It takes all sorts to make a world, and they’re not all necessarily that nice. So we’ve decided to pay homage to those who make our lives better...

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1. Swearing Grannies

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You know the ones, a bit like Catherine Tate’s Nan, who shock you with their foul language. It’s even better when they look dead sweet and then turn the air blue!

2. Chatting Train Drivers

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Not the ones who just tell you to mind the doors and where the train’s going etc, but those who make amusing comments and make your journey more enjoyable.

3. Giggling Babies

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When a littl’un starts chuckling, it’s so cute and infectious, you’ll soon be laughing along, too.

4. Snazzy Chaps

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Blokes who make an effort to look smart, even when they’re not going into the office. We do like a man in a suit.

5. Polite Youths

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There’s a gang of scary looking youngsters hanging around on the corner and you feel a little nervous. Then one of your shopping bags breaks and they rush to help you pick up all your groceries (and they don’t run off with them)!

6. Extra-mile Waiting Staff

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Going out for a meal is a special occasion, so you appreciate it when the service you get makes it feel that way. And when staff have been extra attentive, you’ll also tip them extra, so it’s win-win!

7. Chivalrous Queuers

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You’re very impressed by those who possess good queue etiquette. You’re always grateful when somebody points out that you were before them at a busy bar and helps you get served.

8. Dustmen

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They do a really hard, dirty job and yet remain pleasant and friendly when you see them at work, despite the fact that they have to get up at stupid o’clock in the morning!

9. Cobblers

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Talking of jobs, you don’t know why, but footwear fixing seems a happy profession, as you’re yet to get your heels refitted by a cobbler who isn’t really cheerful. Life and sole in fact (sorry)!

10. Dancing Toddlers

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Youngsters seem to have a natural, uninhibited sense of rhythm and you love watching them jig around happily to the beat. There’s always normally one hitting the dance floor at a wedding.

11. Supermarket Heroes

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A customer who notices that you’re only buying a couple of things and lets you go in front of them, even though you’re in the ‘five items or less’ line. They only have a few things themselves, so that’s especially kind.

12. Caring Cabbies

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When you’re on your own in a cab and the driver drops you off and then waits until you’re safely indoors before going on their way. You find that very considerate and reassuring.

 

Which people do you love? Let us know below…