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People Are Sharing the Tell-Tale Signs of a Good Person and It's a List We Can All Learn From


There's a cheesy church sign I think about often that reads, "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you." I think it made such a lasting impression on me because we live in such a dog-eat-dog world, I sometimes think we're much more interested in the end goal we're trying to manifest than in the path and people who might have had a hand in helping us get there. 

And we often approach life with paranoia, thinking up a savage insult to roast that dude who wronged us, or listing all the potential hurt that might ensue from going on a date with our latest Tinder match.

But what if we refocused our lenses and spent some time thinking about all the good in the world, and the incredible people we ignore as we myopically cruise through our day-to-day lives? A bit of appreciation can go a long way, and a recent AskReddit had users sharing all the "green flags" that point to a decent, genuinely good person.

Below, some tell-tale signs of friends and prospective romantic partners you should absolutely keep in your life.

1. They help out, even when there's nothing in it for them.

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"I recall one of the first outings (nearly a decade ago) with my S/O. We were just getting off the tube and probably more than halfway up a flight of stairs. To our right, on the other side of the railing was an older woman struggling to get up the stairs, lugging a massive suitcase behind her. We got to the top of the stairs and without any acknowledgement for what he was about to do, he went back down the stairs, offered to help her, got the luggage to the top of the stairs and then we continued about our business. He made no fuss about it, didn't draw any attention to the behavior — like just helping a stranger would be something anyone is naturally inclined to do.
He's always holding doors or finding those small opportunities to lend a hand. It's such an admirable quality, one that I wish I demonstrated more often. Definitely a green flag at the beginning of relationship (which, if it were a ploy to win me over, he's certainly playing the long game)."

- jennabunnykins