There are days, months, and entire years when the world feels gloomy. In the midst of worldwide chaos, political turmoil, inflation and a looming economic crisis, the uncertainty of the post-pandemic world, and too many things we don’t want to dedicate an entire page to, it may be hard to find a ray of light.

For many people, keeping themselves positive has become a challenge in itself. Especially, when the news headlines more often than not tell us the very opposite. But this corner of Reddit known as the “Happy” subreddit is a getaway we all need. “Happy Reddit to make you happy,” says the slogan of the community which is home to 474k “happy campers”, aka members.

Scroll down through our selection of the fuzziest and warmest posts below, and be sure to share the article with anyone who needs an uplifting boost!

#1

200 Days Drugs Free Today, On My Way To My First Day Of College

200 Days Drugs Free Today, On My Way To My First Day Of College

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#2

After 4 Years, 75 Rejections And 164 Days On Anxiety Medicine, I Published My First Fantasy Book!

After 4 Years, 75 Rejections And 164 Days On Anxiety Medicine, I Published My First Fantasy Book!

Wordsmith_Rypht Report

#3

A Year Ago My Wife Left Me And My Girls

A Year Ago My Wife Left Me And My Girls

I finally got the finalized divorce papers in the mail today! That means I officially have custody of my two tiny monsters! I’ve also lost over 70lbs in the last year, working to get healthy and watch these two grow up. Haven’t been this happy in forever.

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To find out more about this uplifting corner of Reddit known as “the Happy Reddit,” Bored Panda spoke with its moderator N8theGr8 who happily shared some insights into the community with our readers. The moderator said that although he wasn’t there when the sub was created back in 2008 (which is pretty impressive by Reddit’s standards), he has been along for “the ride for a while at this point.”

“When I joined, there weren't really any automated processes running on that subreddit, so we had to deal with fights and brigades manually,” N8theGr8 recounted. He added a few filters to cut down on that, and “it's helped the subreddit hum along without much in the way of needing to actually step in to mod it, which I think helps ensure a community as free from outside interference as possible.”

#4

Many Vet Visits, A Surgery, And Long Recovery Later

Many Vet Visits, A Surgery, And Long Recovery Later

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#5

Today Is The One-Year Anniversary Of My Wife's Passing. As I Walked Into My Shop, I Spilled My Water. She Gave Me A Reminder That Today Will Be Just Fine

Today Is The One-Year Anniversary Of My Wife's Passing. As I Walked Into My Shop, I Spilled My Water. She Gave Me A Reminder That Today Will Be Just Fine

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#6

Three Years Ago I [Tried To Take My Own Life] Because Of My Chronic Depression And A Traumatic Experience. Now I'm About To Graduate High School And As Of Yesterday I'm Three Years Clean Of Self-Harm!

Three Years Ago I [Tried To Take My Own Life] Because Of My Chronic Depression And A Traumatic Experience. Now I'm About To Graduate High School And As Of Yesterday I'm Three Years Clean Of Self-Harm!

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Liyah Handelman
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You look great! i’m glad you’re leading a happy and healthy life. I wish you the best of luck! 💕

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“There's a lot of uncertainty in politics, news, climate, and many other issues facing us all lately,” N8theGr8 said. And in this difficult time, the Happy community on Reddit which is home to 475k members seems to be as relevant as ever. “I think it's good to be able to just have a spot where you can unwind to celebrate and focus on small victories and uplifting positive content,” he added.

The moderator said that the community “certainly has new people joining every day, and it's always nice to find someone who is happy to be able to have a small sanctuary of positivity.” This reflects in the subreddit’s description too: “Too many depressing things on the main page, so post about what makes you warm and fuzzy inside!”

#7

My Best Friend Was Born 3 Years Ago And I Just Had To Get Us Matching Hats. He Brings So Much Happiness To My Life

My Best Friend Was Born 3 Years Ago And I Just Had To Get Us Matching Hats. He Brings So Much Happiness To My Life

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#8

My Little Brother’s High School Hosted A Dance For Students With Special Needs. He Had A Blast!

My Little Brother’s High School Hosted A Dance For Students With Special Needs. He Had A Blast!

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Angela B
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You have a wonderful smile young one! You light up the room!

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#9

I Got Full Custody Of My Son Seven Years Ago And This Week We Finally Got Our Own Place Together!

I Got Full Custody Of My Son Seven Years Ago And This Week We Finally Got Our Own Place Together!

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When asked how N8theGr8 himself stays resilient to negativity, the moderator said that he gets regular exercise and has other hobbies. Aside from that, “and at the end of the day, I just assume that everyone being overly negative on the internet has their own problems and I figure that they're just yelling because they don't really view their computer screen as a person, so basically, I give people the benefit of the doubt.”

#10

Spent My Entire Life In A Church That Brainwashed Me Into Following Their Dogma

Spent My Entire Life In A Church That Brainwashed Me Into Following Their Dogma

I wasted my time "Working" for them when I should have been getting an education. I am happy to announce that I finally got the guts to leave, moved across the country, and at 22 years old, I'm going back to university.

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#11

Quit My Job Saturday, Got Dumped Sunday, Aced My Midterm Monday, Got The Job I Actually Wanted Tuesday, Paid Off All My Debt On Wednesday, And Spent The Day With My Dogs At The Beach. It’s Been A Good Week

Quit My Job Saturday, Got Dumped Sunday, Aced My Midterm Monday, Got The Job I Actually Wanted Tuesday, Paid Off All My Debt On Wednesday, And Spent The Day With My Dogs At The Beach. It’s Been A Good Week

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#12

Got The All-Clear For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer In Early January. The Sun Came Out The Other Day, And Just Because, I Put On My Sunniest Outfit, And Twirled About With Genuine Joy. My Husband Took This Photo

Got The All-Clear For Triple-Negative Breast Cancer In Early January. The Sun Came Out The Other Day, And Just Because, I Put On My Sunniest Outfit, And Twirled About With Genuine Joy. My Husband Took This Photo

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N8theGr8 continued: “I support a lot of progressive policies, so I get attacked by Redditors a lot on this platform, but I view the effort as important enough that I can weather a few mean people on the internet. I do my best to address and reduce negativity in my life, from within and without. I try to keep in mind that there are things I can change, and things that I cannot, so I do my best to try to be able to tell the difference and act accordingly,” he concluded in an interview with Bored Panda.

#13

My Mugshot From Two Years Ago Following A Massive Pcp/Benzo Overdose And Before Homelessness And A Trip To Prison

My Mugshot From Two Years Ago Following A Massive Pcp/Benzo Overdose And Before Homelessness And A Trip To Prison

I'm now two years sober, living a wonderful life, and happier than I ever thought I'd be!

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#14

It’s 4 Am, My Eyes Can Barely Open, Baby Finally Asleep, Mission Accomplished

It’s 4 Am, My Eyes Can Barely Open, Baby Finally Asleep, Mission Accomplished

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Nor
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That precious little smile makes it worth while<3

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#15

13 Years Ago, I Started Medical School. I Walked Out Today A Heart And Lung Surgeon. Today, I Am Happy

13 Years Ago, I Started Medical School. I Walked Out Today A Heart And Lung Surgeon. Today, I Am Happy

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Marette
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That smile is affecting my heart ❤️😉

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#16

I've Lost Some Weight. Can't Stop Smiling When I See A Mirror Now

I've Lost Some Weight. Can't Stop Smiling When I See A Mirror Now

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Liyah Handelman
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I cannot even tell it’s the same person! You did a great gob 👍

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#17

My Husband Laughing Hysterically During Our Wedding Vows. This Photos Always Makes Me Smile

My Husband Laughing Hysterically During Our Wedding Vows. This Photos Always Makes Me Smile

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#18

My Son Is Autistic. The Best Part Of My Day Is The 20 Minute Night Time Routine With All His Stuffed Animals

My Son Is Autistic. The Best Part Of My Day Is The 20 Minute Night Time Routine With All His Stuffed Animals

Repetition doesn’t bother him (in fact he prefers it) so my same jokes totally kill every night

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RK Barbo
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For anyone who doesn't know, this is Mark Rober. He's a super cool YouTuber whose an ex NASA scientist and worked on the Mars Rover. His videos are really fun science experiments and he is THE KING of squirrel mazes!

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#19

Well, Folks. Today I Have Been Sober For One Year. Coincidentally, This Has Been The Best 365 Days Of My Life. Perhaps Even Consequently So. All I Know Is That I Feel Great

Well, Folks. Today I Have Been Sober For One Year. Coincidentally, This Has Been The Best 365 Days Of My Life. Perhaps Even Consequently So. All I Know Is That I Feel Great

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#20

After 3 Months Of Treatment, My Wife Finally Completed Chemo! I Am So Proud Of Her (Dogs Also Proud)!

After 3 Months Of Treatment, My Wife Finally Completed Chemo! I Am So Proud Of Her (Dogs Also Proud)!

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#21

3 Years Ago, I Had My First Solo Gig, Where There Were 5 People In The Audience And I Was Nervous As Hell. Last Night, I Had A Gig In Front Over 1,000 People And Loved Every Single Second

3 Years Ago, I Had My First Solo Gig, Where There Were 5 People In The Audience And I Was Nervous As Hell. Last Night, I Had A Gig In Front Over 1,000 People And Loved Every Single Second

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#22

My Incredible Father Got Up And Stood On His Own Today!! And He Took 7 Steps And My Heart Is So Happy (Heart Aneurism And Stroke)

My Incredible Father Got Up And Stood On His Own Today!! And He Took 7 Steps And My Heart Is So Happy (Heart Aneurism And Stroke)

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Liyah Handelman
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a brave and strong father! You’re lucky to have him! I wish you and your family good luck :)

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#23

I Went To A Paint Night With My Mom The Other Night. We Had Such A Good Time, And It Was The Happiest I'd Been In A Long Time

I Went To A Paint Night With My Mom The Other Night. We Had Such A Good Time, And It Was The Happiest I'd Been In A Long Time

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#24

It Took 17 Years, But I Can Finally Call This Country My Own!

It Took 17 Years, But I Can Finally Call This Country My Own!

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#25

We Did It! We Are Now Gal-Pals For Life!

We Did It! We Are Now Gal-Pals For Life!

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#26

I Suffer From Severe Depression. Traveled More Than 6000 Miles (9800 Kms) For A Solo Vacation To L.A. I Never Been This Happy In Years

I Suffer From Severe Depression. Traveled More Than 6000 Miles (9800 Kms) For A Solo Vacation To L.A. I Never Been This Happy In Years

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#27

After 4 Years Of Being Out Of School Due To A Traumatic Brain Injury, I Am Lucky To Be Able To Call Myself A Student Again

After 4 Years Of Being Out Of School Due To A Traumatic Brain Injury, I Am Lucky To Be Able To Call Myself A Student Again

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Strawberry Pizza
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooh! Have fun learning sign language, those books look interesting.

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#28

After Getting Laid Off Twice In Six Months, And Moving My Family To A Crammed Apartment In A New City For A Job I Didn't Like, I'm Now At A Job I Love And Buying My Dream Home. It Has A Bathtub

After Getting Laid Off Twice In Six Months, And Moving My Family To A Crammed Apartment In A New City For A Job I Didn't Like, I'm Now At A Job I Love And Buying My Dream Home. It Has A Bathtub

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#29

I Got My Order Of The Arrow Sash In Boy Scouts Today!

I Got My Order Of The Arrow Sash In Boy Scouts Today!

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's national honor society. Founded 100 years ago, it recognizes Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify Scouting values in their daily lives.

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#30

My Daughter Won A Medal At The Special Olympics. There Was A Time Where Doctors Told Us She Wouldnt Survive Infancy. Very Happy Weekend!

My Daughter Won A Medal At The Special Olympics. There Was A Time Where Doctors Told Us She Wouldnt Survive Infancy. Very Happy Weekend!

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#31

Found Her On Tinder 2 Years Ago And Now She Said Yes To Being My Wife!!!

Found Her On Tinder 2 Years Ago And Now She Said Yes To Being My Wife!!!

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#32

2015 vs. 2017 My Skin Has Been Better For A While (Shout Out To The Pill) But Seeing This Old Photo Compared To A New One (Where I’m Not Even Wearing Make Up) Made Me So Happy I Just Had To Share It Somewhere!!

2015 vs. 2017 My Skin Has Been Better For A While (Shout Out To The Pill) But Seeing This Old Photo Compared To A New One (Where I’m Not Even Wearing Make Up) Made Me So Happy I Just Had To Share It Somewhere!!

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Marcel Beisel
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

im here for years now but i never made an account or commented. in this case i wanna say that i am so happy for you. You look soooo beautiful! Im 32 and still struggling with akne. sometimes it gets better, sometimes its worse... so i really feel you!

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#33

The Pure Ecstasy Of Winning Gold During The Special Olympics! My Heart Is So Full From This Past Weekend!

The Pure Ecstasy Of Winning Gold During The Special Olympics! My Heart Is So Full From This Past Weekend!

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#34

A Year Ago Today, I Moved To The Other Side Of The World, Without Knowing A Word Of Any Foreign Language

A Year Ago Today, I Moved To The Other Side Of The World, Without Knowing A Word Of Any Foreign Language

 Today, I passed a German exam permitting me to study at university in my first ever second language. F**k yeah, life!

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#35

Wife Survived A Brain Tumor So We Celebrated!

Wife Survived A Brain Tumor So We Celebrated!

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#36

Drug Addict For 8 Years, Went To Jail In 2015, And Went To The Psych Ward Twice In Early 2017

Drug Addict For 8 Years, Went To Jail In 2015, And Went To The Psych Ward Twice In Early 2017

Couldn’t hold a job for more than a few months. Now I'm 100% drug-free for 135 days and a manager of McDonalds! In the fall of 2018 I'm on track to fulfill my dream of going to hamburger university in Chicago!

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Susie Elle
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Such great accomplishments! (also there's a hamburger university??)

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#37

I Ran My First Race Today! It Was A 6.5km And I Did It In 44:27! I Trained For Two Months (And Lost Nearly Three Clothes Sizes), Having Never Been A Runner Before. I’m So Dang Proud Of Myself!

I Ran My First Race Today! It Was A 6.5km And I Did It In 44:27! I Trained For Two Months (And Lost Nearly Three Clothes Sizes), Having Never Been A Runner Before. I’m So Dang Proud Of Myself!

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pusheen buttercup
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just remember to take good care of yourself :)

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#38

After Many Failed Attempts At Actually Completing What I Started, I Have Finally Finished And Published A Book! I Literally Can't Contain My Excitement!

After Many Failed Attempts At Actually Completing What I Started, I Have Finally Finished And Published A Book! I Literally Can't Contain My Excitement!

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Liyah Handelman
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! looks really cool! Does anyone here know what the book’s about?

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#39

I’ve Struggled With Anxiety And Depression Since I Was 15

I’ve Struggled With Anxiety And Depression Since I Was 15

 Since bringing Mia into my life just one week ago, I’ve felt more happiness and peace than I ever thought possible. With her by my side, I know 26 will be my best year yet.

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#40

Last Year I Started Learning My Girlfriend's Native Language Because Her Parents Didn't Speak English. This Week I Asked Their Permission To Marry Her In Portuguese

Last Year I Started Learning My Girlfriend's Native Language Because Her Parents Didn't Speak English. This Week I Asked Their Permission To Marry Her In Portuguese

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#41

10.5 Years Ago, I Was Just Going To A Dance With A Boy. I Had No Idea That We Would Choose To Spend The Rest Of Our Lives Together

10.5 Years Ago, I Was Just Going To A Dance With A Boy. I Had No Idea That We Would Choose To Spend The Rest Of Our Lives Together

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Liyah Handelman
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so wholesome! I love it so much- I wish you guys a happy and healthy life! 💕

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#42

I Bought My First Home!

I Bought My First Home!

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Liyah Handelman
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

what a beautiful house!! Great job and good for you

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#43

This Past Year Home Life Became Too Much For Me So I Ran Away To China To Teach English

This Past Year Home Life Became Too Much For Me So I Ran Away To China To Teach English

These kids think I’m the coolest person just because I have hair on my arms. I have never felt so much love.

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Liyah Handelman
Community Member
4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

haha that sounds so cool! Being a teacher takes so much work and responsibilities. Thanks for doing what you do to help students thrive!

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#44

12 Years On Disability, 7 Years Sober, 300lbs Lost In 2 Years And Next Week I Move To NYC To Start A New Job. Keep Looking Up And Keep Moving Forward!!

12 Years On Disability, 7 Years Sober, 300lbs Lost In 2 Years And Next Week I Move To NYC To Start A New Job. Keep Looking Up And Keep Moving Forward!!

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pusheen buttercup
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good luck in new york, that place is expensive! But the food is worth it :3

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#45

I Got Engaged Last Night. I'm So Happy My Cheeks Are About To Break Off

I Got Engaged Last Night. I'm So Happy My Cheeks Are About To Break Off

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#46

After Trying For Years We Finally Got To Meet Our Pride And Joy

After Trying For Years We Finally Got To Meet Our Pride And Joy

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pusheen buttercup
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Welcome to the world, pride and joy! Looks very healthy, I'm happy for you all

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#47

Here's A Message From My Dad, Making Me Cry And S**t

Here's A Message From My Dad, Making Me Cry And S**t

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#48

I’m 26, I Just Bought My First Car That Has Ac And Under 150k Miles And I’m Pretty F**king Proud About It

I’m 26, I Just Bought My First Car That Has Ac And Under 150k Miles And I’m Pretty F**king Proud About It

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#49

I Just Submitted My Last Final Paper For My Masters Degree!

I Just Submitted My Last Final Paper For My Masters Degree!

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flutterbyy
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4 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope that's where I will be in the next 1.5 years.

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#50

Today Marks Six Happy Months With My Beautiful Girlfriend

Today Marks Six Happy Months With My Beautiful Girlfriend

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#51

My Friend Drew This And Calls It Rainbow Mommy.one Of The Nicest People Ive Met 💕 Wish Her Goo

My Friend Drew This And Calls It Rainbow Mommy.one Of The Nicest People Ive Met 💕 Wish Her Goo

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#53

My Friend Drew This And Calls It Rainbow Mommy.one Of The Nicest People Ive Met

My Friend Drew This And Calls It Rainbow Mommy.one Of The Nicest People Ive Met

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