One of the best parts of being a streamer is seeing communities of people form, and working with those communities to help benefit others and leave a legacy of positivity.Benjamin Lupo
An app called Chummy helps spread kindness by connecting people in need of help with daily tasks with those in their community that can lend a hand.
“Reciprocal help, kind hearts and open minds are our pillars.”Chummy Website
A kindhearted stranger photographed a couple getting married on the beach. When the photographer couldn’t find the couple to send them the picture, she turned to Facebook to connect the dots.
I started my Instagram account because I wanted to show other disabled people that you can be sitting in a wheelchair and still have your own sense of style.Sophie Bradbury-Cox
Animal lovers in Lithuania created an app called GetPet to match people looking to adopt a new furry friend with dogs in local shelters.
“It is like Tinder, but with dogs. You can arrange a meeting with the dog — a date.”Vaidas Gecevicius, developer of GetPet
Long lost best friends were reunited through social media. They lost touch, but after 12 years, one photo, and thousands of retweets later, they were together again — thanks to the internet.
1960s high school sweethearts married each other after accidentally reconnecting 50+ years later through a social networking site for former students.
“I was happy. In a way, I was [on the site] trying to find her, too.”
An online nonprofit and donation service called MEANS was founded by a high school freshman to help alleviate issues of food waste and feeding the hungry in the U.S.
“There was nothing that really allowed us to communicate in an efficient way… The Internet was right in front of us!”
MEANS has helped redistribute more than 1.8 million pounds of food since 2015 and serves about 3,000 partners in 48 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Italian company Volta is trying to improve the often chaotic feeding time in homes with more than one pet. The Mookie, an AI-driven pet feeder, uses facial recognition to release food to the right animal in multi-pet homes.
“The bowl can be connected to a dedicated smartphone application to record pet usage and monitor the amount of food present, while also alerting the owner to the need to resupply.”Silvio Revelli, CEO of Volta