10 Times People Stepped Up To Support One Another When Times Got Tough.

A two-photo collage. The first shows a professor holding a baby in one arm while holding paper in the other. Text on the image: I didn't have a baby sitter so I brought my son to class & told my professor sorry I didn't want to miss class. He said "it's okay let me see him" & held him the whole time he went over the test" The second photo shows a man on a skateboard helping push a disabled kid on a skateboard using a device he built, showing there are people supporting others in tough times.

When difficult times come our way, that’s often when we need love and support the most. Unfortunately, that’s also when many folks tend to feel like they’re alone. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. When we see someone in need, we are given the chance to find a way to do what we can to make a difference — and that’s exactly what these people did.


Despite what it might feel like, social media is full of stories all about people supporting others during tough times. That’s why I’ve gathered 10 of my favorite posts that highlight these types of uplifting and true events. Keep scrolling to get inspired!

1. These dads had no idea the impact they were making.

It goes to show that, sometimes, the smallest gestures can have the biggest impact.

Tweet from user @TorrensJonathan

My dad died when I was 8. Every week a few of the dads on my hockey team would offer to tie my skates. Not in a big showy way, in a quiet kind way. They filled the gap. Find a way to fill the gap for someone. It’ll make you both better.

2. “The flood was rising. So we managed to save these two dogs.”

If those dogs could talk, they’d be saying, “Thank you!”

A man carries a dog in flooded waters, showing people supporting others during tough times.

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