It’s well known that bad news reigns supreme in the newspapers, in the images on the television or broadcast on the radio, surrounding us with a constant backdrop of misery and violence. However, behind the devastating wars, cold-blooded assassinations or decimation of entire cities, there is also goodness, solidarity and human compassion. Here are 20 powerful photos that will warm your heart at the same time as breaking it. Love conquers all!
1/ A soldier feeds a tiny kitten with a straw
2/ A soldier shares his meal with a puppy during the Korean war
3/ A soldier takes an injured child in his arms in Iraq
4/ A German soldier dresses the wounds of a Russian woman during the Second World War
5/ A soldier traumatised by the horrors of war is consoled by a comrade
6/ A butterfly lands on the hand of a soldier. A touch of tenderness in a brutal world.
7/ A soldier shares his rations with a civilian from the opposing camp