Heartwarming stories of the World Cup

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Greece soccer player captain Giorgos Karagounis get a hug from a young fan as he arrives at "Eleftherios Venizelos" airport in Athens from Brazil after Greece's World Cup 2014 elimination in a penalty shootout loss to Costa Rica, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Karagounis leaves as Greece's most capped player with 139 appearances over 15 years since making his debut in1999. He also won the European Championship with Greece in 2004. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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With violent protests, fans throwing things at eliminated teams, and racist fans, the list of negative World Cup stories seems endless. Feeling pessimistic about society is almost inevitable. But buried beneath all of the bad, there are still stories that act as beacons of hope to restore your faith in the human spirit.

We’ve tracked down the “feel good” moments from the 2014 World Cup. Let them remind you that there are still people performing selfless acts of kindness everyday, you just have to look for it. Read the stories, get inspired, and maybe pay it forward today!

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