21 photos to make you feel better about the world

There's hope yet for humankind.

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Life is hard. Maybe you're ferociously uncool, maybe you feel super lost because you're going to graduate soon with absolutely no plans, maybe your life's a joke, you're broke, your love life's DOA.

Don't fret. Don't you worry. These photos will lift you up high and make you regain your faith in humanity.

1. A soldier is surprised by the actions of a protester during protests in Brazil...

2. A bookshop owner who knows the value of reading...

3. After complaining about an overpriced M&S sandwich, a customer wrote to them demanding a picture of a smiley dinosaur as compensation... this is what he received.

4. Two boys risk falling into a ravine in order to save a dog...

5. A firefighter gives a kitten oxygen after saving it from a house fire...

6. Christians turn up at a gay pride parade to apologise for homophobia within the church...

...and this is how they were received.

7. A family found this written on their bill...

8. August 2011 - Millions of pounds worth of damage is caused in Clapham Junction and other areas of London as riots turn the capital into a warzone...

...thousands of Londoners turn up the next morning armed with brooms after organising a clean-up on social media sites.

9. After an earthquake damages a Japanese nuclear power plant, pensioners offer to help, claiming that the young shouldn't put themselves in danger...

10. 17-year-old Meghan Vogel decides to help competitor Arden McMath - whose body had just about given up - cross the line rather than running past her and making up another place...

11. Two young men risk their lives to save a sheep who has fallen into the sea...

12. When Peter Shankman jokingly tweeted a restaurant asking them to meet him from his flight with a steak, this was the last thing he expected...

13. A man gives his shoes to a young homeless girl in Rio...

14. Fast food isn't all bad...

15. A young girl wrote to Sainsbury's to point out that their Tiger Bread looks more like a giraffe...

...within days the supermarket had rebranded the product as 'Giraffe Bread'. For the full story click here .

16. After this woman's dog was blown off a pier in Melbourne she feared the worst, until a young passer-by (who was there to scatter a relative's ashes) risked it all to help...

17. A young Guatemalan girl shyly presents a present to a tourist she's just met...

18. An anonymous friend returns a wallet...

19. A young boy puts himself in danger to keep his dog safe during a flood...

20. This dry-cleaners knows that when you're struggling a little gesture can go a long way...

21. A firefighter gives some much-needed water to a koala who has survived Australia's devastating bush fires of 2009.

'It was amazing; he turned around, sat on his bum and sort of looked at me ... like, put me out of my misery. I yelled out for a bottle of water. I unscrewed the bottle, tipped it up on his lips and he just took it naturally. He kept reaching for the bottle, almost like a baby.'

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