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A good neighbor encompasses many qualities, but one of the most delightful ones is their ability to infuse everyday life with smiles and laughter.

So in an attempt to thank them for all the joy they bring to our communities, we at Bored Panda put together a set of pictures featuring people who could be nominated for the "Neighbor of the Year" award and their funny antics.

From putting up creative signs to sending unexpected gifts, these folks know how to create a warm sense of belonging, and if you do too, just try and be someone you'd want to live next to yourself!

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I Adopted The Neighborhood Stray Cat. My Neighbor's Cat Got Her Pregnant. Woke Up To This

I Adopted The Neighborhood Stray Cat. My Neighbor's Cat Got Her Pregnant. Woke Up To This

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If these pictures, for some reason, still don't inspire you to foster relationships with your members, consider the following: according to psychologist Rick Hanson, Ph.D., who is a Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, when you are friendly to others, you get rewarded yourself.

"Being friendly feels confident and happy, with a positive take on other people, moving toward the world instead of backing away from it. And it encourages others to be less guarded or reactive with you, since you’re answering the ancient question from millions of years of evolution—friend or foe?—with an open hand and heart," Hanson explained.

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We Got 10 Inches Of Snow Over The Weekend And This Lovely Neighbor Helped To Clear The Sidewalks

We Got 10 Inches Of Snow Over The Weekend And This Lovely Neighbor Helped To Clear The Sidewalks

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I Haven't Met My New Neighbor Yet, But Her Dogs Love Me

I Haven't Met My New Neighbor Yet, But Her Dogs Love Me

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My Friend's Office Has Been In A Post-It War With The Neighbors. Yesterday The Neighbors Won

My Friend's Office Has Been In A Post-It War With The Neighbors. Yesterday The Neighbors Won

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To warm up your brain’s circuits of friendliness, the psychologist suggests trying one or more of these:

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  • Recall being with someone who cares about you;
  • Remember when someone was friendly to you;
  • Bring to mind a time when you were friendly to someone;
  • Get a sense of the posture, movements, gestures, and facial expressions of a person you know who is naturally friendly;
  • Relax your body into a feeling of friendliness: leaning forward a little, rather than back; softening and opening your chest, face, and eyes; breathing goodwill in and out.
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Whoever You Are, You Made Our Day

Whoever You Are, You Made Our Day

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Knocks on door "could I have some funding to develop my silly walk?"

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Left This In My Neighbor's Garden To Cheer Them Up

Left This In My Neighbor's Garden To Cheer Them Up

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Just Transferred To A New Apartment With Some Interesting Neighbors

Just Transferred To A New Apartment With Some Interesting Neighbors

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Get a Flash or Green Lantern door mat and you will have friends for life.

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You don't need to worry about something grandiose. Often you can just give a smile, handshake, or nod, and that’s plenty.

"Stretch yourself, but stay within the range of whatever is authentic," Hanson said. "Remember that friendliness is not agreement or approval; it does not mean you have given up on whatever your stances may be in the relationship. Friendliness does not equal friendship; in truth, most relationships are with friendly acquaintances."

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Neighbors Decided To Put A Fort Up Around Their House

Neighbors Decided To Put A Fort Up Around Their House

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My Husband Is In The Process Of Redoing Our Lawn. I Didn’t Want Our Neighbors To Think We Were Neglectful Homeowners, So I Made A Sign

My Husband Is In The Process Of Redoing Our Lawn. I Didn’t Want Our Neighbors To Think We Were Neglectful Homeowners, So I Made A Sign

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When Your Neighbors Have The Right Idea

When Your Neighbors Have The Right Idea

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It's in everyone's best interest. “Communities work better (students perform better, crime rates are lower, kids are safer, people live longer) when neighbors know one another better,” Robert Putnam, Harvard University Professor and author of Bowling Alone said.

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Neighbors Went To See "It". It Will Be Dark When They See This

Neighbors Went To See "It". It Will Be Dark When They See This

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I’m On Vacation For A Week And Asked My Neighbor To Go Check On Our Cat. He Checked On More Than That

I’m On Vacation For A Week And Asked My Neighbor To Go Check On Our Cat. He Checked On More Than That

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My Neighborhood’s Nextdoor Is Something Else

My Neighborhood’s Nextdoor Is Something Else

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The Bin Collectors Accidentally Destroyed My Bin. Mildly Infuriating, But My Neighbor Managed To Deliver The Bad News In A Comedic Fashion

The Bin Collectors Accidentally Destroyed My Bin. Mildly Infuriating, But My Neighbor Managed To Deliver The Bad News In A Comedic Fashion

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#21

My Neighbor Put This Above His Doorbell

My Neighbor Put This Above His Doorbell

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On one of our forklifts at work, the horn button broke so until the Toyota mechanic could fix it I zip tied a bike horn to the roll cage. Our warehouseman loved it.

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Been Watching My Neighbor's War With A Woodpecker For The Past Year

Been Watching My Neighbor's War With A Woodpecker For The Past Year

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Our 80-Year-Old Friend Is Visiting. Our 75-Year-Old Neighbor Came Over And Now They're Planking

Our 80-Year-Old Friend Is Visiting. Our 75-Year-Old Neighbor Came Over And Now They're Planking

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Demolishing The House Next Door, Couldn't Resist

Demolishing The House Next Door, Couldn't Resist

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#26

This Sign Recently Appeared In My Neighborhood

This Sign Recently Appeared In My Neighborhood

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My Neighbors Use Of Their Halloween Decorations During Summer

My Neighbors Use Of Their Halloween Decorations During Summer

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Neighbors At Our Beach House Made A Whale-Shaped Bush, Blowhole And All

Neighbors At Our Beach House Made A Whale-Shaped Bush, Blowhole And All

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hahaha! I read b******e and all. I was thinking, they really outdid themselves!

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Told My Neighbor I Don't Like Snowmen And Walked Out To This At 5 AM For Work

Told My Neighbor I Don't Like Snowmen And Walked Out To This At 5 AM For Work

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Car Drove Through A Brick Fence, Neighbor Put This Out

Car Drove Through A Brick Fence, Neighbor Put This Out

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Either Someone Stole The "J" Or My Jewish Neighbors Have A Sense Of Humor

Either Someone Stole The "J" Or My Jewish Neighbors Have A Sense Of Humor

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Neighbors Made A Snowman For The Neighborhood To Enjoy

Neighbors Made A Snowman For The Neighborhood To Enjoy

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#34

My Neighbor Put 1000+ Plastic Dinosaurs In His Front Yard

My Neighbor Put 1000+ Plastic Dinosaurs In His Front Yard

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During The Recent Lockdown, One Of Our Neighbors Has Kept His Sense Of Humor

During The Recent Lockdown, One Of Our Neighbors Has Kept His Sense Of Humor

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3 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's fantastic, even if it does give serious Oscar The Grouch eating a trash bag vibes 😅

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Neighbor Is Letting The Neighborhood Weigh In On Their House Color

Neighbor Is Letting The Neighborhood Weigh In On Their House Color

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Will this be another Boaty McBoatface? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boaty_McBoatface

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When The Neighbor Is Relaxing In Her Garden With Her Cat, Wearing A Hotdog Costume

When The Neighbor Is Relaxing In Her Garden With Her Cat, Wearing A Hotdog Costume

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It's My Neighbor's First Day Of Retirement. He Set Up A Nerf Gun Turret In His Garage, Waiting For Neighbors To Walk By. He Looked So Proud

It's My Neighbor's First Day Of Retirement. He Set Up A Nerf Gun Turret In His Garage, Waiting For Neighbors To Walk By. He Looked So Proud

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A Little Boy In Our Neighborhood Went Door-To-Door Selling Homemade Brooms For $2. Even Demonstrated The Effectiveness Of It. Needless To Say, His Tactics Were Effective

A Little Boy In Our Neighborhood Went Door-To-Door Selling Homemade Brooms For $2. Even Demonstrated The Effectiveness Of It. Needless To Say, His Tactics Were Effective

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Seen In Our Neighborhood

Seen In Our Neighborhood

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hope he gets adopted into a home near the hundred acre wood so he can see Piglet and friends.

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My Neighbor's Front Door For Thanksgiving

My Neighbor's Front Door For Thanksgiving

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Just My Neighbors Taking Their Pig For An Afternoon Walk

Just My Neighbors Taking Their Pig For An Afternoon Walk

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Neighbor's Tortoise Escaped And Walked Almost A Street Away. At Around 250 Pounds, This Was Their Solution To Get Her Home

Neighbor's Tortoise Escaped And Walked Almost A Street Away. At Around 250 Pounds, This Was Their Solution To Get Her Home

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3 months ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why is it legal to own such a turtoise and how can it escape? edit: apparently you can have every animal as a pet where I live, as there is no law for it WHY???

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This Is The Backyard Of A Neighbor

This Is The Backyard Of A Neighbor

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#48

Someone In My Neighborhood Totally Wins April Fools' Day

Someone In My Neighborhood Totally Wins April Fools' Day

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3 months ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

A little over a decade ago, we had a serious heat wave and I lived above a pizza place. There was a flat spot on the roof outside my bedroom window so when the heat was completely unbearable, I tossed pillows and blankets out there and slept on the roof. Surprised I never rolled off.

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#49

My Neighbors In Illinois Put Wet Pants In Front Of Their House

My Neighbors In Illinois Put Wet Pants In Front Of Their House

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My Neighbor's Mailbox Is A Microwave Oven

My Neighbor's Mailbox Is A Microwave Oven

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