This week, while pumping gas at the busiest (cheapest) gas station in Pasadena, I witnessed a woman enter through the exit, effectively “cutting in line” in front of six other waiting cars. As she was reversing into the spot, to get next to the pump, a truck–one of the cars she had “cut”–pulled forward quickly, snagging the pump before she could complete her greedy manuever. A loud verbal altercation between then ensued. She used terrible words–a lot of them–right in a row, leaving a bewildered, terrfied look on the faces of three little kids sitting in the backseat of another car nearby. I shook my head, pumped my gas and went about my day. Pretty par for the course for humanity really, I thought to myself. Between petty people at gas stations and warmongers who consider young kids in Middle Eastern nations “collateral damage” in our war-zones, it’s pretty easy to become disgusted, if not plain indifferent about the state of our world.
But Buzzfeed’s recent 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity will do just that–restore your faith in humanity–and might even encourage you to be a better person, too. It seems there’s kindness in this world after all.