Here’s a bit of beautiful for your Wednesday: at a nursing home in Seattle, preschool children come on the weekdays to have their classes and spend time with the elderly patients. It’s a similar idea to the Netherlands nursing home that offers rent-free accommodation to university students, provided they spend at least 30 hours a week being “good neighbours” to the elderly residents.

This preschool idea is just as great, and just as beneficial to the (too-often) loneliness of ageing and the generally selfishness of youth. It’s perhaps even better actually, as pre-school age children come with no assumptions, no judgements and no awkwardness – just lots of time to spend and heaps of love to give.

Check out the video and get ready to have your faith restored in humanity a little.

Tamara El-Rahi is an associate editor of MercatorNet. A Journalism graduate from the University of Technology Sydney, she lives in Australia with her husband and two daughters.