Faith in Humanity Restoration Thread

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  1. thestrangequark

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    ^I'd highly recommend the whole series (it's all made for youtube), and the Feynman series as well.
     
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    Inspiring Pride photos:

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    ^Oh, I have seen that one! What a great little boy! Thanks for reminding me of him!

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    That is a smart, young man.
     
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    I lent a random stranger 50 bucks. Got it back the next day.
     
  7. thestrangequark

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    ^That is very cool, on part of both of you.
     
  8. captcalhoun

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    that photo of the kid makes me wish i could do a drive-by on those dirtbags behind him.

    fuck the First Amendment, fuck it in it's stupid ass.
     
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    The whole point of the First Amendment is to protect speech like the Westboro kind. If you can ban them one day, who gets banned next? Think about it.
     
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    I get the feeling that drive-by shootings and censorship are moving away from the point of this thread.

    Just sayin'.
     
  11. thestrangequark

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    ^Yeah, we're all agreed the WBC are fuckwads, that's not the focus of this thread. The awesome little boy is.

    And here is another awesome little boy (actually, a bunch of awesome little kids). The boy, Matt, has spastic cerebral palsy, but wanted to run in his school's field day race, meaning he has to complete two laps. Watch the whole video, it gets amazing. But you might cry!

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  12. Coloratura

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    That little boy's spirit is so much bigger than his body.
    Also, I made it 16 seconds before bursting into tears.
    And then, all the kids start cheering him on and walking with him! I went through half a box of tissues in the span of two minutes!

    [faith in humanity affirmed]
     
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    Oh, that was very moving (and thanks for the warning about the oncoming tears!).

    I have to say that I am really happy to see the response of the other children. It seems that any time I hear a story about kids lately it is related to bullying. It is wonderful to see the exact opposite on display in this video!

    I second J. Allen..[faith in humanity affirmed]!
     
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    ^It is amazing, isn't it? People can be great!
     
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    ^ Absolutely. I found that out when I visited Baltimore. :)
     
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    An hour ago I went to Arby's and bought two chicken sandwiches. The cashier asked me if I had a coupon (2 sandwiches for $5). I said I didn't have one. She gave me the coupon price anyway. :)
     
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    Several years ago I was driving back to NC from IL with my daughter and my car broke down on I-64 outside Charlottesville--a belt broke. we didn't own a cell phone at that time so we couldn't call for help. We stood on the side of the 6 lane road making phone signals to passing cars (you know, hand up to our ear). Eight different people stopped to offer help--one woman offered to use her pantyhose in place of the broken belt. No one threatened or scared us. Someone ultimately called the highway patrol and he called a tow truck. We were towed to a service station and since they (service station guys) couldn't get a replacement belt that day, they drove us to a nice hotel for the night. The whole experience restored my faith in humanity.
     
  18. Collingwood Nick

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    I do that all the time. It's just good customer service. :techman:
     
  19. RoJoHen

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    That video was great. What an awesome group of kids!
     
  20. Mary Ann

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    The way kids are portrayed in the media as bullies and generally rotten drives me nuts. 99.9% are good people, like the kids cheering Matt on in the video. When my son on the autistic spectrum was in a mainstream primary school he had some issues with bullies on the playground, but his classmates were awesome with him, and did their best to include and support my son as much as possible.

    I volunteer on the front desk at a Citizens Advice Bureau. What not many people know is that the vast majority of people working at CABs are volunteers, including the vast majority of the advisors. The advisors give at least one day a week of their time to help those who seek CABs' services, and undergo about a year of training. Many of the advisors in our Bureau also attend court hearings and tribunals with their clients. They give an amazing amount of their time and expertise on a weekly basis, all in the aid of those less fortunate and/or able than them.