When a billionaire like Bill Gates whips out his checkbook to help the less fortunate, it’s not so surprising. But it was cool to find out, at Reddit’s Today I Learned (TIL), that:
If you get the warm-and-fuzzies when reading about the kindness of strangers, TIL has plenty of heartening anecdotes:
• TIL The current king of Saudi Arabia Donated $300,000 to furnish a new high school in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Small acts of charity also count–this family keeps their community warm.
(geni.com, via wesleyt89)
• TIL that a man who gave away his fortune to charity also donated a kidney to a stranger, noting that the chances of dying as a result of the procedure were about 1 in 4,000 and “to withhold a kidney from someone who would otherwise die means valuing one’s own life at 4,000 times that of a stranger”
(wikipedia.org, via ifonlyiknew)
And this one: Not a fully declared act of charity. But how ’bout it?
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