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Restoring Your Faith in Humanity

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UCD chapter.

Following the results of the election, I for one am still in a state of absolute shock. Never did I seriously imagine this outcome — I put my faith in my fellow Americans, and I have never been more let down. 

As of right now, there is nothing that can soothe this pain. The only method I have found is to distract myself by thinking about and focusing on all of the good that has happened in this once-great nation. I refuse to believe that morality and virtue have crumbled. 

Each of the following stories have occurred within the last few months, which just goes to show that, even in the midst of absolute chaos, there is still good, and there is still hope. 

1. This 29-year-old woman from New Jersey who, inspired by her grandmother, has mastered the art of couponing in order to feed over 30,000 people in need. 

2. Mark Baum, the CEO of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, has steered his company toward developing a much cheaper alternative to the EpiPen. Baum is more interested in the well-being of the public than his personal “success”, which is why he is working so hard to create a $100 (or less) alternative.   

3. This adorable 4-year-old and 82-year-old duo. On Noah’s 4th birthday, she randomly became fixated with an elderly gentleman in line with her, who became equally attached. The two took a picture and kept in touch, visiting often, which was life-changing for the man who had recently lost his wife.

4. This USC professor encouraged her student — who also happens to be a new mother — to bring her baby to class, giving her the support she needed to succeed in her newfound role.

5. A Maryland school bus driver did not hesitate to save the 20 children on board when the bus she was driving caught fire. One by one, she got every child out of the bus and into safety. 

6. A student from the University of Kansas, Jordan Stiers, won $10,000 for a half-court shot. She immediately knew that she would be giving all of the money to her grandmother, who rescued her and her siblings from foster care. 

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Nikki is a fourth year UC Davis student double majoring in English and Communication, and minoring in Professional Writing. Her passions include: puppies, Harry Styles, and Coke ICEEs. She thoroughly enjoys proofreading and hopes to somehow make a career out of it.
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