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IN People ON 21 Jun, 2015
To quote Dalai Lama XIV, "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive."
Every morning, we read the newspaper full of negative news, losing faith in humanity gradually, with every passing day. But, sometimes, we get to know about an act of humanity, an act so compassionate and selfless, we start believing in goodness again. It is because of such people, positivity and trust still exist in this world.
Here we bring to you a collection of such generous acts that increased our faith in humanity.
They taught him the basics of self-defense, about the life of police officers and also gifted him a beautiful cake.
It took the effort of the entire human race to come together and fight the deadly disease of Smallpox. People worked together, even with their enemies, donating huge sum of money to eradicate the disease completely from the planet.
Henry was an Australian-Canadian sculler of the 1920's and 1930's. During the Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands of 1928, while he was competing with a French sculler (scull is a boat used in rowing competition), a family of ducks came in his way. Instead of rushing into the ducks and injuring them, he stopped his boat and let the ducks pass completely. After that, he took off and still won the race by 20 lengths, breaking many course records.
Alex's right hand was partially developed since birth.Our Iron Man RDJ gifted the arm to Alex himself. The Biopic arm looks exactly looks like the one Iron Man has, and is pretty affordable and replaceable. It costs approx. 350 U.S. Dollars.
30 year old Rahim worked as Army bomb disposal expert of Afghanistan and lost his hands three years ago during working on mines under duty. He is the first Afghanistan citizen to have both his hands transplanted. The operation was successfully performed by a team of 20 surgeons and 8 anesthetics lead by Dr. Subramaniam Iyer, professor and head of the plastic surgery department of Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Cochin, Kerala, India. The hands transplanted were originally of 54-year-old Joseph from Eloor, who was declared brain dead after getting seriously injured in a road accident. The donor's family had readily agreed for the transplant.
On 30 August 2014, a Pune Mahanagar Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) bus rammed into a bike and ran over two boys. The onlookers rushed immediately towards the accident site and bare-handed lifted the bus and rescued the two young men and were rushed to the Poona Hospital in Sadashiv Peth, Pune, Maharashtra, India. They were later declared out of danger.
While boarding the train, a man slipped and his foot got stuck in the gap between the train and platform. The nearby passengers immediately informed the station staff about the incident and the driver was instructed to not move the train until ordered. A large number of passengers on the train, the ones on the platform along with the station staff pushed the bogie of the train to tilt the train in the opposite direction enough to rescue the man. The people power again did wonder!
When Arden McMath collapsed 20 yards from the finishing line, Meghan Vogel, 1600 meter state champion, stopped and carried her opponent to finish line, making sure McMath crosses the line first. Though she came last in the race, she won the world of humanity.