Uplifting Stories From This Year that’ll Give You The Feels
‘Dancing Man’ Keeps On Dancing
Ok so check it out, in early Spring of this year, these two pictures surfaced online captioned with,”Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing.“. Ok first, I’m a horrible dancer, but you can bet your ass, I gives no fucks and will gladly make a fool out of myself. So the guy who was pictured joyfully getting down in one pic, and hanging his head in obvious humiliation and dejection in the other, has been tracked down, thanks to a Twitter campaign.
Sean, who lives in London, was identified after upset Cassandra Fairbanks, from California, spotted the photos and asked other users to help find him via Twitter. The Free Thought Project activist manage to find him within hours due to the power of social media. Cassandra and 2,000 other women invited him to a huge VIP dance party in Los Angeles.
Anyone know this man or who posted this? There’s a huge group of ladies in LA who would like to do something special pic.twitter.com/DGbu3AXOrB
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) March 5, 2015
In a later tweet, Ms Fairbanks said of her group of 1,727 women: ‘We would like to fly him to LA for a VIP dance party with the coolest and most awesome ladies in la, please help…‘ Other members of her group then joined in. Casey Horan wrote: ‘We want to throw him a huge dance party with tons of beautiful babes.‘ Another pleaded: ‘Help me and my 2,000 girlfriends.‘ The group even issued a formal, blue-colored invitation to the dance party to Sean. Part of it read: ‘We want to see you dance freely and if you would have us, we would love to dance with you.‘
The Dancing Man who has since been invited to a private dance party in LA in his honor. And just to keep the good vibes going, Moby says he will DJ. Truly an uplifting and encouraging story.
Stranger Brought Joy To A Mugged Pensioner’s Life
When 21-year-old Katie Cutler heard how a mugger viciously attacked disabled pensioner Alan Barnes on his doorstep she wanted to find a way to help. She set up an online donation page to raise £500, but a week later she was handing over a cheque for £330,000. The money allows him to move away from the house that holds such bad memories – and closer to his new friend Katie.
Model With Down’s Syndrome Made Fashion History
Jamie Brewer is best known for her acting work – but in February she became the first person with Down’s syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week. Designer Carrie Hammer asked Jamie to wear a black belted A-line dress on the catwalk as part of the “Role Models Not Runway Models” campaign – and she absolutely stole the show. This story is such an inspirational,encouraging and uplifting one that’ll make anyone smile.
Train Passenger Praised A Young Mom
Sammie Welch, 23, was given a scribbled note by a stranger as she sat cuddling her three-year-old son Rylan on a train. When she took a closer look she was shocked to find a £5 note with the words: “Have a drink on me, you’re a credit to your generation, polite and teaching the little boy good manners.” The pair were later reunited, giving Sammie a chance to thank Ken Saunders for the “amazing” gesture.
250 People Pay It Forward At A Florida McDonald’s Drive-Thru
Torie Keene of Lakeland, Florida, was paying for her meal at her local McDonald’s drive-thru Wednesday morning when she told the cashier, Marisabel Figueroa, that she wanted to pay for meal of the car behind her.
When Figueroa told the next car that their meal had been paid for by Keene, she said that the passenger was so moved that she also decided to pay for the meal of the car behind her, and after that a chain reaction of people paying it forward began.
“It kept going and going” Figueroa told ABC News. “After the 15th car I started tally marking the number of people that were participating on a piece of paper,” she continued.
Figueroa worked from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, and said that the pass-it-on chain lasted almost the entire length of her shift.
“I just kept giving everyone the same message, and they were all so stunned and so happy,” Figueroa said. “One lady even paid for the meals of the next three cars behind her.”
The customers weren’t the only ones stunned by each other’s generosity. Figueroa said that in her 12 years working for McDonald’s, she’d “never experienced something like that before.”
“I feel very blessed to have been a part of all that,” she said.
Figueroa explained that after a local news station reported about the pay-it-forward chain, Keene reached out to Figueroa via Facebook, and revealed that she was the “mystery customer” that inadvertently started the chain reaction of goodwill.
Keene told Figueroa that she didn’t expect for the chain to continue like it did, and that she was “only trying to brighten someone’s day.”
Blindfolded Muslim Reclaimed Islam With Hugs
Mustafa Mawla stood blindfolded with outstretched arms on a busy Toronto street with a sign at his feet: “I am a Muslim. I am labelled as a terrorist. I trust you. Do you trust me? Give me a hug.” The Canadian was taking part in a social experiment “to eliminate the fear and ignorance projected towards Muslims and Islam.” Dozens of passers-by of all ages, genders and colours, stopped and embraced him in an uplifting hug:
Anonymous Donor Pays One Year’s Rent In New Apartment For Homeless Family
Latoya Ellis, a single mother who lives with her three kids in Chicago, fell on hard times after she was laid off and eventually evicted from her apartment in August. Ellis’ story was covered by local TV station ABC7 in November, and after learning about the single mother and her family, many viewers felt compelled to help.
Among those who reached out to the family, one thoughtful donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, gave them an uplifting life-changing gift — an entire year of rent paid in full.