15 Powerful Photos That Will Strike a Nerve Right in Your Heart

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The hectic pace of modern life has made us all grow a bit stale. And there’s a logical explanation for this: if we start to empathize with everyone around us, we’ll burn out quickly. However, no matter how unavoidable this process is, we still need to do our best to sustain our humanness within ourselves and not feel shy about showing our feelings and emotions.

We at Bright Side have selected 15 photos from the internet that can touch even the toughest of hearts.

“21 years ago my mother gave birth to me while she was escaping from a civil war. I spent the first 7 years of my life in a refugee camp. My parents sacrificed so much for their kids. They moved to the US with $0. Today, I became the first person in my family to graduate college.”

“Told my granddad I was taking him to lunch. My dad just phoned him and said he has been up and showered since 7 a.m., ready for our lunch date.”

“My final Mother’s Day with my mom”

“I asked my girlfriend of 5 years to marry me and I can’t tell who was more emotional, her or my dog.”

“My brother was injured during the Special Olympics and couldn’t compete. One of these young men won the medal and chose to give it to my brother as an act of friendship and support.”

“It’s been 6 months since my life changed completely. I’m feeling happy and positive and I don’t care, we have only 1 life to enjoy, make the most of it, be like no one else!”

“After 4 and a half years of trying, and some help from science, I am so happy my wife gets to celebrate her first Mother’s Day as a new mother! Meet my son, Arthur.”

A boy called 911 to tell them he was lonely. This police officer decided to become his friend.

A waiter at a local restaurant feeding a man with special needs

“Our gift for Mother’s Day — 25 years apart!”

“I was told since I was 25 that I couldn’t have kids and I was ok with that. At 40 years old I’m about to celebrate my first Mother’s Day with the best baby ever and I’m so thankful for him.”

“We got a new kitten but I think it’s our cat that got a new kitten.”

The last 2 runners in the Pittsburgh Marathon not letting each other quit

A leap of freedom

“My mother passed away 9 years ago and she mentioned she’d be a yellow butterfly one day. For 9 years I have been mesmerized every time I see one but I have never been close enough to touch one. Today…this happened! Happy Mother’s Day, Mama!”

Have you ever witnessed an act of kindness? We’d be happy to read about it in the comments!

Preview photo credit coleshinsky / Twitter