When was the last time you performed a selfless good deed? Giving that last fry to your brother or helping an elderly woman cross the street are good ways to start, but the people in this article took their good deeds to a whole different level. And though good deeds are actions in which the giver gets absolutely nothing out of it, we assure you these givers got a lot of love in return. Let these heartwarming stories of life-saving acts warm your cold, cynical heart.
1. THE COACH OF HIS LIFE
Baseball player Kevin Jordan got a lot more from his coach than just a good training. When Tom Walter heard his player’s kidney function had dropped by 8%, he donated his and now they’re both perfectly healthy, and ended up bonding for life.
2. HAWK-EYED HAUK
13-year-old Evan Hauk died after being electrocuted before going on a fishing trip with his father. Upon his unfortunate death, his parents made the decision of donating their son’s corneas and now two people are able to see thanks to this wonderful boy.
3. WORTH HIS WEIGHT IN LIVER
Soon after being diagnosed with biliary atresia, Jazlyn Camargo needed a liver donation. His father wanted to donate but couldn’t because he was overweight. So he decided to drop 40 pounds and ended up saving his baby daughter’s life.
4. TWO BIRDS, ONE KIDNEY
After his son Leonard’s kidney failed in 2008, Rhonda Burke donated him hers. The new organ failed, too, so dad Ronald Burke stepped in and saved his sick son by donating his liver a few years later.
5. YOU JUMP, HE JUMPS
On a regular 2007 day in New York City, 27-year-old Cameron Hollopeter was waiting for the subway when he suddenly had a seizure. As he fell onto the tracks, stranger Wesley Autrey did not hesitate for a second and jumped to rescue him. Though the train rolled over them, this act of bravery did not kill them but ended up saving them both.
6. A CAT THAT LANDED ON ITS FEET
If it’s hard for kids to stand up to bullies, imagine how difficult it would be for cats. That’s where 10-year-old Wendell Overton came in: tired of seeing a gang of kids agitate this poor stray kittie, Wendell bravely intervened and took the cat home. His family reported the abuse to the Outer Banks Humane Society.
7. A RAY OF SUNSHINE
First-grader Nicole Miller was struggling to get a matching kidney donor. After studies proved her parents were not suitable, her teacher Wendy Killian decided to donate hers for Nicole, who she refers to as “Sunshine Girl.”
8. LIKE A HEART IN A CHEST
Patti Szuber died in a fatal car accident that ended up meaning a second chance at life for her dad. Chester Szuber suffered a major heart attack after three separate bypass surgeries, so her daughter’s heart fit right in like a hand in a glove.
9. SAVED BY THE KISS
A 16-year-old suicidal boy was ready to take his life by jumping off a bridge in China when he was interrupted by Liu Wenxiu, a 19-year-old waitress. Once suicidal herself, Liu talked the boy out of jumping and ended up saving him by sharing her own experience and by kissing him in the end.
10. IN FULL GEAR
After Lezlie Bicknell parked her truck in a store parking lot in New Mexico, she noticed the vehicle next to her not only started rolling backwards, but it also had a baby in the driver’s seat! She jumped out of her car, left hers out of gear, stopping the baby’s vehicle from entering traffic with her own car.