Doing something selfless for someone in need not only means making a positive difference, but also gives you something researchers call a helper’s high, which basically makes you feel totally awesome. Need some good deed inspiration? Check out what our fave celebrities have done to help others in need. Despite their busy schedules and demanding careers, these girls have taken the time out of their day to make a positive impact on the world. After you reading this we urge you to go out and do something nice for someone else, and whether it’s something big or small, tell us about it in the comments!
We all know this girl is a major animal lover but her love goes beyond posting puppy photos on Instagram. Ariana Grande has taken action to help pets in need. She sponsored 15 dogs that needed to be adopted from the Brooklyn Animal Rescue. She then put the link up at two shows at Madison Square Gardens and asked her fans to adopt the pups. Ariana covered all the adoption fees and pet bills so her fans could bring the dogs into their happy homes.
When Taylor heard the nephew of one of her backup singers was battling cancer at just 13 months old, Taylor donated $50,000 to help with medical costs. She wrote on the page of his GoFundMe: “Baby Ayden, I’m lucky enough to perform with your uncle Toshi on tour. All of us are praying for you and your mama and sending so much love your way. Love, Taylor.” Tear.
As if being a talented actress and totally down to earth isn’t enough, J-Law also has a heart of gold. When she was filming X-Men in Montréal, she took the time out from her busy schedule to drop by to see the kids staying at Shriners Hospital for Children. She brought major love all around.
This celeb is one of the major spokeswomen for body positivity. She came up with the idea to do a photoshoot with Marie Claire magazine where there would be no retouching, no makeup and no fancy lighting. She says, “It’s empowering, and it shows other women you can get to a place where you can overcome the obstacles of body-image issues. And you can feel comfortable and confident in your skin.”
The ex-Hannah Montana star never fails to surprise us. After her performance at the VMA’s we never thought we’d be saying she would be such a strong role model for young women, and yet Miley has proved us wrong. Her newest philanthropic effort is creating the Happy Hippie Foundation, a program that helps homeless and LGBT youth by providing them with support groups online.
While most of us are just thinking about receiving birthday gifts on our birthday, Zendaya is thinking about a family in need in South Africa. On her last trip there she met a family who’s parents had both died from HIV AIDS, leaving the oldest brother to care for his two younger brothers. Instead of gifts, Zendaya asked her fans to contribute to a CrowdRise page.