12 Heartwarming True Stories That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
Just when you were getting fed up with news, these warm and fuzzy stories have come along to warm your soul. Keep the tissues handy.
The babysitter who became much more
Would you donate an organ to someone you barely knew who desperately needed it? One young babysitter did, without a second thought, to save the life of a toddler she had known for only three weeks. Kiersten Miles began babysitting Talia over the summer of 2016 when she learned that the baby would need a liver transplant. Kiersten wanted to be her donor, no questions asked. After going through rounds of tests to make sure she was a match, Kiersten learned she could be a donor for Talia. In January 2017, both girls underwent surgery and are expected to make full recoveries. Talia’s parents believe Kiersten was placed in their lives at the perfect time to save their little girl, and have since told Kiersten, “I could tell you thank you for the rest of my life every single day, and it wouldn’t be enough.”
Hope for the homeless
Ginger Sprouse is one of those people who wants to do more for the homeless than simply give them a meal. One homeless man in particular caught Ginger’s attention when he sat in the same spot nearly every day near her cooking class business. She learned that his name was Victor, and he had a mental illness. He wanted to wait in that one spot every day in the hope that his mother would find him, because that’s where he’d last seen her. Ginger befriended Victor, talking to him on her coffee breaks and learning about his life, including the fact that he’d been homeless for about 10 years and unable to find his mother for the last three. In December 2016, Ginger decided to take Victor into her home and started a Facebook campaign, known as This Is Victor, to raise money to help get Victor on his feet. She gave him a job in the kitchen of her business and even helped him see his mom again. She plans on helping Victor for the rest of his life, if that’s what he needs. This story, like our heartfelt short Christmas stories, shows the depth of family love. These are the 10 random acts of kindness you can do right now to change someone’s life today!
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