2015 is almost over, and while many in the media have focused on the negative, readers of Bored Panda know that there were many good things that happened this year. Yes, politicians continue to start new wars, but it's up to us, regular, everyday people to make the world a better place, and we believe that the stories below prove this to be true.

So take a look back at some of the touching stories that we covered in 2015. Which one was your favorite? Vote below, or if you think we've missed a story, upload a photo and brief description below!

#1

Man Buys Turtles From Food Market And Releases Them Back To The Sea

Man Buys Turtles From Food Market And Releases Them Back To The Sea

Arron Culling Report

Debs 3 years ago

Proves that despite all that's wrong in the world,goodness and kindness exists...

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#2

Entire Neighbourhood Secretly Learns Sign Language To Surprise Deaf Neighbor

Entire Neighbourhood Secretly Learns Sign Language To Surprise Deaf Neighbor

samsungduyaneller.com Report

Debs 3 years ago

Oh my God!!!!.......What wonderful, wonderful people!!!

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#3

The Young Guy Sitting Down Was Struggling With His Tie When The Older Gentleman Moved Without Hesitation And Gave Him A Step-By-Step Tutorial

The Young Guy Sitting Down Was Struggling With His Tie When The Older Gentleman Moved Without Hesitation And Gave Him A Step-By-Step Tutorial

LyssaP Report

JillSettera 3 years ago

I love this so much... On so many levels. Speaks volumes about humanity.

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#4

McDonald's Employee Helped Elderly Disabled Man With His Food

McDonald's Employee Helped Elderly Disabled Man With His Food

Destiny Carreno Report

PriyankaJatan 3 years ago

Awwww, that is just really kind

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#5

Donkey Smiles From Ear To Ear After Being Rescued From Flood In Ireland

Donkey Smiles From Ear To Ear After Being Rescued From Flood In Ireland

savinglives.ahar.ie Report

Debs 3 years ago

I love this!!!!.....Makes me smile too!!!

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#6

Heart Surgeon Calms Weeping 2-Year-Old Girl Before Heart Operation

Heart Surgeon Calms Weeping 2-Year-Old Girl Before Heart Operation

weibo Report

PriyankaJatan 3 years ago

That's pretty nice of him

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#7

This Guy Has This Dog, And She Can't Walk Anymore. So He Takes Her Out For A Walk Every Day In A Wheelchair

This Guy Has This Dog, And She Can't Walk Anymore. So He Takes Her Out For A Walk Every Day In A Wheelchair

BaldwinBasketball Report

ValentinaPeteva 3 years ago

Ahhhh....people with big hearts!It makes you want to be good to everyone and di only good deeds!:)

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#8

Turkish Bride & Groom Spend Their Wedding Day Feeding 4,000 Refugees

Turkish Bride & Groom Spend Their Wedding Day Feeding 4,000 Refugees

Kimse Yok Mu Report

SuzeShonNg 3 years ago

Now THIS is admirable!

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#9

This Coffee Shop Lets Stray Dogs Sleep Inside Every Night When The Customers Leave

This Coffee Shop Lets Stray Dogs Sleep Inside Every Night When The Customers Leave

Eustratios Papanis Report

CrystalCarter 3 years ago

Awe!!

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#10

When A Student’s Baby Started Crying In Class, This Professor Had The Best Response Ever

When A Student’s Baby Started Crying In Class, This Professor Had The Best Response Ever

Sarit Fishbaine Report

BrydenMcCurdy 3 years ago

I'd cry in statistics too!

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#11

Mom Adopts All 4 Of Her Best Friend’s Daughters After She Died Of Brain Cancer

Mom Adopts All 4 Of Her Best Friend’s Daughters After She Died Of Brain Cancer

Elizabeth Diamond Report

Debs 3 years ago

Diamond of a woman...*****

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#12

Man Has Heart Attack While Mowing Lawn; Firefighters Finish Mowing Lawn After Saving Him

Man Has Heart Attack While Mowing Lawn; Firefighters Finish Mowing Lawn After Saving Him

abcactionnews.com Report

DebraMyers 3 years ago

Don't know what to say, except this made me smile.

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#13

These Kids In Canada Tied Coats To Street Poles To Help Homeless Prepare For Winter

These Kids In Canada Tied Coats To Street Poles To Help Homeless Prepare For Winter

Halifolks / Tara Smith-Atkins Report

ValentinaPeteva 3 years ago

Wonderful children!!!:)

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#14

Baby Deer Refuses To Leave The Human Who Saved Her Life

Baby Deer Refuses To Leave The Human Who Saved Her Life

Darius Sasnauskas Report

Debs 3 years ago

Wonderful man and gorgeous deer!!!!

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#15

Anonymous Spiderman Feeds Homeless At Night, Shows Everyone Can Be A Hero

Anonymous Spiderman Feeds Homeless At Night, Shows Everyone Can Be A Hero

BrumSpiderman Report

DanielSan 3 years ago

:)

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#16

Hungarians Bring Their Shoes To The Budapest Train Station For Arriving Migrants

Hungarians Bring Their Shoes To The Budapest Train Station For Arriving Migrants

Eleanor Beardsley Report

CsengeVarga 3 years ago

as a fellow hungarian, i prove this, that many people tried to help refugees. Cooked food, brought water and clothes. Our goverment did those mistakes.

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#17

Soaked Dad Protecting His Schoolboy From Rain Shows What Parenting Is

Soaked Dad Protecting His Schoolboy From Rain Shows What Parenting Is

unknown Report

AmyZiants 3 years ago

So sweet...

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#18

9-Year-Old Girl Builds Shelters For The Homeless And Grows Food For Them, Too

9-Year-Old Girl Builds Shelters For The Homeless And Grows Food For Them, Too

Hailey's Harvest Report

RoswaldWalton 3 years ago

She's going to go far, bravo to her parents for supporting her

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#19

92-Year-Old Meets Her 2-Day-Old Great-Granddaughter For The First Time

92-Year-Old Meets Her 2-Day-Old Great-Granddaughter For The First Time

Fishtails Report

AmyZiants 3 years ago

Beautiful.

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#20

80-Year-Old Man Builds A Dog Train To Take Rescued Stray Dogs On Adventures

80-Year-Old Man Builds A Dog Train To Take Rescued Stray Dogs On Adventures

Tiffany Johnson Report

JillSettera 3 years ago

Love!!

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#21

Bride’s Dad Stops Wedding To Invite Her Stepfather To Walk Down The Aisle With Them

Bride’s Dad Stops Wedding To Invite Her Stepfather To Walk Down The Aisle With Them

Delia D. Blackburn Photography Report

SuzeShonNg 3 years ago

This is wha men should do more than wage wars

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#22

97-Year-Old Cries Tears Of Joy After She Finally Gets Her High School Diploma

97-Year-Old Cries Tears Of Joy After She Finally Gets Her High School Diploma

mlive Report

MarieMosley 3 years ago

Your never too old to accomplish your dreams ❤️

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#23

Quincy's Been Waiting All Week To Show The Garbage Men His Garbage Truck. But, In The Moment, He Was Overwhelmed In The Presence Of His Heroes

Quincy's Been Waiting All Week To Show The Garbage Men His Garbage Truck. But, In The Moment, He Was Overwhelmed In The Presence Of His Heroes

Ollie Kroner Report

SuzeShonNg 3 years ago

Kudos to the parents of this kid too..

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#24

This 8-Year-Old Boy Was Bullied For 2 Years While Growing His Hair Long To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer

This 8-Year-Old Boy Was Bullied For 2 Years While Growing His Hair Long To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer

Deeanna Thomas Report

DebraMyers 3 years ago

My fiance went thru the same thing the first year he started growing his hair.

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#25

This Shop Owner Who Promised To Help Those In Need

This Shop Owner Who Promised To Help Those In Need

gregking8081 Report

Debs 3 years ago

I just wished more of these people existed... The world would be a much kinder place.

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#26

Barber Goes Extra Mile To Conquer Autistic Boy’s Fear Of Haircuts

Barber Goes Extra Mile To Conquer Autistic Boy’s Fear Of Haircuts

James Williams Report

MikeWilliams 3 years ago

That's Awesome. Wish more people would be like this guy. Full of understanding and knows how to get things done.

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#27

This Boy Offering A Bottle Of Water To A Policeman During A Hot Day In Baltimore

This Boy Offering A Bottle Of Water To A Policeman During A Hot Day In Baltimore

Bishop M. Cromartie Report

CrystalCarter 3 years ago

This shows we aren't born to hate its taught....

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#28

This Customer Who Tipped A Waitress $200 On A $9.00 Meal After He Overheard Her Talking Quietly To A Coworker About Missing Her Son

This Customer Who Tipped A Waitress $200 On A $9.00 Meal After He Overheard Her Talking Quietly To A Coworker About Missing Her Son

brandelyn_ Report

Angel 3 years ago

<3

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#29

Boy Wanted To Be Elsa For Halloween And His Dad Had The Best Response Possible

Boy Wanted To Be Elsa For Halloween And His Dad Had The Best Response Possible

Paul Henson Report

SuzeShonNg 3 years ago

Dad WTG! It's fun to walk in another's role when one is secured and open ♡

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#30

Family ‘Resurrects’ Frozen Kitten They Found Under The Snow, Names Him ‘Lazarus’

Family ‘Resurrects’ Frozen Kitten They Found Under The Snow, Names Him ‘Lazarus’

Branden Bingham Report

Frozengeckolover 1 month ago

Aww! That poor baby!

#31

Hospital Makes Exception And Allows Couple Married 68 Years To Be Together In Same Room

Hospital Makes Exception And Allows Couple Married 68 Years To Be Together In Same Room

Piedmont Fayette Hospital Report

DanielHernández 3 years ago

That shouldn't be an exception :)

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#32

Badass Barber Gives Free Haircuts To Homeless While Battling His Own Addiction

Badass Barber Gives Free Haircuts To Homeless While Battling His Own Addiction

thestreetsbarber Report

DanielHernández 3 years ago

I read the whole post here. It almost made me cry.

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#33

An Elderly Man In My Neighborhood Had A Heart Attack While Shoveling His Driveway. Paramedics Took Him To The Hospital, Then Returned To Finish Shoveling His Driveway For Him

An Elderly Man In My Neighborhood Had A Heart Attack While Shoveling His Driveway. Paramedics Took Him To The Hospital, Then Returned To Finish Shoveling His Driveway For Him

Optimoprimo Report

LaurieSallis 3 years ago

Love these guys!

#34

Son With No Arms Spoon-Feeds His Paralyzed Mom Using His Teeth

Son With No Arms Spoon-Feeds His Paralyzed Mom Using His Teeth

Imaginechina Report

AnnHerring 3 years ago

inspirational

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#35

Unwanted Cat Becomes This Little Boy’s Guardian, Following Him Everywhere

Unwanted Cat Becomes This Little Boy’s Guardian, Following Him Everywhere

kittyarmy.com Report

RoswaldWalton 3 years ago

They will find their human

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#36

Dad Gets Tattoo So His 6-year-old Daughter Wouldn’t Feel Different

Dad Gets Tattoo So His 6-year-old Daughter Wouldn’t Feel Different

Anita-Alistair Campbell Report

DebraMyers 3 years ago

This is a man.

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#37

103-Year-Old Celebrates Birthday By Dressing Up As Wonder Woman And Volunteering At Senior Center

103-Year-Old Celebrates Birthday By Dressing Up As Wonder Woman And Volunteering At Senior Center

abc7 Report

RoswaldWalton 3 years ago

She's an example to everyone who thinks but don't actually help others

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#38

Teen Shaved Head To Surprise His Date Battling Cancer When She Came Back From Hospital

Teen Shaved Head To Surprise His Date Battling Cancer When She Came Back From Hospital

Allie Allen Report

SchylerShannon 3 years ago

Wow - she is gorgeous!

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#39

This Muslim Woman Donates $1 For Every Hate Tweet She Receives

This Muslim Woman Donates $1 For Every Hate Tweet She Receives

Susan Carland Report

ChristinaWalden 3 years ago

talk about turning something evil into something good :)

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#40

Dutch Guy Was Annoyed By The Trash On His Way To Work So He Cleaned Up A Heavily Polluted Waterfront

Dutch Guy Was Annoyed By The Trash On His Way To Work So He Cleaned Up A Heavily Polluted Waterfront

Project Schone Schie Report

Emma-GraceWise 3 years ago

Read about this guy, he would tidy some up on the way to and from work. Eventually not only did he tidy a very unsightly area, wildlife returned to it too!

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#41

Man Built Custom Kayak So He Could Take His Dogs On Adventures

Man Built Custom Kayak So He Could Take His Dogs On Adventures

David Bahnson Report

Tammy 3 years ago

Very cool. Looks like fun!

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#42

Celebrating First Day As Father And Son After Adoption

Celebrating First Day As Father And Son After Adoption

AlwaysAbibliphobia Report

Debs 3 years ago

" To belong" means so much.....

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#43

Man Takes His Taxi Driver To The Theme Park With Him Since He(the Driver)had Never Been To One

Man Takes His Taxi Driver To The Theme Park With Him Since He(the Driver)had Never Been To One

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DanielHernández 3 years ago

I also readed this one. The driver was about to spend more than 4 hours in the taxi waiting for him.

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#44

I Saved A Dog From Euthanasia And Now She Happily Runs In A Wheelchair

I Saved A Dog From Euthanasia And Now She Happily Runs In A Wheelchair

underbiteunite Report

Debs 3 years ago

She looks so very happy!!

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#45

This Restaurant Will Give Free Food To Lonely People On Thanksgiving

This Restaurant Will Give Free Food To Lonely People On Thanksgiving

Rhymingisfun Report

SuzeShonNg 3 years ago

Business with a real heart♡

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#46

18 Year Old Madeline Stuart, A Model With Down Syndrome, Got To Walk The Runway At Fashion Week

18 Year Old Madeline Stuart, A Model With Down Syndrome, Got To Walk The Runway At Fashion Week

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BlastedStone 3 years ago

She looks kinda like Iggy Azalea

#47

Girl Surprised To Receive 3D-Printed Arm From Designer Who Is Also Missing His Left Arm

Girl Surprised To Receive 3D-Printed Arm From Designer Who Is Also Missing His Left Arm

Stephen Davies Report

Frozengeckolover 1 month ago

Awesome!

#48

Alden Kain, 16 Y.o., Invented A Stroller Wheelchair For A Mom-to-be Whose Legs Were Paralyzed.

Alden Kain, 16 Y.o., Invented A Stroller Wheelchair For A Mom-to-be Whose Legs Were Paralyzed.

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AnnHerring 3 years ago

this is just brilliant and I hope some company picks it up

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#49

Man With Down Syndrome Fulfills His Dream By Becoming A Body-Builder

Man With Down Syndrome Fulfills His Dream By Becoming A Body-Builder

Collin Clarke Report

KTTrondsen 3 years ago

That's awesome!

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#50

Loving Husband Lists All The Reasons He Loves His Wife Who Is Battling Depression

Loving Husband Lists All The Reasons He Loves His Wife Who Is Battling Depression

mollywho Report

SmokyTaylor 3 years ago

Beautiful.

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#51

This Man Proposed To His Boyfriend In Their Church As They Weren't Allowed To Get Married Inside. They Were Greeted With Standing Ovations

This Man Proposed To His Boyfriend In Their Church As They Weren't Allowed To Get Married Inside. They Were Greeted With Standing Ovations

Trevor Harper Report

Debs 3 years ago

Love crosses all barriers.....

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#52

Someone Hung These Around My City

Someone Hung These Around My City

CanadianBacon9001 Report

EsmalBeig 3 years ago

Very creative!

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#53

Mom Makes Disney Princess Wigs For Kids With Cancer

Mom Makes Disney Princess Wigs For Kids With Cancer

Holly Christensen Report

PhoebeGraceOsano 3 years ago

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#54

Bikers Patrol Flood-hit Yorkshire Towns To Deter Looters, And Bring Groceries To The Elderly.

Bikers Patrol Flood-hit Yorkshire Towns To Deter Looters, And Bring Groceries To The Elderly.

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RoswaldWalton 3 years ago

Respect

#55

Woman Knits Tiny Sweaters For Rescued Chickens To Keep Them Warm

Woman Knits Tiny Sweaters For Rescued Chickens To Keep Them Warm

Nicola Congdon Report

HannahChalmers 3 years ago

Actually rescued chickens when taken from battery farms often have bald patches from stress which could make them cold

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#56

Parents Tattoo Their Legs With Daughter’s Birthmark So She Won’t Feel Different

Parents Tattoo Their Legs With Daughter’s Birthmark So She Won’t Feel Different

Tanya and Adam Phillips Report

RoswaldWalton 3 years ago

More epic parenting

#57

Mom Updated Her Tattoo To Support Transgender Son

Mom Updated Her Tattoo To Support Transgender Son

Steve Peace Report

JuliaWolfe 3 years ago

I would fave this many more times if I could.

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#58

Koko The Gorilla Gets Two New Kittens Of Her Own

Koko The Gorilla Gets Two New Kittens Of Her Own

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JenPhillips 3 years ago

<3 Koko!

#59

The 62-Year-Old Repairman Spends Almost 40% Of His Income To Feed Parakeets From His Home

The 62-Year-Old Repairman Spends Almost 40% Of His Income To Feed Parakeets From His Home

Aravind Kumar Report

SophiaRast 3 years ago

It's like a rainbow on his roof!

#60

3 Old Greek Ladies In Lesvos, Feed, Sooth And Sing To Crying Refugee Baby, While Mother Smiles

3 Old Greek Ladies In Lesvos, Feed, Sooth And Sing To Crying Refugee Baby, While Mother Smiles

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SarahClark 3 years ago

The grandmas know what's right.

#61

Woman Quit Her Job To Knit Sweaters For Cold Abandoned Greyhounds

Woman Quit Her Job To Knit Sweaters For Cold Abandoned Greyhounds

knittedwithlove.co.uk Report

MikeWilliams 3 years ago

severe cuteness overload! so adorable least someone loves animals a lot!

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#62

This Baseball Coach Offered His Own Kidney To Save His Littlest Player's Life.

This Baseball Coach Offered His Own Kidney To Save His Littlest Player's Life.

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NashNopper 3 years ago

what a man! <3

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#63

My 12 Year Old Son Ran A Cake Stall To Raise Money For Cancer Research. He Raised £79.

My 12 Year Old Son Ran A Cake Stall To Raise Money For Cancer Research. He Raised £79.

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RoswaldWalton 3 years ago

Good lad!

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#64

Disney Lets Dying Fan Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens Before Releasee

Disney Lets Dying Fan Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens Before Releasee

Time.com Report

#65

St. George, Ontario Celebrates Christmas Early For 7 Year Old Boy With Terminal Braion Cancer.

St. George, Ontario Celebrates Christmas Early For 7 Year Old Boy With Terminal Braion Cancer.

www.cbc.ca Report

3 years ago

*Brain

#66

These Retired Builders Volunteer Their Time To Build Homes For Washington Wildfire Survivors.

These Retired Builders Volunteer Their Time To Build Homes For Washington Wildfire Survivors.

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#67

Kindness Wall In Iran.they Donate Clothes, Foods, Etc. Voluntary In The Streets For Poor People

Kindness Wall In Iran.they Donate Clothes, Foods, Etc. Voluntary In The Streets For Poor People

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EsmalBeig 3 years ago

Great to see thing like this in Iran! If you don't need any thing, put it here if you need sth, take it

#68

Taylor Swift Goes To Colorado To Visit A Little Girl With Cancer Who Wanted To Meet Her

Taylor Swift Goes To Colorado To Visit A Little Girl With Cancer Who Wanted To Meet Her

www.nbc11news.com Report

CharlotteCui 3 years ago

Wow

#69

Koko The Gorilla Gets Two New Kittens Of Her Own

Koko The Gorilla Gets Two New Kittens Of Her Own

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3 years ago

Sorry. Not sure why this was posted again.

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#70

Man Finds A Puppy Outside Of A Burning House And Decides That It Needs A Home.

Man Finds A Puppy Outside Of A Burning House And Decides That It Needs A Home.

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Frozengeckolover 1 month ago (edited)

What if he belonged to the people whose house burned down?

#71

I Saw Boys About To Step On This Guy. Not Okay With Me.

I Saw Boys About To Step On This Guy. Not Okay With Me.

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Frozengeckolover 1 month ago

I hate it when people squish bugs for "fun".

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#72

Woman Crochets Wigs For Girls Battling Cancer

Woman Crochets Wigs For Girls Battling Cancer

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#73

Great Grandma & 1st Great Grandchild.

Great Grandma & 1st Great Grandchild.

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#74

Alden Kain, 16 Y.o., Invented A Stroller Wheelchair For A Mom-to-be Whose Legs Were Paralyzed.

Alden Kain, 16 Y.o., Invented A Stroller Wheelchair For A Mom-to-be Whose Legs Were Paralyzed.

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3 years ago

Sorry. Not sure why this was posted again.

#75

Blind Man And Armless Friend Plant 10,000 Trees

Blind Man And Armless Friend Plant 10,000 Trees

www.boredpanda.com Report

Galaxy Nerd 2 years ago

This really needs to be acknowledged

#76

New Siblings

New Siblings

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#77

Kindergarden Kids Decorating Busses For December To Give Everybody A Smile In The Morning

Kindergarden Kids Decorating Busses For December To Give Everybody A Smile In The Morning

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#78

Koko The Gorilla Gets Two New Kittens Of Her Own

Koko The Gorilla Gets Two New Kittens Of Her Own

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3 years ago

Sorry. Not sure why this was posted again.

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#79

Alden Kain, 16 Y.o., Invented A Stroller Wheelchair For A Mom-to-be Whose Legs Were Paralyzed.

Alden Kain, 16 Y.o., Invented A Stroller Wheelchair For A Mom-to-be Whose Legs Were Paralyzed.