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Title: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on November 16, 2013, 11:49:53 AM
Figure we need a 'feel good' thread.

This seems like about as good a way to start this.  Saw it on the chef's FB, but it was all over the news yesterday up here, and I'm sure everywhere.

Bat Kid saves the day (http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/san-francisco-siege-making-bat-call-cry-bat-20906860)

Share anything uplifting.  Come back whenever you need a 'pick-me-up'.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on November 16, 2013, 11:56:12 AM
Aw man!!! I swear I was just about to make a Batkid thread. Here's another clip....

Batkid Rises (http://www.ktvu.com/videos/news/ktvucom-movie-trailer-batkid-rises/vCJRHx/)

I was bummed I couldn't be there to enjoy it myself, but sat down after a true clusterfuck of an evening at work and watched video after video. Just awesome.


I truly couldn't be prouder of where I live than I am today. San Francisco>>>>>>>>>>>everywhere else.


Now to see if I can score one of those special edition Gotham City Chronicles  :metal
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Super Dude on November 16, 2013, 12:49:49 PM
Don't worry...something by the end of this 24-hour news cycle will take it away. :police:
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Jaffa on November 16, 2013, 02:31:32 PM
This is honestly one of the coolest things I have ever seen in my life. 
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on November 17, 2013, 12:05:28 AM
Got one!!!

(http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q554/oskirules/20131116_225708_zpsb5ab5871.jpg)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: wolfking on November 17, 2013, 03:23:49 AM
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5793197/journey-donates-350000-in-typhoon-relief

Journey donates $350,000 to typhoon relief.  This makes me smile.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: hefdaddy42 on November 17, 2013, 03:38:01 AM
That Batkid story was so awesome.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: kirksnosehair on November 17, 2013, 05:25:04 AM
Saw the bat kid thing on TV and it turned me and Mrs. NoseHair into puddles.  Very cool story. :tup
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Super Dude on November 17, 2013, 06:52:34 AM
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5793197/journey-donates-350000-in-typhoon-relief

Journey donates $350,000 to typhoon relief.  This makes me smile.

Wow, good for them!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on November 17, 2013, 09:49:55 PM
Today's uplifting video:

Watch A Teenager Bring His Class To Tears Just By Saying A Few Words (http://www.upworthy.com/watch-a-teenager-bring-his-class-to-tears-just-by-saying-a-few-words-2)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Chino on November 18, 2013, 09:15:07 AM
Today's uplifting video:

Watch A Teenager Bring His Class To Tears Just By Saying A Few Words (http://www.upworthy.com/watch-a-teenager-bring-his-class-to-tears-just-by-saying-a-few-words-2)


That was good.
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Post by: Podaar on November 18, 2013, 10:03:18 AM
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Jaq on November 18, 2013, 10:17:45 AM
That Batkid thing turns me into a puddle everytime I see it. That was just amazing.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Chino on November 18, 2013, 10:27:12 AM
That Batkid thing turns me into a puddle everytime I see it. That was just amazing.

Most definitely. It does make me sad though when I think about the millions of other kids that have/have had terrible illnesses and didn't get this kind of day. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to take anything away from this child.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Tick on November 18, 2013, 12:28:02 PM
Great story!

However at this point, nothing can restore my faith in humanity as a whole.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Kotowboy on November 18, 2013, 12:32:37 PM
http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/5793197/journey-donates-350000-in-typhoon-relief

Journey donates $350,000 to typhoon relief.  This makes me smile.

While that's great - it does make me wonder about people who have loads of money who *publicly* donate to charity.

In the same way that celebrities always do stuff for charity on big fundraising TV shows.

Would they have done those things if they weren't being filmed ?

Or worse - they do what Gervais does and donates to charity - then goes on stage to tell everyone all about it.

You do wonder about their motivations.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Prog Snob on November 18, 2013, 12:43:13 PM
Great story!

However at this point, nothing can restore my faith in humanity as a whole.

Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on November 22, 2013, 05:44:47 AM
Laughing at My Nightmare (http://www.upworthy.com/most-21-year-olds-have-a-messed-up-sense-of-humor-well-this-guy-has-an-awesome-reason-for-it-2)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Super Dude on November 23, 2013, 08:35:54 AM
Took a little longer than I thought, but here it is!

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Masked-man-tries-to-rob-women-of-new-Xbox/-/1719418/23114356/-/15r8gkv/-/index.html
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on November 23, 2013, 09:40:59 AM
This is supposed to be 'faith in humanity restored not destroyed

Guess I gotta find something good.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on November 24, 2013, 05:27:17 AM
Ok, put this in your pipe and smoke it.

Coffee for cancer patients (2:14) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUPJ66_kRuE)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on November 24, 2013, 08:25:25 AM
Right on for that guy :tup
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Super Dude on November 25, 2013, 07:55:15 AM
Okay, actual entry:

http://imgur.com/gallery/DyEHJ

Bikers Against Child Abuse
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on November 25, 2013, 09:11:52 AM
Awesome. Just awesome.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: T-ski on November 25, 2013, 09:17:06 AM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/the-world-isnt-such-a-bad-place?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=buzzfeed
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on November 25, 2013, 10:07:14 AM
Okay, actual entry:

http://imgur.com/gallery/DyEHJ

Bikers Against Child Abuse

Excuse me while I just get something out of my eye.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Jaffa on November 26, 2013, 12:28:24 PM
Autistic child and Katy Perry sing a duet of 'Firework' live in concert. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX-xToQI34I)

If you hate the song, you might want to avoid this I guess, but if you ask me, this is absolutely fucking beautiful. 
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on November 26, 2013, 01:01:28 PM
Big fan of Perry - music is ok, but more so as a person in general.  She's just a great person.  That said, my respect for her went up exponentially after that though.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on December 10, 2013, 02:47:44 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/09/westjet-christmas-present_n_4414893.html

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In a video released Monday (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEIvi2MuEk#t=13), Calgary-based airline WestJet sets up electronic Santa chat boxes in terminals at the Hamilton and Toronto airports. Travelers giggle at the chance to talk live with Santa through a screen, and parents and kids alike tell him what they want for Christmas.

But the surprise is far from over. While the flights soar to their destination in Calgary, WestJet shoppers pick up everybody's Christmas wishes, from "socks and underwear" to "a big TV."

Just watch.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on December 10, 2013, 04:32:57 PM
Way too cool. Mad props to the airline for such a awesome promo.





Gotta love this one...
http://www.viralnova.com/found-freezing/ (http://www.viralnova.com/found-freezing/)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on December 10, 2013, 06:09:22 PM
D'awwwwww!!!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on December 10, 2013, 07:15:19 PM
I know, I want two dogs and a badass baby squirrel.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on January 13, 2014, 10:32:50 PM
This story is well worth a bump of this thread...


This guy, he is just plain awesome.... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shanell-mouland/dear-daddy-in-seat-16c_b_4585865.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shanell-mouland/dear-daddy-in-seat-16c_b_4585865.html)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Podaar on January 14, 2014, 04:27:03 AM
What a brave story! For all three of them.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on January 14, 2014, 05:46:40 AM
Yeah, that was awesome.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: gmillerdrake on January 14, 2014, 07:11:23 AM
Pretty cool. Despite her having autism I'd bet the writer is correct that he probably had girls....or at least young children. I'm sure you other parents can attest to being able to notice who has children and who doesn't when one of your lovely little bundles of joy is having a 'rough outing'. You either get the "I feel your pain" look...maybe a sympathetic smile.....or you get the "why aren't you hanging that kid from a tree...what is that noise...why did you breed" look from those who've never experinced children or have forgotten that they too once had small kids.

Anyway, that is a great story of patience and love.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: tapsmiled on January 14, 2014, 08:26:45 AM
While reading about the kid who saved his classmates by jumping on a suicide bomber, I found this:

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4571211
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on January 14, 2014, 10:14:41 AM
Lots of feel good stories today:

http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/national/danny-6-year-old-teased-band-of-elementary-schoolmates-rally-around-boy-to-stop-teasing

2 minute video.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on March 04, 2014, 04:54:12 PM
I will never tire of Steve Hartman's 'On The Road' segments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FinSqeqG3oQ
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Podaar on March 05, 2014, 06:32:42 AM
I will never tire of Steve Hartman's 'On The Road' segments.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FinSqeqG3oQ

Very touching. What a very excellent young man.

I HATE that the U.S. military is in a constant state of being bitch to the Military Industrial Complex™ and taking mothers and fathers permanently away from good children.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Orbert on March 05, 2014, 07:46:15 AM
Wow, I should've opened this thread a long time ago.  Needed some good news today, and got it.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on March 16, 2014, 02:26:38 PM
I caught this at a spiritual conference I was at yesterday with mrs.jingle.

Israel loves Iran (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYjuUoEivbE)

https://www.facebook.com/israellovesiran
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on December 07, 2014, 07:03:20 AM
Westjet's 2014 Christmas Miracle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-BKX3G0BpQ

Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TAC on December 07, 2014, 07:43:44 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: kingshmegland on December 07, 2014, 08:12:00 AM
I watched my wife get a coffee for a Salvation Army employee who was outside and cold. I married a kind, loving soul.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: gmillerdrake on December 07, 2014, 09:07:57 AM
I watched my wife get a coffee for a Salvation Army employee who was outside and cold. I married a kind, loving soul.

Actually it sounds like she's taunting poor people....I mean, do you think it'll still be hot when they are finally able to give it to the needy family? Who wants a cold cup of coffee?


































































 :biggrin:
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on December 07, 2014, 09:21:27 AM
 :lol
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Post by: kingshmegland on December 07, 2014, 01:05:14 PM
 :lol

I'll tell her to buy an insulated coffee mug next time.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on July 17, 2015, 05:17:13 AM
http://www.metaspoon.com/officer-traffic-stop-christmas-surprise/?fb

Hell yeah.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Nekov on July 17, 2015, 07:10:12 AM
:clap:

That's just amazing
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on August 03, 2015, 05:44:55 AM
Stealing from RJ.

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/07/27/firefighters-touched-by-waitress-generous-act/21214562/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00001348

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A New Jersey waitress is making headlines for a small, kind gesture that turned into something big.
When Tim Young and Paul Hullings walked into a diner after putting out a fire during a long 12-hour shift, their waitress, Liz Woodward, decided to take care of their meal as a 'thank you' for their service.

One of the firefighters, Tim Young, told WPVI, "When it came time for the bill, we flipped it over and she decided to comp it on her own."
"I started tearing up and it made me feel good - us firefighters are wanted, people care about us," firefighter Paul Hullings said.
The note reads, "Thank you for all that you do; for serving others & for running into the places everyone else runs away from. No matter your role, you are courageous, brave and strong."

The firefighters later learned that Liz was trying to raise enough money to buy a specialized van for her dad who has become paralyzed after a brain aneurysm five years ago -- so they spread the word.

Liz said, "The fact that it's reached, you know, different states, different cities...It was spread across the world. I'm at a loss for words. I'm at a loss for words."

Before the post, Liz hadn't raised half of the money she needed for the van. Now, she's received more than $60,000 in donations.

(http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/a0dae694e2737b13418a252129ee3096/202377052/TimYoung.jpg)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on August 03, 2015, 03:05:37 PM
Made my day yesterday.... Especially knowing servers as I do. She can sling hash in my restaurant any day.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TioJorge on August 03, 2015, 03:29:43 PM
Whoa...no shit, that is some massive awesomness right there. Never in my life have I ever thought of EVER doing that unless it was someone I know and more than likely trying to stick my penis into.

Well... most of my customers are people that think they're god's gift to humanity, not firefighters (just waited on a cop once. He was a dick); but still.  :lol
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Chino on August 11, 2015, 09:41:30 AM
Good guy Colbert.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/stephen-colbert-help-fund-800-000-grants-south-carolina-teachers-n355551

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Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert on Thursday announced he is giving back to schools in his home state of South Carolina — funding some 1,000 grants made by public school teachers on education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org.

Colbert announced at a teacher's panel in Greenville Thursday morning that he, along with organizations Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, are donating $800,000 to fund every one of the classroom projects listed by the site.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on August 26, 2015, 09:47:56 AM
Boom....


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xdeuivQYnas (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xdeuivQYnas)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on August 26, 2015, 10:38:48 AM
Boom....


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xdeuivQYnas (http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xdeuivQYnas)

 :'(

Awesome!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Nekov on August 26, 2015, 11:16:01 AM
I'm not crying, I just have this thing in my eye....
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Chino on September 11, 2015, 07:50:27 AM
http://i.imgur.com/omGse0i.gifv
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: ZKX-2099 on September 11, 2015, 10:49:51 AM
I wonder what he said to him...

Come on, dude... It's 69 cent cheeseburger day at McDonalds.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TioJorge on September 11, 2015, 11:20:16 AM
Dude, fuck this thread. So many feels, so many tears.  :lol  :'(  :heart  :metal

Good stuff.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on September 15, 2015, 02:17:11 PM
It's almost a year old, but who cares?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD8iaqDId2A

A decade ago, Nathaniel Kendrick — newly retired from the City of Dallas — became better known as "Mr. Kent" to students as the Lakewood Elementary School crossing guard.

"It's wonderful; I enjoy it," Kendrick said.

Twice a day, for hours at a time, he owns this crosswalk. He's a man who cares for children, while at the same time caring for his sick wife as her health, and their finances deteriorate.

"My mother told me long before she passed, 'Take care of your wife.' So I try my best," Kendrick said.

But despite doing his best, his car was repossessed.

That's when a group of dads who are part of the Friends of Lakewood community group stepped in to help by getting Kendrick some new transportation.

"What we decided to do was to get in the car, pull it around the corner, and park it in the middle of the crosswalk ... nobody does that," said Russell McMillan, one of the organizers of the surprise.

For more than a decade, Nathaniel Kendrick has been a friendly and helpful face at Dallas' Lakewood Elementary, but a family setback took him away from the school he loves. News 8's Sebastian Robertson has the story of how a group of parents came together

"He's asking us to move the car, and I'm going, 'Well, it's your car... why don't you move it?" Kendrick wondered.

It took him a few minutes, but then the man known as "Mr. Kent" moved his new Mercury sedan.

"Everything is good, I love y'all," he exclaimed.

"I wouldn't trade Mr. Kent for the world," McMillan added.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Orbert on September 15, 2015, 02:22:29 PM
Wow! :tup
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Post by: jammindude on September 17, 2015, 02:45:02 PM
http://www.clickhole.com/article/kindness-strangers-when-mars-rover-got-stuck-ditch-3052?utm_campaign=default&utm_medium=ShareTools&utm_source=facebook
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Orbert on September 17, 2015, 03:26:27 PM
Um... what?


Oh, Clickhole.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Anguyen92 on September 23, 2015, 10:14:33 AM
This guy is 80 years old, apparently retired for more than 15 years ago, but man, he's lifting a lot of stray dogs' spirits here in his old age.

https://www.thedodo.com/man-builds-dog-train-for-rescued-pups-1362467342.html
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Chino on September 30, 2015, 06:29:40 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brides-dad-stops-wedding-so-stepdad-can-walk-down-the-aisle-too_560ac699e4b0768126ff4f2b

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When Todd Bachman's daughter got married last weekend, he wanted to make sure that her stepfather was recognized at the wedding in some way. After all, her stepdad had helped raise her. 

So when it came time to walk his daughter Brittany down the aisle, Bachman did something completely unexpected: He stopped the procession, ran to the front row and grabbed her stepdad Todd Cendrosky in order to share the honor of walking their daughter down the aisle.

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In an interview with local news station WKYC-TV, the stepdad said he was totally taken aback by Bachman's kind gesture.

"[He] came and grabbed my hand and said: 'You worked as hard as I have. You'll help us walk our daughter down the aisle,'" Cendrosky recalled. "I got weak in the knees and lost it. Nothing better in my life, the most impactful moment in my life."

(http://img.huffingtonpost.com//asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/560ae5a71900003000fdeaf1.jpeg)
(http://img.huffingtonpost.com//asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/560ae4c21800002a008313b2.jpeg)
(http://img.huffingtonpost.com//asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/560aec011b00003000dfdd67.jpeg)

Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Chino on October 09, 2015, 07:46:12 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/elon-college-students-cafe-employee-disney-world_5616b784e4b0082030a1979d

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Kathryn Thompson, an employee at Acorn Coffee Shop at Elon University in North Carolina, was surprised by adoring students before her shift on Monday night with a fully paid vacation to Disney World, Elon Local News reported. After hearing a trip to the park was a dream of Thompson’s, students Lucy Smith-Williams and Taylor Zisholtz rallied the university community to contribute to a GoFundMe campaign that made her wish upon a star come true. 

"I really took to her warmth," Zisholtz told the news site. "She was very invested in where we were from, what we were doing, and when she said ‘it’s my dream,’ I thought, 'well there’s 6,000 people here with at least a dollar. We could probably make this happen.'"

(http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/5616c32012000026007e4b1e.png)

Meanwhile, at Uconn....
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on October 09, 2015, 01:09:39 PM
Fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TioJorge on October 09, 2015, 01:25:51 PM
 :metal :heart
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Orbert on October 09, 2015, 04:24:44 PM
That's sweet. :tup
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TioJorge on October 09, 2015, 04:40:00 PM
I just now saw the one above that... now THAT is amazing. I've never once seen an ex get along with the new husband (or ex-wife/new wife). That's pretty incredible.

Why you guys gotta be reminding me I have tear ducts, you fawks!?
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on October 18, 2015, 05:56:20 AM
Anyone else catch those 'selfie sorority girls' a couple weeks back?

(https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1200/1*wRrSsF1XLB3x_TF-epRjcQ.jpeg)

https://medium.com/@kellyholmes/what-those-silly-selfie-girls-taught-me-a6085d9f1c20

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What you need to know about those “selfie girls”
There’s this thing we do lately. Parents shame their kids on Facebook or Youtube when they step out of line, people shame moms for nursing their hungry babies in a restaurant, and on and on, and now THIS.
Maybe you watched this video when it came across your feed. And maybe you rolled your eyes or shook your head at how the girls behaved during the baseball game. Honestly? I did.
But those “selfie girls” reminded me of something important.
Here’s what you should know.
1. The audience at the baseball game was ASKED to tweet selfies as part of a contest.
2. So these girls in the audience…took selfies. In other words, they participated in the event that was designed to engage the crowd.
3. By the looks of it, the girls had fun. They were being silly. Enjoying themselves. For this, the announcers mocked them. Shamed them. Their mockery went viral, and these girls had their faces plastered all over social media.
4. To apologize for the viral shaming incident, Fox Sports and the Arizona Diamondbacks offered free tickets to the girls.
5. The girls declined the free tickets. Instead, they asked Fox and the Diamondbacks to donate the tickets to families at A New Leaf, a non-profit that supports victims of domestic violence. Plus, with October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the girls used their newfound SHAME-FAME to encourage people to donate to the cause.
That sounds like the behavior of a girl I’d be proud to call my daughter.
Well played, girls. And thank you for reminding me that I don’t always have the full story.

Take that social media.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TioJorge on October 18, 2015, 01:50:52 PM
Damn, well played indeed. Selfies (the mere fact it's become a word) annoy the fuck out of me, and I have zero social media so it's ten fold. But I'm not so much into shaming people for anything anymore after the amount of stupid, straight up half-wit shit I've done; especially something as harmless as posting pictures. But that is awesome, and holy hell how does an announcer not know about a contest going on within the stadium they're in?  :lol Dumb dumbs.

Good stuff though, good on them.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Anguyen92 on October 18, 2015, 01:54:05 PM
Good.  Very very good.  This is what happens when we get the full context of that scenario.  I just saw that picture and thought, "Well, it's just girls taking pictures of themselves in a baseball game.  That's fine.  Nothing wrong with that."

Now with all of this added context, it all makes sense now and the losers are those that shamed them which, in turn, are now probably ashamed of themselves for not knowing the context.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Anguyen92 on October 18, 2015, 01:58:52 PM
But that is awesome, and holy hell how does an announcer not know about a contest going on within the stadium they're in?  :lol Dumb dumbs.

I think the announcer actually did know about the contest.  Here's the video of it.  Contest was mentioned at the beginning before the announcers went into bashing them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr_SFg6B668
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TioJorge on October 18, 2015, 02:04:57 PM
Ahhh I wanted to see that video, thanks! Wow, those guys are douchebags.  :lol That's pretty much bashing your own people (maybe even bosses) on top of that considering he completely knew about it...that's crazy. It's like announcing to people to start dancing weird for a contest and then when they start dancing weird, making fun of them for it. Completely ass-backwards. Now that I've seen that it makes it so much better that they stuck it to 'em by doing something good.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Kotowboy on October 18, 2015, 03:25:29 PM
The thing I hate most of all is that the word "selfie" just means "photo" now.

Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Chino on October 19, 2015, 06:09:17 AM
There is a time and a place for a selfie/selfie stick. I take selfies all the time (though I rarely post them to social media). Perfect example. Yesterday I drove about 110 miles to pick up thirty NFT channels. I could have just texted my girlfriend "Hey. Craigslist guy didn't murder me. On my way home now". Instead, I sent her a selfie of me grinning like a tard in the rented pickup truck with a bed full of hydroponic gear behind me. I see no problem with that.

Last week I watched a four and a half minute video of a girl taking selfies at a park. Four and a half fucking minutes of this girl repositioning herself so she tell the world how terrible of a mother she's being. That shit pisses me off to no end.

As far as the selfie stick, I hate them for the most part. But there are a few instances where having one can get you some pretty cool photos or video. 1) I use one for filming RC trucks and getting close up footage. Being able to get the camera inches off the ground while still being able to walk at a steady pace is great. 2) When we are out on the water. My friends and I have gotten some really great photos of us out on our kayaks that wouldn't have been possible with anything else other than a drone.

@Kotowboy - "selfie" has not replaced the word "photo" in any way. If anything it replaced the phrase "self portrait". 
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Kotowboy on October 19, 2015, 08:15:22 AM
It depends where you live i guess.

I heard a group of people ask one of their number to " take a group selfie " :emo:


1. It's not a selfie if there's more than one person in the picture ( imo ) Hence "SELF"

2. It's not a selfie if you didn't take the picture....  :yeahright
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: MetalJunkie on October 21, 2015, 11:14:09 PM
I went to Red Lobster with my buddy tonight. The server (cute, but that's not important) floored me with her attitude. She made my day, so I tried to make hers.

(http://puu.sh/kT8Ri/d088c664cd.png)

The meal was 40 dollars. I left her a 20 dollar tip.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on October 22, 2015, 04:53:01 AM
Awesome!  I still remember a meal with a few buddies when we were in Uni... the food was very good, but her service was all we talked about for years.  Left a huge tip as well.  Good on ya for rewarding brilliant services.  15% standard is BS.  I tip relative to how good the service was.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Prog Snob on October 22, 2015, 05:23:08 AM
I work for the MTA so I see all sorts of things on a daily basis. I spend more time traveling than anything else. It's always nice to see people relinquish their seats to an elderly person, woman, or even a little kid.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on December 05, 2015, 01:52:20 AM
Yeah man....


http://www.littlethings.com/frat-brothers-surprise-lexi-vcom/?utm_source=LTcom&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=inspiring (http://www.littlethings.com/frat-brothers-surprise-lexi-vcom/?utm_source=LTcom&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=inspiring)



Fucking right on to these guys...
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Podaar on December 05, 2015, 04:48:08 AM
Excellent!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Orbert on December 05, 2015, 07:51:21 AM
Very cool!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: 7deg_inner_happiness on December 05, 2015, 09:05:32 AM
Heart-warming!  I love this thread!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on January 13, 2016, 10:12:54 AM
Mad props for JJ.

http://www.dailyliked.net/boys-bullying-teeth-superstar/
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Podaar on January 13, 2016, 01:29:10 PM
*tears of joy*
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: lonestar on January 13, 2016, 11:36:49 PM
Fucking right on.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Prog Snob on January 19, 2016, 08:27:03 AM
I boarded the A train earlier today and surprisingly found three or four open seats. As I sat down, I suddenly realized why as I caught the odor of a sickly looking man a few seats over. Obviously people were avoiding sitting near him. Partly for the odor and probably because they thought he was some homeless crazy. I saw him making hand motions out of the corner of my eye and noticed him scratching his leg. When I took a closer look at his leg, there was obviously some kind of infection as there was a hole the size of a dime through his layers of skin.

I sat for a bit as people who were anywhere near him took their first chance to find a seat at the other end of the subway car. I had every opportunity to do the same but a part of me felt bad about doing so and I sat their reading. I was distracted though and reached into my bag and pulled out the sandwich I had made for myself and offered it to him. He responded, "You keep it. I only have a few days left anyway." I said, "Then you should enjoy whatever time you have left as best you can. Take the sandwich and enjoy it. You need it far more than I do." He took it from me and I saw a tear form in his eye. What I then saw in him was the innocence of the young child he once was, laughing and playing, and filled with dreams of the future, now sitting on a Manhattan subway car on a cold winters day counting down his last hours in this world.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: 7deg_inner_happiness on January 19, 2016, 09:15:44 AM
Thumbs up to you, ProgSnob!

I'm sure you positively impacted the other passengers who witnessed your kindness.  Pass it on.   :tup
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Orbert on January 19, 2016, 10:39:21 AM
Dude, wow.  That's fucking awesome.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on January 19, 2016, 10:40:28 AM
Classy, and moving, move.   :tup :tup
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: MetalJunkie on January 19, 2016, 01:29:18 PM
I just now saw the one above that... now THAT is amazing. I've never once seen an ex get along with the new husband (or ex-wife/new wife). That's pretty incredible.
My aunt's ex-husband still comes to Christmas/Thanksgiving dinners. Makes me curious as to why/how they divorced, but it would be super rude of me to ask.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Orbert on January 19, 2016, 02:47:38 PM
The most common answer I've found in situations like that is "because of the kids".  Even after Mom and Dad divorce, the kids love to have them both around for holidays, and if the parents are still on good enough terms (and don't have somewhere else to be and/or someone else to be with) then why not?
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Prog Snob on January 27, 2016, 08:18:08 PM
I love stories like this.

http://shareably.net/repairman-fixes-militarys-wife-furnace-for-free/
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on February 05, 2016, 10:23:14 AM
I want my kids to grow up like this - Millenial Bill of Rights (http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/final-thoughts-millennial-bill-of-rights/)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on March 20, 2016, 11:15:42 AM
Bikers Against Child Abuse (https://youtu.be/Vah4Gx3qB1g)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TAC on March 10, 2017, 04:05:10 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nhl/penguins-fan-uses-spare-ticket-to-take-homeless-man-to-game/ar-AAo7gLA?li=BBnb7Kz
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on March 10, 2017, 05:10:36 PM
:clap:
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: kingshmegland on March 10, 2017, 05:14:10 PM
A neighbor 2 houses from my dad called to ask if dad was all right since she did not see him coming and going from the house the last month.

It warms my heart to see that they care for dad.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on April 29, 2017, 06:45:31 AM
http://www.inspiremore.com/steven-tyler-anthony-yorfido/
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on July 14, 2017, 02:12:49 PM
Tracy's Dogs - rescuing dogs out from "high kill" shelters.  Since 2011, they’ve adopted out over 3,700 dogs who would have otherwise been euthanized.

https://www.littlethings.com/couple-meets-trailer-dog/?utm_source=manzo&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=dogrescue

Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: TAC on July 14, 2017, 02:36:24 PM
First thing I thought of was Frontiers Records:

  Since 2011, they’ve adopted out over 3,700 musicians who would have otherwise been euthanized.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: jingle.boy on December 23, 2017, 06:43:48 AM
 How to Hijack Amazon Prime Now for Good (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oKl_qDJHt4)
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Ben_Jamin on December 23, 2017, 11:26:20 AM
That was heartwarming. That sounds amazing to do.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Stadler on December 23, 2017, 03:37:10 PM
Bah, humbug!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: romdrums on December 26, 2017, 08:14:53 AM
Okay, actual entry:

http://imgur.com/gallery/DyEHJ

Bikers Against Child Abuse

Excuse me while I just get something out of my eye.

No kidding. It's dusty here at work this morning!
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: kingshmegland on January 26, 2018, 12:51:20 PM
I have an employee who was hit at her mailbox by a car.  She's really banged up and is out for a month or better.  We are working on her short term disability but in the meantime I had an employee who want's to donate PTO to her so she can have some money.  Other employees are willing as well.  It warms my heart to see this and I am so happy to see our group pull together.
Title: Re: Faith in humanity .... restored
Post by: Adami on January 26, 2018, 12:53:22 PM
I have an employee who was hit at her mailbox by a car.  She's really banged up and is out for a month or better.  We are working on her short term disability but in the meantime I had an employee who want's to donate PTO to her so she can have some money.  Other employees are willing as well.  It warms my heart to see this and I am so happy to see our group pull together.

That's awesome!

I have a friend who was in the hospital from Sep till just a few days ago. She didn't work enough hours to qualify for benefits at work, so her boss fudged the paperwork to help her get paid time off, and other things to help her out. Very awesome.