Regular readers will know that although I’m tough on creationists, accommodationists, and various specie of morons, I’m a bit of a softy on certain topics, e.g., rabbits, baby ducks, and specimens of Felis catus. I suspect many of you feel likewise. So perhaps you’ll appreciate an end-of-the-week upper: a BuzzFeed compilation of “21 pictures that will restore your faith in humanity.” (This presumes, of course, that you have lost your faith in humanity and that it can be restored by photos of firefighters resuscitating kittens.)
I show a few of the pictures below and there are others (including dogs, not shown here) at the site.
Repentant Chicago Christians who showed up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church:
Another scene from the parade. Both photos by Michelle Gantner:
A villager carrying stranded kittens to dry land during a flood in Cuttack, India (photo by Biswaranajan Rout/AP):
A man gives his shoes to a homeless girl in Rio de Janeiro:
Firefighters rescuing cats from house fires, with the first one getting oxygen (first photo by Tom Bauer, Missoulian; second by Chris Bauer/AP):
This is sweet but sad: a note that an elderly lady handed to a waiter along with a $20 tip:
And this one will brand me forever as a softy, but I can’t help but close with it. It’s titled “two best friends on a swing”:
If you like dogs, there is an awesome series of a man rescuing a dog that had fallen into the sea, and the tears of its grateful owner.