No matter how many times you repeat an experience, there's simply nothing like doing it for the very first time. Whether it be the first time you see snow, the first time you set eyes on the ocean, the first time you ride a rollercoaster, or the first time you experience virtual reality, the magic (or the confusion. Or the sheer terror) of those moments will stay with you forever.

Check out this list, compiled by Bored Panda, to see some people experiencing things for the very first time. The collection includes everything from newborn babies seeing their sisters, to 100-year-old ladies taking their first ride on a motorbike. Don't forget to vote for your favorite, and if you like this post then click here to see a bunch of animals also having some funny first-time experiences!

#1

Bought My Grandma An iPad. She's 84 And Never Had A Tablet, And Wanted It For "Art." I Bought Artrage For Her And Left Her Alone With Her New Toy For 30 Minutes. This Is What I Came Back To

Bought My Grandma An iPad. She's 84 And Never Had A Tablet, And Wanted It For "Art." I Bought Artrage For Her And Left Her Alone With Her New Toy For 30 Minutes. This Is What I Came Back To

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Cat Meow
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3 years ago

Wow. That's impressive, even more because it was done in 30 minutes

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#2

My Blind Friend's First Time Holding A Cat

My Blind Friend's First Time Holding A Cat

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21pirates
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3 years ago

Why no comments? This is amazing!

ENDR WOLF AJ
Community Member
3 years ago

Agreed! Just look at the pure joy! You can practically hear his thoughts. "It's so soft and squishy! Something like a liquid meets solid, CATS ARE NON NEWTONIAN LIQUIDS!!"

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Lucie Leroy
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3 years ago

I am just sad that this is only the first time he held a cat...

M O'Connell
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3 years ago

I don't think I had ever held a cat until I was 19, and the dashing young man above could certainly be 19.

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Lol...the cat though!

Rick Hamilton
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3 years ago

You can see the JOY in his expression! Please give him some kittens!!!!

Rachel Partridge
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3 years ago

I hope the cat was purring. Just a whole other level of wonderfulness that is cat

Danièle Monette
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3 years ago

I have the same reaction everytime I hold a cat!

Jade
Community Member
3 years ago

Aw I love it! The cat must feel so warm and soft and alive.

Melanie Linehan
Community Member
3 years ago

I wonder why it took so long to hold a cat?

Afro Goddess
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3 years ago

I love him already!!

Socially Awkward
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3 years ago

Aw, he's so happy! It makes me happy :)

Juan Jimenez Pavez
Community Member
3 years ago

Halp! - The cat

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
3 years ago

It's too fluffy!

Ditto
Community Member
3 years ago

Priceless.

Susann Campbell
Community Member
3 years ago

What a furry surprise for him. Why not take him on a petting zoo trip?

Rylee Wolf
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't think I've actually held a cat. I have pet a cat, I have had a cat lay next to me, but I have not held one.

Holly Hofmann
Community Member
3 years ago

I wish I could remember the first time I held a cat!

Lubomira Bosa
Community Member
3 years ago

So sweet

Amra Chamberlain
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome beautiful love it 😍

Bárbara Dias Delgado
Community Member
3 years ago

He seems só happy!

Ana Dias
Community Member
3 years ago

the cat looks like he's experienced it before

Melissa Nunya
Community Member
3 years ago

Loves 💕

Henry Saravia-Melara
Community Member
3 months ago

He can't see when it bites him

Chelle Cordero
Community Member
1 year ago

I love his expression!

Glynis Lailann
Community Member
3 years ago

The sheer delight in his face says all.

Jean Schweibish
Community Member
3 years ago

Good thing it was a nice cat and not one of those evil felines.

Grace McEachin
Community Member
3 years ago

how precious - would loved to have been there to experience those moments in time - what joy and excitement on this young man's face.

Jace
Community Member
3 years ago

Huh. I forget how used to this I am [has two cats, neither are particularly great at being held, but put up with it for a bit] Other than my cats, I never hold cats. Mostly, I just presume not to handle an animal that's a stranger in a way that's overly familiar... you know, like how we should treat fellow humans. It's only my cats I get touchy feely with. Similarly, I don't understand why people pass baby human's around...

Jace
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3 years ago

Fuck you autocorrect.

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Richard Petch
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3 years ago

The old moggy does not seem bothered about being held by someone he does not know, he probably feels safe with this young man.

Charles R Cloninger
Community Member
3 years ago

Oh come on. A 25 year old person and never held a cat before. Where's he been living. Mars?

Rhon
Community Member
3 years ago

Beautiful! The cat knows and is chilled!😻❤️️

Karen Drucks
Community Member
3 years ago

SOOOOO SWEET....Being a cat lover, I know just what he is feeling.......

Lois Broom
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3 years ago

Fabulous - brought laughing tears to my eyes.

Joann Barry
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3 years ago

This cat feels so good and so soft.

Sharon Bynoe
Community Member
3 years ago

This is lovely

Adelajda Królik
Community Member
3 years ago

It's amazing! <3

GwiazdkaNadia
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3 years ago

Why are my eyes sweating now? <3

Magdalena lena
Community Member
3 years ago

This is so heartwarming.

Emre
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm trying to imagine how it would feel for the first time...

Farhan Muzaki
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3 years ago

Great, he'll love more when it purrrrr

Farhan Muzaki
Community Member
3 years ago

i bet he loves the fur

Marioara Popescu
Community Member
3 years ago

This kid never held a cat until he was 14 or something? What the fuck?

Christie Curtis
Community Member
3 years ago

Why the first time?! Cats are everywhere.

frank0ys
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3 years ago

...He looks really happy.

Нони Папрова
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely!

Gicelle Canlas-Lee
Community Member
3 years ago

That's amazing

Justine Carter
Community Member
3 years ago

Gorgeous!

Kalene Ivey
Community Member
3 years ago

I think that the cat gets it!

sha Zaini
Community Member
3 years ago

Both cute

Emilia Kłos
Community Member
3 years ago

This is me inside when I hold a cat :)

Wendy Merron
Community Member
3 years ago

Pure joy!

Avijit Das
Community Member
3 years ago

nice

Sherry Straus
Community Member
3 years ago

awwww my heart!!! pure joy on this boys face!! How sad he has never held a cat or a little kitten, someone get this boy a kitten!!!

stella
Community Member
3 years ago

I feel that the cat senses that the person is not able to see him and so the cat is being gentle

Charleen Crawford
Community Member
3 years ago

Makes me believe in humanity again. So uplifting!

Stephen Harris
Community Member
3 years ago

Now THAT'S a smile of real pleasure!! 😀😁

Stephen Harris
Community Member
3 years ago

Now that's a smile of real pleasure!

Ali Mcdaniel
Community Member
3 years ago

Lovely

Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

WOW, so soft. His friend said

Anastasia Dashkevich
Community Member
3 years ago

So sweet

Kat Galaxie
Community Member
3 years ago

First time?!

Olga Mest
Community Member
3 years ago

Furry love <3

Cupcakes
Community Member
3 years ago

:) i can feel his excitement

Jody Martens
Community Member
3 years ago

Why did no one ever hand this kid a cat before??

Pnina Zeitz
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow. This is me every time I touch a cat, but this is really amazing. Good thing this cat is different from mine who bites whenever he has a chance to.

Jody Martens
Community Member
3 years ago

Why did no one ever give this kid a cat before??? lolz

Joe Gutierrez
Community Member
3 years ago

Speechless 🙂

Alina Ochea
Community Member
3 years ago

Was he living under a rock?

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#3

Team Rwanda See Snow For The First Ever Time

Team Rwanda See Snow For The First Ever Time

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

My bestfriend lives in the deep south, I saw her reaction to seeing snow for the first time last January when she visited. She's in her 30s, but in that moment she looked like a child who's eyes lit up at the first sight of Santa Clause. I take the snow for granted, seeing her wonder and amazement gave me a fresh perspective.

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#4

Little Girl Hears For The First Time

Little Girl Hears For The First Time

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

Wow, this is fantastic, look at her face, she doesn't know what to do!!! :-))

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#5

First Time Getting Confused By Dad And His Twin Brother

First Time Getting Confused By Dad And His Twin Brother

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Jason Hook
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3 years ago

"You... no, you....no, you... okay fuck this"

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#6

Toddler's Priceless Reaction To Her First Summer Rain

Toddler's Priceless Reaction To Her First Summer Rain

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

Can't stop watching it

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#7

Many Years Ago My Great Grandmother Made A Promise That If She Made It To Her 100th Birthday She Would Ride Her First Motorcycle, That Day Has Come

Many Years Ago My Great Grandmother Made A Promise That If She Made It To Her 100th Birthday She Would Ride Her First Motorcycle, That Day Has Come

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

Hold on, granny!

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#8

Today I Held My Children's Book With My Right Hand For The First Time

Today I Held My Children's Book With My Right Hand For The First Time

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brandon sat
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3 years ago

awesome!!

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#9

Baby's First Fireworks

Baby's First Fireworks

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Silent Skeleton
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3 years ago

wwwwwHHHHAAAAAT IS THIIIIIIS FLYING UP OH GOSH IT EXPLODED

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#10

We Took My Grandma To Hawaii For The First Time

We Took My Grandma To Hawaii For The First Time

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Hans
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3 years ago

"Come to Hawaii they said. You will see priceless sunsets they said."

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#11

My Daughter Stood Up Straight For The First Time

My Daughter Stood Up Straight For The First Time

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Teija
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3 years ago

I just love this pic. <3

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#12

For The First Time In My Life I Saw The End Of A Rainbow

For The First Time In My Life I Saw The End Of A Rainbow

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Intensive Panda
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3 years ago

did ya also get the pot of gold?

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#13

Our 4-Month-Old Son Matthew Received His Hearing Aids And Responded To Sounds For The First Time

Our 4-Month-Old Son Matthew Received His Hearing Aids And Responded To Sounds For The First Time

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Jason Hook
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3 years ago

I've never seen a baby do a legit double-take, but "Holly shii-ot"

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#14

Here Is A Soldier I Was Deployed With Meeting His Daughter For The First Time

Here Is A Soldier I Was Deployed With Meeting His Daughter For The First Time

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

I can't even imagine the immense depth and range of emotions he must be feeling. This photo is worth more than 1,000 words.

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#15

My Grandparents Just Reached The United States For The First Time. It's Been Their Whole Life's Dream To Be Here. Grandfather Is 96

My Grandparents Just Reached The United States For The First Time. It's Been Their Whole Life's Dream To Be Here. Grandfather Is 96

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criminalgirl
Community Member
3 years ago

Massive undertaking, well done granny and grandad!

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#16

My Daughter's Reaction To Seeing A Ballerina For The First Time

My Daughter's Reaction To Seeing A Ballerina For The First Time

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Hans
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3 years ago

Is that astonishment or a yawn? :)

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#17

These Kids In China Have Never Seen Red Hair Before And Asked To Touch It

These Kids In China Have Never Seen Red Hair Before And Asked To Touch It

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

"it doesn't FEEL hot, like fire"

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#18

My 96-Year-Old Grandma Playing VR For The First Time

My 96-Year-Old Grandma Playing VR For The First Time

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

I can't imagine how it must feel to be in your 90s, or living to be 100, and thinking about how much society and technology has changed since childhood. I was born in the 80s, and remember life before the internet and before cell phones. This woman has probably truly seen it all!

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#19

Baby Girl Sees Mom And Dad Clearly For First Time

Baby Girl Sees Mom And Dad Clearly For First Time

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Jonathan Eatsalot
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3 years ago

First time was at a burger place? Hmmmmmm.....

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#20

My Friends Adopted A Little Girl From Haiti, And This Is Her Watching It Snow For The First Time

My Friends Adopted A Little Girl From Haiti, And This Is Her Watching It Snow For The First Time

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Nathalia Lani
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3 years ago

I love her smile

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#21

I Got Married Last Month. My Wife And I Thought We Met For The First Time In Our Twenties. We Found Out A Few Years Later Our Mothers Were Best Friends In High School. This Photo Was Displayed At Our Wedding Showing Our Actual First Time Meeting

I Got Married Last Month. My Wife And I Thought We Met For The First Time In Our Twenties. We Found Out A Few Years Later Our Mothers Were Best Friends In High School. This Photo Was Displayed At Our Wedding Showing Our Actual First Time Meeting

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

Fairytale, much? :)

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#22

100-Year-Old Ruby Holt Sees Ocean For The First Time

100-Year-Old Ruby Holt Sees Ocean For The First Time

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Susan Forbes
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3 years ago

Hope the water was warm

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#23

My 10 Month Old Son Meets My Wife's Twin For The First Time

My 10 Month Old Son Meets My Wife's Twin For The First Time

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

hahahaha his face says it all! That must be confusing for babies to have a parent with an identical twin!

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#24

Baby Leon Discovers He Can Raise His Eyebrows For The First Time

Baby Leon Discovers He Can Raise His Eyebrows For The First Time

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Jason Hook
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3 years ago

All he needs is a pickup line better than "Got any games on your phone", and he's good to go

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#25

Two Saudi Old Men Peering Out The Windows Of A Plane On Their First Time Flying

Two Saudi Old Men Peering Out The Windows Of A Plane On Their First Time Flying

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Flora Polvado
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3 years ago

The inflight movie is never as good as the window!

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#26

My Mum Got Drunk For The First Time In 10 Years Today

My Mum Got Drunk For The First Time In 10 Years Today

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

I'd love to hang out with your mom, she looks like she's fun at parties!

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#27

My Little Cousin Met His New Sister For The First Time Yesterday

My Little Cousin Met His New Sister For The First Time Yesterday

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

A protector is born...

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#28

Boy Watching TV For The First Time In An Appliance Store Window, 1948

Boy Watching TV For The First Time In An Appliance Store Window, 1948

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

"how the heck did she get in there!?"

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#29

My Niece Meeting A Dog For The First Time

My Niece Meeting A Dog For The First Time

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.gas.
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3 years ago

Dog's like "Yeah, I have that effect on people."

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#30

My Friend And I Met Online 5 Years Ago And Connected Over The Fact That Both Of Us Have Aspergers. Today Was The First Time For Us To Meet In Person

My Friend And I Met Online 5 Years Ago And Connected Over The Fact That Both Of Us Have Aspergers. Today Was The First Time For Us To Meet In Person

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Donna J Howorko
Community Member
3 years ago

that is awesome

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#31

Mom Got Her First Windowed Oven

Mom Got Her First Windowed Oven

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GoodWolf
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3 years ago

I do that

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#32

African Baby Seeing A White Person For The First Time

African Baby Seeing A White Person For The First Time

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

LOL pricesless

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#33

I Recently Moved To Colorado, My Grandmother Smoked Pot Legally For The First Time. She Has Been Listening To A Dubstep Frank Sinatra Song On Repeat For An Hour And A Half

I Recently Moved To Colorado, My Grandmother Smoked Pot Legally For The First Time. She Has Been Listening To A Dubstep Frank Sinatra Song On Repeat For An Hour And A Half

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Tiny Dynamine
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3 years ago

So I'm guessing all the times she smoked it before it was illegal. ;)

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#34

My Kitten And Niece's First Time Meeting. She Insisted On Wearing Cat Ears And A Cat Shirt To Help Break The Ice

My Kitten And Niece's First Time Meeting. She Insisted On Wearing Cat Ears And A Cat Shirt To Help Break The Ice

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Bipolar King
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3 years ago

Cat still has that "death to the humans" look

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#35

First Time Without That Stupid Wheelchair

First Time Without That Stupid Wheelchair

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criminalgirl
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3 years ago

Let's hope it won't be the last.

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#36

Here Is My Son. Born Blind, Two Cornea Transplants Later Driving His Car (Last Year's Xmas Present) For The First Time. Could Not Get Him Off Of It

Here Is My Son. Born Blind, Two Cornea Transplants Later Driving His Car (Last Year's Xmas Present) For The First Time. Could Not Get Him Off Of It

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Melissa Nunya
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3 years ago

What a precious boy 😻

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#37

Both Were Unsure Of The Other. Cousins First Meeting

Both Were Unsure Of The Other. Cousins First Meeting

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

meme this

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#38

This 3-Year-Old Tried Cotton Candy For The First Time

This 3-Year-Old Tried Cotton Candy For The First Time

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Hans
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3 years ago

"N-need moarrr!"

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#39

My Daughters Meet Their Baby Brother For The First Time

My Daughters Meet Their Baby Brother For The First Time

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

The one in the middle cannot WAIT to dress him up! She's got plans for him!

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#40

My Dad Seeing A Baby Goat For The First Time

My Dad Seeing A Baby Goat For The First Time

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

mleheheheheh

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#41

Baby Tastes Lemon For The First Time

Baby Tastes Lemon For The First Time

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

I demand a GIF of that boxer dog trying lemon! Lemon tasting for the first time is just too hillarious!

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#42

My Newly Adopted Nephew, Charlie, And My 2 Year Old Niece, Ellison, Playing Together For The First Time

My Newly Adopted Nephew, Charlie, And My 2 Year Old Niece, Ellison, Playing Together For The First Time

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

God Bless you for adopting!

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#43

My Daughter Dressed Herself For The Very First Time

My Daughter Dressed Herself For The Very First Time

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Maddie McBride
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3 years ago

Spoderman

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#44

Baby Sees Herself On Selfie Cam For The First Time

Baby Sees Herself On Selfie Cam For The First Time

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M Fernandes
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3 years ago

I can't stop laughing at this. It's priceless.

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#45

Our Daughter Was Born 10 Weeks Early. My Wife Got To Hold Her For The First Time Yesterday. It Was A Magical Moment

Our Daughter Was Born 10 Weeks Early. My Wife Got To Hold Her For The First Time Yesterday. It Was A Magical Moment

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

Bless her heart!

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#46

Baby Going Through A Tunnel For The First Time

Baby Going Through A Tunnel For The First Time

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Intensive Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

those eyes at the end like wtf was that?! 🤣🤣🤣

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#47

Tribal Children See An iPad For The First Time

Tribal Children See An iPad For The First Time

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Pi...
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3 years ago

Look at those gleeful faces!

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#48

My Grandma Took Her First Selfie Today. Using The Front Camera To Take A Mirror Selfie

My Grandma Took Her First Selfie Today. Using The Front Camera To Take A Mirror Selfie

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Silent Skeleton
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3 years ago

I think she nailed it. It's a great picture :o)

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#49

My Dad Bought Himself A Dog For The First Time In 40 Years, And I Would Say He's Pretty Happy About It

My Dad Bought Himself A Dog For The First Time In 40 Years, And I Would Say He's Pretty Happy About It

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Amanda Panda
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3 years ago

the dog too!

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#50

Grandparents' First Time At A Japanese Restaurant

Grandparents' First Time At A Japanese Restaurant

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Anna Brandigi
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3 years ago

Hibachi is pretty terrifying

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#51

Get On The Ride They Said, It'll Be Fun, They Said

Get On The Ride They Said, It'll Be Fun, They Said

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Flora Polvado
Community Member
3 years ago

LIARS!!!!!

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#52

My Grandma Jumped On A Trampoline For Her First Time Ever

My Grandma Jumped On A Trampoline For Her First Time Ever

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ADHORTATOR
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3 years ago

You are never too old for having fun!

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#53

This Picture Of My Grandfather Meeting His Great Grandson For The First Time

This Picture Of My Grandfather Meeting His Great Grandson For The First Time

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Emily Rose
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww... looks snuggly :)

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#54

Two Girls Skateboarding For The First Time In Kabul

Two Girls Skateboarding For The First Time In Kabul

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Wanda Queen
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3 years ago

Love this one

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#55

Friend's Baby Meets Her First Dog