"A selfie to brag about helping." Typically a American or European volunteer in Africa or Southeast Asia taking a picture of themselves with a child or children that are obviously poor, often showing the American or European offering help to the child or children, or implying such help. These photos are often used as Tinder profile pictures, and eventually are featured on Humanitarians of Tinder.

Also can be a photograph of a humanitarian aid worker in the act of helping a needy person, used in the context of fundraising for the humanitarian organization. As referenced in an official USAID response, "Small et. al 2007 has shown that well-lit photos and helpies generate more funding than text-based, and data-driven presentations of complex, global problems."
"She took a beautiful helpie of her and a child at the village school in Uganda where she volunteered for a week. Now its her Tinder profile picture and her organization is using that photo as a helpie in their annual report"
by JadedAid October 07, 2017
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When you aren’t good at photography and definitely had someone else take your “selfie” for you...
Check out the angle on that picture - it’s humanly impossible to achieve such artistic dimension by oneself even with the aid of a timer and selfie stick. This has got to be a helpie.
by Verocello September 28, 2018
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Some who is trying to be helpful in a manner that is decidedly NOT helpful, and knows it. People being 'helpy' are often trolls. Word often used in a sarcastic or joking tone.
Person 1: "Can you help me move all these bags inside?"
Person 2: *moves one, very light, bag just inside the door*
Person 1: "Thanks, that was helpy"

Also - most responses to the "photoshop the sun between my fingers" request meme
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Helpy people assist in such a way that the task becomes more messy and complex and takes far longer than it would if you'd just done it yourself. Helpyness is small children or pets assisting with cooking or folding clothes, or anyone you don't know offering to help set up a tent.
Because Poppy was so helpy with the cooking, I had to clean cake mix off the ceiling.
by Belvin Mragg April 16, 2020
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People who's sole purpose is to help you do the things you need done.
Where are all my helpies at? I seriously need a helpie right now to clean my house.
by nuttyirishman February 28, 2012
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Said of someone providing unwanted assistance or advice, often in a context-insensitive, ineffectual, and condescending manner.
The manager delegated it to me, but then got helpy when I started trying to get it done, so I'll have to do it over when I'm alone in the office.
by irnphnx October 23, 2020
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Helpies is a Vers helpfull Person and she looks Vers sexy ans has a big botty.The Name Calls(if you translate it) hope.
Helpies is beautiful.
I Helpies that i win in the Lottery.
by Henaaaa January 02, 2017
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