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#195164 8-Apr-2016 13:55
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A lot of threads get made with the sole point, to be negative, or to discuss something bad that happened. I like balancing this with threads which are a bit more positive and encourage people to share that positivity. 

 

I thought it might be cool to post stuff you find or see, or people doing something nice for someone else. I got this idea after reading this article. 

 

http://nzgamer.com/news/9970/playstation-employee-helps-gamer-with-cerebral-palsy.html

 

This stuff warms my heart. What an EPIC human being.

 

More organisations should actively foster a culture of being nice to other people. I know lots of companies do this, but the world needs more.


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  #1528495 8-Apr-2016 14:41
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From these videos it got me thinking - there was a guy on the streets of Wellington who was trying to get money to go and see his family in Christchurch. I didn't have that much money at the time but asked him about it. I then went to work, spent some airpoints and came back with some tickets to fly him to Christchurch return on a time that suited him. He cried, and was very grateful. Some people on the streets are generally needing help. As a rule I'd never give money to beggers however will often give them food (pies, burgers etc) if I have some spare money to just make their day. It is the smallest things that can really make somebody's entire day and in return makes you a better person.





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  #1528529 8-Apr-2016 15:27
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This is  a great idea. Thanks for thinking of it. Very inspirational.

 

 





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Not quite on the level of the above post, but my partner is in a group called the Christchurch Faerie Circle. Just a bunch of lovely ladies who dress up at faeries and randomly show up at events, giving away faerie wishes and generally blowing kids' minds. Some of them do free trips to the children's ward at the hospital to put some magic into their day.

 

They're hoping to become a registered charity soon so they can sell some of their home-made faerie trinkets and donate the money.

 

 

 

A bit of an off-shoot of the Wizards of NZ, which I've been part of on and off.

 

Mostly what we do is just walk around and pose for photos with locals and tourists. In gloomy ol' broken and busted Christchurch, this really does put a smile on people's faces. Some have been moved almost to tears even. A few tourists have told us that we "made their trip", which is always nice to hear.

 

 

DSC_0255b by Nick King, on Flickr

 


 

DSC_9238 by Nick King, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

DSC_9435 by Nick King, on Flickr





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