Some days, it can feel as though the world is filled with mean strangers who want to hurt your feelings.
Especially if you spend a lot of time on the Internet, where people can lob their attacks from behind a screen of anonymity.
But it's not all bad. I promise.
There's still a lot of good in the world.Every single day, people have pleasant interactions with perfect strangers — both on the Internet and in person. I'll prove it to you! Here are 19 interactions between perfect strangers that will warm your heart and restore your faith in humanity.
Like this cute story of a baby's first wave:
via: RedditIs this not the loveliest thing you've read all day? The best part is the loveliness doesn't stop there. Keep reading, friend!
Part of the surprise.
via: RedditThis waitress had never met this group of people before, but she got to be a part of one of the most exciting days of their lives! I'm grinning just imagining what that picture must have looked like.
We don't deserve dogs.
via: ImgurDogs don't care if you're a stranger. They're just happy to be hanging out with you.
The importance of education.
via: RedditI love everything about this. The kid's dedication to getting to school. The neighbor's willingness to help. It's all just so wonderful, and it makes me happy to be alive on this planet. This next story will give you hardcore #RelationshipGoals.
via: RedditImagine being the person working in the drive-thru and being able to witness a love as pure and goofy as this one. Working in the food service industry can be absolutely brutal, but interactions like this make it much, much better.
"I was lonely!"
via: ImgurIt can be so nice to have someone looking out for you and hoping everything's OK. Even if that person is a stranger.
Nothing to be ashamed of, here.
via: RedditI would absolutely, without a doubt, 100 percent do this, too. And I wouldn't regret it even a teeny tiny bit.
Here's another food service industry perk:
via: RedditYou should never feel embarrassed to show how happy and excited you are to see a pet pig in someone's car. That's a totally amazing thing!
This little girl is my hero:
via: RedditThis adorable and perfect and makes me so excited for Halloween! I think I'll buy extra candy to hand out to the super polite kids. This next story legit made me tear up a little.
via: RedditEveryone should aim to be like Beverly when they grow older. In the meantime, aim to be like the gentleman taking her for a spin!
Be like this person's neighbor, too:
via: RedditPeople ARE just great sometimes! That guy is definitely winning the award for best neighbor.
As if saving her life wasn't enough.
via: RedditThese police officers went above and beyond. And then they went even above-er and beyond-er.
Wrong number...or right number?
via: RedditWhenever I answer an unknown number, it's always "Sharon from Google." Maybe one day it'll be a nice lady who just wants to chat.
Piggyback rides for everyone!
via: RedditThe biker gets a piggyback ride, and you get an entertaining story to tell (with a picture to prove it really happened). Everyone wins! These next strangers live in the same building and are linked by a single piano.
A humble request.
via: ImgurIt might be annoying when your neighbors practice their instruments while you're trying to relax at home. On the other hand, you can enjoy live music right in the comfort of your own home!
via: ImgurLearning the word "pom-pom" as a young child is fun enough. Learning it as an adult must be absolutely delightful.
via: RedditHere's a list of holidays celebrated in the U.S.! See if there's anything coming up that your neighbors might celebrate. (If you don't live in the U.S., you can check for holidays in your own region of the world HERE.)
Happy little Chia Pet.
via: Imgur"We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents." That's a quote from the man himself. I'd say you've got yourself a happy little accident, there. And it's absolutely wonderful.
The real MVP.
via: RedditEveryone loves The Office. It brings people together! I hope these posts brought a smile to your face. Share this with someone who could use an extra smile today, and keep your eyes peeled for a stranger whose day you could make better!