Sometimes all it takes is one nice act to turn your whole day around. The simple kindness of a stranger can mean the world to people who really need it. That is why today we are celebrating these good deeds by looking back on some of our favorite good Samaritans of the past few years.
The term good Samaritan is defined as a person who gives gratuitously to someone in distress. It can be a small act that no one notices or a big gesture for someone who really needs it. The people featured here all stepped up when no one else would and today they are being honored for it.
Man Helps Old Lady Cross Busy Street – July 21, 2012
Usually a video filmed from a moving dashboard camera means something bad is about to happen, but not this time. This man was caught on tape getting out of his car to help an elderly woman cross the street. When the woman was trapped in a dangerous situation, no one stopped to help her out except for him. This is what being a good Samaritan is all about.
Hero Turtle Rescues Upside-Down Turtle – June 11, 2011
Who says good Samaritans have to be human? This turtle saw one of his friends trapped in a precarious situation and knew what he had to do. While every person that walked past seemed to be content to let the little guy continue to struggle, a kind-hearted turtle decided it was up to him to step up and become a hero.
Kindness Boomerang – December 25, 2011
Imagine a world where everyone was a good Samaritan. That’s the concept of this video produced by Life Vest Inside, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of kindness, self-esteem, and individual potential. Even though there may not be a catchy reggae tune playing in the background, it doesn’t mean you can’t emulate the good deeds from this video in your own life.
To be a good Samaritan you don’t have to be a super hero or be the next Gandhi, heck you can even be a turtle. The only qualification is to just, for one moment, find it in your heart to be empathetic towards someone else. The world needs good Samaritans. Now go out there and be what the world needs.
Do you have a favorite video from the past? Let us know in the comments and make sure to join us every Thursday as we continue to dig deeper into our archives and explore the world of Wimp.