Faith in Humanity Restored

Blog dedicated to the phrase "Faith in Humanity Restored", basically just a reason for me to cheer up your dash!


I'm not reblogging only serious posts, I'm also reblogging less serious 'FIHR' things - posts that make me go "Gosh, I love there are people like that out there!" or posts that just make me feel good!

For people who don’t have time to bathe or access to fresh water, a South African college student has a solution: a shower gel users simply rub onto their skin. One small packet replaces one bath, and users never need any water. Ludwick Marishane’s inspiration was a lazy friend, but his invention will be a boon to people who live in areas where clean water is in short supply. 
The gel, called Drybath, kills germs, moisturizes the skin and exudes a pleasant, light smell, unlike hand sanitizers, according to Marishane’s website, Headboy Industries.  [Continue reading.]
Image via Science History and Facts.

For people who don’t have time to bathe or access to fresh water, a South African college student has a solution: a shower gel users simply rub onto their skin. One small packet replaces one bath, and users never need any water. Ludwick Marishane’s inspiration was a lazy friend, but his invention will be a boon to people who live in areas where clean water is in short supply. 

The gel, called Drybath, kills germs, moisturizes the skin and exudes a pleasant, light smell, unlike hand sanitizers, according to Marishane’s website, Headboy Industries.  [Continue reading.]

Image via Science History and Facts.

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bold-sartorial-statement:

I have great hair. Long, untreated (not colored or permed), thick, and a very nice dark brown.

I’ve also had long hair for twenty years, and needed a change.

So, today, I sold my hair to a wig maker, and asked them to pass the money on as a discount to the next person who needs a wig for medical reasons.

rake-now:

#RAKE | Street Musicians Perform with Man In Need

Steven

thedailyst:

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"I lost my license about a week ago. Today, I received this in the mail. Needless to say, he will be receiving an award."

bookstripper:

I’ve worked in a pharmacy for over 4 years, and I have some horrible stories I could tell but there was one wonderful story that has stuck with me.

It was around Christmas season and a young woman came in with her son, who was 2 years old. 

He had just gotten out of the hospital and his mother had 5 prescriptions for him and after imputing all of his information I had to inform her that his insurance was no longer active.

She had no idea, considering his father was the one who was supposed to have insurance on the boy and they are no longer together, so they didn’t speak often.

She started frantically calling around to everyone she knew, and after trying for about an hour she left to go charge her phone and “call everyone she knew that might help her.”

While she was gone I tried everything possible to get her son’s prescriptions to the lowest amount possible, and after all of my hard work I got them from $645 to $260 dollars, still quite a lot by any means.

She called back later in the day to see how low I could get them so that she knew exactly how much she’d need to borrow, and after talking with her on the phone I had another patient walk up. I continued talking about the price and then we started discussing maybe her only getting two of them instead of all 5, she then told me she’d would be back up later to get the two.

After I had hung up, the patient I had waiting asked me if the person I was talking to on the phone couldn’t afford their medicine, and I just said yes.

And with no hesitation, she said “can you let me pay for them?”

I was stunned. I told her the prescriptions were over 200 dollars and she said “that’s fine.”

I took her to the register rang up the prescription and said “what would you like me to tell her?”

and she said “tell her Merry Christmas, and to pay it forward.”

I immediately called the patient who didn’t answer her phone.

About 3 hours later right before my shift ended she came in, and walked to the register and started thanking me for getting the prescriptions to a lower price.

and I had the pleasure of looking into the woman’s eyes and saying “they have already been paid for, I was told to tell you Marry Christmas and to pay it forward” 

And she immediately broke down into tears.

Such wonderful people, both the pharmacist for taking the trouble to get the bill down from $645 to $260 and the lady for actually paying for a stranger’s prescriptions! — Pay it forward!

This Cop

thedailyst:

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"I ran out of gas and this officer pulled over to ask if everything was all right. After explaining, he went and got some gas and then poured it in. When I offered him money, he smiled and said, "Have a nice day," before getting back in his car and driving off."

Today in unsung heroes: Florida man donates $21,495 in found spare change to animal rescue

holygoddamnshitballs:

Rick Snyder helps sort and pack more than $21,000 in coins and bills he has collected over the past 10 years to donate to the Gulf Shore Animal League. GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald GJEFFERIE

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, the old saying goes. In this case, thousands of dollars of people’s spare change became Rick Snyder’s $21,495 donation to the Gulf Shore Animal League.

"I’ve always liked animals. I’ve been taking care of feral cats for years and I started noticing a lot of change laying around," Snyder said. "So I started picking it up and keeping track of it."

Snyder would go around at car washes and dig change out of vacuums and vending machines during his daily walks to care for feral cats in the area. He goes out around 4:30 a.m. every day and spends about four hours on those trips.

He’s done that for more than 10 years, finding an average of $5.60 in change per day. He said he walks between 45 and 48 miles per week.

Snyder said he also uses those trips to collect towels that have been thrown away, wash them and donate them, and he picks up plastic bottles out of the trash to take them home and recycle them.

"It astounds me how wasteful people are," Snyder said.

Volunteers from the Gulf Shore Animal League came to his residence Tuesday morning to help him gather 2,500 pounds of coins.

Gulf Shore’s main focus is taking care of cats. The volunteer organization, exclusively funded through grants and donations, adopts 250 cats per year and spays and neuters about 2,000 per year to cut down on homelessness and overpopulation.

webofgoodnews:

Supermarket cashier gets recognized in newspaper editorial for paying for the groceries of an elderly lady who’s card was declined
"She was getting quite upset about it so I just handed her my [Eftpos] card," she said.
Though the total was only $17.30, the elderly woman was obviously touched by the gesture. “And then she gave me a hug,” Ms Mclean said.
"Afterwards I just felt really good," she said. "I just was really happy that I had put a smile on someone’s face."
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webofgoodnews:

Supermarket cashier gets recognized in newspaper editorial for paying for the groceries of an elderly lady who’s card was declined

"She was getting quite upset about it so I just handed her my [Eftpos] card," she said.

Though the total was only $17.30, the elderly woman was obviously touched by the gesture. “And then she gave me a hug,” Ms Mclean said.

"Afterwards I just felt really good," she said. "I just was really happy that I had put a smile on someone’s face."

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