It can be pretty easy to become disillusioned with the world when scrolling through social media these days. Whether it's bad news, people arguing or people complaining.
But it's a new year, and we'd like to focus on the bright side of things and spread positivity with stories like the ones on this list.
Below you will find short heartwarming stories that highlight the best parts of humanity. From helping animals to random acts of kindness for strangers, the people from these tales deserve humanitarian prizes.
Scroll down below to read something that is sure to brighten you day and perhaps even inspire you to give a little more to your fellow people. Don't forget to upvote your favs!