There's No Better Gauge of Our Humanity Than the Random Kindness of Strangers
It’s been a bummer of a week for various reasons that need not be discussed on a pop-culture website, although the neverending piles of snow that continue to drop on New England are not helping matters. There were, however, two faith restoring videos I’ve seen today that have not only provided the warms and fuzzies, but were a nice reminder that most people we encounter are inherently good.
The first, which I’ll just link to over on Uproxx, was a behind-the-scenes farewell video that the Saturday Night Live cast made for Seth Meyers. It’s generous, and sweet, and lovely, and the kind of video that makes you want to be a guy like Seth Meyers, who will always have your back. Maybe it’s a silly thing to say about a sketch comedy show, but I honestly feel — after seeing the video — that the cast and crew on that show are better people for having known Meyers.
The other is this video that popped up on Reddit. It’s Norwegian, and I have no idea what it’s for (is it a PSA for something?), but I don’t to ruin any illusion I might have by finding out more about it. Basically, there’s a kid on a bench at a bus stop with no coat, and we get to see how various Norwegians react to a cold child.
It’s simple, powerful, and heart-warming in any language.