10 Uplifting Stories That Will Warm Your Heart. The Last One Is My Favorite.

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#1. Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman had a 40-foot-tall rubber ducky sail through Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Sydney, Pittsburgh, and Sao Paolo. He said the thought behind is, “We are living on one planet and all the waters of the world become a global bathtub. It joins people together and makes people happy.”


#2. Stockings the cat was born with a defect that left him unable to stand or walk. One clinic helped out and gave him the surgery he needed. Stockings has learned to walk and he found a forever home.



#3. Highway patrol officer Kevin Briggs convinced a man not to jump from the Golden Gate Bridge. Eight years later, Kevin Berthia is happily married with two children.

**Dylan Siegel raised over $750,000 to help his best friend, Jonah Pournazarian, who suffers from a rare liver disease. Dylan wrote a book called [*Chocolate Bar*](http://chocolatebarbook.com/) to raise the money.**


**A 4-year-old boy named Noah was upset about wearing his glasses to school and worried it would cause him to get bullied. His mother summoned her friends on** [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/glassesfornoah) **to help and soon thousands of people from all over offered their support. Noah doesn’t mind wearing his glasses anymore.**



#6. Megan Brockman of Urbanna, Virginia bought 11 pools from the dollar store and put a sign offering them to those who needed them. The story went viral and people traveled to Urbana to donate more pools.


**A family needed to buy a new wheelchair van to transport their 6-year-old son with muscular dystrophy. They set up an online donation [page](http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/van-4-van-bernard/145961) and within two weeks they reached their goal.**


In November 2009, José Mujica was elected as Uruguay’s president. He shunned the luxurious lifestyle that leaders before him lived. Mujica donates 90% of his salary to charity, lives in a farmhouse, and drives an old Volkswagon beetle. His administration has focused on redistributing the nation’s wealth and reduced poverty from 37% to 11%.


**One man, [Jadav “Molai” Peyeng](http://www.lifebuzz.com/forest-man/), singlehandedly planted an entire forest and saved the Majuli Island from erosion. The island is home to 150,000 people and now it’s also home to rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, deer, rabbits, apes, and birds, vultures, and elephants.**


**Raju the elephant was freed after 50 years of suffering thanks to the people at [Wildlife SOS](http://www.wildlifesos.org/blog/raju-freed-after-50-years-chains). He was rescued on July 4, 2014 and taken to an elephant sanctuary. The staff was concerned about his rehabilitation, but he is doing great and now has a girlfriend, Phoolkali.**