Another week, another Tuesday. Further adding to my theory that Monday is unfairly judged and Tuesday is actually the worst day of the week, today the internet at my office died, and all of my gym clothes are gross because I forgot to hang them out to dry.
But to make it all better, here are 3 things I came across in the last 7 days which are sure to remind you the world isn’t entirely full of shitty people, and restore your faith in humanity – this week, it’s all about everyday people just being amazing.
1.The total legend who dove into the Brisbane river on one of the coldest days in years, to save a man who had passed out and driven his ute in. Not only did he drag another person from a mostly-submerged car (dangerous enough), he then went back in, secured the car with a rope so it wouldn’t sink further, and then went home for a shower without sticking around. All without recognition.
2. Julian Wilson, who paddled back towards a big ass shark to help fellow surfer Mick Fanning. Fanning was pretty legendary himself, punching a shark on the nose and surviving such a horrible moment, but how many people can honestly say that they would paddle closer to a shark and risk their life for another in such a terrifying way? Again, legend.
3. And the #legup movement. Sorry to any British followers who can’t stand him, but Adam Hills is an Australian national treasure*, and I love The Last Leg. I’m not sure when it aired on your side of the pond (or three ponds – you’re a long way away) but this week the episode introducing #legup made it to Aussie TV. If you need a hand with something, tweet it with the tag #legup. The idea is lovely enough, but the fact that everyday people are actually reaching out and helping others where they is even lovelier.
Has anything restored your faith in humanity this week? I’d love to hear about it!
* Says me. But I’m sure plenty of Australians agree.