atmosphere.

Obviously we appreciate our fails here. So much. Like an insatiable appetite kind of much. But every now and again it's nice to shake it all up and momentarily observe some of the pure good that is being spread around the world. As it turns out there's a whole lot.

A collection of the wholesome secrets that people have been keeping.
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Just in case you're unfamiliar with Jim Browning's work, he's developed a widespread following for his mad tech skills and ultimate ability to confront scammers and call them out for their immoral tactics. In this particular video Browning confronts what might be one of the world's worst scammers to date. 

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Guy Buys $1800 Bike From Thief, Returns To Owner

Every now and again we come across those moments when our faith in humanity is not disintegrated, but actually, beautifully restored. In this case, we have a guy who ended up buying a bike from a bike thief (the worst), and ultimately was able to return said stolen bike to the owner. Now that's just a win for humanity. 

Man buys an expensive bike from a thief, and ends up returning it to the owner. | Ste Burke @SteBurke44 Has anyone had their bike stolen? Just bought this 80 and 's got bike lock on Apparently 's Crosby area. Bought so can get back right owner know 's 1350 bike and id be heartbroken if Give us shout
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Tumblr Post: Humans Get Curiosity Rover To Sing Happy Birthday

It's quick Tumblr posts like this that manage to remind us that humans can be ridiculously awesome sometimes. Just picturing all these brilliant minds gathered around celebrating the moment that they successfully got the Mars Curiosity Rover to sing "Happy Birthday!" to itself is enough to get the good feels rolling. 

A quick Tumblr post about humans getting Mars Curiosity Rover to sing happy birthday to itself. | Sandra Tayler @SandraTayler Sometimes forget humans are amazing think curiosity singing Happy Birthday on Mars, and this response:
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Wholesome Dancing Man Hunted Down By Ladies That Want To Show Him Some Love

Wholesome Dancing Man and the brief story of the ladies who hunted him down to show him some appreciation and love for his courageous dancing moves, show us that there's still some good left in the universe. 

Wholesome Dancing Man gets hunted down by some ladies who want to show him some love.
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Tumblr Thread About "Doing Good Recklessly" To Help People In Need

This Tumblr thread focuses on how big of an impact you can make upon someone else in the middle of a terrible financial struggle, if you but do some good recklessly. You never know how far $10 can go for a struggling parent, their kid, etc. 

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A Loyal Friend Delivering Love And Kisses In 5 Images To Make You Smile

I need a friend like this. We all need a friend like this. In a life dedicated to identifying the fails, it's wins like this that keep the faith in humanity alive. 

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War Veteran's Twitter Thread About Crazy Chance Encounter Is A Feels Trip

So...crying is what's on the agenda for today then, huh? Right on. In all seriousness, this touching Twitter thread will take you on a feels trip. It's as if the story gets a little more emotional, every time we read it. 

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Patton Oswalt Stops Himself Mid-Twitter-Spar With A Trump Supporter To Pull A Bro Move

Patton Oswalt exercised some admirable self-awareness and restraint in the face of a heated Twitter debate with a testy Trump supporter. In this case, he took a timeout on his verbal assault, to steer his focus toward helping the man who was dealt a tough hand. In a matter of 24 minutes, Oswalt's gesture resulted in surpassing the man's GoFundMe goal. Apparently, up until that point, the man had received only $350 from donors. Patton Oswalt is GOOD PEOPLE. 

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He's just in it for the love of the game. $1.50 for a Michelin-level meal? Count me in, a million times.