50 Wholesome Times Total Strangers Showed Each Other Heartwarming Acts Of Kindness

See, some people don’t suck.

It’s important to remember, despite what the news says, people are good. Whatever differences we have, no matter how big they seem, we are still way more alike than different.

I hope these moments people have shared online help you remember the goodness we all have. All you must do is choose to use it.

1. Our baby slept on this kind strangers shoulder the entire evening!


My wife and I couldn’t get our newborn baby to stop crying at the restaurant, so we embarrassingly started to pack up to go home when the couple sitting next to us offered to hold him so we could enjoy a night out.

2. Friends.


Twelve years ago I played a dumb social game online. Twelve years ago, I met a kid and we somehow became friends, best friends, brothers. A week ago, I met him for the first time ever in person. Later that week, I was the best man at his wedding.

3. A good person.


My brother and I were traveling Vietnam by motorbike. My brothers bike broke down and this man pushed it 5km (with his scooter), told the mechanic we needed help and then bought us beer while the mechanic fixed it. We chatted through Google translate the entire time. Mr Tran you are a Bro!

4. Good friends.


This is 95 Hirane from Japan. I accidentally entered his shop to ask for directions. So how we got talking and became good friends. And now he dedicates 2 hours everyday to teaching me Japanese 😊

5. Unlikely partner.


Saw an elderly man make a move and patiently wait for another player. An unlikely partner appeared and warmed my heart.

6. Tutor


Every time I️ come to my gym, this man is helping this employee with calculus.


Darrien Middleton

8. Good doggo, good person.


A Reddit stranger drove two hours and used his drone to recover Meadow, who was lost in the woods for 10 days.

9. Savior.


Last year I gave a guy CPR after he had a heart attack while driving. He ended up surviving but we couldn’t meet because of his condition and covid. We finally got to meet up

10. 5 stars.


This is my uber driver Beni, he took me to the hospital and keeping me company since most of my family lives out of the state.

11. People helping people.


Lowe’s ran out of generators, and a complete stranger gave his generator to a woman whose father is living on oxygen. People helping people. I love my state.





















This lady in the washroom looking at me said, “I remember when my girlfriends and I would get dressed up and go out. I miss that.” So I said why miss it, we’re all out right now, aren’t we? Story short we have a new friend.



27. Garbage day.

Thursdays are by far her favorite day… garbage day. For about a year now, she has anxiously awaited the garbage truck’s arrival at our house. It started with waving from the window, then we had to try and be outside to wave, and when we missed the truck driving by the house, I’d drive around the neighborhood to find the garbage truck and wave… on our way out the door in the mornings. Every… Thursday, my heart is full when I see the joy that our amazing garbage man brings Brooklyn when he honks and waves at her with a BIG smile.
And today, we finally got to meet him!!! Brooklyn and I wrapped up one of her birthday cupcakes and waited for him. When he came down our street, she ran to the corner. We were waving like usual and I motioned for him to come over by us. He pulled over, got out and gave us his BIG smile. Brooklyn was instantly speechless as she handed him the cupcake. I explained to him that he makes our day every Thursday, and we really appreciate the honking and waving, and how special of a day it is for us.
Then… (melt my heart)… he explained that he looks forward to seeing us every Thursday as well. He said that he has a meeting every Thursday morning and always tries to get out of there in a hurry so that he can make sure to see us every week. He said he doesn’t have any kids of his own, but he mentors several children and just loves them. I can’t believe that I never got his name, so for now he will continue to be “our favorite awesome smiley garbage man”.
After he left, we continued onto daycare. Brooklyn was unusually quiet in the backseat. I asked her if she was okay, and she said “Mommy, Im so happy.”



Last night, while waiting to board our plane, my daughter was being her usual inquisitive self wanting to meet and say “hi” to everyone she could, until she walked up on this man. He reached out and asked if she wanted to sit with him. He pulled out his tablet and showed her how to draw with it, they watched cartoons together, and she offered him snacks. This wasn’t a short little exchange, this was 45 minutes. Watching them in that moment, I couldn’t help but think, different genders, different races, different generations, and the best of friends. This is the world I want for her.

29. Older gentleman teaches young guy how to tie his tie




It was Dress Like Your Favorite Person Day at 5-year-old Easton’s school today. Easton wanted to go as his school security officer Jeffery because he says “he keeps me safe.” So, his mom made him a shirt and surprised Jeffery at school. Best buds for sure!




Cassie was out on her lunch break and observed Goldsboro’s Finest enjoying lunch with a homeless person. Law enforcement does so much for our community, with a lot of it going unnoticed. We see you Goldsboro P.D. Keep up the good work.



I wanted to share an amazing experience that I had today Sunday August 25th in Epcot. My son Brody has Autism and is non verbal. We went to meet Snow White by the fountain at the Germany Pavilion at 4:00 this afternoon. My son was having an autism meltdown. He was crying and was overwhelmed and just having a hard time. Snow White was amazing with him!! She kissed, hugged and cuddled him. He was laying his head crying on her lap. She then took him for a walk away from the crowd! She was amazing. She held his hand, danced with him, took him over to a bench and sat with him. She went above and beyond!! She took so much time with him. She was a pure angel! She was magical and my family is forever thankful and touched!




Rossico Jenkoski

“So this is a picture of me (on the left) and Darren (a homeless guy from Liverpool). Every day on my way to work I see Darren. He says hello, we have a chat, and I go get him a cup of coffee. He’s a massive Everton fan and I’m a massive Liverpool fan, but we always have good banter about the football.
Darren used to have a job, and a girlfriend, but he lost all that after his girlfriend passed away and he went into depression. Now he lives on the streets in Liverpool.
So I decided, that instead of spending money on stupid things at Christmas (like cards and expensive food) I’d use the money to get Darren and I tickets to an EVERTON match. When I told him he burst out crying and gave me the best hug ever. We had a great time at the match and he was so grateful (he even offered to buy the coffee this time).
Anyway, the reason I’m posting this today is that Darren is no longer on the streets. He’s got a council flat and is working part-time. Last week he had me round for dinner. I’m so proud of him.
I posted this story to show you that a little bit of kindness can go so far and help get someone on the right track again. I used to drink coffee with Darren on the streets, then I did it at Goodison Park, and now we drink it in his flat.”



After his fishing buddy passed away, 75-year-old widower Ray Johnstone posted a classified ad in search of a friend. He just wanted someone to go fishing with and offered to split costs with anyone who owns a boat. His ad got over 60k views, and he had offers from people around the world – including a guy who took him on an all-expense-paid, deep sea fishing getaway.



So I thought it was a good idea to fly by myself with a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old we were standing in line in security, on the verge of tears because Wyatt was screaming and James was exhausted. Out of the blue, one mom stops the line for security and says “here, jump in front of me! I know how it is!” Wyatt fell asleep and I was trying to carry everyone’s carry-on when another mom jumps out of her place in line and says “hand me everything, I’ve got it”. When I said thank you to both of them they said “don’t you worry, we’re going to make sure you get on that flight.” The second woman takes everything and helps me get it through security and, on top of all that, she grabs all of it and walks us to the gate to make sure we get on the flight. To top it all off, Wyatt starts to scream at take off before he finally falls back to sleep. After about 45 min, this angel comes to the back and says “you look like you need a break” and holds Wyatt for the rest of the flight AND walks him all the way to the baggage claim, hands him to blake, hugs me and says “Merry Christmas!”

39. A year ago my little sister left this world. This weekend her heart recipient met my mom and shared her heart beat.


40. Flying home for the holidays dressed to surprise the family. Before the flight, I met this stranger at the airport. Instant best friends.




“These workmen are awesome. This man has sat down for a few minutes to explain to our boys all about the road works”



An older gentleman came in by himself to eat at a restaurant in PA. He was telling some stories to his server, who went on break and joined him during his meal.

43. These teens at the skateboard park treating my 5yo like he’s one of them.


44. Grandma Accidentally Invites Stranger To Thanksgiving – Now, They’re Like Family



If anyone recognizes this man in the orange shirt, you walk up to him and shake his hand. He doesn’t seem like the bragging type so I’ll brag for him, while working out at Planet Fitness in Pascagoula a special needs man constantly approached him about 10 different times in a 45 minute time span with handshakes, hugs, questions, and interactions. Not only did this man smile, laugh, give him workout advice multiple times, and joke back with him while getting in his own workout but he didn’t care who was watching while doing it. His patience, compassion, and friendliness was next level admirable. Towards the end of the workout the special needs man approached me and pointed to the man in the orange shirt and said “that’s my friend” with a huge smile on his face. The pics aren’t the best but they were the best creeper pics I could take at the time and this guy deserves recognition. The world needs more people like this man in the orange shirt, well done sir.





50. Total stranger came and braided my hair while I’m in the hospital after I asked for help in a beauty Facebook group.