16+ Powerful Pics We All Need During These Tough Times

Dan 30 May 2020

Life isn't always easy. In fact, usually it isn't exactly a breeze.

Whether world events have got you down, or it's something more personal, give yourself a break. Sometimes we all need a palate cleanser. These photos aren't going to fix everything that's wrong with the world, but they certainly can't hurt.

1. Paying it forward.

Reddit | PigBeenBorn

If you've ever done tree planting, you know that it's tiring work just to put a bunch of skinny saplings in the ground. But in the long run, it pays off.

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2. A special heartbeat.

Reddit | Necoya

This woman lost her daughter a year before this photo was taken. The man on the left had been a stranger to her — but after receiving her daughter's heart, he wanted her to be able to feel it again.

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3. One enthusiast to another.

Reddit | nica082408

The context of this photo is really touching: the man on the right is an avid mountain biker. When he realized his young neighbor had just received a mountain bike, he took time out of his day to teach the kid all about it.

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4. Ensuring Merry Christmases to come.

Reddit | banginbowties

This guy was spotted at a local Walmart buying out their remaining Santa hats after Christmas. He does this every year so he has a big stash of hats to donate to children's hospitals the following Christmas.

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5. Help during a tough time.

Reddit | getdownmr-president

After a volcanic eruption in the Philippines, visibility was affected by the ash in the air. Rather than picking up and leaving town, this guy made it easier for others to pick up and leave town by cleaning their windshields.

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6. Shelter from the storm.

Reddit | Ledpidus

The people in the background are protesting, but they're not going to let that get in the way of their compassion. Just look at the protester on the left as he holds an umbrella to keep a journalist dry.

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7. He's got the time.


"After bad storms, this retired old man goes around our neighborhood and cleans the debris out of yards and catch basins," writes the original poster. "When I asked him why he said 'because I am retired and have the time to help'."

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8. Well deserved.

Reddit | BreakBrain

This American woman was in Tokyo when she stopped to help a runner who'd fallen down with an injury. Here she is proudly displaying her Certificate of Appreciation from the Japanese government.

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9. Dr. MacGyver

Reddit | dickfromaccounting

This doctor created a makeshift nebulizer — essentially a type of inhaler — for an asthmatic child who experienced an asthma attack four hours into a trans-Atlantic flight.

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10. The Dark Knight surprises.

Reddit | tare42

Imagine digging out your car on a snowy morning, getting closer and closer to being late for work, when suddenly Batman himself emerges from the shadows to lend a helping hand.

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11. Mission accomplished.

Reddit | senilepigs55

The message in white certainly pulls at the heartstrings, while the amended version in blue effectively warms up even the coldest heart. People can be pretty decent when they want to be.

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12. Solidarity.

Reddit | cykablya7_1337

This is a beautiful story. Anyone who's been on a team knows how deep those teammate bonds can do, and clearly Samah's teammates want to provide a high level of support.

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13. Big thanks.

Reddit | MSotallyTober

"My upstairs neighbors have two kids that consistently stomp and roughhouse and even though it can be much at times, my wife and I let it go because NYC isn’t exactly a place you can let them run around wild outside. This was found hanging on our door this week."

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14. Ugh.

Reddit | sreejith_a

The world has seen a lot more mask-wearing than usual in early 2020. This pic shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but it's still a powerful reminder of how we can do better.

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15. Good guy Ahmed.

Reddit | FearmyBeard21

This is wholesome content right here. My only problem is that Ahmed only has a 4.7 star rating on Uber. This move alone should give him five stars for life.

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16. Any education at all.

Reddit | dj44455

This photo shows that humans will always try to better themselves and educate the younger generation, even when the odds are stacked against them. This takes an impressive level of commitment.

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17. Why not?

Reddit | 5or3n

Elderly people often feel isolated from friends and family. Many of them are looking to branch out and make friends, but it can be tough. Good on this guy for doing this awesome deed.

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18. Those eyes saw so much.

Reddit | White_Nike_Socks

This photo, taken in 1911, shows abolitionist Harriet Tubman. She was 89 years old at the time and had two years left to live. It's amazing to think of how much turmoil and change she would have seen during her long life.

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19. An important idea.

Reddit | QuestionablySuperFly

It can be tough for people in abusive situations to get out, because their abuser is often extremely controlling. This gives people in these difficult situations a way to communicate their plight without tipping their hand.

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20. Human touch.

Reddit | Ariyan_Aziz

There's no context given for this photo, but it's a powerful photo regardless. It might show you that nobody is born racist. It might also show you that human beings are inherently social and nurturing creatures.

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