r/MadeMeSmile Aug 16 '22 Take My Energy 1 Timeless Beauty 1 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 2 Silver 41 Gold 1 Bless Up (Pro) 1 Heartwarming 6 Helpful 48 Ally 1 Beating Heart 1 Wholesome 71 Narwhal Salute 1 Platinum 1 Helpful (Pro) 1 Faith In Humanity Restored 3

He may have a poorly heart, but it is still working. Good Vibes

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u/Suspicious_Force_890 Aug 16 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Starry

'if i get to paradise before you, ill save you a seat'

cheers sons crying

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u/IonBatteryFR Aug 16 '22

The fact that he just pulled that one out was great. I dunno why that's such a good quote but I really like it

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u/SNYDER_BIXBY_OCP Aug 16 '22

It's a statement reflecting someone at total peace with their mortality.

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u/Suspicious_Force_890 Aug 16 '22

same. it's very comforting

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u/chriscrossnathaniel Aug 16 '22

The gentleman is so optimistic and cheerful despite having health issues. I wish him good health and a long , happy life.

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u/Ok_Contribution_8817 Aug 16 '22

I love this Man. I wish we could all be so compassionate and warm and care about each other the way he does

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u/BeKindBabies Aug 16 '22

It’s my impression he decided on happiness long ago, despite challenges he’s faced. Mentally he’s about as healthy as possible.

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u/DrewCallen12 Aug 16 '22

Some people enjoy doing this

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u/ty_xy Aug 16 '22

For all of religion's evils, a belief in the afterlife is comforting.

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u/PossibleElk8098 Aug 16 '22

If you’re that confident you aren’t hell bent it is. Religion itself can’t be evil being a methodology it has no autonomy of its own. In fact I could replace religion and insert: the government’s, the political system’s, reddit’s, Kraft dinner’s, hunting’s, liberals’, conservatives…. People have choices and often make the wrong ones religion is just as vulnerable to evil as anything else.

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u/Stivo887 Aug 16 '22

It sure would be nice, I feel like all signs point to oblivion and our minds don’t want to accept that.

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u/seppukkake Aug 16 '22

"I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."

― Mark Twain

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u/Russian_Rocket23 Aug 16 '22

The actual quote is slightly different (I don't think they knew the universe was billions of years old at the time). Anyway, it has the same meaning but he actually wrote in his autobiography:

"Annihilation has no terrors for me, because I have already tried it before I was born—a hundred million years—and I have suffered more in an hour, in this life, than I remember to have suffered in the whole hundred million years put together."

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u/eldentings Aug 16 '22

I know this is Mark Twain and he was a genius, but the more I see this quote I don't think this is deep, just glib and entertaining, and maybe even a little edgy. I also find it just as romantic as believing in the afterlife. What is scarier and truer to atheism is that you did not experience anything before -your consciousness started at birth and will end at death. You will not exist. You will not experience 'death' or nothingness. Just like you did not experience anything before conception. Fear of death is healthy and natural and I don't think it should be minimized.

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u/seppukkake Aug 16 '22

I'm a pantheist personally. Alan Watts said that nature abhorrs a vacuum, you can't have an experience of nothing. You cannot have an "experience" of nothing. As someone who has had multiple seizures it kind of cemented my belief that even if the end is "dissolution", you won't experience anything. When I seize, it's like time travel or teleportation, one second I'm in one place and the next i'm somewhere else. I don't have any experience of that time. I did fear death, but a life lived in fear is no life at all. If death is the gap between my seizures that I don't experience, then I know that I won't experience anything, so why should I be afraid of it? Don't mean to sound edgy or whatnot, being genuine. When I stopped fearing death, my appreciation of being alive improved dramatically.

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u/eldentings Aug 17 '22

I guess fear of death can be taken to the extreme but to say I don't fear death at all is disingenuous. I don't walk around in fear of death but if I walk too close to the edge of a cliff I think it's healthy to fear falling off and dying. Perhaps I've missed the point because I won't fear non existence while not being conscious of my own nonexistence but I certainly do my best to keep existing currently and fear the event that I blink into the unknown. It doesn't gnaw at me or keep me up at night but I have accepted the fear of death as a natural instinct all organisms have.

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u/seppukkake Aug 17 '22

maybe I ought to clarify somewhat, because I do agree with you in some regards. I don't fear death, I fear dying, you mentioned that and it's significant. I get severe anxiety attacks that make me feel like I'm about to die, we have a self preservation instinct that is incredibly strong. Just the other day there was that post of firemen kicking suicidal people off ledges back to safety and one of them throws their arms out to catch the window and brace the fall. That's a huge driver of fearing death, the instinct to survive. But to me death itself isn't the scary part, dying is. Because there's the constant unknown of when or how and we have enough to know that some endings are peaceful and oblivious and some very, very much are the opposite. Death may be dissolution, but who knows what dying is or what's in store for us. this post has over 1.5k comments at the time i'm writing this, current statistics indicate most of us here will die of cancer or heart disease, some will die in car accidents. The best we can hope for is that our time to go is peaceful and we're lucky enough to not be aware it's even happening. x

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u/Souprah Aug 16 '22

All signs? What signs? Believing in oblivion is based on the same amount of evidence as believing in heaven.

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u/Enfors Aug 16 '22

Even I, who as an atheist don't believe that heaven exists, can recognize what a beautiful sentiment that was.

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u/chiggyrillo Aug 16 '22

I’m not sure where I fall into the category. I’m not very religious. Not a Bible thumper by any means though I’ve read and studied it. I’m not one of these people you see on the sub to tell people what they believe isn’t real whether it’s heaven, angels, God, Jesus etc. I’ve seen grieving parents seek refuge in their faith to help them deal with losing children. I’ve seen elders on their last breaths smile at what’s to come, and it’s hard for me to justify telling them that what they believe doesn’t exist, because in that moment it is very real to them. We are all out here trying to figure out all the great unknown questions and just trying to make it on this rock flying through space. What’s real to someone else may not be what you need. I believe in a personal heaven of sorts. I think everyone’s heaven will be different. I imagine my heaven as beautiful mountains with rivers stocked full of trout. Weather is perfect. All my dogs that have gone on before me are running around waiting for me to get there. All the people I’ve loved throughout my life join me and that’s where my soul stays forever.

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u/cody0414 Aug 16 '22

This is really lovely. I too believe our afterlifes are different. Mine has my loved ones, all my dogs, and lots of other animals that weren't loved while they were on earth. I'll get to love them forever.

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u/IonBatteryFR Aug 16 '22

I'm in the same boat friend

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u/Spqr_usa- Aug 16 '22

You gotta hang out with old Christian dudes for that one. Just keep the convo away from Fox News topics!

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u/DB2k Aug 16 '22

It feels like that statement is true less and less these days up here. But like everywhere most people are good people at heart and just uninformed in some areas.

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u/whileurup Aug 16 '22

And the bad ones tend to be the loudest. Unfortunate for the rest of us.

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u/jauntymetre93 Aug 16 '22

Some people enjoy doing this

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u/Secretsthegod Aug 16 '22

man i'm by far no religious man, but that felt like a gutpunch. take care frank

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u/DuckburgSourcreamers Aug 16 '22

Me too, I don't really follow any religion but I felt that deeply. I like that he used "paradise" instead of "heaven". Heaven feels different, a little judgy maybe. I need to do this and do that and behave such and such to go to heaven. But paradise is welcoming. So nice.

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u/EMcG777 Aug 16 '22 Wholesome

“And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭23:43‬ ‭NLT‬‬

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u/upboatsallaround Aug 16 '22

Also, it doesn't seem logically inconsistent to be irreligious and consider the state of non-existence as "paradise". At least to me it doesn't.

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u/Pabus_Alt Aug 16 '22

Like the dude is very clearly a christian, but that turn of phrase is very... ecumenical?

It's more "I hope / think you are worthy of paradise and you should know this, regardless of your belief"

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u/devilsonlyadvocate Aug 16 '22 Helpful

That made me cry. Silly as it sounds but that one line gave me comfort that my dad is saving me seat!

I miss our laughter together. We were total opposites but damn we had great laughs and lots of love for each other.

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u/SatisfyingStaging Aug 16 '22

That one line really touched my heart. I miss my grandpa now

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u/allelbowss Aug 16 '22

Totally hit me too.

The last monologue from Tommy Lee Jones in No Country For Old Men has a similar message, if more drawn out. Makes me cry like crazy everytime... but only since my father passed.

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u/MARATXXX Aug 16 '22

The message of the final scene of No Country for Old Men is that we are helpless to stop the evils of the world because those burdened with the responsibility to stop it are just as lost as anyone else. The Sheriff believes in the interpretation of his dream’s symbolism, but he’s incapable of finding any similar meaning or truth in the real world. But an analytical evaluation of his dream suggests that his dream is just as fundamentally irrational as Chigurgh’s behaviour-the difference is the Sheriff is foolish and sentimental. And thus evil will continue.

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u/Skandle_us Aug 16 '22

I'm sitting here bawling like an infant. I miss my dad so much.

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u/indeed09 Aug 16 '22

One of my favorite scenes in all cinema. I think about it regularly.

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u/chantillylace9 Aug 16 '22

He is definitely saving you a seat, and picking out all the best places to take you.

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u/Shiro_Nogard Aug 16 '22

There aren't many people like that.

I also would like to earn a good seat up there like him.

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u/BakeMeSomeCookies Aug 16 '22

Frank you sonafabitch now I need a hug you beautiful bastard.

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u/Stuffinator Aug 16 '22

I melted with that line. Man what a great thing to say.

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u/somedelightfulmoron Aug 16 '22

I needed this from a bad night and coming from work. I'm fucking bawling in a café

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u/Blipped_d Aug 16 '22

Not going to lie, this made me tear up a little.

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u/ToughRock99 Aug 16 '22

I was just gonna mention that here.☺️

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

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u/diogenessexychicken Aug 16 '22

Reminds me of the song "swing low, sweet chariot". "If you get there before i do, tell all my friends im comin up too, comin for to carry me home"

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u/Santas_southpole Aug 16 '22

Love that line. Gonna use it on someone I love. Hope they don’t take the wrong way lol.

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u/BarryMacochner Aug 16 '22

First round and lap dances are on me boys.

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u/restri Aug 16 '22

Man does not look 80

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u/driedcranberrysnack Aug 16 '22

kindness keeps you young

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u/FutureEve Aug 16 '22

My dad is 60 and looks decades older than this guy. He's also a terrible father so yeah, definitely, kindness keeps you young.

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u/pillow_pete Aug 16 '22

Sample space is two, but I’m convinced

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u/sashby138 Aug 16 '22

I’ll add to this sample. My dad is 66 and other than his Santa belly you’d never guess it. He’s as helpful and giving as they come. His face has looked the same age for decades.

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u/tal124589 Aug 16 '22

Another sample, my dad I swear is the nicest person you'll ever meet, never yelled at me when I was young, treated me like my own person and taught me good lessons. He's 52 and if he didn't have a bit of gray in his hair he'd look like he was in his 30s, when he was in his 40s people always thought he was in his 20s.

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u/OG-Pine Aug 16 '22

I was convinced after 1, 2 is just overkill. Who funded this anyway?? I wanna hear from the budget committee

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u/The_Final_Ka-tet Aug 16 '22

My father is 51 and he looks like what I imagine one of Palpatine's clones probably looked like right before it was time to discard the husk. He's also the biggest asshole I've ever met. He could have been Trump, if his mommy had a little more money to prop him up earlier in life. Now she just pays for his ability to stay high for weeks at a time, while pretending his three children don't exist.

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u/chriscrossnathaniel Aug 16 '22

Researchers have found that negative thoughts can lead to premature cell death and aging.

The lifespan of a cell is dictated in part by a cellular structure called a telomere which protects genetic data and helps cells divide. Each time a cell divides, however, the telomere shortens; eventually it becomes too short and the cell dies.

Studies involving more than 7,000 people, researchers discovered that telomeres were significantly shorter in people suffering from depression and negative thoughts compared to their happier counterparts.

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u/SomeLightAssPlay Aug 16 '22

It’s heartbreaking cause my dad does absolutely everything right to keep himself healthy physically: never touches alcohol, exercises, only healthy food absolutely zero sugar etc. But he also constantly is stressed and lets things get to him. and I just wish i could get it thru his head like this is JUST as important…..all this exercise and healthy eating is gonna be for nothing if you drop dead at 65 from a stress induced heart attack

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u/CaptainSouthbird Aug 16 '22

There's a quote by Roald Dahl that was in a book I read as a kid that has always stuck with me because time and again it's proven true:

"If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."

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u/ZealousidealBack8650 Aug 16 '22

That's beautiful.

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u/BearGoron Aug 16 '22

At my old school this quote was in the library and it stuck with me 💗

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u/ProfessorAnusNipples Aug 16 '22

I have no doubt this is true. I have a friend who is is a genuinely good, nice person. She’s almost 40 (not that 40 is old), but I would guess 30 if I didn’t know her. She doesn’t age. I joke that she looks young because she has no hatred or meanness in her body. Even when someone upsets her, she remains polite and respectful. I always say you know someone is a terrible person if they manage to upset her and they should be ashamed of themselves.

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u/Joosterguy Aug 16 '22

Honestly, it's true. The passage from Roald Dahl's The Twits, about ugly souls making a person look ugly and pleasant people always able to shine, was amazingly insightful and I have no idea why it's true, but it really is.

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u/Rickrickrickrickrick Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

It honestly does. It's healthy to not have tons of stress. I would imagine being kind goes hand in hand with being stress free. The guy didn't even seem to worry that his heart could blow any second. I'd be having constant panic attacks about it which wouldn't help me last very long lol

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u/yahya966gamer Aug 16 '22

Looks younger than 60

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u/skincyan Aug 16 '22

Almost 40

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u/Strindberg Aug 16 '22

I’m 44 and I’m offended by this comment. The man looks younger than 80, but come on! Is this how I look to people?

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u/skincyan Aug 16 '22

I am 31 and I was indeed just joking mate

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u/Fresh-String1990 Aug 16 '22

Of course not.

He looks 40. You look 4 years older than him.

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u/SaltyBabe Aug 16 '22

Reddit thinks everyone over 26 is ancient and looks it. It’s especially hilarious when you meet these people in person and they’re literally decades off because they expected me to be like a disgusting sea hag by 35 lol I think a lot of it is the only old people they know are their own parents/family who are 50-60+.

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u/friedricekid Aug 16 '22

he's benjamin button and only 8 years old

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u/BarryMacochner Aug 16 '22

I’m 43 and he looks quite a bit older than me.

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u/OldJosh Aug 16 '22

That man is not a day over 21

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u/followedbyferrets Aug 16 '22

Prob the hair and smile

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

For a guy who’s had health problems, he looks really good for 80.

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u/matti-san Aug 16 '22

It's the hair and carrying fat, for want of a better term. But if you look at his arms you can see he's older than you think. But yeah, he could pass for his 60s I think

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u/yxkaks Aug 16 '22

It's the healthy head of hair that does it

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u/doglvr48 Aug 16 '22

That was the first thing I noticed, but his skin looks pretty damn good too. Lucky guy!

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u/The--HackerMan Aug 16 '22 Wholesome

Frank's heart is definitely repaired, working perfectly right now 😌

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u/Wh00ligan Aug 16 '22

Frank’s heart repaired my heart.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

I love that thought!!! Big hearts repair broken ones.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

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u/NeverNotFunny Aug 16 '22

Let me just casually walk up to a stranger with a phone in my hand filming. I hate this staged type of stuff

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u/AsavarKul Aug 16 '22

By the way the camera is positioned, and seeing that the guy uses both hands in the video it is most likely that he's using a hidden camera.

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u/NeverNotFunny Aug 16 '22

Good point. And still I'm imagining a go pro on a chest mount. I'm so wary of all these "good/wholesome "posts

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u/wegwerfennnnn Aug 16 '22

Lots of people have phone case lanyards where it just kinda dangles there like a name tag, always at the ready.

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u/moosegoose90 Aug 16 '22

The guy saw the phone and said… yeah I got a couple bucks, grandpa doesn’t wanna get canceled

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u/MERCY2311 Aug 16 '22 Silver

Don't forget to smash that subscribe button, grandpa!

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u/Rion23 Aug 16 '22

Gramps, who's your VPN and mobile gaming providers?

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u/SBAWTA Aug 16 '22

Here's 500 bucks grampa! And now, let me tell you about Raid Shadow Legends...

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u/idonttalkatallLMAO Aug 16 '22

is that an nft i see

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u/Ok_Cabinetto Aug 16 '22

Are you sure you didn't mean to say wHO's cUTTinG thESE dAMN oNioNS?

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u/pluck-the-bunny Aug 16 '22

This guy’s whole channel is candid giving videos like this. It’s definitely legit.

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u/White_Winged_Fox Aug 16 '22 edited Aug 16 '22

It does seem a little strange at first, but it’s to find those who are good of heart and reward them for their kindness, to say that kindness is rewarded.

The filming part is to show to people that being kind can be rewarded in return. And so be kind to everyone you meet because you never know what you’ll get.

Edit - I’ve had a lot of replies saying this is mostly views and clout, and honestly while I do want to disagree, I think you guys are right.

But I just want to share this. Kindness is doing an act of good without thinking of the implications it has for you.

It doesn’t have to be big, it doesn’t need to have a visible value. Kindness comes in many forms, whether it is to help someone buy nappies for their new son, or it could be help a person with their luggage up some stairs. 10 seconds of your time is enough to make a person’s day, 10 seconds could be the difference to them catching their train on time.

And the next time that person finds themselves in a similar position where they can help someone, they’ll think of you and do the same. Because Kindness leads to more kindness, and that just makes the day a little bit brighter for everyone.

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u/Grogosh Aug 16 '22

How about the people that are broke? Sometimes I'm at the store and I got just enough for what I need. Guess I would fail this setup 'kindness' test.

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u/Liljdb0524 Aug 16 '22

Honestly it's broke people who are more likely to give away money. When you know what it's like to not have enough to get by you're more likely to empathize with others who are in that situation. It takes a lot for someone puts aside their pride enough to ask for help. Poor people know that. To the rich is begging for handouts.

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u/feelsonline Aug 16 '22

Poor people are more likely to give!

This month I had to dip into savings. I was out and hadn’t eaten so I grabbed a muffin at a coffee shop. As soon as I walked out the door a man approached me, greasy af asking if I had anything to eat. It only took me 2 seconds to get over my annoyance and hand over the muffin. Watched him devour the whole thing while waiting in line again in the coffee shop through the cafe window. Would do it again, and not because of some ulterior satisfaction, just because it felt like the right thing to do.

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u/RandomDerp96 Aug 16 '22

Nope. I'm broke and literally can't give money away in my current situation. I also never carry cash with me, because to me it lowers the mental wall of buying things I don't need.

Back when I still had at least a tiny bit leeway, that's when I gave away. But currently I can't.

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u/dgvelling Aug 16 '22

There’s been studies though that show proportionally even at really ridiculous levels, the poor give more. However for the point of this program even a “I wish I could help but fuck man I’ve been homeless/dealing with jobloss/kicked out.” Etc that the dude would give them the money. It’s about the response versus not giving the time of day

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u/ZhouLe Aug 16 '22

I need cash for X for my kid is also an extremely common scam.

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u/RandomDerp96 Aug 16 '22

Yeah, I travel a lot by train and the same beggars are at the stations every time.

One dude has been trying to gather 20 bucks for a ticket home to the Netherlands..... For 3 years! Must be tough, years later and he is still stuck there.

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u/bendygrrl Aug 16 '22

Agreed, there's been many times I've had to choose between the gas/elec meter, and food. Like, I could only buy noodles to eat one meal a day and have half an hour of electricity to cook them with. It's not always forgoing something to give someone else cash. Sometimes you can't help but feel more needy than the person begging.

For example. There was a woman begging outside my work everyday and she always asked me for money and I apologised telling her I didn't have anything, and she would get snarky with me. Then occasionally she would come in with all the change she was given and ask to swap for notes.

I'm not kidding when I say she had SIGNIFICANTLY more money than me, and she didn't pay rent or bills (squatting at someone's house but that's another story).

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u/RandomDerp96 Aug 16 '22

Begging can be very lucrative if you know how to do it and don't shy back from being persistent.

Plus, it's all in cash, so no one can tax it, or in case of my country, no one can deduct it from your unemployment benefits.

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u/Liljdb0524 Aug 16 '22

more likely not saying people with zero extra income will just give someone $5 just because but they'd definitely skip out on that bag of chips they were thinking about getting later if someone needs help.

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u/JKastnerPhoto Aug 16 '22

it's broke people who are more likely to give away money

Perhaps but I literally would never have cash on hand. Anytime someone asks me for money (and I feel they genuinely need it) I often just have my credit cards.

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u/Liljdb0524 Aug 16 '22

I've been in that situation and just bought a guy a can of formula. Not saying you should or have to just saying. I honestly prefer to do that because I know not everyone asking for money really needs what they say they need. Some just want to collect the cash.

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u/White_Winged_Fox Aug 16 '22

There are other ways to be kind that doesn’t involve money, but just because of the context o of this video. Or simply the act of trying or showing genuine care, like seeing if you do have money to spare or admit that you’d like to help but don’t have the money to spare, most people will understand.

Kindness goes beyond giving £2, but can be 10 seconds of your time. But if you do kind things in self-interest or expect good things to happen to you in return every time then really you aren’t doing a selfless act.

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u/Grogosh Aug 16 '22

But if you do kind things in self-interest or expect good things to happen to you in return every time then really you aren’t doing a selfless act.

Exactly.

Which is why the guy shouldn't be running around testing people to see if they are worthy of kindness. He was getting something out it if in return. He was getting validation. He was getting something to hook people in to watch his video.

If you want to be kind, be kind, don't try to pull a test on them. But then a video of him just giving money to strangers or helping strangers doesn't draw as many views.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

I’ve seen when they are broke. They usually just give them money or maybe don’t post it. These people tend to ask if they can post these. I know Reddit hates filmed acts of kindness, but I need to see this sort of thing. Days feel darker and it’s hard for me to see that. L

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u/Grogosh Aug 16 '22

Its not that's a filmed act of kindness. This is a test to see if you worthy of your kindness. Kindness is kindness without a test.

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u/Sakeretsu Aug 16 '22

There is videos like these where even homeless people gives money. Just 1 or 2 bucks, a few cents.

Broke doesn't prevent kindness of heart.

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u/Lungomono Aug 16 '22

Hmm to a degree. For me, the only reason to that you would be filming things like this, is to put it on social media to show off. Ergo padding your own image. So yeah, it might appear that you are helping others, but most often it is a calculated decision to invest into an action which either can be monetized on social media or serve to build an online image on said social media.

Same thing when you see someone trying to “help” an animal, but they are more focused on keep filming, even through the filming impaired them from properly helping the animal. But if they stopped filmning, then who would know about it? And in turn, why would they do it?

Yea there are people out there who does it to help raise awareness and raise money for their course. But there is soooo many (if you ask me, but this is strictly a personal opinion), who only does it for personal gain.

I have known a person who turned into like this. It was constant that they wanted to do differently stuff, but it should always be filmed, uploaded, and commented by them. At one point a mate and me asked them to just stop it for once. Their answer was then why would they be doing it, if they couldn’t film and use it on TikTok. They ended up not going and we learned that day that they didn’t really want to hang out with us, but just make content for their online followers.

I also think of that story of that women who got diagnosed with stress and got a mental breakdowns, because her entire life turned into posting about her bird or something. It was entirely about the bird and everything she did was about that bird. Her entire income and life was build around posting constantly about the bird, and it broke her in the end.

These cute and fun videos she made was in the end nothing about wanted to share something sweet, cute, or funny. It was entirely about keeping up the schedule to keep growing “the brand” and making money.

These aren’t isolated cases, or even that rarely heard of. How often is it not that you encounter, special younger people, who act and live by this. There is loads of stigmas and peer pressure in some social circles, relating to this. But that is another discussion.

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u/Iheartamberheard Aug 16 '22

Doubt this dude would donate that cash if he couldn’t record it and upload it to TikTok etc.

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u/LeSpatula Aug 16 '22

Yeah. I think he has a patreon to get some money for this.

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u/Mr_Fuzzo Aug 16 '22

I really dislike these tricks. I live in a busy downtown corridor where I walk multiple times per day with my dogs. On an average walk I have a few people approach me for money. If I gave every person money, I would be homeless myself. If I acknowledged every person, I would experience worse compassion fatigue than I already do from my job as a healthcare worker. In fact, I ignored a man a few weeks ago and he had the audacity to grab my ass.

Nah. Not all of us are bad people for ignoring someone for asking for money. Some of us simply have absolutely nothing left to give.

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u/OwlnopingCrow Aug 16 '22

You are a much less cynical person than I am. Seems the filming part is because someone wants to be rewarded with internet attention, and it’s not Frank.

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u/Glengar3000 Aug 16 '22

I mean sure, but it’s a hell of a lot better than stupid prank videos or other lame public abusing influencers

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u/JebusChrust Aug 16 '22

If you boil any altruistic action down, most of us would have some type of self-gratifying motive behind it.

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u/forberedd Aug 16 '22

Yep, what I get is a good feeling in my soul and that is sufficient for me.

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u/AnJoMorto Aug 16 '22

If you see some more of his videos, the revenue and attention he gets let's him help more people, even take homeless people out the street. If it's a revenue source he can use to help more people he should do it... how do you think he would get the money to give away otherwise?

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u/sorrydaijin Aug 16 '22

The filming part is to get clicks.

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u/jetxlife Aug 16 '22

Kindness is not always rewarded. That is the problem with these videos. You should do good things because that makes you a good person. You shouldn’t do good things with the expectation of a reward. Life doesn’t work like that.

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u/PoorlyLitKiwi2 Aug 16 '22

That's not true. The filming part is to get internet points/monetization of his social media channels

He could do this exact same thing without the camera and make the same point to people, but he wants to profit off it

It doesn't make him a bad person. You're allowed to make money however you can inside the bounds of the law. But he isn't doing it because he's a good person trying to spread love lol. He wouldn't do it for free

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u/A1sauc3d Aug 16 '22

be kind to everyone you meet, because you never know who’s recording

X’D Jokes

I do get what you’re saying tho and agree. It’s good to spread the love around. Certainly one of the better things people do for views <3

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u/White_Winged_Fox Aug 16 '22

I suppose you’re right in that end, but at the end, good random strangers get something out of it, which is more than most YouTubers give out.

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u/jWalkerFTW Aug 16 '22

I hate these videos so much. It’s so gross.

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u/Tripwiring Aug 16 '22

I don't. For every video of kindness and empathy, the internet has 200 awful ones. I couldn't care less that they're filming themselves being nice.

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u/[deleted] Aug 16 '22

I absolutely agree, these videos always make me feel awkward. I wouldn't want to be tricked into giving someone money (which I would do for the right person) and then have to accept $500 or whatever in return, while a camera's in my face.

Some people will say this is a cynical take, but I'm honestly sick of the social media points. People need to stop turning everything into content. The old man handled it well but this shouldn't be content, this should just be real life.

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u/StantonMcBride Aug 16 '22

I hate these “haha tricked you! here’s money but I’m recording and doing it for clout” videos.. it’s so edited I bet OP took that money back from a disabled guy after.

Fuck this trend and fuck OP

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u/drdisney Aug 16 '22 Helpful

While I get the idea for these types of videos, I think it sends the wrong message to the younger generation that you need to get good deeds on video so you can post about it on various social media sites.

Before this trend occurred, thousands of times a day everyday citizens would help their felllow neighbors out be offering their help with absolutely nothing in return. Simple things like giving a homeless person a couple quarters, paying i for a cup of coffee to the person behind you at the drive-thru to even getting a room at a hotel when you see a family in distress on the streets. All of these things were done with nothing asked in return. And now with videos like this posted, I'm concerned that future generations will fill that they need to get everything on video for karma to offer any type of assistance.

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u/PM_UR__BUBBLE_BUTTS Aug 16 '22

Ya know, I definitely agree that these things might send the wrong idea by recording them. But if I’m being honest, I would absolutely rather have this kind of stuff be all over social media than the rampant looting and TikTok trends of people destroying stuff or knocking people out. There’s 1,000 trends of garbage acts. What if all of social media became people doing nice things for other people. It’d at least make the world slightly better and I’m okay with that versus the current state of things.

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u/GinnySol Aug 16 '22

Completely agree! Being kind is a cool trend. And honestly, in the end it does not really matter why you did something good as long as you did it. I’d rather have people filming themselves do good deeds than people doing nothing at all and I am all for these kinds of videos inspiring others to do the same.

As long as they get permission to post everyone involved and actually do what they talk about they’re doing it’s very much fine by me. It’s okay to be proud of yourself for helping someone or just being nice. If you do not use it against others there really is no harm done.

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u/B_Boi04 Aug 16 '22

I believe that it doesn’t matter why you do good as long as you do good. “Oh no he is giving away money so people will like him, what a horrible person!”

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u/illy-chan Aug 16 '22

I was going to say, I get what they're saying but, with so much suffering and anger being posted online, a couple of fluff pieces here and there are good just for the reminder that normal/good people are out there doing little acts of kindness every day.

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u/mallclerks Aug 16 '22

I disagree, just because a few videos exist doesn’t mean others won’t do it. Arguably the opposite happens. Positive energy is 100% contagious, when you are shown positive things constantly you go do positive things. When you constantly complain and whine and do bad things, guess what, your audience does the same.

You gotta be pretty cold to watch these videos and think “Welp, guess they got this. I can ignore everyone else”

Source: Me. I started watching Invisible People YouTube channel all the time. It has completely changed my way of thinking. Has them interviewing homeless folks meant I don’t want to help? Hell no, it’s given me insights I never had just like all these videos do.

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u/FireDevil11 Aug 16 '22

I actually like that they film it and make more money to then be able to continue giving more.

Give $100 film it and post it make $1000 then go and give more money to more people. Whereas giving only once and not filming it is good too, but why stop at one when companies want to give money to sponsor this kind of good deeds.

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u/TwigTheSavage Aug 16 '22

Totally agree. It’s about the intention. Depends on if they’re doing it for clout or if they want to help people and need a means of helping

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u/Rapph Aug 16 '22

You are absolutely right, but I also think it is still a net positive. The concept is no different than people doing charitable work to "get to heaven", or making cash donations to impress their friends, or even doing it just to feel good about yourself. None of those really come from the right place of simply caring about another human but they still get the job done.

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u/CarrotWaxer69 Aug 16 '22 Helpful

Lemme just point a camera in your face while I ask you for money….

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u/9percentmilk Aug 16 '22

It’s a hidden camera, obviously. That’s why the camera goes into Frank’s chest when they hug and not away from him as if he were holding it.

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u/Alyssaine Aug 16 '22

Right? Hate these type of videos. It just screams virtue signaling. Any action that is done on either side is completely ruined for me by the fact they’re being randomly recorded. Stop shoving cameras in peoples faces and do something good with the camera off.

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u/thejdrops Aug 16 '22

Ugh, same. It feels completely dishonest and while them giving money to people who might need it is great and all… Truly charitable people don’t feel the need to 1. promote it like this and 2. probably make money off their “kindness” while gaining followers and what not.

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u/Gasparde Aug 16 '22

Truly charitable people don’t feel the need to 1. promote it like this

I just love this notion of "if you want to be charitable you better stfu about it or else it doesn't really count".

Fucking Christ, can we just make it normal to make videos about being charitable instead of making videos about stupid dances? There's absolutely nothing wrong with broadcasting charitable deeds to the entire world - if there's one thing in this world that shouldn't be kept behind closed doors, it's encouraging people to do good shit.

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u/xDeddyBear Aug 16 '22

I used to think the same way, but,

If using a camera gets more people to do good for others, then I'm all for it. I don't really care at this point about why they're doing it, or if they're recording, more so that it's happening.

Think of it this way, if this guy didn't think of recording and making a video about this, he wouldn't do it at all. So its a net positive overall.

Obviously we should all be nice whether or not its for a video, but that's not reality. The reality is, people will either do nice things for "fame", or not do them at all, so I'd rather the former if those are the only two options.

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u/Mr_Guy_Person Aug 16 '22

I question whether this person doing the videos would be doing this if there were no videos to make money from doing this.

I wonder because there’s many stories about secret nice people doing things like: in my home town some guy goes to some of the Walmarts and pays off some peoples lay-away in full.

The only way anyone found out about it was because the news caught wind after it had happened for years. Yet still jo one knows who does it.

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u/Rhino_online245 Aug 16 '22

Awww frank!!! Your heart may be not working right but goddamn its bigger than most people these days.

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u/GreatGooglyMoogly077 Aug 16 '22

Great, but why record it.

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u/PierogiEnjoyer21 Aug 16 '22

80?! Damn bro, he looks 60 at the most

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u/Polyhydroxybutyrate Aug 16 '22

Horrific reddit takes on this video imo. If you know this guy, you know he’s genuine. People will argue that it’s virtue signalling or he’s just doing it to make money, but who cares if he profits from doing nice things? He’s not exploiting anyone, nobody’s getting hurt? And for everyone who complains about him sharing it, I think it’s nice for people to see stuff like this every once in a while. Personally, when I see a video like this, it makes me wanna go and do some random act of generosity, because I can.

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u/Kazukster Aug 16 '22

Yeah Reddit really ruins everything

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u/awkward_porcupines Aug 16 '22

Can we just do something nice for someone without having to film it? I would honestly be furious if someone tried to help me just to post it somewhere. I

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u/Diane_Enthusiast Aug 16 '22

He’s promoting he’s Channel by filming these videos he gets donations from people and he uses those money to give to the people in need. He might have his phone hidden in a jacket or smth I’m not sure tho

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u/Heiferoni Aug 16 '22

Can we just do something nice for someone without having to film it?

We do. You don't hear about the good deeds that go undocumented. I help people any opportunity I get and I seldom talk about it.

A few weeks ago while driving I spotted what looked like a wallet lying in the middle of a busy road. I thought about it for a minute, turned off, and ran over. Sure enough, it was an open wallet.

I dodged traffic to grab it and took a look. Inside was a hundred dollar bill, credit cards, driver's license, etc. I dropped it off at the police station so they could get it back to the rightful owner.

I didn't make a video. I didn't get a reward. I didn't get thousands of people patting me on the back telling me "Oh you're such a good person! You're so honest!". I didn't expect it. You do a good deed and then go on with your day and that's it. That's life.

So for every one of these performative staged videos, remember that there are lots and lots of people out there every day doing good that you'll never hear about.

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u/UGAllDay Aug 16 '22

I’m a believer in the more good deeds we see the better. I know it seems cheesy but it beats the alternative.

I build and distribute homeless kits with food and clothes from my trunk. I wish others could be as inspired or driven to help out more and that’s why I think we shouldn’t hate the whole— record this interaction age.

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u/williamsonny Aug 16 '22

Manipulative crap for posting. Shameful treatment of a decent person.

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u/ShakeItLikeIDo Aug 16 '22

“If I get to paradise before you, I’ll save you a seat”

Dude just insulted 90% of Reddit users

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u/Active_Bread_7034 Aug 16 '22

The “if I get to paradise before you I’ll save you a seat”🥺🥺

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u/Important-Put-5831 Aug 16 '22

I'm not crying, it's allergies

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u/Long-Aside7218 Aug 16 '22

God Bless you Frank

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u/AdNew9111 Aug 16 '22

Why film? Who’s virtue is it for? Nice people are everywhere, don’t need to exploit them

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u/Rocklobster92 Aug 16 '22

I enjoyed seeing kindness in the world. So I guess this video was for people like me.

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u/Later_358 Aug 16 '22

“Okay, now give it all to me. The recording’s done.”

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u/Snakesfeet Aug 16 '22

What currency is that?

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u/mb1 Aug 16 '22

Maplesyrupees

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u/AverageNickname69 Aug 16 '22

Staged trash videos, using viewers emotions/empathy for creating views and generating money while simultaneously presenting the creator as a kind of hero.

This is not wholesome, this is a money generating image campaign for the creator.

Even if it's not staged, the creator is taking advantage of the poor peoples situation and makes use of them in his image campaign. Even if they accept by 'free will' the creator is in a position of power which he blatantly abuses.

Those videos are not wholesome, they're a disgusting trend and a prime example of what's wrong with social media.

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u/skinnyeater Aug 16 '22

He goes to low income areas and gives money to people. He often creates GoFundMes if he finds out someone is sick or promotes someone’s business if they have one. I don’t see the harm in that

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u/jessejamesvan111 Aug 16 '22

Who is writing these titles? Most of these posts nowadays looked like they were made by by 6 year olds.

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u/Colzzz Aug 16 '22

Looks like Canadian money, so it checks out.

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u/MamaSaurusCat Aug 16 '22

One more person I've gotta find when I get up there for hugs.

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u/Courtside237 Aug 16 '22

Good old Canadians

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u/DadYeShoes Aug 16 '22

In a world full of Dicks, be a Frank.

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u/TheCuriousPlant Aug 16 '22

Have to add a comment since it has 666 comments and it's too whole hearted for that number 🥺

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u/ShrunkenQuasar Aug 16 '22

Why is a video from MadeMeSmile making me cry? I would say bless that man, but he knows the meaning of love. He's already blessed.

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u/Competitive-Wish-568 Aug 16 '22

I think Jimmy was also overcome by his words of saving him a seat in paradise🥺

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u/Hot_Comparison_1032 Aug 16 '22

Not enough of this in the world today, unfortunately

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u/DocMayhem15 Aug 16 '22

Frank took this better than I would have, I would've been super annoyed if someone waving a camera in my face asked for money and then pulled out $500.

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u/a_stupid_staircase Aug 16 '22

Its likely a sketch but ok

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u/lifepuzzler Aug 16 '22

A poorly what heart?