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2015 is over, and while many in the media have focused on the negative, readers of Good Things Guy know that there were many good things that happened this year.

Yes, politicians continue to start new wars, but it’s up to us, regular, everyday people to make the world a better place, and we believe that the stories below prove this to be true.

So take a look back at some of the touching stories that we covered in 2015. Which one was your favorite?

Soaked Dad Protecting His Schoolboy From Rain Shows What Parenting Is


A KwaZulu-Natal family opens its 20-hectare farm to foreign nationals, including children, who were displaced during xenophobic attacks.


Heart Surgeon Calms Weeping 2-Year-Old Girl Before Heart Operation


McDonald’s Employee Helped Elderly Disabled Man With His Food


Entire Neighbourhood Secretly Learns Sign Language To Surprise Deaf Neighbour


Man Buys Turtles From Food Market And Releases Them Back To The Sea


When A Student’s Baby Started Crying In Class, This Professor Had The Best Response Ever


A South African teenager from Umlazi is on his way to Harvard… and is inspiring us all.


Donkey Smiles From Ear To Ear After Being Rescued From Flood In Ireland


Turkish Bride & Groom Spend Their Wedding Day Feeding 4,000 Refugees


This Guy Has This Dog, And She Can’t Walk Anymore. So He Takes Her Out For A Walk Every Day In A Wheelchair


Mom Adopts All 4 Of Her Best Friend’s Daughters After She Died Of Brain Cancer


This Coffee Shop Lets Stray Dogs Sleep Inside Every Night When The Customers Leave


South African man who gave away his Rugby World Cup final tickets


The Young Guy Sitting Down Was Struggling With His Tie When The Older Gentleman Moved Without Hesitation And Gave Him A Step-By-Step Tutorial


She did it! SA student sets world record as she summits Mount Kili in a wheelchair


Man Has Heart Attack While Mowing Lawn; Firefighters Finish Mowing Lawn After Saving Him


These Kids In Canada Tied Coats To Street Poles To Help Homeless Prepare For Winter


Anonymous Spiderman Feeds Homeless At Night, Shows Everyone Can Be A Hero


Hungarians Bring Their Shoes To The Budapest Train Station For Arriving Migrants


9-Year-Old Girl Builds Shelters For The Homeless And Grows Food For Them, Too




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Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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