A barber is changing the lives of Melbourne’s homeless population, one haircut at a time. Nasir Sobhani, 26, works full time at a hair salon in the city’s north-west but spends his one day off each week restyling the men and women who call the neighbourhood’s streets home. A former drug addict, Nasir knows how hard living rough can be, so started the Clean Cut, Clean Start project, which aims to help people see they are worthy of a second chance. “A homeless person doesn’t get the respect and attention needed, so letting them know that they are worthy of human interaction is actually the main purpose here.” Nasir said.
This Mark. He is 28 years old. He suffers from a mental illness and hasn’t seen his family for a decade.
In the sprawling complex of marble and gold, food never runs out, all are welcome, and no one is ever required to pay a single rupee.
No one ever went broke from giving, correct? Such is the message philanthropists and humanists have been sharing for years, and this latest example is no doubt testament to such belief.
As Munchies on Vice reports, in Amritsar, India, the Sikh gather in a Golden Temple to serve 100,000 meals every single day of the year in a kitchen that never closes its doors to those who are hungry. The community kitchen in the temple, also known as the langar, is the largest free kitchen on the planet, and it literally serves up tons of food each week.
In the sprawling complex of marble and gold, food never runs out, all are welcome, and no one ever pays a single rupee.
Campbell Remess from Tasmania, Australia has made about 800 teddy bears since he took up sewing three years ago. The 12-year-old takes his finished works to sick children at Royal Hobart Hospital to bring some much needed joy.
Campbell had wanted to buy presents for sick children but when his mom Sonia reminded him how he had eight siblings, he decided to make the teddy bears himself.
“Lots of people like skateboarding and socialising with their friends, I just like coming home and sewing,” Campbell said.
This is a story of the right person, in the right place, at the right time. Rock Hill real estate agent Casey Lawrence found the injured Pit Bull dumped in the woods after getting lost while showing a property. The dog was discarded and left to die after likely being used as a bait dog by dog fighters. He was surrounded by bones and animal carcasses!
Fortunately, Casey found the dog, now named Rambo, in time! She rushed Rambo to Baxter Veterinary Clinic. Rambo was covered with bite marks and lacerations and was severely injured, and his leg wounds infected with gangrene.
Instead of expecting expensive wedding gifts like many brides, Leigh Clark asked friends and family to spread a little love around the local community. And the results were incredible.
Leigh told the Huffington Post: “The world had given us something we both spent a lifetime looking for — true love. The best thing we could do was to spread kindness through our wedding.”
Friends and family loved the idea. Bridesmaid Emily Schairer (and daughter Chloe) donated pet supplies to a local animal shelter.
Australian Man With Rare Blood Type Saves Over 2 Million Babies By Donating More Than 1,000 Times In 60 Years
They say that when you give of yourself, a part of you will live on in the person you have helped.
That is quite literally the case for James Harrison, a 78-year-old from Australia’s central coast, who has saved 2 million Australian babies by donating his blood plasma.
In 1951, at 14 years old, Harrison had a chest operation during which one of his lungs was removed. After the surgery, his father told him that while on the operating table, Harrison had received 13 liters of blood from a total stranger, saving his life. He vowed to become a blood donor himself when he came of age.
Aged 18, Harrison began donating blood every few weeks and over the course of 60 years he has donated more than 1,000 times. But that’s not all.
A couple in Wilmington, North Carolina, noticed scarves and hats placed around various poles, light posts, and fire hydrants. Upon closer inspection, they were blown away by the kindness of strangers.
The notes read:
“AM NOT LOST! If you need this to stay warm, then please take it. It is yours. Be warm, and do something to help someone else today if you can.”
For the past 10 years, a blind man named Jia Haixia and his friend who is a double amputee, named Jia Wenqi, have been replanting trees in Yeli Village, northeastern China to try and revive the once baron landscape.
Haixia was born blind in on eye and lost sight in the other due to a work related accident. Wenqi also lost both of his arms in an accident at just 3-years-old. The two of them leased 8 acres of land from the government and started planting trees to try and protect their village from flooding.
Haixia and Wenqi have been planting trees in Yeli Village, northeastern China, for the past 10 years.
Wenqi lost his arms in an accident at just 3-years-old.
When this dying dog rescued from the streets of India was originally found he looked like a lost cause, as well as the saddest creature you’ve ever seen. The organization Animal Aid Unlimited came to the dog’s rescue just two-months ago in hopes of saving his life and making it worth living again.
When he was first found on the side of the road, the poor pup was starving, dehydrated, suffering from mange and had not experienced any human contact in a long time. A spokesperson for Animal Aid Unlimited said, “He was so exhausted and inward.”
As soon as the dog arrived at the rescue facility they hooked him up to an IV and began treating his many infections. It took 10 days for the dog’s skin to heal, at which point the real transformation began to take place.
The results of his transformation are unbelievable. To think this is the same dying dog rescued from the streets only two months before is not only shocking but also inspirational.
A community filled with Black Lives Matter activists and police officers gathered together at McAdams Park in Wichita, Kansas, to have productive one-on-one discussions over burgers, hot dogs and barbeque.
The “First Steps Cookout” was suggested by Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay. It was very well received by the community and organizers, who cancelled another scheduled protest for the cookout.
About 400 people RSVP’d, but nearly 1,000 people attended the event.
“Especially after what happened in Baton Rouge, just makes it all the more painful,” said Margaret, one of the residents that attended the cookout. “But I just feel very proud of my city that there’s so many people here. It’s wonderful.”
Photos from the successful event were posted on the Wichita Police Department’s official Facebook page