Here is a collection of inspirational acts of kindness that will make you feel a little bit better about the world.  

1. Jonas Salk

His sole focus had been to develop a safe and effective vaccine as rapidly as possible, with no interest in personal profit. When he was asked in a televised interview who owned the patent to the vaccine, Salk replied: “There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?”

Jonas Salk

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2. Dan Black

Since he was paralyzed nearly four years ago, Dan Black has dreamed of getting out of his wheelchair, but he recently gave it all up to help a boy with severe disabilities.

Daniel Black

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3. Dobri Dimitrov Dobrev

Born 20 July 1914, better known as Grandpa Dobri or Elder Dobri who walks several kilometers each day to sit or stand in front of the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky in Sofia to collect money for charitable causes.

Dobri Dobrev

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4. José Mujica

He has been described as “the world’s ‘poorest’ president”, due to his austere lifestyle and his donation of around 90 percent of his $12,000 (£7,500) monthly salary to charities that benefit poor people and small entrepreneurs.

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5. Gulabi Gang

The Gulabi gang was founded by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (as well as a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and threaten to beat them with laathis unless they stop abusing their wives.

Gulabi Gang

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