Whenever I've done a good deed, there hasn't been someone with a camera around to record the moment. But that's fine. That's not why you do something like that. You just do it because it's the right thing to do, and because you'd want someone to help you out in a time of need. 

These are not the sort of people to grab the headlines, but maybe they should be. Maybe more attention should be given. We all need reminders that there are good people in the world just looking out for each other. 

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1. This young man's parents couldn't make it to his grad ceremony, so his buddies stepped in to fill the void.

1. This young man's parents couldn't make it to his grad ceremony, so his buddies stepped in to fill the void.
Reddit |  Zoomer1997

And he got a grad photo for the ages because of them.

2. These police officers took the time to protect and serve this goose, which had become tangled in some fishing line.

2. These police officers took the time to protect and serve this goose, which had become tangled in some fishing line.
Reddit |  atticSlabs

Helping a goose must be a thankless task, which makes it all the more touching.

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3. This police officer isn't patrolling the parking lot for nothing. 

3. This police officer isn't patrolling the parking lot for nothing.
Reddit |  Tron_Livesx

When an elderly man had trouble finding his car, the officer gave him a ride so he wouldn't have to walk while looking around.

4. When a guy brought in a bag of coins to exchange in a Coinstar machine, his bag ripped open and spilled everywhere.

4. When a guy brought in a bag of coins to exchange in a Coinstar machine, his bag ripped open and spilled everywhere.
Reddit |  nameaboveallnames

But these random strangers stopped to help him scoop every coin up.

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5. These police officers in Pakistan literally picked up and carried this old man into a voting station so could cast his ballot in an election.

5. These police officers in Pakistan literally picked up and carried this old man into a voting station so could cast his ballot in an election.
Reddit |  HazeemTheMeme

And the smile on his face shows how important getting to vote was to him!

6. This poor doggy hurt its hind legs getting out of the car at the airport, but its owner was already in an emergency and couldn't cancel her flight.

6. This poor doggy hurt its hind legs getting out of the car at the airport, but its owner was already in an emergency and couldn't cancel her flight.
Instagram |  @tsa

So a kind TSA agent gave the dog a lift in a baggage cart and escorted them both to their departure gate.

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7. This paper carrier knows their route and includes a little something extra with the day's deliveries for the dog owners.

7. This paper carrier knows their route and includes a little something extra with the day's deliveries for the dog owners.
Reddit |  michaelmcabando

Just a couple of dog treats with every paper is a sweet gesture.

8. Goats are adorable and all, but kids and goats don't always play nicely together.

8. Goats are adorable and all, but kids and goats don't always play nicely together.
Reddit |  pr0dig3y

So, expecting a visit with some youngsters, this goat's owners child-proofed their little rascal with some pool noodles. 

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9. The guy in the boat in front is a random stranger who came to the rescue of the picture-taker, who became stranded in the middle of a lake after their battery died.

9. The guy in the boat in front is a random stranger who came to the rescue of the picture-taker, who became stranded in the middle of a lake after their battery died.
Reddit |  bjornen2605

After an hour of towing, the stranger refused any payment, only requesting "that we would do the same thing if someone else needed our help one day."

10. This man made sure a turtle made it across the road safely, and might have put himself in harm's way to do it.

10. This man made sure a turtle made it across the road safely, and might have put himself in harm's way to do it.
Reddit |  KymmaLabeija

Looks like a snapping turtle, so it's a risky move for his fingers at least.

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11. This tortoise was found with an injured leg that, unfortunately, the vet had to amputate.

11. This tortoise was found with an injured leg that, unfortunately, the vet had to amputate.
Reddit |  rodrigoriosx

However, to help him get around, his new owners made him a prosthetic wheel out of Lego.

12. In Brazil, hospital ships will travel up and down the rivers to visit remote villages and provide people with free health care.

12. In Brazil, hospital ships will travel up and down the rivers to visit remote villages and provide people with free health care.
Reddit |  BMWBeme

You have to know that ship is a welcome sight when it pulls up on shore.

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13. This mechanic went out of his way to help out a couple whose alternator quit and left them stranded at an inconvenient hour.

13. This mechanic went out of his way to help out a couple whose alternator quit and left them stranded at an inconvenient hour.
Reddit |  liggy1111

The mechanic stayed four hours after closing time to make sure they could get back on the road.

14. These two were complete strangers before the guy on the right hurt his ankle while hiking.

14. These two were complete strangers before the guy on the right hurt his ankle while hiking.
Reddit |  pablomcpablopants

The guy on the left led him along the canyon and down the ladder, and then guided his wife and kids down as well. 

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15. When this Twitter user encountered a homeless man handing out résumés, she got his permission to share his job hunt with the world.

Her tweet about him blew up, and within hours he was getting interest from all over, including Google, Netflix, and LinkedIn.

16. This stranger helped a blind man navigate some streets that had been carved up with construction.

16. This stranger helped a blind man navigate some streets that had been carved up with construction.
Reddit |  jmillertime1002

It could easily have turned into a confusing and frustrating situation for the guy without some assistance from a kind stranger!

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17. This beach in Mumbai, India needed some serious attention to clean it up, but thousands of volunteers put in work over 96 weeks — almost two full years — to successfully clear it.

And in doing so, sea turtles returned to the beach!

18. When a Muslim man had no place to pray, his Sikh friend went ahead and built him his own little mosque to pray inside.

18. When a Muslim man had no place to pray, his Sikh friend went ahead and built him his own little mosque to pray inside.
Twitter |  @iatemuggles

Now that's some incredibly inspiring friendship!

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19. Not sure if this caught on or not, but some kind soul tried to start a great new viral challenge that beats Tide Pods by a country mile: the #tipthebillchallenge.

19. Not sure if this caught on or not, but some kind soul tried to start a great new viral challenge that beats Tide Pods by a country mile: the #tipthebillchallenge.
Twitter |  @mariahmargolis

Must have made that server's day, at least!

20. This Indian food caterer had already made up the meals for a flower show when the event was unfortunately cancelled.

20. This Indian food caterer had already made up the meals for a flower show when the event was unfortunately cancelled.
Facebook |  The Indian Place

So, instead of letting the food go to waste, they gave it away, and invited customers to pay what they would like for it, promising to donate half the money to charity.

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21. This guy entertaining himself with his phone on a subway ride caught the attention of a little boy next to him.

21. This guy entertaining himself with his phone on a subway ride caught the attention of a little boy next to him.
Reddit |  Sumit316

So he shared his phone so the boy could enjoy the trip, too.

22. "Some lady paid me 150 dollars to watch her cat for a month, just to abandon him," wrote Reddit user megagooch. "My win though, I got a great cat."

22. "Some lady paid me 150 dollars to watch her cat for a month, just to abandon him," wrote Reddit user megagooch. "My win though, I got a great cat."
Reddit |  megagooch

That's how you handle that situation!

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23. When you rescue a turtle that wandered onto a busy road in the middle of a rain storm, you get a photo op with the turtle.

23. When you rescue a turtle that wandered onto a busy road in the middle of a rain storm, you get a photo op with the turtle.
Reddit |  TeachDaMath93

And then you release it to a nice, safe spot nearby. 

24. When this guy thought he was being pulled over by a cop, he hit the curb, which flattened his tire.

24. When this guy thought he was being pulled over by a cop, he hit the curb, which flattened his tire.
Reddit |  amberlauren1084

Although the cop wasn't intending to pull him over, he still helped change the flat.

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