20 heartwarming moments of strangers looking out for each other

April 29th, 2021

They say don’t talk to strangers. Well, they were wrong…

Everyone’s a stranger before you get to know them!

And how will you get to know someone if you just avoid them or treat them like… a stranger?

Share the love! Fortunately, there’s a lot of it to go around.

Speaking of which, want to see something inspiring? Want to see the most wholesome thing you’ll see all month?

Well, enough with the questions. You’ve come to the right place.

Trust me, it simply does not get more heartwarming than the moments below!

1) The Queen’s Gambit

Saw an elderly man make a move and patiently wait for another player. An unlikely partner appeared and warmed my heart. from r/MadeMeSmile

If this isn’t heartwarming, I don’t know what is. I wonder who won? Some say that’s the old man from the short at the beginning of A Bug’s Life.

2) Bags of Kindness

Couldn’t Crosspost from r/HumansBeingBros. Made me smile. from r/MadeMeSmile

It made us smile too, ThatOneGuyRunningOEM. From ear to ear. Trash bags don’t usually come stuffed full of kindness and love!

3) Remedying Your Lows at Lowe’s

Lowe’s ran out of generators, and a complete stranger gave his generator to a woman whose father is living on oxygen. People helping people. I love my state. from r/pics

This one seriously brought a tear to my eye. What a literal lifesaver. When life has you low, go to Lowe’s… That should be their new slogan.

4) Spider-plant

Spider Plant Wholesomeness from r/MadeMeSmile

Spider-plant, spider-plant… I wonder if Spider-man has some of these? But seriously, giving these away is super cool. I want one now.

5) Ukulele Love

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Reddit/theraccoonrobot Source: Reddit/theraccoonrobot

The ukulele is one of the great instruments in this world. It’s basically a mini-guitar. I’m sure that message made the guitarist’s week!

6) Post-It Love

Each day during my quarantine the staff of the hotel give me a post-it like this from r/MadeMeSmile

We need love now more than ever during this pandemic. Even the little things can surely brighten a day! This is a pure example of people being awesome!

7) NYC Commute Miracle

On my hellish NYC commute from r/MadeMeSmile

New York City commutes might be “hellish,” but every now and then you get a glimpse of heaven. The city’s full of awesome people! This is one of the most wholesome projects ever imagined.

8) The Love of the Game

“Absolutely Have Fun!” from r/MadeMeSmile

How could anyone say no to that? What a wonderful, handwritten card! She’s going to be a shooting prodigy!

9) Pinwheel Party

“Bad day? Take a Pinwheel.” from r/MadeMeSmile

Pinwheels are pretty cool, let’s be honest. They look so inviting. This is a great idea to brighten a day!

10) New Tires

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Reddit/Hideout_TheWicked Source: Reddit/Hideout_TheWicked

Every car owner needs some new tires every once in a while. Turns out, there are still some good people in this world! Tires aren’t exactly cheap, too.

11) Free Hugs

Here I am giving a hug to a woman who was giving them out for free in Washington Square Park in NYC before the pandemic :)) (2019) from r/MadeMeSmile

How much is a hug worth? Have you seen the roast episode of The Office? Hugs are priceless.

12) Exclusive Parking

What a kind move from r/MadeMeSmile

This is the epitome of wholesome. This tyke’s been parking his wheels at that post for eons. Now, it’s his post. Thank you kind stranger!

13) Garbage Bag Guardian

To whoever the beautiful soul is that put a trash bag over my open window in the rain: I offer you a very sincere thank you! from r/pics

Countless car owners have left their windows open on a rainy day. Unfortunately, it can ruin the interior. But when you have amazing neighbors, you’re covered!

14) Dog Laundry

Faith in humanity restored from r/MadeMeSmile

If your faith in humanity ever wavered (looking at you, 2020) hopefully it’s been restored! 2021 is much, much better than last year, fortunately. This sign’s just further proof. This doggo’s gonna be okay.

15) Tie Trouble

A stranger helping out another stranger struggling with his tie from r/MadeMeSmile

Do you know how to tie a tie? Do you go with the Windsor Knot? This is such a kind gesture. People helping people. This is how it should be all the time.

16) Picking Up the Tab

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Reddit/neroiscariot Source: Reddit/neroiscariot

Babies lead to all sorts of improvisations. Parenting ain’t easy, that’s for sure. Sometimes, a stranger’s simple act of kindness can make a world of difference.

17) School Helper

Helping a kid get to school… from r/MadeMeSmile

They say don’t talk to strangers. Well, this example shows that not all strangers are threats! In fact, not many are! He made it to school just fine thanks to this kind neighbor.

18) Wholesome Neighbors

A Penguin’s Successful Hunt from r/MadeMeSmile

Although we were slightly disappointed to find out that this story wasn’t actually about a real penguin, it’s oh so wholesome! These are neighbors helping neighbors. People helping people. You love to see it.

19) Post Office Pals

I made a new friend today while waiting for the post office to open after lunch. Meet Beverly. from r/MadeMeSmile

The post office isn’t exactly the friendliest place sometimes. Making friends in those little moments you get throughout the day can mean the world. Hello, Beverly!

20) Escalator Savior

The older man was paused at the top of an escalator afraid to hop on. This young man offered the simplest kindness: an out-reached arm and a “can I help you on, sir?” from r/MadeMeSmile

The escalator isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Most people don’t like heights to some extent. But have no fear, your friendly stranger is here to save the day! This is as wholesome as it gets.

Feeling all warm and fuzzy? We are too.

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Source: r/MadeMeSmile, Reddit, BBC