Good deeds get an assist from the Internet
Description: THE NOW video – People have been inspiring each other and doing kind things for strangers since long before the Internet. Now though, these random acts of kindness get special attention across the globe as people tune in and spread the word. Indie band, Count decided to do their part by singing an impromptu cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Want to Dance With Somebody” to an old man who’d become enamored with their lead singer. Caine Monroy of ‘Caine’s Arcade’ fame has enjoyed plenty of attention from strangers after the video showing the arcade he built entirely out of cardboard went viral earlier this year. Then Karen the bus monitor, who endured cruel taunting by some 7th graders a few weeks ago, has had her misfortune turned into a windfall of generosity from strangers. Sometimes the Internet reacts too quickly and tries to help, like in the case of Ted Williams aka Golden Voice, only to find out that the problems run deeper than a quick instant stardom fix. Even big business is starting to see the magic in these inspirational viral vids, like this ad from Coke showing secret surveillance cameras capturing candid human spirit. This last guy probably has the least truly inspirational video, but even while drunk, dude can really carry a tune and show love for his cat all at once—that’s good enough for us.