Most people hope that their friends and family would be there for them in an emergency or to stand up for them if necessary. In a way, that’s how you know who your real friends are. It doesn’t mean you have to agree all the time, but when it’s especially important, you’re on the same side.

What’s even more inspiring than friends and family helping each other is when complete strangers stand up for other strangers. The subreddit forum r/GatesOpenComeOnIn has many examples of just that. Instead of turning on each other or pointing out our differences, the posts in this forum show examples of people coming together. Scroll down for some of our favorites and prepare to be inspired.

  1. Love for No Reason

    If they can hate for no reason, I can love for no reason. from r/gatesopencomeonin

  2. “Online Friends”

    Friends are friends, regardless of distance in between them from r/gatesopencomeonin

  3. Thank You, Andy!

    Everybody say thank you to Andy from r/gatesopencomeonin

  4. You’re Welcome

    Come on in and long as you’re nice. from r/gatesopencomeonin

  5. “Pro Choice”

    Wholesome patriotism from r/gatesopencomeonin

  6. This Girl Has a Good Parent

    Found on /r/MadeMeSmile, thought it belonged here as well. from r/gatesopencomeonin

  7. Table for One

    Shout out to the solo eaters from r/gatesopencomeonin

  8. It’s Ok to Be Tired

    Anyone can be tired! from r/gatesopencomeonin

  9. He Deserves Respect

    It’s the thought that counts from r/gatesopencomeonin

  10. “Country Boys”

    Does this truck count? from r/gatesopencomeonin

  11. Going Vegan

    Friendly encouragement from r/gatesopencomeonin

  12. You Deserve Better

    Good Guy Owner from r/gatesopencomeonin

  13. College

    Better late than never. from r/gatesopencomeonin

  14. “Enjoy the View”

    oh… thank you .. from r/gatesopencomeonin

  15. Smart Phones

    Ok zoomer from r/gatesopencomeonin

  16. Reading

    I love sharing my book collection :) from r/gatesopencomeonin

  17. Stimulus Checks

    We’re all in this together 🌈 from r/gatesopencomeonin

  18. Let’s Celebrate

    You get what you deserve! from r/gatesopencomeonin

  19. Like What You Like

    Stress relief from r/gatesopencomeonin

  20. 100%

    You’re doing just fine. from r/gatesopencomeonin

  21. Read What You Love

    Read what you love from r/gatesopencomeonin