Don’t you hate scrolling through your Facebook feed and seeing nothing but complaints, angry messages, and things you just don’t care about? It’s addictive, but sometimes all that negativity can be very draining.
However, there have been plenty of cases in which Facebook has changed people’s lives for better. Stacey Lee was able to find her birth mother through a Facebook post, and 6th-grade teacher Melissa Bour used Facebook to teach her students a very valuable lesson about safety.
In fact, you can often turn to Facebook to see random acts of kindness — if you know where to look.
John Shipman is a police officer in Jonesboro, AR whose story recently went viral after he posted about his random act of kindness.
It was just after 2 a.m. when John saw a college student walking alone in freezing temperatures. John stopped the young man to ask him a few questions, and what happened next wound up changing that young man’s life…
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James Taylor is an Arkansas State University student who works at McDonald's to pay his way through college. He can not afford a car, so he is forced to walk home in freezing temperatures every night.
Officer Shipman saw James walking home at 2 a.m. and offered him a ride home. Upon hearing the student's story, he knew he had to do something to help out.
He posted about his encounter with James on Facebook. It immediately went viral, with many people reaching out to ask what they could do to help.
People began to donate money to an online fundraiser page so that James could buy a car with six months of insurance paid for. He doesn't have a license yet, but James is working on it. It's just one example of a cop's random act of kindness going viral on Facebook.
Larry DePrimo is another police officer whose random act of kindness went viral when a tourist snapped this photo of him giving a homeless man shoes and socks.
Photos of Officer Dave Harriman also circulated rapidly when the officer leapt into a lake to rescue a dog that was stuck under a sinking pickup truck.
Also, Alicia Morgan posted this photo of Sgt. Corey Carden refilling her gas tank on his own dime when her car became stranded.
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