Between these beautifully inspiring images, and listening to the RENT soundtrack as I work, I've got a couple tears in my eyes. In seeing these, my cynical heart has regained a bit of faith in humanity. Stay safe and warm, East Coast. Wishing you well from San Francisco.
Hospital employees made a human chain passing containers of fuel up 13 flights of stairs to the backup generator at Bellevue Hospital.
A man carries his wife through water in Hoboken.
"Don't Give Up The Ship" in Lindenhurst, New York.
East Village residents keep warm by a bonfire.
A rescue worker carries a boy away from his flooded home in Little Ferry, New Jersey.
People using Facebook to help each other.
Sandy didn't stop these girls from trick-or-treating in Staten Island.
A doctor in Manhattan offering free medical services.
A firefighter rescuing a dog.
This little dog was rescued in a house fire in Long Island.
Restaurants in NYC giving away free food.
President Obama and Governor Chris Christie coming together despite political differences.
A little girl gives muffins to National Guard soldiers in Hoboken.
A dog named Shaggy is lifted out of a truck after being rescued in Hoboken.