The internet has undoubtedly changed the world we live in, and it can often be a rather grim place, especially when it comes to stealing someone’s privacy or making a person the object of public shaming. However, there are some images that appear on the World Wide Web that melt our hearts and go viral for all the right reasons.
A picture showing a simple act of kindness has touched more than a million hearts around the world. Natasha Wilson of Florence, Alabama, captured a special moment that shows a stranger holding a woman’s baby so that she can get her paperwork done at a doctor’s office.
Natasha was in the waiting room when she witnessed the tender moment she couldn’t help but share. She explained in a now-viral Facebook post that she saw a mother walk into the doctor’s bearing a sleeping baby.
The receptionist handed her a lot of paperwork which she needed to fill out, leaving the woman in an unfortunate situation. The mom needed to sign it, but she couldn’t risk letting go of her child. A kind older man then reached out and held her baby for her.
“This man, from across the room, asks her if she would like for him to hold her baby while she did her paperwork!! She smiled and said that would be wonderful!!”
“This man went over there and rocked and loved on that baby like he was his!! My heart Melted!!! Racism is still VERY real in our society today BUT THIS MAN GAVE ME HOPE & a sweet memory I’ll never forget!! If you know this man tell him what an amazing person he is!!”
The picture has since received 1.3M likes and over 425,000 shares. The photo is seemingly simple but has managed to touch hearts across the world.
As for the sweet elderly man, he got in contact with Natasha and told her over the phone: “That’s just who I am. I’ve never thought about race or color. All the children I know call me Papa Joe”.
Police Officer Pulls Over To Play Catch With Boy Throwing Football Alone
This is going to be one of the sweetest things you’ll see today!
Most of the time, people rely on surveillance cameras to catch unwanted activity on their property. However, a South Carolina family’s security camera recently caught a touching act of service by a local Summerville police officer, who is now being praised for his good deed.
These days kids are usually playing their video games and as for the grown-ups, well, they are pretty busy with life to grab a football and toss it around. But that being said, there are still some kids who love to head outside to play.
‘Look Maggie, I’m Walking!’ Toddler With Spina Bifida Proudly Tells Dog His Achievement
Way to go, Roman!
In what might just be the sweetest viral video of all time, a toddler with Spina Bifida can be seen learning how to walk and showing off his newfound skill to his dog. The way he proudly shouts his accomplishments to his beloved pup is a guaranteed heart-melter.
Two-year-old Roman Dinkel has defied the odds by learning how to walk. The young boy was diagnosed with spina bifida, myelomeningocele L3-S2, on his 20-week ultrasound. Spina Bifida is a birth defect of the spine and spinal cord and causes an inability or difficulty to walk.
Runner With Broken Leg Crawls On Bleeding Knees To Finish Relay
This is so hard to watch.
A Japanese runner fell and fractured her leg with just 200 yards to go of her 2.2mile stage of a relay marathon in Fukuoka, Japan. But instead of giving up, Rei Iida bravely crawled to her personal finish line where she successfully passed her sash to her teammate.
The shocking scene was recorded at the Princess Ekiden All-Japan Inter-Company Women’s qualifying race in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture. In the video, the runner can be seen running normally in the race before her accident. She can then be seen crawling on the road with her knees bleeding as she makes her way to the next runner.