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Good Deeds: There's Still Hope for Humanity!

The US has been through some tough times recently, having to deal with 2 tragidies within the space of a few days. First a cowardly bombing in the middle of a civilian crowd at the Boston Marathon, and then a huge fire in a West Texas plant.

There is nothing good about these events. But there IS good in the way people responded to them, in the fact that people didn't run away from each other, but TOWARDS each other. They didn't ignore the plight of others, but instead offered their genuine support and assistance. To these people we say: "Thank you for restoring some of our faith in humanity, and may it be repaid to you 10 times over.

Here are some of the good that came out of people in these moments of crisis.

There's Still Hope for Humanity

At 2:50 p.m. on Monday April 15, pure evil exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Moments later, pure goodness showed up.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

First responders immediately went to work.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Normal, everyday people sprung into action.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

In the meantime, everyone did what they could.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

People opened up their homes.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

This picture was captioned on instagram. "There is love in this world. A sweet woman opened her home to us and gave us food, shelter and beer! Our hotel is locked down. We can't get over there. So scary. Praying." The city went into lockdown.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

But still, restaurants brought first responders food.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Bikers brought coffee.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

And police officers reminded people that this is Boston. They would prevail.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

While all of this was going on, an explosion at a fertilizer company decimated a small town called West, Texas.


There's Still Hope for Humanity

Text messages were sent, as people realized just how fortunate they were.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

In typical Texas fashion, there was (of course) free BBQ.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Flags went up on Texas highways.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Students at Baylor University waited in long lines to donate blood.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

While others waited in the rain to do the same.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

The Texas Rangers held a donation drive.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Tip jars across the Texas were popping up to benefit the victims.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Kids held bake sales.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

And random acts of kindness were happening everywhere.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

People across the country chipped in, sending whatever they could to Texas.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Members of the volunteer firefighters in Greensburg, Kansas, held a boot drive.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

The Cleburne, Texas, McDonald's represented with their Boston gear.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Someone even sent an entire schoolhouse!

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Back in Boston, people created a makeshift memorial.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Some left signs.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Others left their medals.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

And there was Sam Adams.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

That night, the Boston PD flexed their muscles.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

At daybreak, when officers made people stay in their homes, this guy brought milk to a family with young children.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

By nightfall, they got the suspect.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Naturally, everyone left their houses and partied in the streets.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Police officers included. (Open container laws were apparently temporarily suspended.)

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

Even the Power Rangers showed up.

 
There's Still Hope for Humanity

At last, police officers could rest and go home to their families. This picture was captioned on Instagram: "He's home!!! Safe and sound after a long four days. Never been more proud."

Submitted by: Lina C.

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