Howand whyan ailing U.S. veteran is helping these Venezuelan refugees start a new life.

Luis and Jude Vivas, with their son, Luis Jr. Editor’s note: If you want to help the Vivas family, you can contribute directly to their GoFundMe campaign here. The campaign has been verified by the GoFundMe team, with 100% of the proceeds going toward immediate food, medical and housing needs for the family. When I connect with Jude and Luis Vivas, the couple is resting inside a tiny motel room in  Cúcuta, Colombia. The width of the room barely holds a small, twin sized bed that is covered in the six backpacks they carried across the Venezuelan border with their young son, Luis Jr. “We are very tired,” Jude says, translating the words of her husband into English. “Tired of …

This husband spent $800 saved for vacation without asking his wife. Her reaction is great.

via D Coetzee / Flickr When you’re working a full time job, attempting to wade through the news cycle, and keeping up a long-term romantic relationship, an annual vacation can be the difference between complete burnout and survival. In the scheme of everyday life, it’s no small thing to forgo that privilege for the greater good, and yet, that is precisely what a teacher on Imgur did when he saw a student in need. Since he was concerned about his student’s safety in the cold — wearing just a hoodie and sneakers, the teacher asked his student to stay after class for a chat. He soon found out his student lives with his grandpa and juggles a job at Chick-Fil-A …

Comments on the internet are usually horrible. But these will make you love humans again.

via Gage Skidmore / Flickr Actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (“Ratatouille,” “Young Adult”) pulled off a marvelous act of human kindness on Thursday by asking his 4.46 million Twitter followers to help out a troll. It all started when Oswalt tweeted an angry response to President Trump’s call to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. You like pomes? I like pomes too! Here’s a pome I wroted:ROSES ARE REDTOMMY SHAW WAS IN STYXYOU’RE GOING TO RESIGNEAT A BUCKET OF DICKS https://t.co/PtfkFoUlIk — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 23, 2019 Twitter user Michael Beatty, a Vietnam veteran, angrily responded to Oswalt saying, “I just realized why I was so happy you died in Blade Trinity!” and “And you shoot basketball [like] the sawed …