Sometimes, the world seems like a dark place. There’s a lot of suffering, and people often feel alone — maybe like no one cares about them.
It’s hard not to feel discouraged when you look around. Everyone has their struggles, and let’s face it: some of them are big. We all have times where we feel like things will never get better.
But there are also times when people come through, showing us the world isn’t such a horrible place. There have always been bad things. But as it turns out, there are a whole lot of good things, too. Sometimes, those things come from those who love and know us, like our friends and family members. But other times, they come from total strangers.
It takes a genuine person to reach out to a stranger in need. These are the people who help without expecting anything in return. That means they recognize someone needs a hand and then taking the time to offer it — even if it’s not convenient or easy for them.
Enjoy these 50 times when strangers had someone else’s back. You might want to have a tissue ready.