Category Archives: Empathy

Operation Smile

Operation Smile works to help those with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities. When this little girl sees her face after an operation to correct a cleft lip, you can see the wonderment and pure joy in her eyes. They will also leave yours a bit wetter:

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Whale Thank You

What would you do if you were out on a boat and a whale swam up close entangled in a fishing net? This is an encounter that Michael Fishbach had with a humpback whale in just such a situation and the surprising display the whale put on when he was freed. It will bring warmth to your heart and a tear to your eyes:

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Get Closer

This was a situation that Pro Infirmis put together for a man named Fabian. Although the vast majority of people have empathy with disabled people, the public bus seat next to Fabian often remained empty. This video was created to remind everyone that handicapped people are a regular part of our society. It may also make you reach for the tissue box: So remember, don’t be afraid to get closer.

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