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Envision Kindness, a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading media positivity, recently concluded their third annual The World is Kind photography contest. 

Selected as the best photo that embodies kindness, the first place winning photo is called ‘The Caretaker’. 

Photographer Martin Buzora explains the piece: 

“Leruati Morijo is employed as a ranger Lewa Wildlife Conservancy at the foot of Mount Kenya. He works on a remote outpost where he must often spend weeks at a time without seeing his family. He understands that just because we have the power to destroy other living things, does not give us the right. He recognizes the sentience of non-human beings, and protects those who do not have a voice. If there is any hope left for wildlife on Earth, it is because of people like him.” 

Envision Kindness’ mission is to redirect the world’s attention from negative events, shining a light instead on the positivity that happens every day. 

“Every day, people are exposed to negative images, stories, and experiences,” says David Fryburg, founder of Envision Kindness. “We know that this exposure is stressful to the viewer—it causes anger, anxiety, depression, and can affect behavior, disconnecting people from one another.”

“To help counterbalance the negative, we want to share diverse, positive images like those submitted to the contest on a regular basis. We know that these images have great power to bring out joy, gratitude, optimism, love, and compassion,” he added.

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