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3 Things to Restore Your Faith in Humanity After the “Breaking Bad” Finale

You Deserve All Good Things... it's true!Unless you’ve been living under the proverbial rock you know that last night was the series finale of AMC’s mega-Emmy-winning meth lab hit “Breaking Bad.” Most likely you fit into one of two groups – the millions who have waited with baited breath in hopes that Walter White (Bryan Cranston) would redeem himself or the fewer of us who had to scroll past all the moaning in our Facebook and Twitter feeds that he never did.

Either way, the finale has been rough on all of us. But just because Walter never saw the light doesn’t mean that we should give up hope. Check out these awesome do-gooders and humanitarians that will help you remember there’s still people out there fighting the good fight, and why we should join them.

  • Though he plays a “hapless meth addict” on Breaking Bad, actor Aaron Paul (Jesse) used his notoriety and the show’s popularity to raise $1.8 million for his wife’s anti-bullying charity The Kind Campaign. Paul helped raise awareness for the charity by flying out two lucky winners to Los Angeles for last night’s finale, where they hung out with the entire cast and had a “cooking” session with Aaron himself. You can read more about it here and take it as proof that good can come out on top.
  • After years of trying different trades, a farmer’s son travels to Cambodia to see their rice farms and realizes his destiny in life. He finds peace in himself working his family’s farm, and that acceptance moves him to tears. Watch this touching video as he explains the transformation and how working the land is contributing to the larger circle of existence.

  • What would the world be like if we were all just a little bit kinder? That’s the question posed at the beginning of this video montage of random acts of kindness in 2012. It’s a few minutes long, but everything is there – from strangers buying other people’s groceries to people lending a hand during natural disasters. It’s sure to warm your heart over from all those devastated Walter feelings.

Even if you aren’t a fan of “Breaking Bad” we hope these videos help lift your mood today! If you have any videos or stories of people being good to each other share them in the comments below! 

The Tronie Foundation – Give Children The Gift Freedom

Children are the world’s greatest gift and human creativity the world’s greatest resource. All children deserve to live free of exploitation. Liberate children. Liberate creativity to transform the world. An estimated 27 million people live in slavery today. Half are children.

Imagine a world in which all children live in freedom. Give Children The Gift of Freedom


 This short viral video captures the heart and passion of those who volunteer for the Tronie Foundation.  This is a huge donation and to Help us spread the word, please share this video to 5 or more of your friends. Our Partner Organizations rescue the most vulnerable children. With no parents to protect them, orphan children are defenseless against predators and child traffickers. Their childhoods are being restored because people like you realize their value when no one else does.

By supporting the Tronie Foundation, you make it possible for children to laugh again, play, go to school in Cambodia and India. This is what our Co-Founders of the Tronie Foundation received when they were resued.

April Showers Bring… Genocide?

Here in New England, people look forward to April as the days turn longer, and warmer and the first signs of Spring emerge. The young, and young at heart, often recite the old standard, "April showers bring May flowers." Unfortunately, in far too many parts of world, April is not a month to look forward to, as April is well on its way to becoming known as a month of tragedy; one with a strange and deadly history.

In the last century, all of the six major genocides that have been perpetrated- Armenia, the Holocaust, Bosnia, Cambodia, Darfur and Rwanda — all have major anniversaries that take place in the month of April, an eerie and unsettling coincidence.

With this in mind, survivors from these genocides have joined together and declared April "Genocide Prevention Month," and are observing the 30-day span to remember and mourn the many friends and family that they lost in their struggle to escape systematic extinction.

Activists around the world have taken this a step further and organized nearly 50 events so far globally for the month to raise awareness of these atrocities.

The Genocide Prevention Project, a foundation created to watch for warning signs of mass-scale atrocity crimes, is calling on the public and organizations to make a pledge to observe Genocide Prevention Month and further implement the harsh reality of the past and present into the social consciousness.

Filmmakers Michael Pertnoy and Michael Kleiman are utilizing Genocide Prevention Month to premiere their documentary, The Last Survivor, a film featuring first-hand stories from one survivor of each of the six genocides. A 20-minute version premieres online tomorrow. If you haven’t seen any of the previews that they’ve posted on Huffington Post, go have a look.

Additionally, over 50 organizations from ten countries are using the month of April to call for a global movement to implement policies that prevent genocidal situations from occurring and also to take major action on the current escalating chaos in Darfur.

Considering that the situation in Darfur is still going on after six years, and the government of Turkey still refuses to acknowledge their actions in the Armenian Genocide, it is vital that the public around the world speak up and demand that their governments take more action in preventing and stopping genocide.

Many of us have remained relatively untouched by the genocides of the past century, but we can all do something this month to remember those who lost their lives. Please take a moment to head over to www.genocidepreventionmonth.org and pledge to commemorate the victims of these atrocities this April; and learn more about what we can do to return April to its place as a month of hope and rebirth.

Related Content: First-person testimony of a Rwanda genocide survivor on Intent


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