Love comes to us in different ways and sometimes we don't realize it at first sight. My mum would clean up my desk on days that I get too busy at work and put all my little things back in place better than I remember. My husband shares his Spotify and Netflix account with me. My cousin would invite us over to her place to have a relaxing furry therapy with her four cats over the weekend.

I figured these are the ways they love me without saying it. Growing up, we're exposed to the dynamics of love from our family, friends, neighbours and media. A child may remember his grandparents taking their usual evening stroll together or his best friend giving him chocolates during Valentines’ Day. Another like me may remember her single mother taking on the roles of both parents and tirelessly care for the family. And many times, we watch and hear how the people around us make sense of love, or the void of it.

Fascinated by the endless definitions of love we give outside of the dictionary, I started to keep a note on my phone to capture how people around me show or say it every day without naming love. I then shared them through a series of little comics featuring four loveable animal friends who each have their little magic to help one another through any day, such as the little fox with a knack for saying words that ooze love and the blue elephant with huge listening ears.

I hope these animal friends remind us that we’re constantly writing and re-writing the meaning of love through the experiences we bring, and it’s not separate from the ways we love ourselves. May the season of love be, in fact, all seasons as we grow this love within and beyond us. Happy Love Day! I hope these animal friends remind us that the season of love is, in fact, all seasons. Happy Love Day! Also, if you're interested, you can find my previous post here on Bored Panda.

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Love Is Giving You Space To Be Alone

Love Is Giving You Space To Be Alone

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Atlas
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5 months ago

Yesssss please and thank you! Just because we're alone doesn't mean we're lonely. We gotta recharge our batteries somehow!

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#2

Say All Dog Lovers

Say All Dog Lovers

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athornedrose
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5 months ago

so true. rescue pets always rescue you

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Love Doesn't Have To Be Loud

Love Doesn't Have To Be Loud

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Panda Penguin 🐼🐧
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5 months ago

🐘 🦊

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#4

Love Is Getting You Just What You Need Now

Love Is Getting You Just What You Need Now

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
5 months ago

that fox is real MVP

#5

Love Is Acknowledging The Beauty Of Your Existencce

Love Is Acknowledging The Beauty Of Your Existencce

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Water Bottle
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5 months ago

Thank you random user for existing

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#6

Love Is When Picnic, Friendship And Sunshine Come Together

Love Is When Picnic, Friendship And Sunshine Come Together

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Water Bottle
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5 months ago

Oh how I miss the summer

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Love Is Being With You

Love Is Being With You

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Atlas
Community Member
5 months ago

I love the concept of "make a good day" instead of "have a good day". Cute!

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Love Is Sharing My Luck With You

Love Is Sharing My Luck With You

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

All of you is lucky, bunny!

#9

Love At First Handshake

Love At First Handshake

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Susan Samara
Community Member
5 months ago

My courtship with my husband in a nutshell :)

#10

Love Is Complementing Each Other

Love Is Complementing Each Other

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Canada crazy
Community Member
5 months ago

AWWWWW helping each other out :)

#11

Love Is Getting A Gift You Like

Love Is Getting A Gift You Like

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glowworm2
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5 months ago

Yep! She totally does!

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#12

Hello, Food

Hello, Food

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Water Bottle
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5 months ago

I just got it

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#13

Love Is Finding Your Smile

Love Is Finding Your Smile

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#14

Love Is For Giving And Forgiving

Love Is For Giving And Forgiving

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#15

Love Is Showing Up

Love Is Showing Up

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Water Bottle
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5 months ago

Showing up is a good start

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#16

Love Is To Count Our Blessings

Love Is To Count Our Blessings

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Lukyan Terdal
Community Member
5 months ago

3,254,590,385...3,254,590,386...

#17

Have You Ever Wondered Who Bakes For The Baker

Have You Ever Wondered Who Bakes For The Baker

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#18

Love Is Growing Through Cracks Together

Love Is Growing Through Cracks Together

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Rebekah
Community Member
5 months ago

Love this so much.

#19

Love Is Taking Care Of Myself, Too

Love Is Taking Care Of Myself, Too

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mummy pig
Community Member
5 months ago

I should learn from her!!

#20

Love Is Forgiving Myself As I Forgive You

Love Is Forgiving Myself As I Forgive You

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Ashley Conover
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice

#21

Love Is Encouraging Each Other

Love Is Encouraging Each Other

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#22

Love Is Having You Around

Love Is Having You Around

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Laugh Fan
Community Member
5 months ago

If someone gave me a cupcake right now I would be very happy indeed. If a bunny gave me a cupcake I would be ecstatic!

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#23

Love Is Being Happy About What You Love

Love Is Being Happy About What You Love

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Ashley Conover
Community Member
1 month ago

My boyfriend

#24

Love Is Sharing Food

Love Is Sharing Food

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mummy pig
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow my theory:D

#25

Love Is To Be Thankful

Love Is To Be Thankful

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#26

Love Is Caring During Rainy Days

Love Is Caring During Rainy Days

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#27

Love Is Having Sweetness Together

Love Is Having Sweetness Together

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Water Bottle
Community Member
5 months ago

Yes please

#28

Love Is Getting Lost Together

Love Is Getting Lost Together

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#29

Love Is Making Happy Easy

Love Is Making Happy Easy

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Bar 2
Community Member
5 months ago

Awww.

#30

Love Is A Big Present

Love Is A Big Present

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#31

Love Is Getting A Little Braver Everyday

Love Is Getting A Little Braver Everyday

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#32

Love Is Having A Clean Home And Heart

Love Is Having A Clean Home And Heart

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#33

Love Is Holding On To You

Love Is Holding On To You

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Ashley Conover
Community Member
1 month ago

Awww

#34

Love Is Beautifully Imperfect

Love Is Beautifully Imperfect

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#35

Love Is Helping To Let Go

Love Is Helping To Let Go

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#36

Love Is Singing It Out!

Love Is Singing It Out!

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#37

Love Is Finding Joy In An Ordinary Day

Love Is Finding Joy In An Ordinary Day

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#38

Love Is Being Good Enough

Love Is Being Good Enough

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#39

Love Is Loving Who You Are

Love Is Loving Who You Are

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#40

I Am Home

I Am Home

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Debby Hartinger
Community Member
5 months ago

I love your comics. They are how we should see those we love. Thank you.

#41

Love Is Letting Go

Love Is Letting Go

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#42

Love Is A Warm Smile Therapy

Love Is A Warm Smile Therapy

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#43

Love Is More Than You Can Show Sometimes

Love Is More Than You Can Show Sometimes

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#44

Love Is Being Hug-Gry

Love Is Being Hug-Gry

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#45

Thank You, Me

Thank You, Me

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#46

Grow Some Love And Pass It On

Grow Some Love And Pass It On

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#47

Time Heals. Meanwhile, Make Art Of Our Scars

Time Heals. Meanwhile, Make Art Of Our Scars

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