There is a lot of doom and gloom in the world. It's easy to see the world as a bad place when you're buried in snow and only looking at things with the lights off. But there's a lot of good happening too.
Regardless of your religion, it's always a good thing to see one person be compassionate to another person. When someone is down, it's awesome to see someone even try to lift them up. Granted, this is the job of the Pope. But, to see a leader do what they preach is incredibly powerful.