I am always looking for people who make a difference and likewise incidents that illustrate a great truth in life.
I think if you check out the first post in this thread by Hammer you will see a similar theme.
I also think it is very important to get out of your comfort zone and do something to benefit somebody else without first checking to see if they fit your notion of worthiness. It's often better to do so anonymously.
I remember Zita Carno's story of how Eddie Lopat took time out from his important work with the Yankees to give a youth pitcher some valuable lessons on the art of pitching. No doubt he not only made a difference to Zita but to everybody else she came in contact with and influenced throughout her life as a result of Eddie's generosity and humility.
One of my first experiences with making a difference was how my parents would make our home available to missionaries on furlough. Most often we would host families from Africa for the summer. It was a lesson in sharing, caring and seeing what sacrifices others are making.
We don't often see examples of this in our daily interaction with the media, both print and video. It takes a little bit of paying attention but there is still a core of caring people that demonstrate this every day in plain view for people to notice.
We often tend to focus on the negative because we have so much help identifying it. It can become a habit.
For whatever reason, Hammer, decided to start a thread about good things being done and so not willing to leave it fall away, I bump it up to the top for yet another time.