Friday Link: Photos to Restore Your Faith in Humanity

Administrative note: You’re in for a treat on this blog. For the next two weeks, I’ll be featuring some awesome guest bloggers who are keeping the lights on here while I move house. I’ll still be responding to comments as I’m able and posting Friday links, and I’ll be back for real on July 9. Until then…

If you watch the news much, it’s easy to get the impression that humanity is going downhill, that people are selfish and cruel, that the world is doomed.

But then you come across something like this:

Sign offering free books

Via helsinki-syndrome.tumblr.com

…and you think, hey, maybe we’re going to be okay after all.

If that photo gave you warm fuzzies, Buzzfeed has a whole bunch more. Warning: NSFW if you’re prone to tears.

That’s it for this week. Tune in Monday for the first guest post, and I’ll see you on the flip side!

7 responses to “Friday Link: Photos to Restore Your Faith in Humanity

  1. That’s my favorite of those pictures. Maybe. ;)

  2. In Monterey, CA, there is a farmer’s market every Tuesday. For some time now, there is a booth were they give away books. New books, old books, good books, okay books, you can take up to five at a time free. What a great idea.

  3. KD, why do you think I picked that one? ;-)

    Daniel, that’s a lovely idea. Long may it continue!

  4. That is so completely awesome! Thanks for sharing that. It’s good to be reminded of the goodness out there in the world.

  5. Glad it spoke to you, Tami!

  6. I need to see that kind of warmth every now and then to remind me that humanity is made up of people and most people have a great deal more kindness than they appear to have when viewed from a distance.

  7. Sara, that’s a great way to put it. Humanity’s not so bad — you just have to find the right angle to see the light shine through.

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