Not everything is terrible. Sometimes we let ourselves forget how beautiful the world is. It doesn’t mean that the issues we face every day are not important. Sometimes we just need… a little break. A reminder of what it all could be more like. What we could be more like.

The pictures on this list will surely put a smile on your face, maybe make you cry a little. But happy tears only. Most importantly, we hope that they will inspire you to see more good in the world, and do more good.

Check out the wholesome stories collected by Bored Panda down below and don’t forget to vote for your favourites!

#1 This Is Anthony Borges, 15. He Used His Body To Hold A Classroom Door Shut During The Florida Shooting, Protecting 20 Other Students Inside As The Gunman Fired Through The Door, Hitting Him Five Times. May He Have A Speedy Recovery

This Is Anthony Borges, 15. He Used His Body To Hold A Classroom Door Shut During The Florida Shooting, Protecting 20 Other Students Inside As The Gunman Fired Through The Door, Hitting Him Five Times. May He Have A Speedy Recovery

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#2 Every Day This Man Drives Hours In Drought To Provide Water To Thirsty Wild Animals In Kenya

Every Day This Man Drives Hours In Drought To Provide Water To Thirsty Wild Animals In Kenya

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Neeraj Jha 9 months ago

Take a bow, Sir!

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#3 Brian The Retired Dublin Gentleman Spent His Evening Making 50 Tubs Of Curry For The Homeless, Every Single Night. Living On A Pension And Paying For This Himself

Brian The Retired Dublin Gentleman Spent His Evening Making 50 Tubs Of Curry For The Homeless, Every Single Night. Living On A Pension And Paying For This Himself

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Ilona Z 9 months ago

that is true act of love. bless you, Brian.

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#4 Firefighters In Arizona Putting Out A Mexican Fire

Firefighters In Arizona Putting Out A Mexican Fire

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Beth 9 months ago

See this is how people really are, without stupid politics and stupid walls.

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#5 A Stranger Helping Out Another Stranger Struggling With His Tie

A Stranger Helping Out Another Stranger Struggling With His Tie

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boredhuman 9 months ago

This is one of my favorite picture on the internet. I have seen this many times and every time i got this special feeling. A great and powerful picture.

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#6 Comedian Josh Johnson

Comedian Josh Johnson

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Death Before Dawn 9 months ago

AWESOME!!! 👍👍😎

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#7 When You Reach 100 Years Old In Barbados, You Get A Stamp In Your Honour. Lovely

When You Reach 100 Years Old In Barbados, You Get A Stamp In Your Honour. Lovely

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Neeraj Jha 9 months ago

That's so cool!

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#8 A Middle School Started A “Breakfast With Dads” Program But Many Dads Couldn’t Make It And Several Students Didn't Have Father Figures. The School Posted A Facebook Request For 50 Volunteer Fathers... 600 Fathers From All Backgrounds Showed Up

A Middle School Started A “Breakfast With Dads” Program But Many Dads Couldn’t Make It And Several Students Didn't Have Father Figures. The School Posted A Facebook Request For 50 Volunteer Fathers... 600 Fathers From All Backgrounds Showed Up

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img 9 months ago

Gold

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#9 Every Morning My Father Places Bird Food In The Yard For My Mother To Wake Up On This View

Every Morning My Father Places Bird Food In The Yard For My Mother To Wake Up On This View

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Neeraj Jha 9 months ago

That's so smart and romantic...

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#10 A Nurse Bends Down And Gets Ready To Hug Her Former Patient, Who Was Paralyzed From The Waist Down

A Nurse Bends Down And Gets Ready To Hug Her Former Patient, Who Was Paralyzed From The Waist Down

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Shruti Naik 9 months ago

that's a beautiful surprise for your favorite nurse!

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