There’s something humbling and almost tearfully beautiful about the tiles perfectly aligned on the sidewalk. About smooth cake icing that looks like an ice-skating rink. About a spotless lid on a yogurt cup. About the clouds forming a perfect…You get it.

In this perfectly imperfect world, we all crave order, symmetry, and evenness. Luckily, the r/OddlySatisfying subreddit is doing every perfectionist a public service by supplying some of the most oddly satisfying sightings that give us a fix of flawlessness. From a perfect stack of pancakes to cats lying like yin and yang, this is something I live for.

And since you can never get too much of good thing, more satisfying stuff to soothe your heart and soul is a click away here and here.

#1

Before & After Paint Job

Before & After Paint Job

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

I love the 3-D effect. It looks like a village now.

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#2

My Neighbors Tree Has The Perfect Fall Gradient

My Neighbors Tree Has The Perfect Fall Gradient

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andate him
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1 month ago

I only see green... (I'm red green colorblind, so I can't get the full picture of what's occuring here, but it still looks very nice)

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#3

Droplets On A Car Windshield During Sunset

Droplets On A Car Windshield During Sunset

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StardustRainO8
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1 month ago

That would be a beautiful background pic!

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Oddly satisfying refers to any kind of sighting, either picture or video, that’s incredibly satisfying to look at. The concept has gained quite a cult following on the internet thanks to the r/OddlySatisfying subreddit, which has a whopping 5 million members. The group was created back in 2013, and it celebrates all the “little things that are inexplicably satisfying.”

According to Know Your Meme, "oddly satisfying" and similar phrases had been used online even earlier than that. It first occurred as early as June 4th, 2011 when a post was published on Jezebel titled "An Oddly Satisfying Montage Of 'You Just Don’t Get It, Do You?' Moments."

Moreover, r/OddlySatisfying was inspired by another hugely popular subreddit community, r/mildlyinteresting, “which was born out of a discussion in r/WTF about the need of a clearer categorical distinction between images that are evocative of WTF and those that would be more aptly described as ‘mildly interesting.’”

#4

Tree's Shadow

Tree's Shadow

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MiniMaus
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1 month ago

Like a lace carpet... so pretty

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#5

Perfectly Cozy, Curled Up Cats

Perfectly Cozy, Curled Up Cats

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Yin Yang kitties.

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#6

Perfect Snowflake That Fell On My Coat Yesterday

Perfect Snowflake That Fell On My Coat Yesterday

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Aski Markup
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! I've never actually seen a snowflake like this before. I thought they only looked like this under a microscope.

Valentina Lattante
Community Member
1 month ago

me too!!!

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Sinkvenice
Community Member
1 month ago

That's a massive snowflake.

Eddie Maurer
Community Member
1 month ago

I've seen them the size of a silver dollar

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ERIN W.
Community Member
1 month ago

That's like finding a 4 leaf clover, not easy to do!

Marina
Community Member
1 month ago

Magical. ♥️

Laura Mcphellamy - Parker
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful, nature sure is great.

Rebecca Bushell
Community Member
1 month ago

love this - utterly beautiful

Panda Kicki
Community Member
1 month ago

I use to bring out a dark cloth when the right snow falls just to see all the different shapes they can have :)

Puta Lydia
Community Member
1 month ago

Definitely not an earring?

Kim Bush
Community Member
1 month ago

I wondered something like that too, but I enlarged it and it's too imperfect to be man-made

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Curry on...
Community Member
1 month ago

I saw a few in Colorado. It's an amazing sight.

A Dumbo Octopus
Community Member
1 month ago

It's so precious! <3

Chuckie
Community Member
1 month ago

One of a kind..

Eliana Mount
Community Member
1 month ago

WOW SUCH A BIG SNOWFLAKE

Created 2 Worship
Community Member
1 month ago

It is cute!

Caroline Melzer
Community Member
1 month ago

Sorry but it fell on your coat yesterday? Surely it would have melted by now??

TabledTurnsxddd
Community Member
1 month ago

nani-

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

Man, you are a fast photographer!

Kathryn Zimmerman
Community Member
1 month ago

That looks totally fake

Marcus James Heslop
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1 month ago

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Fake.

Black Lives Matter
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1 month ago

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Yesterday? Would have melted by now, don't you agree?

narmadha weerasinghe
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1 month ago

She took the picture yesterday and posted today

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Fast forward to today, when oddly satisfying and mildly interesting videos are ruling the internet like never before. “We don’t need to be able to explain why we like something in order for it to exist,” Kevin Allocca, head of trends and culture at YouTube, told Wired.

The phenomenon of oddly satisfying pictures and videos, according to Kevin, has to do with the fact that we've never had a descriptor for this kind of stuff. “I think we’ve always had a desire to watch these type of things, but we just didn’t have the language for it. Now we do.”

#7

This Welding Job

This Welding Job

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DC
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1 month ago

Deserves to be higher!

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#8

The Way This Cat Blends Into The Wood

The Way This Cat Blends Into The Wood

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ADHORTATOR
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1 month ago

What cat?

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#9

This Clean Ice

This Clean Ice

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Evelína Zlá
Community Member
1 month ago

At first I thought he holds a fish...

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#10

This Sauna In Finland

This Sauna In Finland

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago (edited)

I enjoy the fact that there are no sharp corners. The lines are so fluid.

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#11

My Dad Laid New Decking Around An Old Tree!

My Dad Laid New Decking Around An Old Tree!

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Brigs
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1 month ago

Great skill!

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#12

These Leaves In This Tree

These Leaves In This Tree

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

What kind of tree is that?

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#13

I Was Told On A Couple Of Art Subreddits You All Might Appreciate My Art

I Was Told On A Couple Of Art Subreddits You All Might Appreciate My Art

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
1 month ago

Beautiful

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#14

This Mystique Cosplay Mid Merge (By Magnetomystique)

This Mystique Cosplay Mid Merge (By Magnetomystique)

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

That is impressive! Congratulations on the mad sewing skills.

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#15

This Cake (Credit: Malizzi Cakes)

This Cake (Credit: Malizzi Cakes)

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

This is gorgeous and so creative!

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#16

Amazingly Well-Stacked Carrots On A Pickup

Amazingly Well-Stacked Carrots On A Pickup

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We Were On A Break!
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1 month ago

Carrot top

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#17

This Boulder With Stretched Bronze Does It For Me

This Boulder With Stretched Bronze Does It For Me

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, that is so cool.

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#18

A Single Fallen Tree Holding Back The Duckweed In The Wetlands Of Louisiana

A Single Fallen Tree Holding Back The Duckweed In The Wetlands Of Louisiana

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 month ago

It’s beautiful whatever it is

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#19

These Rhubarb Pies

These Rhubarb Pies

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* Goth_Kitten *
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow!

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#20

I’m An Art Teacher And I Moved To A New School This Past Summer. The Previous Teacher Did Not Share My Love Of Organization. Behold The Before And After Of My Paper Closet!

I’m An Art Teacher And I Moved To A New School This Past Summer. The Previous Teacher Did Not Share My Love Of Organization. Behold The Before And After Of My Paper Closet!

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

The 'after' shelf is lovely to look at.

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#21

The Way The Veins Of The Leaf Align On The Creases Of The Hand

The Way The Veins Of The Leaf Align On The Creases Of The Hand

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Evelína Zlá
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1 month ago

That is your soulleaf...

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#22

My Friend Let Her Chickens Loose On A Watermelon. They Picked It Clean

My Friend Let Her Chickens Loose On A Watermelon. They Picked It Clean

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Brigs
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1 month ago

My dogs love watermelon, don't think they would be that articulate though

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#23

The Way The Snow Accumulated

The Way The Snow Accumulated

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 month ago

Looks like it is out of a story book.

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#24

My Succulent's Offshoot

My Succulent's Offshoot

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I heart you!

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#25

San Francisco Black Victorian

San Francisco Black Victorian

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Evelína Zlá
Community Member
1 month ago

Gru lives there :)

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#26

This Scoop Of Peanut Butter

This Scoop Of Peanut Butter

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

That's nice, smooth, and even.

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#27

I Kept On Passing This, So On The Third Night I Decided To Take A Picture

I Kept On Passing This, So On The Third Night I Decided To Take A Picture

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Yana Friman
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1 month ago

Looks fascinating..)

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#28

Beautiful Apple Carving

Beautiful Apple Carving

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Chancey
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1 month ago

That's beautiful. Can't imagine how long it took.

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#29

This Pic Of An Ending Day

This Pic Of An Ending Day

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Aski Markup
Community Member
1 month ago

Goergous.

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#30

Perfect Resemblance Between Parrot And Mango

Perfect Resemblance Between Parrot And Mango

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Is the parrot also named Mango?

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#31

A Picture Demonstrating How Smoke Is Particulate Matter Suspended In Air

A Picture Demonstrating How Smoke Is Particulate Matter Suspended In Air

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Cameron Gable
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1 month ago

Swan

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#32

This Rubber Band Stuck In My Shoe

This Rubber Band Stuck In My Shoe

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Such symmetry!

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#33

A Flower I Found In Hawaii A Few Months Ago

A Flower I Found In Hawaii A Few Months Ago

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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1 month ago

Mother Nature is amazing

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#34

Piano Cake. Unbelievable To Look At. Very Talented Chef

Piano Cake. Unbelievable To Look At. Very Talented Chef

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

These are too beautiful to eat!

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#35

Another Finished Quilt Made By My Wife

Another Finished Quilt Made By My Wife

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Your Local Lizard
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1 month ago

Its floating !!!!!!

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#36

Anyone Else Love Maps Like These?

Anyone Else Love Maps Like These?

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Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago

Me too! Me too! I love miniatures. ♡ I'd throw d&d parties if I had this at home.♡♡♡

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#37

This Photo Of The Moon And A Plane

This Photo Of The Moon And A Plane

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Purple light
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1 month ago

A sword in the sky

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#38

My Friends Basement Organization Is Something Else

My Friends Basement Organization Is Something Else

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

I wish that my basement looked half as neat.

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#39

My Mom Works At Amazon And She Sent Me A Photo Of One Of The Trucks She Loaded

My Mom Works At Amazon And She Sent Me A Photo Of One Of The Trucks She Loaded

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We Were On A Break!
Community Member
1 month ago

Impressive! but how do you pull anything out?

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#40

This Smoothie After Being Blended

This Smoothie After Being Blended

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

That is a perfect knot.

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#41

Gummy Bear Gift Box For An Autistic Date

Gummy Bear Gift Box For An Autistic Date

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Evelína Zlá
Community Member
1 month ago

It´s adorable and all but... why is the orange between the greens... it should be with the reds and all the yellows in the middle row...

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#42

Found An Old Photo Of My Brother And I (I’m Now 28)

Found An Old Photo Of My Brother And I (I’m Now 28)

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Diana Eriksson
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1 month ago

Time just flies, doesn't it?

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#43

Perfectly Round Egg

Perfectly Round Egg

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

Oof, imagine the poor bird that had to push that out.

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#44

The Arrangement Of These Bubbles Looks Like Europe And Asia

The Arrangement Of These Bubbles Looks Like Europe And Asia

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Martha Meyer
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1 month ago

Apparently Spain, Portugal, France, Britain and Italy got drowned.

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#45

Untouched Snow Is So Satisfying

Untouched Snow Is So Satisfying

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Kevin Donegan
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1 month ago

I lived in Montana so I know snow ... it is magical walking at night in fresh snow and hearing the "crunch" of the snow crystals under your feet.

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#46

My 7 Layer Jello

My 7 Layer Jello

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Raine Soo
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1 month ago

Oh, Lord, that is gorgeous. I love the even layers.

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#47

I Was Really Proud Of My Edge Today

I Was Really Proud Of My Edge Today

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Steve Barnett
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1 month ago

As someone who is proud of their garden as well, this is a thing of beauty. Also, the topiary balls are immaculate as well.

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#48

Colours Of American Midwest

Colours Of American Midwest

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
1 month ago

This looks like it belongs in a Pixar movie.

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#49

When Your New Dock Supervisor Is Fresh Out Of The Military

When Your New Dock Supervisor Is Fresh Out Of The Military

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Kevin Donegan
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1 month ago

It looks like a challenge course.

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#50

My Pretty Stack Of Mini Pancakes

My Pretty Stack Of Mini Pancakes

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

Yep, that is a beautiful stack of pancakes. Now, I'm hungry. Does anyone have maple syrup?

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