“A picture speaks a thousand words”, what about 24 pictures? Look at these photos taken at different time in different places, what are their impact on you?

1. Make A Wish Foundation made Miles, a 5-year-old leukemia patient’s wish as a “batkid” came true. His little brother was dressed as Robin.

Batkid-Robin

2. Both of these brothers’ dreams came true when they grew up.

brothers dreams come true

3. A cancer patient draws her wish on the mirror.

cancer patient wish

4. The graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband in Holland.

grave

5. Christians helped to protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt.

Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst

6. The grey dog is leading another blind dog, they walk together.

dog leads a blind dog

7. This dog Leao, refused to leave the owner’s graveside after she was killed in landslides in Brazil.

dog Leao

8. An Afghan man was offering tea to soldiers.

Afghan man offers tea to soldiers

9. During the Vietnam war, a woman held up a flower in front of the soldiers. It was the symbol of Flower Power Movement.

flower power vietnam war

10. In a Navy’s funeral, the dog mourned for his master.

funeral of navy

11. German Chancellor Willy Brandt, who was a part of the resistance against Hitler, fell to his knees in front of the memorial of the Jewish ghetto.

German Chancellor Willy Brandt

12. A very ill mother watched her daughter’s wedding over Skype.

ill mother watch daughter wedding

13. The loving scene of Lucas Hembree and his service dog Juno.

Lucas

14. Arden McMath had collapsed on the track in a race, and Meghan Vogel carried her across the finish line.

Meghan Vogel

15. In New Delhi, India, poverty-stricken children receive free education from volunteer teachers under the bridge.

new delhi free education2

16. Pope Francis was kissing a disfigured man.

POPE FRANCIS' GENERAL AUDIENCE

17. After serving in Iraq for 7 months, the mother could finally meet her child.

reunion of mother and child

18. This man tried whatever he could do to save his wife.

save his wife

19. This soldier met his baby for the first time.

solider meets son

20. During a memorial service, this 8-year-old boy Christian Golczynski accepted the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski.

son accepts flag of marine father

21. An Ugandan Boy put his hand on a missionary’s.

staving boy and missionary

22. A 5-year-old kid Tanisha Blevin and a 105-year-old victim of Hurricane Katrina evacuated from the convention center with hands holding in New Orleans.

Tanisha Blevin

23. After getting married for 88 years, Wu Conghan and his wife Wu Songshi got their very first wedding photo.

very first wedding photo

24. “Wait for me daddy” This kid was running away from his mother to his father who’s going to a war.

wait for me dad

These photos have recorded some of the biggest events in history and in human’s life. It’s interesting how our emotions can connect with these people and animals so deeply even though we don’t know any of them personally. I have to say, I was in tears when I was reading the story behind the photos. Which of these photos strikes you the most?

Featured photo credit: Aaron Thompson via Daily News Journal

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