20 videos on the internet that will immediately restore your faith in humanity.

November 20, 2016

The internet is a huge place. From browsing Reddit to wondering whether your bank balance can handle another Amazon-spree. We all connect with it one way or another. Given the negativity of the media, it’s easy for this to be projected on to the internet too. This article aims to provide you with 20 videos on the internet that will brighten up your day and rekindle your passion for humanity.

1.Christian the lion

Sometimes doing the right thing can be difficult. In 1969 John Rendall and Ace Bourke adopted a lion cub from Harrods department store in London. After the lion grew too big, they did the kind thing and reintroduced it to the wild in its natural African habitat. A year later they went to visit Christian, but were told Christian most likely would not remember them as he now has his own pride. What you see in the video will surprise you to say the least and it just goes to show that it is important to always do the right thing no matter how difficult it may seem.

2. #ALSIceBucketChallenge haters

Remember the ice bucket challenge in 2014? Of course you do. It was everywhere. Unfortunately, it wasn’t just a positive message towards combating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that was provided. A lot of people criticised it. Luckily, Anthony Carbajal provides an inspiring reason as to why we should value it rather than criticise it.

3. Rain

This little girl experiences rain for the first time. Her reaction is priceless. It goes to show how something we often take for granted and view as annoying can mean so much.

4. Sergeant surprises family at American football game

In 2012 Sergeant First Class Scott Faile was supposed to be in Korea and his family were being honoured as the military family of the game. They stood proudly on the field in front of 85,000 fans as a video message from Faile played. What they didn’t know was that Faile was at the game too…

5. Cat saves boy from dog

We all know how much our pets mean to us, but rarely do we ask the question of what do we mean to our pets? Well this cat clearly had high values for its owner as it risks its own life to save it from a dog. The cat clearly loved this boy and it goes to show how being nice to animals can help you just as much as being nice to humans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Opm9b2WDk

6. Doctor Who star helps nine-year-old boy with autism cope with grief.

Actor Peter Capaldi left this touching video message for the boy as he coped with the loss of his grandmother.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZuNA8zMeSE

7. Basketball club Utah Jazz let a five-year-old cancer patient play for them.

We all have childhood dreams. Some of us want to be athletes, rockstars etc–the list is endless. However, with illnesses such as cancer these dreams can be taken away from people before they’ve even begun. Luckily, Utah Jazz were determined to let this small child live out his dream of becoming a professional basketball player.

8. Spiderdad birthday surprise

A father surprised his terminally ill son on his birthday by dressing up as Spiderman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLzZlwON9EM

9. Rescuers save a dog covered in tar (warning: upsetting!)

It’s always sad to see an animal suffer. Especially in such painful circumstances. Fortunately, these people were able to save this dog and it shows the amazing things we are capable of if we just put our minds to it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25Jo-DPfYWg

10. Runners stop race to express their gratitude to a veteran

A Second World War veteran was in the crowd to encourage the San Jose 408k marathon runners, but when they saw him they ended up stopping the race to congratulate him instead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp_OiWVcq1Y

11. Deaf woman hears for the first time

It’s difficult to imagine living without one of our senses. It’s even more difficult to imagine what experiencing a sense would be like after living your entire life without it. This video provides the best insight into what it’s like.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7LcNUxcQ8Y

12. Mother with Alzheimer’s still recognises her daughter

Having a relative with Alzheimer’s is tough. Watching them slowly lose all sense of themselves and the world around them is one of the most awful experiences an individual can go through. However, this video of a mother recognising her daughter shows that there is still hope even in the bleakest of times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxDo0j6l2s8

13. The internet raised $44,000 so a homeless guy could have a home

Being homeless must be difficult. Fortunately, most of us will not know what it is like. However, this inspiring campaign shows just how grateful an individual can be when you help them at their most vulnerable.

14. Man travels on a bike around the world in a year

Our world is a beautiful place. At Better World International we do all we can to preserve it. This video of Felix Starck travelling around the world will change your perspective on the many different cultures we share it with.

15. Sign language carpool karaoke

American sign language interpreter Tina Cleveland and her fiancè Paul Sirimarco show that being deaf doesn’t have to get in the way of a good sing-song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2tp97rqzFs

16. If You Give A Little Love

The music video to this song by Noah and the Whale shows how powerful one good deed can be. It is a perfect example of our Good Cards project in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZJ31v89X_Y

17. Give A Little Love Part Two

This video has a similar style to #16 and will hopefully show that what may seem like a small act of kindness from you can truly make the world a better place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq_capLQtFI

18. 100 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity

Now you may consider this cheating as the article is about videos, but these 100 photographs show just how powerful a still image can be. Especially if it captures the right angle of humanity.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBQEtMrmNt4

19. Short of money

We’ve all been there. We thought we had a few extra coins, but when it comes to the purchase we’re a few short. OmarGoshTV sent his children to the shops with short change deliberately as a social experiment to see how the cashier would react and what he found may surprise you…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJYhci0Okn4

20. Tipping servers $200

Working in a restaurant as a waiter is tough work. However, please spare a thought for waiters in Utah that make a mere $2.13 an hour. Fortunately, LAHWF makes their day by giving them a surprise tip of $200.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4enUE8qt_Q

We hope you enjoyed our pick of the 20 videos on the internet that will restore your faith in humanity. Do you know of a similar inspiring video? Please post it in the comments below and we will be sure to check it out!

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