We usually expect things to go the worst possible way—whether it’s failing that crucial exam you need to get into uni, or getting painfully rejected by your best friend who you’ve been in love with since childhood. There’s something liberating about expecting the most dreadful scenario, but nothing feels better than when it turns out the opposite.

Luckily, the internet is a magical place and there’s a little corner for everything: the bad and the impossibly good. Like this community on Reddit, r/UnexpectedlyWholesome, which has been sharing incidents and cases that took a U-turn for the wholesome for the past three years since its launch on February 19, 2017.

From a boyfriend praying on Twitter for his girlfriend’s period to come today, to a landlord who said no pets allowed in the property, some things are made to have exceptions and the most wholesome outcomes. No spoilers, but who doesn’t love happily-ever-after endings?

#1

Hol Up

Hol Up

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Foxxy (The Original)
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3 months ago

Hahaha, now that’s commitment.

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#2

This Make Me Happy

This Make Me Happy

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aestheticaly_angelic
Community Member
3 months ago

awwe thats so sweet

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#3

Wholesome 100

Wholesome 100

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

It brought tears in my eyes T.T

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It feels like we’re living in a drought of good news. The past year hasn’t been an easy one and the general emotional state of people around the globe is not the best one. And how could it be otherwise with what we’ve all been dealing with lately?

But it turns out that feel-good news like this wholesome post can bring much-needed health benefits, especially in times of crisis. One study from Brigham Young University proved that sharing positive experiences, events, and stories has immense perks. The researchers invited participants to keep a journal of grateful experiences over four weeks, and share them with a partner twice a week. Those partners who received good news reported being in a better mood overall.

#4

Gang Of Hagrids

Gang Of Hagrids

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Hahahaaa

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#5

Found This

Found This

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

That is so sad that no one would give him the time and patience he needed. So glad he eventually found someone to talk to.

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#6

Kids Are The Best

Kids Are The Best

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago

LOL The kid was in awe all this time.

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Moreover, reading bad news is able to stir up the hormones and spark the neurotransmitters that alter our mood. In the same way, exposing ourselves to positive information has a calming effect. According to the positivity advocate and writer Celia Abernethy, human-interest stories not only make us feel happier, they also increase trust and hope in humankind. “Stories about improved living and health conditions are uplifting and encouraging.”

Stories with happy endings, wholesome twists, and wonderful people assure readers that whatever happens, we will be fine because the world is full of great human beings. This hopeful thinking is what we critically need these days.

#7

Found This Gem

Found This Gem

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

That is such a sweet story. And, your maternal grandfather seems like the coolest guy. Many people would have looked down on someone who was a sanitation engineer. I respect people who make an honest living.

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#8

Goals

Goals

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Aww. That's beautiful!

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#9

Reddit Can Be A Great Place

Reddit Can Be A Great Place

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aestheticaly_angelic
Community Member
3 months ago

screenshot pls

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#10

Hearing The Words From Love

Hearing The Words From Love

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Your mom heard you. No offspring is perfect. You were there for her when it really mattered.

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#11

I Lived

I Lived

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aestheticaly_angelic
Community Member
3 months ago

haha

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#12

Fight For Babies First Word

Fight For Babies First Word

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

You are a good woman.

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#13

I'm Not Gonna Spoil Anything, Just Read It And You'll See

I'm Not Gonna Spoil Anything, Just Read It And You'll See

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

I wouldn't mind being butt-dialed by a cat.

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#14

Yes

Yes

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Aida Miller
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3 months ago

I’m going to start doing this it’s awesome

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#15

"The More You Yell At Her, The More Money She Makes!"

"The More You Yell At Her, The More Money She Makes!"

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Bill
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Somebody who is in their 60's and 70's who have an aggressive personality change is probably starting alzheimers or Dementia. The brain has started changing and over half of Americans will end up with

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#16

Landlord Says No Pets Allowed, But An Exception Is Made

Landlord Says No Pets Allowed, But An Exception Is Made

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

The frog does look rather polite, doesn't he? I'm glad the landlord acquiesced.

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#17

An Unexpected Friendship

An Unexpected Friendship

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

I don’t understand that logic, since when can you only call your friends by their first name. I understand there is an etiquette when it comes to teachers, elders and royalty etc but not every Tom, D**k or Harry.

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#18

Goby Saves The Day

Goby Saves The Day

Instead of placing garbage cans around this beach, the city made a giant see-through fish out of some barbed wire and meshm and added a sign that says "Goby loves plastic, please feed him". Kids love feeding Goby, who is usually full by the end of the day, and taken away by the city.

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BorPand8
Community Member
3 months ago

That's a great idea! You'd have all the kids shaming the adults into doing it too...

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#19

Boys Like Flowers, Too

Boys Like Flowers, Too

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

What an unexpected plot twist... boys are people too!

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#20

NASA Is Wholesome

NASA Is Wholesome

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BorPand8
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm not crying. You're crying.

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#21

She Said Good Morning

She Said Good Morning

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago

My heart breaks for this poor girl, hopefully that good morning is a small step to a long recovery.

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#22

Found This Unexpectedly Wholesome Response

Found This Unexpectedly Wholesome Response

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

That mug has certainly made the rounds. It has now become a family heirloom.

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#23

George Bush Sr's Dog Got Too Fat

George Bush Sr's Dog Got Too Fat

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

George Bush took Ranger's weight loss regime very seriously, as a good parent should. I like his all-points bulletin.

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#24

Wants To Learn For That Special Someone

Wants To Learn For That Special Someone

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BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope someone gave them step-by-step directions.

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#25

I Was Expecting A Nice Guy Story. Although I Was Not Disappointed

I Was Expecting A Nice Guy Story. Although I Was Not Disappointed

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

Zagle did his best

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#26

Wholesome Story

Wholesome Story

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Who's cutting onions?

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#27

Straight As Nails

Straight As Nails

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

you're everything but straight :D i'm happy for the two to find eachother

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#28

I Love This

I Love This

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Hahaha

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#29

Beginning And End Of Decade

Beginning And End Of Decade

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BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

Now that's ambition.

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#30

Piggyback Sunset

Piggyback Sunset

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

why does the boyfriend seem to be happier in the pic with the biker? :D

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#31

This Gem I Found On Twitter Today

This Gem I Found On Twitter Today

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Just keep hiking thru life - together!

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#32

Wholesome Protesters

Wholesome Protesters

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

:')

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#33

True Love

True Love

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Awww, my heart is melting, my hubby started crying as I walked down the aisle. Probably crying thinking “what the f**k have I gotten myself into” hahaha.

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#34

We Have Much To Learn

We Have Much To Learn

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BusLady
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3 months ago

Actual photo of the island's Security Force.

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#35

Nice

Nice

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Bardhi's Dad
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3 months ago

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#36

Today Is The Day

Today Is The Day

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

So touching

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#37

Unexpectedly Wholesomeness

Unexpectedly Wholesomeness

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

I have similar memories with my dad. He died 42 years ago, I'm 58 now, and I never forget that love and care he show in that subtle and warm way to me, my younger sister and my little brother.

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#38

Gordon Ramsey Hood Edition

Gordon Ramsey Hood Edition

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BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

Hopefully his work now is not "enhanced."

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#39

It Never Came

It Never Came

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BusLady
Community Member
3 months ago

Proud like a daddy should be. ❤️

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#40

Awwwww This Is Absolute Poggers

Awwwww This Is Absolute Poggers

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

if anyone here knows the iron druid chronicles by kevin hearne: you know oberon and how he talks. i just imagined him being a film doggo and just so happy that he can't stop waggling his tail xD (okay this comment is very random)

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#41

My Neighbor Almost Had My Mom Worried For His Safety

My Neighbor Almost Had My Mom Worried For His Safety

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Lol

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#42

A Man Trying To Dry The Bird That Is Wet Due To The Downpour And Is About To Freeze From The Cold... With A Hair Dryer

A Man Trying To Dry The Bird That Is Wet Due To The Downpour And Is About To Freeze From The Cold... With A Hair Dryer

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3 months ago

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#43

Turned His Life Around

Turned His Life Around

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El Dee
Community Member
3 months ago

Everyone deserves another chance, the chance to reinvent themselves. Good luck and I hope his business makes it through the pandemic!!

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#44

Wholesome Dealer

Wholesome Dealer

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Francis
Community Member
3 months ago

your good guy neigbourhood dealer is there for you when you need him. - sounds like a good ad :D

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#45

Do What Makes You Happy

Do What Makes You Happy

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes!

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#46

Made Me Smile

Made Me Smile

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troufaki13
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3 months ago

The resemblance is uncanny!

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#47

Definitely Something I Would Do

Definitely Something I Would Do

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Raine Soo
Community Member
3 months ago

Aww, sweet...

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#48

#flattenthecurve

#flattenthecurve

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Bardhi's Dad
Community Member
3 months ago

Bravo NYCT Subway! That's very sweet

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#49

Anon Loves His Mother

Anon Loves His Mother

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aestheticaly_angelic
Community Member
3 months ago

so true tho

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#50

Thanks Satan

Thanks Satan

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Jayne Kyra
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3 months ago

The hot tubs can be a tad too hot for people who are sensitive to heat, but they serve chilled drinks for that.

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