Twitter is notorious for being a place where trolls and nastiness proliferate. But social media can also be a place of hope and inspiration. When Brooklyn public defender Scott Hechinger asked people what gave them hope, the answers were heartwarming.
Am feeling more hopeful already because of these responses.
For me hope is this group of 5th Graders I brought to criminal court last year, who were *outraged* by what they saw. Read this thread: The way they thought. The questions they asked. Their fire.https://t.co/JuFGezXNlS https://t.co/ydHywdvEZa
— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) January 12, 2020
Children asking questions & the bright looks on their faces, like the answer- no matter what it is- couldn’t possibly be anything less than magical.
— Sadie 🧸 (@ssadieowenss) January 12, 2020
As a psychotherapist, I couldn’t do my job if I didn’t believe in people’s capacity to grow and change. People only come to therapy because as troubled or unhappy as they may feel, they still have hope that life doesn’t have to be this difficult.
— Leslie robbin (@haifaandback) January 12, 2020
Random acts of kindness.
More and more I see people covering groceries or gas when a stranger falls short of has their card declined.
Nothing fights back against hopelessness like knowing someone, even a stranger, will have your back.
— Mike Bilan (@formikessake) January 12, 2020
The gentle glow of human resilience in the shadows of tragic experiences. Those who’ve gone through hell seem to become the most authentic people you’ll ever meet. They’re the ones who help others without wanting. Even if they have nothing they’ll give you kindness.
— Shea Rossomando (@Run_Fox_Run) January 12, 2020
The indomitable spirit of the patients with cancer under my care as an oncologist
— Mark Lewis (@marklewismd) January 12, 2020
I bought a couple of sweet potatoes and they are sprouting.
They have no earth or water, and the leaves get glossier every day.
They remind me of the white flowers that grow out of cracks in pavement.
Tenacious, ferocious, unrelenting.
Life gives me hope. pic.twitter.com/TML7BKE6Ee
— Dushka Zapata (@DushkaAmateur) January 12, 2020
my wife has had not one, but two kidney transplants. if she can survive that, i can survive anything
— shmasonsays (@shmasonsays) January 12, 2020
I don’t have anything that can top these notions of kindness and goodwill or strength of human spirit. My simple answer is my dogs. pic.twitter.com/QM7jwsUv1K
— Ben (@roguecaliber) January 12, 2020
Seeing the smiling faces wherever I take Eli to work. He’s a highly regarded therapy dog and a breed ambassador for the American Pit Bull Terrier. He’s served over 2,000 patients in area hospitals.
He gives his patients hope that tomorrow will be a better day. pic.twitter.com/cJQ7eqq7hg
— Eli the Pit Bull (@realPitBullDog) January 13, 2020