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

AnnaKratochvílová
Community Member
5 years ago

I don't know... I am not sure if the turtles would be alright after such a horrible experience....

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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

JuliaWolfe
Community Member
5 years ago

I want to live in that neighborhood.

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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

ChristinaWalden
Community Member
5 years ago

that's so nice :)

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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
Community Member
5 years ago

Awwww, that is just really kind

LukeMicallef
Community Member
5 years ago

Why cant the world have more people like this

lakithatolbert
Community Member
5 years ago

There are plenty of people in the world like this. It's just the only ones we all ever hear about are the ones acting a fool. Kind people tend to be much quieter in their activities.

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SmokyTaylor
Community Member
5 years ago

This is so kind, so many times it seems the elderly get forgotten. Many kudos to this guy :)

DanielLaw
Community Member
5 years ago

Very kind thing to do. But he probably got fired.

AviIyer
Community Member
5 years ago

amazing, considering how little they are payed and how bad their job is.

ShaunaBlaize
Community Member
5 years ago

Every time I see this it really makes me catch my breath. It's just so so touching.

DavidEranosian
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5 years ago

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That's not 'kind' or 'awesome'. That's what everyone should do.

Tammillia
Community Member
5 years ago

It is kind and awesome because how many people can you say, will go out of their way to do that for someone? The person here, his job description does not involve feeding people, but he goes out of his way to do it. Kindness is something everyone should practice, but unfortunately not enough people do. So it's NICE to see stories like this.

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ChelseaSaint-Dreher
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5 years ago

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As a person in a wheelchair, this photo pisses me off. It's not inspirational to have someone help me to eat and then have some random person snap a picture and say how kind the employee is. People have no idea what the daily struggles of disabled person is like. It's not kind, or inspiring, it's just the right thing to do.

StephenVozoff
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5 years ago

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Here. Let me cut up your poison so you can swallow it more easily.

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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

O'CarrollKathy
Community Member
5 years ago

Brilliant rescue by a very brave lady who never gives up on any animal in need. Well done AHAR.

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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

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PriyankaJatan
Community Member
5 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

PriyankaJatan
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh my god. Seeing things like this is just really kind for animals....god bless him

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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
Community Member
5 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

MonalisaCen
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg, this really makes me cry like baby, bless you who do this, and I pray there will be more and more kind hearted men in this world who willingly help the hopeless animals.

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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
Community Member
5 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

PamelaWeir
Community Member
5 years ago

And her husband...!

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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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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

HaleyTeal
Community Member
5 years ago

so kyut

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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
Community Member
5 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

ZeljkoDragutinovic
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5 years ago

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This is not true. Hungarians treated them like cattle. They've been kicked out there like dogs. It is so ignorant of you posting this image to present Hungarians as nice people when the whole state stood up against immigrants, they put borders all over the country to stop them coming in. Serbia accepted them much better, no fences and borders. We welcomed them much better than Hungarians.

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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

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AmyZiants
Community Member
5 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

Cyanna
Community Member
5 years ago

Beautiful girl !!

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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
Community Member
5 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

JenPhillips
Community Member
5 years ago

I love this so much!

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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
Community Member
5 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

DebraMyers
Community Member
5 years ago

You go grandma!

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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

DebraMyers
Community Member
5 years ago

Every day heroes aren't so every day.

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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
Community Member
5 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

SuzeShonNg
Community Member
5 years ago

Totally agree..sadly the rich are just looking out among themselves and not care for those who toiled for them far, far down the ranks.

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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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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

JuliaWolfe
Community Member
5 years ago

Dad FTW!

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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
Community Member
1 year 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

RoswaldWalton
Community Member
5 years ago

Thank you xxx

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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

MichelleErba
Community Member
5 years ago

I can relate to this on a personal level, and know helping others is the best way to help yourself. XOXO

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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
Community Member
5 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

RoswaldWalton
Community Member
5 years ago

Anything is possible if you want it to happen.

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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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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

WayneBeesley
Community Member
5 years ago

I do this all the time the litter in the uk is just as bad ....

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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
Community Member
5 years ago

Very cool. Looks like fun!

#42

Celebrating First Day As Father And Son After Adoption

Celebrating First Day As Father And Son After Adoption

AlwaysAbibliphobia Report

KTTrondsen
Community Member
5 years ago

oh man this made me tear up.

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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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JillSettera
Community Member
5 years ago

So cool.

#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

MeliTanaka
Community Member
5 years ago

Cutest thing ever!

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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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

She looks kinda like Iggy Azalea

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#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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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

RoswaldWalton
Community Member
5 years ago

Congratulations xxx

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#52

Someone Hung These Around My City

Someone Hung These Around My City

CanadianBacon9001 Report

EsmalBeig
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

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First

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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
Community Member
5 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

GertrudeWilkes
Community Member
5 years ago

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What a stupid idea. Chicken do NOT need sweaters.

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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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 years ago

The grandmas know what's right.

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#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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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

Community Member
5 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
Community Member
5 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

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