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16 Touching Moments From Irma That Will Re-Inspire Your Faith In Humanity



The sporadic weather these past few weeks has been devastating to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Following Hurricane Harvey which “parked” in Houston, Texas, and dumped over 50 inches of rain, a Category 5 hurricane named Irma plowed through the Caribbean, devastated Cuba and inflicted damage on Florida.

Around the same time, Mexico experienced one of its worst earthquakes in years. And in Southeast Asia, thousands continue to suffer from torrential monsoon rains. Nearly everywhere, it seems — from the fires raging in California to the ongoing blazes in the Mediterranean, devastation is occurring. Before you allow these recent events to get you down, however, scroll through the following images, videos, and social media posts which were compiled by BuzzFeed.

Each showcases humanity at its best, being charitable and compassionate at a time when it matters most. Perhaps after scrolling through the list, your faith in mankind’s ability to “do good” will be restored.

1) A team of people rescued a stranded dolphin on the shore Islandco island.

2) Officer Kenneth Somma was captured on film holding his K-9 partner’s paw. The image was taken after the duo finished their shift during Irma, reports the Miami herald.

3) A kind deputy helped calm a woman’s nerves in a shelter by dancing with her.

At one of the shelters we had Deputy Froelich who noticed a very nice lady who needed a bit of comfort during the storm. She looked worried about the storm and kind of sad so he asked her what would cheer her up and she said a dance. So in a very off key voice, he sang and danced with her for a quick bit. Thank you Deputy Froelich for helping calm her nerves down in a time of need and comfort! This is definitely a dance she won't forget! #commUNITYstrong #love #comfort

Posted by Osceola County Sheriff's Office on Monday, September 11, 2017

“At one of the shelters we had Deputy Froelich, who noticed a very nice lady who needed a bit of comfort during the storm,” the Osceola County Sheriff’s department wrote on Facebook. “She looked worried about the storm and kind of sad so he asked her what would cheer her up and she said a dance. So in a very off-key voice, he sang and danced with her for a quick bit.”

4) A man named Ramon Santiago gave his generator to Pam Brekke, who was tearful and worried about the storm.

PLEASE share so people know…THIS IS CENTRAL FLORIDA:Pam Brekke's father is on oxygen.She ran into Lowe's and we…

Posted by Nancy Alvarez, WFTV on Thursday, September 7, 2017

5) This mom made an “oasis” for the family dog because he was stranded indoors.

 6) Employees at Florida’s Museum of Natural History gently captured butterflies so they wouldn’t be affected when Hurricane Irma hit.

 7) Deputies helped rescue two manatees who were stranded in Sarasota Bay after Hurricane Irma sucked most of the area’s water away.

 8) Kristen Bell became a hero after she “literally saved” Frozen co-star Josh Gad’s family.

 9) Two sisters, who are refugees from Syria, cooked for displaced evacuees at a shelter in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Abeer and Nora al-Sheikh Bakri are originally from Douma, Syria. They fled the civil war in 2012 and are now settled in Georgia. HuffPost reports that the sisters claim they heard about the evacuations and knew “the feeling of leaving everything behind.” So naturally, they helped out.

10) Fox Business correspondent Jeff Flock surprised his mom in Englewood in a touching segment.

11) A mother in Owensville, Missouri, donated more than 1,000 ounces of excess breast milk she had to infants in need.

Because of her son’s unique medical condition, Danielle Palmer had an excess of breast milk she was keeping in the freezer.

“The need arose for moms and babies affected by Hurricane Harvey who’ve lost their frozen milk stored in deep freezers,” she told ABC News.

So, she shipped the supply to babies in need.

12) Tim Tebow visited a special needs shelter and spent extra time with a WWII veteran.

 13) A woman named Kim LaFauci braved Irma’s winds to rescue a baby peacock from the storm.

14) Dr. Jeremy Nix volunteered to check up on the health of animal evacuees during Hurricane Irma.

15) A couple with the Air National Guard skipped their planned nuptials and were married during their rescue efforts in Florida. “Service before self,” the groom told Fox News.

 16) Catholic Sister Margaret Ann wasn’t shy with a chainsaw and used it to clear debris blocking a road.

 Sister Margaret Ann, of Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School in Miami-Dade County, was spotted by an off-duty police officer clearing debris from the road, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
“The road was blocked and we couldn’t get through. I saw someone spinning in the mud and almost hit a wall,” the nun told CNN. “We teach our students do what you can to help, and this was an opportunity where I could do something to help.”
The Miami-Dade police were very grateful for the assistance.

h/t BuzzFeed

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