There are negative aspects of social media but there is also plenty of content published of ordinary people doing good deeds. Social media and crowdfunding have both changed the lives of a number of people. Take a look below for social media posts that will bring a smile to your face.
KFC Wedding Proposal Results in a Dream Wedding
Hector Mkansi proposed to Nonhlanhla Soldaat while they were eating a meal at KFC. The proposal led to a dream wedding and Hector picked the location as it is her favorite place to enjoy a meal. A bystander caught the proposal on video and KFC South Africa tasked their followers to find the happy couple.
The video gained popularity which resulted in KFC paying for the wedding planner. Other companies like Audi offered to cover transportation and airlines even offered free flights. The couple had their honeymoon paid for by various companies, celebrities, and online personalities.
Ocean Spray Enthusiast Receives a Reward
Nathan Apodaca’s truck broke down on his way to work. He decided to skateboard with Ocean Spray cranberry juice, his drink of choice. He videoed his journey to work while drinking his juice and listening to “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac. He posted the video on TikTok after initially not intending to share it which resulted in over 40 million views.
Ocean Spray decided to deliver a truck of Nathan’s drink of choice and he was able to keep the truck too! Ocean Spray shared this on Instagram and a number of celebs recreated the video across the world. Nathan then had to find one of the best car insurance companies so he could actually drive the truck lol.
Burger King Baby Finds Mom
In 1986, a baby was found in a Burger King bathroom in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3 decades later, the baby had grown up and had a child of her own. Katheryn Deprill wanted to find her mom and posted a picture of herself on Facebook pleading for help.
The picture gained traction and was shared thousands of times. Her biological mom reached out and the two met. Her mother explained she couldn’t provide for a child at this time. Katheryn and her mother are planning to continue a relationship and her mother plans to be involved in her granddaughter’s lives.
Special Birthday for Charlie
The COVID-19 pandemic led to six-year-old girl Charlie Manning’s birthday being canceled. The Kamloops, Canada native was upset she could spend the day with family from the US. Charlie’s auto took to Facebook asking people to share to make her birthday one to remember. Charlie received 173 cards and 15 packages which made the day quite special.
Students Catch a Big Break
Jashika Khan and Mohammad Azajuddin from Kolkata, India were videoed flipping on the way to school in the morning. The video would eventually go viral in 2019. The video made it on to TikTok, Facebook, and Twitter as the teacher of the students posted it.
Nadia Comaneci who is considered one of the best gymnasts of all time retweeted the post. This all resulted in free gymnastics training for the children and meals paid for with the Sports Authority of India footing the bill.
We Rate Dogs Twitter Account Helps Dogs in Need
Matt Nelson created the We Rate Dogs Twitter account that eventually when viral but this was not his intention. He posts pictures of dogs with ratings and has over 8 million followers. Matt used this followed to start GoFundMe pages for dogs in need of medical care. A 12-year-old golden retriever needed a wheelchair and Matt’s followers delivered over $700 in a matter of hours.
Woman Uses Social Media to Help Save Injured Hawk
Madeleine Weatherhead saw a hawk that seemed to be dazed on her walk to work in NYC. She called the Animal Care Center without an answer. She took a picture of the bird and took to Twitter for assistance. After the post, Special Operations Offices showed up to catch the red-tailed hawk which was taken to an animal sanctuary to make a full recovery.
Seeing-Eye Dog Gets a Second Chance
Cecil Williams lost consciousness only to fall onto subway tracks in New York in 2013. His seeing-eye dog Orlando sprung into action by jumping down and licking his owner awake. Cecil and Orlando got to the middle of the tracks as the train passed over them. Cecil stated he couldn’t keep his dog as Orlando was too old and insurance only pays for working service dogs.
Law student Grant Kirsh saw the story and started an Indiegogo campaign. Money was donated at massive rates with over $103,000 for Cecil.
Using Social Media for Good
The world is full of great stories and people in need. Use social media to help people going forward as it is one of the most powerful platforms in the world today.