After the recent happenings, I was overjoyed to see a post celebrating what is best about the human spirit. Americans know what to do when it comes to helping our neighbors.

Free food was made. Homes were opened. Art was created. Hope fostered.

Thanks to buzzfeed.com for compiling some of these images.

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I have to agree with this one. Life is beautiful.

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From West Texas to Boston, hope reigns supreme!

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Students at Baylor lined up around the bend to donate blood.

See all 44 photos here.