With crime, violence, and conflicts happening every day, the world may not seem to be a safe place anymore to most of us.
But while things appear downbeat on one side, let’s not forget the good things that still exist in this world that regularly restore our faith in humanity.
Moreover, in spite of being a developing country, and suffering from a lot of problems with poverty and undernourishment of our own, us Indians have truly proved that humanity is not dead yet with our acts of kindness for others over the years.
And we’ve gathered a list of moments from the past year which perfectly captures our love and respect for humanity. See for yourself:
1. Vishab Mehta, a resident of Mumbai collected uneaten food from a flight to feed the needy.
2. An NGO, Robin Hood Army decided to feed 1 million needy people across India on the occasion of Independence Day
3. Vikas Jyani, a pilot from Haryana gave back to his village by taking 22 of its senior citizens on their very first plane ride
4. Sub-Inspector Lokendra Bahuguna, walked for over 2 km on a hill carrying an ill man on his back to save his life
5. When a couple from Pune sold their jewellery to raise funds for the construction of an oxygen cylinder plant for the soldiers in Siachen
6. B Gopal, a Police Home Guard in Hyderabad, bought food for an 80-year-old homeless woman and fed her himself as she was too frail to even eat on her own
7. Munnesa Managuli, an auto driver gave free rides to pregnant women, the disabled & soldiers
8. A school teacher decided to take on the role of the school bus driver to curb the drop-out rate among students
9. Dadarao Bilhore, a resident of Mumbai filled over 500 potholes after his son died because of one
10. Several lawyers agreed to provide free legal aid to sexual abuse survivors in support of India’s #MeToo movement
11. Kottayam got the tag of the only hunger-free district in India due to the efforts of 20 volunteer groups feeding around 8,000 people every day
12. Ratna Jadhav, an HIV positive herself, took upon the task of educating people about HIV and general healthcare
13. Veer Agarwal, a 14-year-old Mumbai boy raised ₹14 lakhs by organising ‘Jaipur Foot’ camp to help 300 physically challenged people
14. ‘Operation Madad’ launched to undertake disaster relief operations in flood-affected Kerala and rescued more than 23,000 people
15. Khalsa Aid came to the rescue of people stuck in the Kerala floods and organised langar