I read an article today about how the Israeli army rescued 422 White Helmet rescue workers in Syria and transported them to Jordan where they will then be absorbed into the U.K., Germany and Canada. The White Helmet rescue workers have been working in Syria to help rescue people trapped under rubble and caught in the fighting in that war torn country. These are volunteers.
I watched a video about an orphan chimpanzee who had been abused when she was younger and was then rescued by a Chimpanzee rescue organisation. At the time of her death at age 49, while on her way to being buried, the other orphaned chimps in the rescue centre stood quietly by and put their arms around each other. That is just a side note. The fact is there are many places in the world that give their time and efforts to rescuing vulnerable animals.
I watched a video about a man who found an emaciated and diseased dog and started feeding it and looking after it and since then feeds and finds home for many abandoned dogs. He has so far saved 1000 dogs. This man does this on his own.
My daughter was feeling sick on her way to university and stopped on the side of the road, dropping her wallet out of her car today. When she went back some time later to see if she could find her wallet there, a man who had found it was trying to track her down to return her wallet to her.
There’s a place in South Africa somewhere that rescues bats. Bats!
A few months ago I had a small car accident and a random woman stopped to make sure I was okay and didn’t leave until I had been sorted out.
I watched a video where people are taking plastic which is choking our marine life and using it to build fishing boats, houses, bicycles, wheelchairs and more.
There are many many stories like these. Every day somewhere in the world, maybe in your own neighbourhood there are hidden heroes who do good. We tend to read or watch all the bad news emanated to us from around the globe which diminishes all the good that the everyday heroes are doing. These heroes are almost invisible. Let’s look for these stories and show up these heroes so that we can bring more hope into a world that sometimes seems dark.
Let’s also become these heroes.