The Internet has become a dangerous place. What was once used as a source of information and a fun way to connect with people has turned into a platform for online bullying and trial by publicity. Feel-good posts, while still a hit to many, are nothing compared to viral accounts of individuals going berserk or getting caught in other unpleasant situations.
We need not remind you that, today, you better be careful with what you do or say in public because you never know when someone might just snap a photo or record a video of you during one of your most unguarded moments. Mob mentality in social media, after all, can be lethal – so lethal it can cause victims of cyberbullying depression or, worse, suicide.
One Thai commercial aims to send a strong message about social media herd mentality.
The new Thai ad features a badass, rough and tough market boss. One day, while making her rounds at the market to collect rent from the vendors, she is recorded throwing a weighing scale to the ground. In no time, a video of her ‘ruthless’ acts go viral online. People are unsurprisingly too quick to throw in their two cents in the form of harsh and judgmental comments. But none of them bother to find out the other side of the story.
Of course, the narrative doesn’t end there. As shown in a nicely developed plot twist, the market boss isn’t at all what the social media mob made her out to be.
Watch the poignant and eye-opening commercial below.
Let this ad be a reminder for us to always be critical, to look at the other side of the story, and to pause before we leave that harsh comment. Doing so can make a big difference and create a more peaceful online community.
Thailand is known for its touching and cinematic commercials. What do you think of this one? Did it tug at your heartstrings? Let us know your thoughts (and feelings) in the comments section.
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Woman Bus Driver Lets Homeless Man Stay on Bus All Night, Then Treats Him to a Free Meal
Sometimes, a simple act of kindness can mean the whole world to another person.
One cold night in Wisconsin, Milwaukee County Transit System and one of its bus drivers have been instrumental in extending an act of kindness to a homeless man. Unlike most compassionate act, this one did not go unnoticed. In fact, it was all caught on camera.
Natalie Barnes, a female bus driver, was driving her usual route when a man, identified only as Richard, got on her bus and told her that he had just lost his home. Natalie had replied, "Well, I'm on this bus 'til 2:44. You want to stay with me then?"
Stranger Holding A Mom’s Baby While She Does Paperwork Melts Everyone’s Heart
It only takes a simple act of kindness from a stranger to restoring your faith in humanity.
The internet has undoubtedly changed the world we live in, and it can often be a rather grim place, especially when it comes to stealing someone’s privacy or making a person the object of public shaming. However, there are some images that appear on the World Wide Web that melt our hearts and go viral for all the right reasons.
A picture showing a simple act of kindness has touched more than a million hearts around the world. Natasha Wilson of Florence, Alabama, captured a special moment that shows a stranger holding a woman’s baby so that she can get her paperwork done at a doctor’s office.
21 Everyday Heroes That Make Our World A Better Place
#5 makes my heart melt.
We’ve read and heard about heroes in school, so we have always been aware of these selfless people and animals since we were small. Little did we know that these heroes don’t only live in our books or documentaries, they can also be everyday people like you and me.
There are no small or big gestures to be considered a hero. The most important part is that you did the act whole-heartedly. Here are 21 everyday heroes that make our world a better place to live in.
1. A firefighter in Oregon after a 32-hour shift. The photographer says that the man sat down and within seconds was asleep.