So this happened about 3 years ago, I was walking home from the grocery store when I saw a elderly lady walking across the street. Unexpectedly a small truck runs the red light and hits her, I run up to her and make it just in time to hear her last few words. She says "It appears my time has run out but you can still save them", with her last bit of strength she hands me a bloody folder full of documents in a language I didn't recognize. The folder contained a map, a few blurry pictures of some young children(around 8-12), and a long letter in a language that I could not initially decipher. After many months of extensive research and help from many friends, family, and a few scientists and professors willing to donate some time I managed to translate the instructions inside. It turned out the language was of a strange Latin descent but was written in code. After deciphering the code it read "I have hidden your grandchildren in a place you will never find, in 2 years I shall harvest their organs"~Cthulhu. Realizing at this point that I had little time left, a mere week to save these poor kids, i got right to work. I figured out that the map was of Dul'Gar, a distant planet about 70 parsecs away that few have heard of. Considering the distance I decided to build a ship of sorts to make it there, after about a day of work I constructed a ship using some old computer cases, my 4 kitties running in wheels, duct tape, 3 grapes, a tennis ball, a pack of hi-chew, a copy of superman 64, and a ball of suspicious looking yarn. Using my newly constructed battle-cruiser I made the journey to Dul'Gar. Upon arriving the evil lord himself Cthulhu greeted me with a delicious cake, realizing that this whole set up could very well be a lie, I attacked him preemptively using a vial of charlie sheen's blood. The attack was successful and destroyed the great demon once and for all. Now that the hard part was done I followed the map to the children, saved all three of them and brought them back to earth where I bought them all snow-cones. YOU HEAR THAT! I bought complete strangers snow-cones! Now isn't that awesome!
OK, OK, if you don't believe that I understand, I mean who could turn down free cake.
In all seriousness, about a week ago I was at cvs buying a pack of cigs. After walking outside I opened the pack and took out a cig, and offered one to a homeless man sitting near a trash can. He seemed so pleased by the offer, so genuinely happy, that I decided to give him the entire pack. I walked back inside and bought another pack and went on my way. I know its not exciting, I didn't save anyone's life or fix aids, but this actually happened and I think it is the best example I can come up with. ^_^