19 Uplifting Photos That’ll Brighten Your Outlook on Life

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We all have bad days and things don’t go as planned. There are days that you just want to give up and these pictures will help you to see that things aren’t as bad as you think. Certain people in this world go out of their way to make sure that everyone has something in their belly, a smile on their face, and are able to have a great day. Everyone should pay it forward a bit more often. These 19 uplifting photos will help you to brighten your outlook on life and realize that there is always something to be grateful for in this world.

 

1. Boy Shows Off His Dump Truck

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Source: Facebook Ollie Kroner

“Quincy’s been waiting all week to show the garbage men his garbage truck. But, in the moment, he was overwhelmed in the presence of his heroes.” This adorable little boy shows the world that we all have our own type of heroes. Someday he would love to be the one who gets to drive the trash truck around and he is a bit overwhelmed getting to meet them. We would all love a chance to meet our hero.

 

2. Restaurant Offers Free Meal to Someone Having Hard Times
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Source: Twitter @JustHadOneJob

Sometimes people just need someone to help them out and this business owner is willing to do just that for someone going through a hard time. This really sweet message offers whoever is going through their trash the chance to have a free meal whenever they want it simply because they have a kind heart.

 

3. Grandpa Gets a Hot Date

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Source: Tumblr starxapple

Sometimes you might think that there is nobody out there for you, but never give up. This grandpa might need a wheelchair and oxygen, but he was still able to find the perfect woman to go on a date with him. There is always someone you can enjoy a great night on the town with it is just all about finding them.

 

4. Police Officers are Real People Too

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Source: Facebook Ferdinando Acerra

“A Sumter police officer responded to a call. He saw that a young boy was sleeping on a floor because he didn’t have a bed, and did his homework there as well. The officer decided to get this young man a bed to sleep on, a desk to do his homework, and a wii to have some fun. That officer is my little brother and I couldn’t be more proud of that.”

This heartwarming picture shows that police officers are real people too. This officer took care of this young boy and changed his life by just being a caring man. This is proof that not all police officers are bad and there are a lot of good guys out there that take their job to the next level.

 

5. Paying It Forward
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Source: Friday We’re In Love

Something as simple as paying it forward can make someone’s day. This random act of kindness got this person a free book, but also had to put a smile on their face and make their day. There are so many easy ways to reach out and do something nice for someone else.

 

6. Police and Fireman Who Make a Difference

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Source: Facebook John Buratti

“This is Glenn Buratti, a 6-year-old from Osceola County, Florida. He has mild autism and epilepsy. Earlier this month, his mom Ashlee threw him a birthday party, inviting 16 children from his class. No one showed up. I know this might be something silly to rant about, but my heart is breaking for my son. We invited his whole class (16 kids) over for his 6th birthday party today. Not one kid came,” Ashlee posted on a local Facebook group.

After posting on the group, 15 children from the area and their parents turned up, but not just them. Firefighters and police officers from the community started pulling up to the house. Crews from the Sheriff’s Office and Osceola County Fire Rescue gave Glenn the superstar treatment.” These police officers and fireman made this little boys day. They were able to turn something terrible into something very positive for him and that is exactly what he needed. He will now always remember this as one of his best birthdays instead of one of the worst.

 

7. Everyone Deserves an Education
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Source: Facebook Sarit Fishbaine

“So one of the students came with her kid, because she didn’t have a babysitter. the kid starts to cry in the middle of the class, so his mom, all embarrassed gets up to leave, and the professor took the kid from her, calmed him and continued teaching.”

Everyone deserves a chance to get an education and this mom is no exception to that rule. Because of this professor, she was able to stay in class and continue to learn. Few professors would be able to handle a situation like this so gracefully, but this act of kindness is something she will always remember.

 

8. Adorable Dog Knows How to Enjoy Life
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Source: Dog Shaming

This cute dog knows how to enjoy life and he is doing it with an octopus on his head. He beat the odds and has been able to live longer than anyone expected. He looks great and like he has a lot of years left in him too!

 

9. The Rock Shows His Heart

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Source: Facebook Dwayne The Rock Johnson

“Cool story to share on Easter… After my workout I’m driving in my pick up and notice these kids in the rearview mirror screaming and running after my truck. Thought to myself, “Should I stop or keep driving?”. I stopped. I hop out of my truck and this kid runs up to me, hugs the hell outta me and says its been his life’s dream to meet me and tell me how much Ive inspired him to fight Hodgkin’s lymphoma and hard core chemo and stem cell transplant treatments. He was a little teary eyed and said for months and months all he’s wanted to do was find me and say this face to face. I told him what it meant to me to hear this story. I thanked him, hugged him (and his friends), took a few pics, got back in my truck and drove away.”

The rock showed his true heart to this young man. Just taking a few minutes out of his day actually made this guy’s day. He was able to meet his hero, who actually helped him have the strength to fight his disease and live through it all.

 

10. Andre Johnson Spends $19K on Charity
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Source: Yahoo/@DTGoteraKHOU

Houston Texas WR Andre Johnson spent over $19K on toys for charity at Christmas time. He went out to Toys R Us and went on the shopping spree of a lifetime buying some amazing toys for kids who wouldn’t be getting anything this year for the holidays. He let 12 children spend 80 seconds to get as much as they could in their cart and they did a great job filling them up!

 

11. News Shoes Can Change Your Outlook
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Source: Facebook Greensboro Sneakerheads

This young man showed that a new pair of shoes can make someone feel like a new person. These shoes are a nice gesture and actually gave him a ton of self-confidence looking at the smile on his face wearing his new kicks.

 

12. Nobody Should Be Without Shoes

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Source: Facebook NYPD

“Jennifer Foster of Florence, AZ was visiting Times Square with her husband Nov. 14 when they saw a shoeless man asking for change. She writes, ‘Right when I was about to approach, one of your officers came up behind him. The officer said, ‘I have these size 12 boots for you, they are all-weather. Let’s put them on and take care of you.’ The officer squatted down on the ground and proceeded to put socks and the new boots on this man. The officer expected NOTHING in return and did not know I was watching. I have been in law enforcement for 17 years. I was never so impressed in my life. I did not get the officer’s name. It is important, I think, for all of us to remember the real reason we are in this line of work. The reminder this officer gave to our profession in his presentation of human kindness has not been lost on myself or any of the Arizona law-enforcement officials with whom this story has been shared.”

Nobody should ever be without shoes and this officer made sure that the homeless man would not be without shoes during the cold. One more officer proving that there are a lot of good ones out there and he is one of them.

 

13. Everyone Needs a Helping Hand
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Source: DailyMail

“Need to share this, whilst working earlier we watched this lovely lad walking this little old man home.. He wasn’t very agile, nor fast but Christian walked with him ever so patiently and slowly, chatted along with him and carried his bag for him. It was a lovely thing to witness and they seemed to be having a good chit-chat along their way. High 5 to Aldi for letting him do this and high 5 to Christian from Aldi in horwich for his selfless, thoughtful & caring gesture! I desperately want this lad to get some kind of recognition from his workplace so if this gave you a little more faith in mankind PLEASE share!”

This elderly man sure could use a helping hand on his walk home and he got just that and also some great conversation. It is fantastic to see him helping him on his way home and also giving him a new friend and some great conversation.

 

14. Free Meal From Spiderman
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Source: Twitter @brumspiderman

Man in Birmingham UK dresses up as Spiderman and feeds the homeless. You know it has to be an amazing feeling to have Spiderman show up and give you a nice meal when you may have not had one in a while. This just might make you believe in super heroes once again.

 

15. Helping Hand for a Job Interview
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Source: Facebook Target

“In Target at Triangle Town Center. A kid came in looking for a clip-on tie for a job interview this afternoon. The store only had regular ties, so this awesome Target team member took the time to help the nervous teen put on his new tie, tuck in his shirt and then showed him how to give a proper handshake and tackle a few tough interview questions! As the kid exited the store, a bunch of supportive Target team members cheered him on! THIS is true customer service – Right on the mark, Target!! Fingers crossed for this kid’z interview!! Bought headbands, ham and had my heart warmed…I LOVE Target!!! — at Target Raleigh NE in North Carolina.”

This man went above and beyond when he could have simply said to him that they didn’t have clip-on ties for sale. Too bad we can’t get a follow-up on this great story and find out if he was able to land a new job after getting some help with his tie from this Target employee.

 

16. Pizza for the Hungry
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Source: Facebook Rosas Fresh Pizza

Rosa’s Fresh Pizza helps out the hungry by feeding 50-60 of them per day. They have already given away over 20,000 pieces of pizza because of the supporters who help them out to be able to do this every single day. These notes show how much they have been able to help people.

 

17. Mysterious $1,000 Tip

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Source: Freedom Taxi

A cab driver was really shocked to find out that he got a $1,000 tip. That kind of money could be life changing for most people. He took the man on a very short drive that only cost $4.31, but he received a huge tip for it. He made sure more than once that the man meant to leave this big of a tip, but that was exactly his plan all along.

 

18. Mysterious Message on To-Go Box

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Source: Yahoo/Samantha LaRocco

After being dumped, Samantha LaRocco was having a pretty bad day, but a simple message on her to-go container changed all of that for her. When she ordered, she put a note on her order which said “I’ve just been dumped. Please draw something inspiring on the container.” The message that she got was exactly what she needed.

 

19. Even Garbage Men Need a Break

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Source: Tumblr So Siego

Even garbage men deserve a break just like everyone else. It doesn’t matter how old you are, but everyone loves the idea of taking a ride on a swing. These men decided it was the perfect way to break up their day and have a good time. This picture can’t help but make you smile.