Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

While the festive cheer and goodwill might already be a distant memory as you trudge back to work on a gloomy Monday morning, many things are happening around you that are the epitome of what Christmas stands for- you probably just don’t notice them.

Look around you, and you will find that life goes on with the same beauty and togetherness of the holidays, only it probably goes unnoticed as we are too busy focusing on our own lives. So sit back as we aim to cheer you up and put you on the right track for 2019 by presenting you with 30 feel-good photos that will keep you in the festive mood.

1. A smile is just as valuable

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

How many times have you passed a homeless person without a single thought concerning their well-being? The homeless problem is endemic in many areas of America, so much so that many have become careless passersby when confronted with the homeless, which can make the homeless feel more worthless and hopeless than they already do.

Even if you haven’t got much to spare, all it takes sometimes is a penny or a smile to make things a bit better. As your parents probably taught you, it’s the thought that counts.

2. “Say hi!”

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

How wonderful is this? A diver probably thought he’d spread his amazing experience to others and pose for a photo as a group of stingrays circled him. As we all know, stingrays have a rather anthropomorphic appearance, with their eyes and formation of their mouths being quite similar to ours.

So when they posed for a photo with this fortunate diver, it appeared as though they were saying “cheese” as the photographer captured the beautiful moment.

3. Even at fiercely contested soccer matches, opposing fans can still show solidarity

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

The Merseyside derby between Premier League teams Everton and Liverpool is one of the most anticipated fixtures in European soccer, with both sets of fans hailing from the famed English city of Liverpool.

A derby of incredible magnitude, fans can often let their passion get the better of them as they trade verbal insults at each other. In some cases, however, even the biggest of rivals can come together in solidarity and help a fellow man.

4. A dying man’s last wish

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

As we have already mentioned the topic of homelessness, I thought it was well worth adding this poignant photo as well. A mixture of both loyalty, sadness, and love all wrapped up into one, the photo captures the last days of a Cedar Rapids homeless man by the name of Kevin Mc Clain whose dying wish was to see his dog, Yurtle, one last time.

Yurtle used to live in the back of the 57-year-old man’s car as he did his best to find better opportunities in a country riddled with unemployment. Kevin died shortly after the touching moment.

Yurtle was rehoused with a new family.

5. Turkish newlyweds spend their wedding day helping the homeless

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

We all dream of having that perfect wedding day, filled with raucous celebrations, the attendance of those we love most, and ultimately, marrying the person who understands us the way no other person does. However, helping others is another kind of love we as a human race can often neglect.

But these two newlyweds decided to spread their happiness to the neediest by serving food to the homeless in their local Turkish community.

6. Please Jump

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

How amazing would this sign be if you were a kid walking through the neighborhood and saw this? These gestures are things we all need, but especially children, who are so often told to stick by the rules and keep noise at a minimum.

And who wouldn’t want to jump in a pile full of leaves?!

7. Love conquers all

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

Even in the confines of a cage, these beautiful parrots have found sage counsel and love by simply having each other. It’s something we could all learn from.

Sometimes, the act of simply being in there presence is enough.

8. Shelter and love go hand-in-hand

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

Shelter is one the most essential things in life, yet more often and not, we seem to forget this until the Xmas period at which point we all make some effort to help the homeless. Of course, humans aren’t the only ones without a loving and caring home. Across the world, there are millions of stray cats and dogs, so it helps when strangers lend a help in hand.

Just like us, cats don’t take kindly to being caught in the rain, so one compassionate individual parted with their umbrella so a cat could take shelter. We could learn a lot from this person.

9. Home at last

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

It would be impossible to list every human emotion running through this couple’s head when they were reunited after her husband’s loyal service abroad. While war itself can often be criticized, it’s also worth paying your respects to those brave enough to step up to the plate and risk their lives for the liberty and freedom of their nation.

We salute the both of you.

10. Sibling love

Awesome Photos Of People Doing Great Things That Will Keep You In The Festive Mood

This is adorable, right? Taken years apart in the same spot, this brother and sister certainly have a special bond that reminds us how special sibling love can be when growing up and navigating the big bad world.

Companionship, as well as love, always conquers all, whether it be platonic or romantic. So long as you have someone, life is always more bearable.

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