Amid a political environment that is often tense and hostile, a new video online has gone viral as it shows a better side of American generosity — restoring hope to a seemingly divided nation.
The video shows two people commit a simple act of kindness to help change a woman’s life.
In the video, two men offered some woman cash to help her afford gas in her car. She then revealed that her husband died just a week ago and she was needing the help. She said she hadn’t planned on asking the men for help but, nearly in tears, accepted it.
Check it out:
“These men noticed a lady paying for her gas with pennies and decided to give her some money. Little did they know, she had just lost her husband and was having a rough time,” the caption for the video reads. “We can all make a difference.”
These men noticed a lady paying for her gas with pennies and decided to give her some money. Little did they know, she had just lost her husband and was having a rough time. We can all make a difference. pic.twitter.com/j2Pu7erH80
— Kevin W (@kwilli1046) October 25, 2018
Twitchy said the video “reminds us all of the good that is in America, that we’re not all that divided in real life, that humankind is decent and giving.” Many people online shared the sentiment as the video has been viewed nearly 6 million times in less than 24 hours.
When the guy said “It’s what’s right, we’ve got to stick together” that sums up the world I want to live in. Not one drowning in hatred and suffering. Be proud guys, you did great.
— Stevie D (@sjpdevine) October 26, 2018
If we could all show love like this America wouldn’t have any problems!!!
— RealTexasRodeoQueen (@reltxrodeoqueen) October 26, 2018
Made my day. People do still help other people and have compassion…
— Scott Penive (@MaverickFirePro) October 26, 2018
This is who we are ❤️
— 🎃AprilAnn👻🍁 (@ethereal226) October 26, 2018
Wow that’s why it’s important to always show kindness to people you never know what they are going through and how much of a difference your kindness will make♥️😌
— mjayyy (@MwileyIsMyName) October 26, 2018
God bless you guys! This is the America I want to live in! 🇺🇸
— Jennifer Meadows (@jmgraceland) October 26, 2018
Nice to see simple acts of kindness in the world. It really can make a huge difference in someone’s life. We need more of this.
— Erik (@edizzle422) October 26, 2018
Humanity is still alive and well out here! God bless her! 🙏🏾
— J. ‘Hopp’er (@DatDude_Hopp) October 26, 2018
Restores your faith in humanity 🙂
— Brendan Furness (@brenfurness) October 26, 2018
In this day and age, political turmoil seems to have infected every avenue of daily discourse. Who do you support? What do you think about X? Why aren’t you more vocal, etc? These questions have broken friendships, divided families, and have wrecked the nation. But, moments like the one above help show there in an American altruism that politics, no matter how ugly, will ever be able to break.