Parents: PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO FIRST WITHOUT YOUR CHILDREN TO BE SURE YOU ARE COMFORTABLE SHARING THE VIDEO. IT IS VERY SAD (THOUGH HAS A GREAT MESSAGE). PLEASE BE SURE YOUR CHILD IS EMOTIONALLY READY FOR IT.
We never really know what someone else is going through.
If you could stand in someone else’s shoes and truly understand their life, would you treat them any differently?
Empathy Means Stepping Outside Yourself
With the number of people we encounter each day, think of the opportunities we have to help others if we just took the time to understand.
This endearing short film gives us a brief look at two gentlemen sharing a hospital room.
One man is recovering from an eye injury and the other takes to sharing with him the events taking place at the park across the street.
Would you speak up if the person next to you was being taken advantage of? What if someone needed your help in some other way?
This video does a great job of capturing different social situations and our reactions when witnessing those in need.
Helping Others Takes Courage
Not every scenario plays out the same, and this What Would You Do clip gives us a chance to take pause and ask what we would do in the same situation.
Would we speak up?
We all know the dangers of texting while driving, but this demonstration really drives the point home.
In a crowded theater in Hong Kong, the lights dimmed and the screen suddenly showed a 1st person view of a car cruising down a tree-lined road, only the steering wheel and windshield visible as the car picked up speed. The unsuspecting moviegoers were all caught up in the intensity of the scene when suddenly a mass text was sent out to the audience.
What happened when they reached for their phones should be a reminder to us all: keep your eyes on the road.
“Partitions divide countries, friendships find a way.”
The India-Pakistan partition of 1947 left two friends separated since childhood, but thanks to Google Search a granddaughter is able to reunite them after more than 60 years, giving her grandfather a wonderful birthday surprise.
Here’s a heartwarming video for this memorial day weekend.
9 year old Alayna Adams threw out the first pitch for a baseball game, only to find that the catcher behind home plate was her father.
He had been deployed to Afghanistan for the year prior, and after he removed the catcher’s mask Alayna sprinted toward home plate to be reunited with her dad.
May the reunion you are looking for be just around the corner!