Remember when it was cool to be mean? The most popular kids in school were the bullies; Wall Street CEOs bragged about how much they were taxing their employees; guys on MTV's Jackass got famous doing pranks like throwing buffalo wings at old people and hitting their kind uncles.
Well, those days are long over. Today, the coolest people are those who are nice. The popular kids give you a hand with your homework; CEOs get run out of town (or at least, dragged on Twitter) if they don't treat their employees fairly; and now the only pranks we like are when people from Honda go up to people in coffee shops and go, like, "Surprise! We're paying off your student loans!"
Being kind is officially cool — so cool, in fact, it's pretty freakin' metal, man. Check out these incredible people from the Humans Are Metal subreddit to see some of our sickest brahs acting like total sweethearts.
via: RedditStumbled upon this pic and thought the shirt was just a vulgar cry for attention. Turns out, these are the words this jogger screamed at her would-be rapist in a public restroom, and the squiggly lines are the GPS trail of her evading, and beating the crap out of her attacker. RESPECT. - Deeplorable_Infidel
Nazis — they just gotta get punched.
via: RedditA French weightlifter named Charles Rigoulot was jailed for hitting a Nazi guard, but broke out of the jail cell by bending the bars. He allowed the other prisoners to escape as well. He then beat the guard who jailed him. - thugstudios
You go Anita.
via: RedditModel and actress Anita Ekberg, after being followed and hounded by photographers, beat one of them up. When they threatened to call the cops, she retrieved a bow and arrow from her villa and shot another photographer. - Sumit316
Can't stop won't stop.
via: RedditSergeant Pun used his rifle, machine gun, grenades, and even his tripod to beat back 30 Taliban fighters singlehandedly. - alrod420
As metal as it gets.
via: RedditJohn Thompson was home alone when he had both of his arms ripped off in a farming accident. However, he still managed to get up and dial for help by holding a pencil in his mouth. He survived and his arms were reattached. - mrdomuch888
And I would walk 500 more.
via: RedditIn 1850 Dmitri Mendeleev walked almost 1000 miles to Moscow so he could apply for the University of Moscow. Although he was not accepted, he walked to St. Petersburg where he was accepted, and with that education he developed the periodic table of the elements. - Sumit316
A true jack of all trades.
via: RedditJamie Hyneman from Mythbusters ran away from home at the age of 14 and hitchhiked all over America. Since then, he's worked as a certified dive master, boat captain, wilderness survival expert, pet shop owner, linguist, machinist, animal wrangler, chef, concrete inspector, and television show host. - Master1718
via: RedditThis is Riley Howell: a hero who sacrificed himself to save his classmates during the UNC Charlotte shooting. "He took the assailant off his feet," stated police, "Unfortunately, he gave his life in the process. But his sacrifice saved lives." - SeriesOfAdjectives
But did the girl he loved make room for him on a floating door?
via: RedditHis life continued to rise after the Titanic sunk. - memezzer
One of the people in this photo understand how being healthy works.
via: RedditA nurse stops a quarantine protester from blocking access to the hospital. Across the country many people are purposefully trying to disrupt ambulance routes and block hospital entrances as part of Operation Gridlock because they're mad about being quarantined. Some Nurses are finally fighting back. - Pablo_Fablo
Dude. Get a bungee cord already. Yeesh.
via: RedditTom Cruise on top of the Burj Khalifa with no harness. - daunknowndude
This is now officially the only guy who can ever skip leg day.
via: RedditTurkish poet Cahit Sıtkı Tarancı. He was a Turkish speaker in Paris radio and a student of Political Science. When the Nazis entered Paris, he returned to Turkey by a bicycle. - StepanTrofimovic
Sometimes, you do the right thing, you get punched.
via: RedditTurkish archeologist Prof. Jale Inan. She was a student in Germany in the Second World War. During the military parade, she did not make Nazi Salute and they punched her. - StepanTrofimovic
What a rad statue.
via: RedditTerry Fox was a 21-year-old one-legged cancer patient who ran 3,339 miles across Canada in 143 days before dying to raise money and awareness for cancer research. The Terry Fox foundation has raised over 715 million dollars as of today to support cancer research. - Master1718
A lot done in such a short time.
via: RedditA former bonded child labourer from Pakistan escaped the carpet factory at the age of 10, helped free over 3000 kids from slavery, helped bring down Pakistani carpet exports by $34 million, before being murdered at the age of 13. - Sumit316
Now I buckle up sometimes when I'm just sitting in my car not going anywhere.
via: RedditBuckle up, Reddit! Car crash survivors show the lifesaving effects of seatbelts. - listentobellion
Use your talents however you can.
via: RedditActress Audrey Hepburn, living in Nazi occupied Netherlands in WWII and suffering malnutrition, raised funds for the Dutch resistance by dancing in underground concerts. - usefulyoyo
I mean, it's also sad when pop stars die.
via: RedditMany pop stars and actors died in 2016. So did Dr. Donald Henderson. He eradicated smallpox, which killed 500 million in the 20th century alone. - @gavinjohnadams
An actual hero.
via: RedditThis man is Dr. Liang Wudong, who died treating Coronavirus in China. He was treating patients despite knowing he may not survive. - bognarwhal
The fact that it's fire isn't enough? It's gotta be a radioactive fire?!
via: RedditFirefighters in Ukraine are dealing with radioactive fires in Chernobyl exclusion zone. Mad respect to this brave guys! - MAXM3D
Keep shouting it when you throw crumpled up paper into wastebaskets.
via: RedditMake Kobe proud. - lmaoowhit
This is — and I do not say this lightly — rad as hell.
via: RedditThree teenage girls living in the Netherlands during World War II spent their evenings talking to German soldiers, extracting information from them and then luring them into the woods and shooting them. - RTK-FPV
Wasn't he also in the first few seasons of Boy Meets World?
via: RedditEthan Suplee, famous for his roles in American History X and My Name Is Earl is a tank now. - Br1ll
He took a car to the face?!
via: RedditThis is Ryan Newman. He took a car to the face at 195 mph Monday night on the last lap of the Daytona 500. This was taken this morning. - [account deleted]
I've never even been shot, let alone shot and bayoneted.
via: RedditThe same spot. - My_Memes_Will_Cure_U
It takes a lot of folks to get you where you are.
via: RedditWhen you take your Master’s Degree back home to the uncle that helped you survived the walk from Ethiopia to Sudan in 1991. - donebeenforgotten
This dude looks powerful.
via: RedditIraqi protestors sit on government chairs after they take over government buildings. - KebabRemover1389
About as kind as it gets.
via: RedditThis is Don Giuseppe Berardelli. The 72-year-old priest died after giving up his ventilator to help a younger person. - bilalH03
I got close, holding a plank for over 40 seconds once during a yoga class.
via: Reddit62-year-old former US Marine George Hood has broken the world planking record with a time of eight hours, 15 minutes, and 15 seconds. Do you realize how insane that is? - Master1718
via: RedditAfter only a 20 minute helicopter ride over New York City, autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire was able to draw the New York skyline, in pen, just from memory. - My_Memes_Will_Cure_U
So incredibly cool.Master1718
I just wish he also had a jet-pack...
via: RedditYou might be cool, but you'll never be a cool as this Mongolian Shepard with his AK-47 and pet snow leopard. - jdaiii
Gotta get after it.Master1718
Now this guy knows how to love his wife.
via: RedditAlabama husband saved wife's life by donating kidney after spending a year dieting and exercising to get his blood pressure low enough for surgery. - ItsPowee
His back must be aching.
via: RedditA young man from Burma, who fled to Bangladesh, did not leave behind his parents who are unable to move. He carried them on his shoulders for seven days until he reached his destination. - WaSSuP532
Got to imagine they'd be the favorites to walk out of WrestleMania with the tag-team championships.
via: RedditSudan, the last male northern white rhino, and his armed guards. - SmartPossum
And then there was one (more person in the world).
via: RedditDespite being dead for over a year, author Agatha Christie saved a baby's life in 1977. Her novel "The Pale Horse" described thallium poisoning so well that a nurse who'd been reading it was able to diagnose a sick infant, who had doctors stumped. The baby was immediately tested, they found traces of thallium, doctors changed treatments, and her life had suddenly been saved by a 16-year-old murder mystery novel. - Master1718
Ask and ye shall receive.
via: RedditWhile filming Rocky IV, Sylvester Stallone asked Dolph Lundgren to try and knock him out for real. Lundgren hit him so hard that Stallone was sent to the hospital and spent nine days in the ICU. - Master1718
That'll teach that grocery store to run out of applesauce.
via: RedditDanny Hodge, former boxer and wrestler, crushing an apple with his bare hand at 80 years old. - OmarFromtheWire2
And he was right.
via: RedditFred Pepperman died to save his three daughters, rescuing them from a ripe tide before drowning himself. His last words to them were “I got you." - Brabs47
He just ended that man's whole career.SeriesOfAdjectives
A regular Robin Hood.
via: FlickrCharles "Pretty Boy" Flloyd, a Great Depression-era gangster and notorious bank robber, endeared himself to the public by destroying mortgage papers at the banks he robbed, freeing many from their debts. - NEET_Bet
I bet I could take 'em.
via: RedditMetal? Maybe. Do I want to party with these guys? Yes. - CarnivalLaw
The will to survive is very strong.
via: Reddit17-year-old Juliane Koepcke was sucked out of an airplane in 1971 after it was struck by a bolt of lightning. She fell two miles to the ground, strapped to her seat and survived after she endured 10 days in the Amazon Jungle. - Antscannabis
Dedicated to service.
via: RedditThree years after illegally joining the Marines at the age of 14, Jacklyn Lucas snuck onto a ship bound for Iwo Jima, stormed the beach without a rifle, and threw himself on top of a grenade to protect his team. He survived and earned the Medal of Honor at the age of 17. - absuryavanshi
I could be your hero baby...
via: RedditArmenian finswimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan was not only a 17-time world champion, but when he was finishing a 12-mile run and heard a bush crash into the water, he dove down 33 feet and rescued 20 people, one at a time. Oh, and 10 years later he ran into a burning hospital to save more people. - nilulis
You tell 'em!
via: RedditOld lady refuses to be intimidated by Hong Kong police. - RecoveringH2OAddict
"Let's do this."SeriesOfAdjectives
Put a scuba tank next to your fire extinguisher.
via: RedditMy physics teacher defended her house from bushfires by herself, and then waited out the fire in her pool using a scuba tank. - bxssn23
Give it a shot.Master1718
Making sure it never happens to anyone again.
via: RedditAfter his son tragically died in a road accident caused by a pothole, Dadarao Bilhore took it upon himself to fill potholes in and around Mumbai to prevent more accidents. Using sand, gravel, and cement gathered from building sites, he has filled 600 potholes since 2015 and is still on it. - tesl31
via: RedditIt left out the part where he was defending a female friend from a creep in the fight and how he used a first aide kit to stitch up his own stab wound. - @whisperingghosts
Nothing's gonna stop him.tomtheboi
He didn't even know there were wolves there.
via: RedditIn 2011, a Norwegian boy named Walter Acre escaped from wolves by playing a heavy metal song by Megadeath on his cell phone. - San_Bird_Man
"You think a grenade's gonna stop me?"
via: RedditMichael John Fitzmaurice, a man who jumped on a grenade, lived, then proceeded to kill more of the enemy. - Alex_Sylvian
And he's great at hiding from brushfires.
via: RedditFaisal Hassan holds the fastest scuba diving time to 10 km at five hours and 23 minutes despite being paraplegic. - crg339