Some days it’s hard to think that there’s humanity in the world. Our news outlets are flooded with scary or tragic news, people are busy and inwardly focused on their own lives — it can feel a bit hopeless at times.

The fact is — there is so much good happening in the world today. Even right now as you are reading this — something really really good and positive is happening out there. We guarantee it.

You see — positive and happy news doesn’t give the TV ratings that the networks crave. Or get clicks on news websites. Or rack up the sales on the newsstands. But there’s no doubt that the good outweighs the bad on this beautiful planet.

We’ve found 22 of the most insanely powerful photos that will give you a glimpse into the complexities of humanity. They are beyond touching, sometimes heartbreaking, and sure to leave a mark on your heart and in your memory for a very long time.

Read On to see this beautiful and sometimes heart-wrenching display of humanity. You’ll be so glad that you did.

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