Just being good because it’s the right thing to do isn’t always the norm. So, it can be refreshing to find people who genuinely want to be good even if there’s nothing to gain from it. Children seem to be doing that better than most.
#1 It’s never too early to learn about compassion
#2 They’re more grown-up than we think
#3 Selfless 11-year-old
Jacob was concerned about everything going on and felt it wasn’t fair for kids to miss out on Halloween. He donated all the candy he managed to get on Halloween and sent it to kids who didn’t have the same chance to get candy.
#4 Kids can take care of grown-ups too
#5 Kids can be heroes too
#6 Heroes come in all sizes
#7 Every bit of help counts
#8 Making the best of a sad situation
He made iced tea and cookies and sold them at his dad’s business. He earned $275, which he used to buy coloring books for Stony Brook Long Island Children’s Hospital.
#9 Compassion isn’t limited to humans
#10 Shelter dogs need love too
#11 First encounter with an unfair world
Cayden felt angry and frustrated about it and decided to do something. He has since raised more than $40,000 to make sure children like his friend don’t miss out on lunch at school.
#12 Kids understand more than we give them credit for
#13 Building homes
#14 Epitome of innocence
#15 Bravery isn’t age-restricted
#16 Not all heroes wear capes
#17 True friendship
#18 Kindness isn’t as complicated as we think it is
#19 Making friends is easier than you think
As the kids grew older, meeting the garbage collectors with refreshments and snacks became a routine. They’ve been friends ever since.
#20 Doing things because it’s the right thing to do
#21 One more reason not to give up
#22 They grow up fast
#23 All humans deserve some decency
His reason? When he has bad thoughts, he finds reading calms him down. He wanted to share that with others.
#24 Helping unadoptable pets
These kids gave up their playtime to go to a shelter and read to dogs. It helps calm the dogs as well as socialize them, making them more adoptable.
#25 What would you do if you won $1,000?
#26 We’re all in it together
#27 We’re all on the same side
#28 People aren’t born selfish
#29 Everyone needs a hug
#30 The things we take for granted
These girls came up with a genius plan to help the homeless brave the cold. They tied coats onto street poles so anyone who needed them could just pick one.
#31 Kids being grown-ups
This 13-year-old saved his coach’s life by performing CPR on him and calling 911.
#32 Being kind because you can be
#33 Running to the rescue
#34 Compassion in its purest form
#35 It’s the thought that counts
Still, that’s the kind of spirit all humans should have.
#36 Being good even when it costs you
#37 Kids reminding adults how simple life should be
This boy took matters into his own hands and started a no-kill shelter in his garage to take of strays in his neighborhood.
#38 Selflessness doesn’t have to be a painful affair
Rather than spend it on himself, he used it to make lunches for homeless people. The smile on his face says it all.