The modern world can be a difficult place, and sometimes finding the good in people can seem almost impossible.
However, this new photo gallery compiled by BoredPanda could restore even the most cynical person’s faith in humanity.
People from across the globe have shared the most heart-warming photos they have come across, and they’re guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
One picture shows a busker whose sign says all of his earnings will go to helping the homeless, while another is of a man who kills time while waiting for the bus by collecting rubbish.
Other photos capture gestures of true love – such as the widower who carries his wife’s portrait to the place where they used to walk each morning.
Scroll down to see more if your spirits are in need of a lift…
This picture was snapped in Eindhoven in the Netherlands in November 2015, where some of the emergency service workers who attended to a woman eventually hospitalised suffering with hypoglycemia remained at her home to cook dinner for her five children – and even did the washing up
An Egyptian football fan in a wheelchair was lifted by fans supporting the opposing team, Mexico, so he could see his country play on the opening day of the World Cup in Russia in June 2018
This selfless busker spotted playing his guitar at a New York subway station in April 2018 was donating any money earned to homeless people
Seven years after his wife died 72-year-old widower Giuseppe Giordano continues to take her portrait to the pier in Naples, Italy where they fell in love every day. His story went viral in June 2018 after this image was posted on Facebook
After this US man’s dog beloved 14-year-old dog Rio went blind he began patting his leg while they were walking so the pooch knew where to go – inspiring his wife to get him this t-shirt as a present. His story swept the web after being posted to Imgur in June 2018
This touching sign spotted in San Francisco last year thanked locals who had managed to help a homeless man into his first job ‘since losing everything’
Thai rice farmer Mae Bua Chaicheun saw her crops destroyed by 130 million litres of water pumped from caves as 12 members of a boys’ football team and their coach were rescued after they became stranded in the cave network in the north of the country last month. Her response was to say that ‘children are more important than rice. We can regrow rice but we can’t regrow the children’
After working 15 hours a day as an Uber driver this father decided to fulfill his dream of starting a restaurant and his daughter captured the moment he received his culinary degree earlier this year. It’s not clear where in the world the student included in the Bored Panda roundup is from
Fisherman Captain Black from Malibu, California could be seen helping an injured pelican called Albert to fish in this touching image. Actor Rob McElhenney spotted his kind act and posted this snap to Instagram in June 2018
When his dog became sick in July 2017 teenager Jett Rush from Texas sold his beloved truck in order to pay for her surgery
While waiting for his bus in Burnaby, British Colombia in July 2018 this man passed the time by collecting all of the rubbish in the surrounding area
A subway passenger in Toronto, Canada captured the moment that a selfless man (centre) risked his life to save a blind man who had fallen onto the tracks and injured himself in June 2018
On 23rd June 2018, the first day that women could legally drive in Saudi Arabia, police officers handed out roses to female motorists
A dedicated mother gave up her spot on her dog bed in order for her puppy to take a nap
This touching image proves that dreams really can come true as this US woman fulfilled her childhood ambition of becoming a fire fighter – 17 years after being snapped beside a fire truck in an over-sized uniform (seen left)
After a Texas high school student lost his mother to cancer three years ago, his classmates rallied around him in the hallway to offer their support
Locals in Essex discovered that a fallen tree contained a woodpecker’s nest and worked tirelessly to cut it out and attach it to another so the family could survive
After an outburst at their supported living building in Sunderland in May 2018 Ruby King’s neighbour, who suffers from Bipolar, found the sweetest way to apologise with a card and a packet of biscuits from Asda
A former addict named Jack shared this snap on the US-based website sunnyskyz.com in July 2018, saying the seemingly ‘meaningless’ snap with his wife and daughter means the world to him, 421 days after getting clean
Weslie Klimnet from Kansas City shared an adorable moment she’d witnessed between an elderly couple in a restaurant
In June 2018, a Reddit user from Norway revealed that 22 years on, her father was still wearing the keyring she’d given him as a ‘ring’ when she was five-years-old
In July 2018, Rob from Ireland was overwhelmed when he rediscovered the mini bench press his granddad had welded for him 20 years ago so he could workout with his dad