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Here Are 39 Moments Everyone Needs To See…You Will Definitely Cry After #2

When we’re constantly being told about the violence taking place, it’s easy to forget that there are oftentimes moments of compassion that go unnoticed and unmentioned.

The people below have chosen to exercise their hearts instead of using their fists. Let this serve as a reminder that human compassion, in the face of violence, can move mountains.

A journalist, Raymond Walker, hurries across a bridge into France after rescuing a child during the Spanish Civil War. [1936]

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After the army refused orders to fire on innocent protesters, this little Tunisian girl handed one soldier a rose and told him that it would “defend the revolution.” [Tunisian Revolution, 2011]

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A Bosnian soldier takes care of a baby he saved during the evacuation of Goražde. [1995]moment 3

Private Dick L. Powell shares his supper with a puppy. [Korean War, c, 1951]

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An Afghan soldier rescues a crying baby from the scene of a recent explosion. [Afghanistan War, c. 2001 – 2014]

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An East German soldier ignores orders to let no one on the other side of the newly formed “Berlin Wall,” but allows this boy to pass who was separated from his family. [Cold War, 1961]

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A Russian police officer carries a released baby from the school seized by heavily armed masked men and women in the town of Beslan. [2004]

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A medic tends to this little boy’s injuries, while his younger brother watches quietly.

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An infantryman is embraced and comforted by a fellow soldier. [Korean War, c. 1950 – 1953]

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A little boy leads an elderly, blind man through war-torn streets. [Korean War, c, 1951]

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A German soldier shares his rations with a Russian mother and her child. [World War II, c. 1941]

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Egyptians thank and embrace the army after they refuse orders to fire on innocent civilians. [Egyptian Revolution, 2011]

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American troops help a wounded dog. [World War II, 1944]

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An American soldier holds the hand of a young Afghan girl. [Afghanistan War, 2010]

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Joseph Dwyer rushes an injured boy away from fire and to safety. [Iraq War, c. 2003 – 2011]

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Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor feeds a kitten after it’s mother was killed by mortar fire. [Korean War, 1953]

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U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Richard Barnett holds a child that was separated from her family amidst a firefight. [Iraq War, 2003]

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Petty Officer Ryan Lee and Valdo cuddle on the floor of a hospital after a close call. [Afghanistan War, 2011]

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A French soldier helps a family escape during the Spanish Civil War [c. 1938]

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A Jordanian soldier warms the hands of a Syrian baby that was evacuated during the war in her country. [Syrian Civil War, c. 2013]

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A soldier stops to chat with a little girl. [2011]

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A priest comforts a wounded soldier as a shots are fired all around them. [El Porteñazo Uprising, Venezuela, 1962]

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A courageous priest stands as a human shield between law enforcers and protesters. [Ukrainian Revolution, 2013]

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A woman protects a wounded protestors as a military bulldozer is headed in his direction. [Egypt, 2013]

moment 24

British and German soldiers on the Western Front leave their trenches for a football match. [World War I, 24 December, 1914]

A Ukrainian women offers a captured soviet soldier water. [World War II, 1941]

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A soldier shares water and food with three children on Saipan. [c. July, 1944]

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Protesters carry a wounded policeman to safety. [Turkey, 2013]

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Three German soldiers help a Frenchman stuck in the muddy fields of Verdun. [World War I, c. 1916]

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A soldier runs from the battlefield as he rescues two Vietnamese children from harm’s way. [Vietnam War, c. 1955 – 1975]

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Christians create a barrier, protecting Muslims as they pray during the Egyptian revolution. [Cairo, Egypt, 2011]

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Keshia Thomas (18) jeopardizes her safety to protect a white supremacist from an angry mob. [1996]

American soldiers take Dutch children to a dance. [World War II, c. 1944 – 1945]

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A native of Papua New Guinea leads a wounded Australian soldier out of the bush. [World War II, 1942]

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A Soviet soldier shares his cigarettes with German prisoners. [World War II, July, 1943]

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Two soldiers try to console a little girl with a puppy. [World War II, 1944]

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Officer Joselito Sevilla is comforted after being berated by a protester. [Manila, Philippines, 2013]

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A German soldier helps a wounded Russian civilian. [World War II, c. 1941]

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The community of Ferguson, Missouri, form a barrier to protect local stores from being looted. [2014]

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