Old clutter. Broken junk. Useless odds and ends. Thrift stores are full of these. However, once in a blue moon, people get lucky and find something so fantastic, bedazzling, and out of this world that they must share it with everyone they know. The Facebook group ‘Weird Secondhand Finds That Just Need To Be Shared’ is dedicated to secondhand shop and garage sales fanatics who find metaphorical needles among haystacks of miscellaneous mundane things. This group is also proof that one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure.

Bored Panda created this list of unexpected thrift store finds to give you your daily dose of laughter and amazement. But if you finish scrolling and find yourself wanting for more, check out our previous lists of incredibly cool things found thrifting here and here. Scroll down, upvote the most interesting things and let everyone know in the comments why you liked them so much.

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#1

Picked Up On The Side Of The Road A Few Weeks Ago. It Is A Victorian Era Conversation Setee, For Courting Couples. The Weird Thing Is That It Was On The Side Of The Road With A Bunch Of Junk

Picked Up On The Side Of The Road A Few Weeks Ago. It Is A Victorian Era Conversation Setee, For Courting Couples. The Weird Thing Is That It Was On The Side Of The Road With A Bunch Of Junk

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks to be in really good condition too, what a score. Great conversation piece too.

Kristy P
Community Member
1 year ago

pun on purpose?

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I guess they finished their conversation and didn't need it anymore.

Noodles
Community Member
1 year ago

Bahahaha!!!

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Den Star
Community Member
1 year ago

It is called a love seat, the idea was you could sit there and neck with your beau, but you couldn't rub your private parts together. Victorian era dating had a lot of rules. And they weren't kidding. They had furniture built to make sure the rules were followed. Off topic: My great aunt Margaret (b 1898 d 1987) had one, she had her whole set of furniture from when she got married. It used to take my breath away, just really really gorgeous. And it was perfect, clean and lovely even tho it was old. She never had any children. (During the nineteens, her mother had her and her sister sterilized so they couldn't have kids because their father molested them. The mother didn't want her daughters to have kids by their dad. So they never had kids at all, and never had the slightest notion of justice for what happened to them. And they weren't the only ones. It was done with some regularity for a few years on young girls. In Virginia.)

Mindy Megas-Loucks
Community Member
1 year ago

How sad. Sad that it happened at all, and absolutely horrifying that THAT was considered the best and most logical solution. I'm angry for her.

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Melisa K.
Community Member
1 year ago

What a steal!!! I cannot believe someone would let that amazing piece of furniture go!!

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago

Some people just don’t understand the value of things they inherit or are given. I’m glad this piece of furniture is now in the possession of someone who will love and appreciate it. Just like with pets; don’t buy new, rescue older furniture instead!

Dianna
Community Member
1 year ago

Perhaps the person who left it had to clean out the home of a relative who passed, and were unable to take it with them, so they put it in a place where it would be seen for someone else to rescue.

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
1 year ago

Congrats on being the new caretaker of this wonderfully quaint piece of furniture.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 year ago

I best find myself a gentleman caller.

C
Community Member
1 year ago

This is awesome

Tati
Community Member
1 year ago

I looks like a reproduction, but still a beauty, I almost bid on a truly victorian courting sit like it, but I found it chunky and the legs were very short so I passed, I regret it now ...

Valereee
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow...that's gorgeous.... Are you sure it was a throwaway???

Bridgette Blumenthal
Community Member
1 year ago

Making sure there isn't any 'touchy-feely' prior to a wedding!

Kim Jenkins
Community Member
1 year ago

Score!

Andrea Delden
Community Member
1 year ago

It’s a Love Seat!

Non-New-Toni-An
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it an original though?????

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

Even if it’s a re-creation (and from the look of it, it likely is not original), it’s still a major find.

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Susan Mesick
Community Member
1 year ago

Say hello to $650. A fool and his antiques are easily parted-great score!!!

Rebekah
Community Member
1 year ago

Stunning!

Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow! take that to the antiques road show!

Dianna
Community Member
1 year ago

I was just going to say to say the same thing! I never get tired of that show. :-)

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#Letallexsistwithdignity
Community Member
1 year ago

This was a gossip chair. I never read about the courting part.

Rarrduu GC
Community Member
1 year ago

Put this in a no WiFi zone.

Bethany Lingle
Community Member
8 months ago

man i would've picked that up too cx thats's so awesome ><

marnidarr
Community Member
9 months ago

VERY cool find!

Ana M
Community Member
1 year ago

What a beauty!!!

Frances J Barrett
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful find!

Lori A McDade
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful condition I'd have picked it up as well.

Brenda Pereira
Community Member
1 year ago

What a find!

Leisa Farrow
Community Member
1 year ago

NICE!

Maggie Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

You are so right, Foxxy! Perfect it seems in the pics. Wow, I am envious! Good for you!

Coco
Community Member
1 year ago

how????

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks to be in beautiful condition, despite the fact the wood has been "messed" with. What a fantastic find!

Kent Taylor
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Not Victorian. Bad 1960s Victorian revival. My mother loved this stuff along with the bad Spanish dark furniture.

Patti Renwick Parrish
Community Member
1 year ago

GREAT find!

Roberto Durante
Community Member
1 year ago

wow happy you that a lot of people have no culture

MPaula Whelan
Community Member
1 year ago

This would be great for a pair of cats on the outs. They wouldn't have to see each other but both get a comfy place to sleep.

Cristina Speluzzi
Community Member
1 year ago

A vis-a-vis

Allison Woodfill
Community Member
1 year ago

I love it. I have know idea where I’d put it. But it’s really cool.

udw
Community Member
1 year ago

probably it is cursed, uaaaah...

udw
Community Member
1 year ago

maybe it is cursed, uaaaaah...

Rose Brien Harrington
Community Member
1 year ago

They're known as "love seats" I think they were popular around the time of the French revolution, they stopped any "hanky panky" going on!

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
1 year ago

No. Way. 😁 I’m so jealous of your ultra-fabulous find!

Ms E
Community Member
1 year ago

What's odd about this? It's proper furniture.

Jessica A
Community Member
1 year ago

Is it haunted, maybe?

Lulik
Community Member
1 year ago

Freakin awesome!

Carlota Ocón
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful!!

April Simnel
Community Member
1 year ago

That's gorgeous.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a very cool piece. On my way to work one morning, I saw a table in the room, across the street from our house. It was super cute, so I jumped out and put it in my car. When I got home from work I showed my husband. When I told him where I found it his response was "Are you sure it was a free item? They did just move in and they could have left it there by mistake." Now I am in a panic because I have just stolen from the new neighbors. So I made my husband put it back in their driveway when he left for work the next day ( he left way earlier than I did). We have never told them about this but my husband has never let me forget the "time you stole the table."

Zelda Blue
Community Member
1 year ago

Just a correction on my comment above, I found the table on the curb not in the room. That darn auto correct!!

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AndersM
Community Member
1 year ago

Would love to sit with a mate in that chair and Shar a spliff

Cindy Pirani
Community Member
1 year ago

Always wanted one.

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
1 year ago

Bed Bugs??

Sarah Schmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks amazing!

Chrissa P
Community Member
1 year ago

treasure

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Tete a tete

Tahani
Community Member
1 year ago

Love this! I would have taken it too!

Baby panda🥰
Community Member
1 year ago

Social issues be like

iblowsheep
Community Member
1 year ago

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i bet it wasn;t trash, and this idiot stole someone's furniture.

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#2

Found At The Bins Yesterday By My Husband.... I’m Digging It

Found At The Bins Yesterday By My Husband.... I’m Digging It

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Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
1 year ago

yes.

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Secondhand shopping — especially for clothes — is great for both your wallet and the world, and here’s why. First of all, you can wear fancy branded clothes from thrift stores for a fraction of the retail price. You can quite literally walk a mile in someone’s fancy shoes and save cash while doing it.

#3

I Like To Believe Someone's Grandma Worked Really Hard On This! I Feel So Lucky To Own It!

I Like To Believe Someone's Grandma Worked Really Hard On This! I Feel So Lucky To Own It!

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hobbitly
Community Member
1 year ago

This is beautiful!

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#4

Got This Free Giant Cup! The Lady Who Gave It To Us Said Her Husband Was A Liquor Distributor And Got It Free. She Just Wanted It Gone

Got This Free Giant Cup! The Lady Who Gave It To Us Said Her Husband Was A Liquor Distributor And Got It Free. She Just Wanted It Gone

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C
Community Member
1 year ago

This image is pretty unsettling

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Secondly, more people wearing and sharing secondhand clothing means less rubbish, less manufacturing new clothes, and a much happier planet. Way happier. According to Sheril Dsouza on Medium, it takes a whopping 1,800 gallons (that’s more than 6,800 liters for all you Europeans out there) to make a single pair of jeans!

#5

$15 From Salvation Army Store! Printed On Wood, Definitely Before The Movies

$15 From Salvation Army Store! Printed On Wood, Definitely Before The Movies

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C
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom had this when I was grwing up. I loved that poster

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#6

My Kid Cried The Whole Way Home (Didn’t Let That Stop Me)

My Kid Cried The Whole Way Home (Didn’t Let That Stop Me)

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Daria B
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

This one gives new meaning to "second hand".

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Lastly, trading secondhand clothes and items create stronger, more responsible and eco-conscious communities. That’s right. When you go to a thrift store to drop something off or to find a new wacky thingamajig for your office, you’re actively building a better future. You’re taking recycling to a whole new level. You’re encouraging your friends and family to care about the environment. If you’re ever in doubt whether something secondhand is fashionable, just remember: old is the new new.

#7

My Parents Think It's Ugly. I Think It's Glorious

My Parents Think It's Ugly. I Think It's Glorious

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Helena R
Community Member
1 year ago

Somehow it's glorious and ugly at the same time

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#8

I Picked Up This Sweater A Few Years Ago And Listed It On Ebay. It Sold For Around $80 And The Buyer Username Was The Goldberg Studios. I Started Recording The TV Show And It Made Its Appearance The Following Season! It Was On Air For A Whopping 10 Seconds

I Picked Up This Sweater A Few Years Ago And Listed It On Ebay. It Sold For Around $80 And The Buyer Username Was The Goldberg Studios. I Started Recording The TV Show And It Made Its Appearance The Following Season! It Was On Air For A Whopping 10 Seconds

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Sadie Shapiro
Community Member
1 year ago

THE GOLDBERGS!!! YESSS!!!

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#9

Handpainted Queen Nesting Dolls!

Handpainted Queen Nesting Dolls!

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Bored Fox
Community Member
1 year ago

In Russia people can find nesting dolls about literally anything. Probably all movies, TV series, games and comics are featured.

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#10

Really Wanted, But Too Small. *sigh*

Really Wanted, But Too Small. *sigh*

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Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
1 year ago

I need this

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#11

I Found This Cute Little Love Seat At My Favorite Thrift Store Thinking It Would Be The Perfect Size For My Lizard I Bought It And He Actually Loves It

I Found This Cute Little Love Seat At My Favorite Thrift Store Thinking It Would Be The Perfect Size For My Lizard I Bought It And He Actually Loves It

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Amphibiously approved!

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#12

I Found This At The Bins. It's Much More Satisfying Then A Stress Ball

I Found This At The Bins. It's Much More Satisfying Then A Stress Ball

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athornedrose
Community Member
1 year ago

all break rooms should have this available for catharsis

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#13

Bought This Kick Ass Oven Mitt From A Garage Sale When I Was A Kid For When I Got A Home Of My Own, At 27 I’m Proud To Say I Finally Get To Use It In A Home Of My Own

Bought This Kick Ass Oven Mitt From A Garage Sale When I Was A Kid For When I Got A Home Of My Own, At 27 I’m Proud To Say I Finally Get To Use It In A Home Of My Own

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

You need to find another one. He needs a mate.

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#14

Found Her Yesterday, It's A Shelf & Heavy! Made Of Bakelite. Don't Know Anything About It But She Looks Like A Creepy Version Of Me So Yup.. She's Mine Now

Found Her Yesterday, It's A Shelf & Heavy! Made Of Bakelite. Don't Know Anything About It But She Looks Like A Creepy Version Of Me So Yup.. She's Mine Now

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Leo H
Community Member
1 year ago

Way cool..looks just like you

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#15

Found These Two For Less Then 5 Dollars Last Year; They're Obviously Hanging In My Living Room

Found These Two For Less Then 5 Dollars Last Year; They're Obviously Hanging In My Living Room

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Kristy P
Community Member
1 year ago

Much wow!

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#16

I Found These A Few Years Ago At A Yard Sale In Colorado. They're About 6 Inches Tall

I Found These A Few Years Ago At A Yard Sale In Colorado. They're About 6 Inches Tall

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Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

Beetlejuice figures. Weird but explainable.

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#17

My Favorite Possession. A Reusable Wine "Cork" Bronze Replica Of The Human Heart. The Photo Doesn't Do It Justice. I'm A Nurse, So Maybe This Isn't As Cool To Non Medical Folks

My Favorite Possession. A Reusable Wine "Cork" Bronze Replica Of The Human Heart. The Photo Doesn't Do It Justice. I'm A Nurse, So Maybe This Isn't As Cool To Non Medical Folks

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NanZ
Community Member
1 year ago

Some wine is good for your heart and being a nurse, it was meant for you!

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#18

Does An Aged Portrait Of Your Apparently Immortal Cat Count As A Weird Secondhand Find?

Does An Aged Portrait Of Your Apparently Immortal Cat Count As A Weird Secondhand Find?

I mean she’s a rescue so who knows how long she’s been about for. Even weirder: there’s some German writing on the back of it. I love my German vampire baby Pepè

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Jason Doakes
Community Member
1 year ago

You don't know half of it! Look at the painting, see the color pattern? It's mirrored, so that means THE CAT PAINTED IT herself while seeing herself in the mirror!!!

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#19

Found Old Photo Album In Thrift Store In Kansas. Came Home With Me

Found Old Photo Album In Thrift Store In Kansas. Came Home With Me

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Meredith Glenn
Community Member
1 year ago

That picture on the left at least is a reproduction. That’s president Grant and his wife Julia

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#20

Best Find Today

Best Find Today

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Gary
Community Member
1 year ago

From the film 'Beetle juice'

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#21

Loved This Phone I Found At The Garage Sale Warehouse In Beaverton, Or

Loved This Phone I Found At The Garage Sale Warehouse In Beaverton, Or

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

A Mick Jagger phone. Now I've seen everything.

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#22

This Sofa Did Not Come Home With Us, Because We Didn’t Drive Our Freight Train To The Store That Day

This Sofa Did Not Come Home With Us, Because We Didn’t Drive Our Freight Train To The Store That Day

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Ashley Galyen
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

As a short person, this is how I feel everyday.

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#23

I Found A Giant Metal Penny In The Toy Section Of Gw. It Makes Everything Look Tiny!!! Love It!!

I Found A Giant Metal Penny In The Toy Section Of Gw. It Makes Everything Look Tiny!!! Love It!!

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Hans
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh god, you shrunk the cat!

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#24

Every Question You Have That Starts With “Wait, Is That....?”, The Answer Is Yes

Every Question You Have That Starts With “Wait, Is That....?”, The Answer Is Yes

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Sue Grigg
Community Member
1 year ago

That is fabulous.

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#25

Went To An Auction To Grab Some Bar Equipment And Found These

Went To An Auction To Grab Some Bar Equipment And Found These

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

They look like they are from the Muppets. The hecklers.

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#26

This Is Probably My Most Prized Find. This Is Billie Jean

This Is Probably My Most Prized Find. This Is Billie Jean

I’ve had her for a while. She has a back story. I drove past an antique store and saw her on the sidewalk out front. I instantly loved her. A couple days later, I drove past the same store and there she was. I thought to myself, “How has no one purchased that glorious goat?!?” I was trying to be good. I went home and later that day was scrolling through my news feed and there was a picture of her on Facebook! What are the odds?!?! I shared the picture on saying that I couldn’t believe that no one had purchased the goat. The post got a lot of traffic. I thought about that goat most of the day but I was balling on a budget. I broke down and called them to see if they still had her. When I called the guy said, “I don’t know what the deal is with that goat! I’ve gotten so many calls today!” He said that she was still there as of then. I got in the car and told my husband I was going to try and barter for her. He knew then, that I was coming home with that goat one way or another. Well, the owner wouldn’t barter because he had gotten too many calls. Ironically, the calls were because of me sharing her. (I have a decent following for my work). Someone had even paid a deposit down for them to hold her but hadn’t returned within the allotted 24 hours. Needless to say, I’m weak and wrote a check. He told me they called her “Billie”. I added Jean because she was mine and I could. I came home with her and then I was afraid someone would steal her because she was so awesome. I made her stay in the house for a week. I finally put her out front but obsessively checked for her every time I walked passed the window. I may or may not have installed security cameras because of this goat statue. Needless to say, she is part of the family now and the talk of the neighborhood.

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C
Community Member
1 year ago

She is pretty cute. This seems to demonstrate how things being limited make them seem more valuable to people

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#27

I Present To You.... Disco Pig! Found This Little Guy Hanging Out In The Library At My Grandmother's Retirement Home. Provided By One Of The Residence

I Present To You.... Disco Pig! Found This Little Guy Hanging Out In The Library At My Grandmother's Retirement Home. Provided By One Of The Residence

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wusah
Community Member
1 year ago

Must have Disco Pig!!!!!! Lol love it!!!

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#28

My $4.99 Goodwill Find, Next To My Home Depot Find, In Front Of A Portrait Of Said Find. The Real Kitty's Name Is Nugget And He Was Found At Less Than A Week Old, In A Flowerpot At Home Depot

My $4.99 Goodwill Find, Next To My Home Depot Find, In Front Of A Portrait Of Said Find. The Real Kitty's Name Is Nugget And He Was Found At Less Than A Week Old, In A Flowerpot At Home Depot

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BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Thank you for rescuing the kitty.

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#29

Just... No

Just... No

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Lucy Shupe
Community Member
1 year ago

Or wear it backwards and see what happens.

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#30

I Stared At Them For A Minute Or Two, Then Walked Quietly Away

I Stared At Them For A Minute Or Two, Then Walked Quietly Away

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C
Community Member
1 year ago

If it wasn't a dentists house, I would be out of there

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