Good deeds can take many forms, as these heart-warming photos illustrate.

From a chat with a stranger to helping animals in the hot weather to literally giving a helping hand, kindness is often about the small but meaningful acts rather than the big gestures.

All the photos here were kindly shared by members of News Shopper’s camera club after we asked for inspiring pictures of selfless actions and generosity of spirit.

News Shopper:

The News Shopper Camera Club is for people looking to get their photos published online and in print.

Now with more than 620 members, the club invites people to share their best photos from around the area, as well as talk to fellow photographers, join in projects and enter our competitions.

If you’re an enthusiastic amateur snapper, you can request to join the group here

Once accepted, you’ll be able to add your pictures to the group, join in the conversation and contests and also possibly have some of your photos used here in the newspaper or on our website.

Our prize competition for August is on the theme of summer. You can view all the photos submitted so far, and enter your own, by joining the group.