Finally, February is coming and the Valentine day will also come soon. It reminds me about my friends, they are a great couple, and both have high humanitarian spirit. In the last Christmas, they just did some social activities by visiting an orphanage. Well then, I think it’s the right time to share inspiring stories about some amazing couples with high humanitarian spirit.
Love can indeed bring good, isn’t it? So, surely there must be many inspirational stories that come from the love that we can take it as lesson. In this article, I will tell you 5 inspiring couples with high humanitarian spirit that I have found in my research.
Why humanitarian spirit? That’s because I really admire people who have the spirit of humanity. And it is not easy, because we have to sacrifice something of ours. But for those who have the spirit of humanity, they are truly noble person, aren’t they?
Who are These 5 Amazing Couples with High Humanitarian Spirit?
People with humanitarian spirit have great empathy or understanding of the difficulties and problems of others. When they can help other they will be very happy. If you’ve been wondering about who are them, here is the list:
1. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie deserve the title most socially minded couple. There were a lot of social activities that have done by this couple. As of 2011, the couple started the year with positive activities by donating $ 2 million to Preserve Endangered species, Naankuse in Namibia.
They also raise funds for the construction of houses for the victims affected by the natural disasters hurricane Katrina on the US Gulf coast region in the year 2005. They use their own organization “Make it Right” to rebuild the destroyed settlements in New Orleans.
This organization collects enough money to build 90 homes out of 150 homes which was targeted previously. Additionally, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have 3 adopted children from different countries: Ethiopia, Cambodia and Vietnam.
2. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg entered the ranks of the world’s richest people, but his lifestyles tend to far from the glamorous life. Mark and his wife, Priscilla Chan, actually like handing out their property for social events and charity.
There are so many social activities that have been done by this couple. For example, they donated around US$ 25 million to tackle an outbreak of Ebola, donated $ 5 million for the education of immigrants, contributing US$ 100 million to schools in Newark, contribute to $9 million for the nutritional needs of elderly, donated a total of US$ 75 million for the health of the world.
The latest (as I’ve written this post) and also the most surprising news is that Mark will give away 99% of his Facebook share, valued at around US$ 45 billion, for charity.
3. Samantha Jackson and Farzin Yousefian
This couple donated their marriage fund to the Syrian refugees. Although already donating ALL the funds, they still plan to get married in March 2016. They plan to hold a simple wedding at the town hall and will only invite close relatives.
So far, the couple has just raised funds of US $ 17,500 from the target of US $ 27,500 for Syrian refugees. They hope that by helping others, they can get a good start to begin a marriage.
4. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
This celebrity couple has a high social value in their life. They established a foundation named “The Eastern Congo Initiative”, which is a United States based advocacy with the focus on giving grants to people of East Congo.
This couple also has a high awareness of children. They channel the concerns by supporting Save the Children organization. They hope the death rate of children can be reduced and make sure every child in the United States have access to quality education.
5. Teresa Novacek and Andrew Allen
This couple chose to make their honeymoon as social volunteers to Tanzania, the largest country in East Africa. That’s because they were touched by the circumstances experienced by the residents such as poverty, poor health care, high infant mortality and very poor education.
This couple decided to work with non-profit global volunteer to set up a library for children of Pommern city, assist the physician to treat patients who are sick, and teaching. It’s amazing.
What About Your Sense of Social Caring?
Well that’s the stories that I can share this time. They are very remarkable right? Of course you may also know many inspiring couples stories. You can share the story as well by leaving a comment below. Sharing some valuable experiences is a form of social caring too
Helping other people is not only good to the people you help. It will do good to you too, because many people have said that they feel some sort of happiness when they are able to help other people.
For example, what do you feel when you help your mom shopping some groceries and she reply to you ‘thank you’ with her charming smile? Or, how about when you help a friend study and he/she gets a good score in the exam?
Helping others, no matter how small it may be, will be a key to achieve your happiness. Check out my previous article about some life lessons from Santa Claus (yeah I know this is not a Christmas season anymore, but the content is relevant). One of the moral lessons is to concentrate on helping people, and both success and happiness will come to you.
I hope this article can inspire you to boost your sense of social caring. So, from those 5 amazing couples with high humanitarian spirit above, which one that are most inspiring to you?
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