These days, many of us have fallen into misery. It’s easy to feel lost amid the worldwide return to normal, frozen economy, and realization that the pandemic has inevitably become the new normal. No wonder the sales of plants, self-help books, and bikes have reached record highs as we’re all looking for some sort of emotional shelter.

So to all our fellow anxious souls, we have prepared a real wholesome band-aid, a strictly uplifting and positive list compiled by Bored Panda. Scroll down through the much-needed boost of positivity below, and be sure to share the post with a friend who feels like being tucked in under a warm blanket.

And for those who need an extra boost of wholesomeness, check out our previous articles here, here, and here.

#1

So Happy For Them Both

So Happy For Them Both

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Jihan Kim
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4 months ago

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Keeping your spirits high is always easier said than done. Sometimes you just can’t help but feel like the world is against you, especially during the times of worldwide pandemic. Many of us are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions in adults and children. After all, we've lived under numerous public health actions and restrictions for more than a year, and social distancing has made many of us feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety.

#2

I Rescued A Stray Cat In My Neighborhood. At Night His Brother Would Come To Visit Him. I Really Had No Other Options

I Rescued A Stray Cat In My Neighborhood. At Night His Brother Would Come To Visit Him. I Really Had No Other Options

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Lauren Caswell
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4 months ago

Oh that hug!!! Bless you good person

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#3

This Is Tiernan McCready. He Saw 3 Males Grab An 18-Year-Old Girl And Try To Get Her In Their Van. He Reacted Instantly, Led The Girl To Safety And Told His Mother To Ring The Police

This Is Tiernan McCready. He Saw 3 Males Grab An 18-Year-Old Girl And Try To Get Her In Their Van. He Reacted Instantly, Led The Girl To Safety And Told His Mother To Ring The Police

This is what a hero looks like.

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Aurelia!
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4 months ago

what a hero!

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Now that the world is returning to normal, many people feel like they cannot keep up with it. Unclear vaccination status, fear of catching the virus, record rates of unemployment, businesses going bankrupt and uncertainty about the future have added many layers to the stress. But whether we like it or not, life twists are unforeseeable, and it's just inevitable we have to find ways to cope with whatever it brings us.

#4

This Lovely Gentleman Came In Today To Learn How To Curl His Wife’s Hair

This Lovely Gentleman Came In Today To Learn How To Curl His Wife’s Hair

His wife is unable to curl her own hair and often burns herself, so he stepped up to the plate and learned how to curl her hair. We had the pleasure of teaching him! We taught him how to do volume curls on short hair, how to protect her skin from being burned and we even taught him to put on her mascara.

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Birgit M
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4 months ago

What a lovely man!

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#5

Awesome Uber Driver

Awesome Uber Driver

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Michelle M
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4 months ago

Wholesome Onur

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#6

Local Museum Posts Image Of A 1965 School Desk Inscribed With “Benny & Linda”. Benny Responds In Comments

Local Museum Posts Image Of A 1965 School Desk Inscribed With “Benny & Linda”. Benny Responds In Comments

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Aurelia!
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4 months ago

So cute i died

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So in order to find out what an expert has to say on keeping your spirits up during hard times, Bored Panda reached out to Lynn How, the author of “Positive Young Mind” and life coach who specializes in supporting educators, parents, and children with improving and prevention of mental health issues.

“When life takes an unexpected twist such as our current global pandemic, having the tools in your toolbox to cope and stay positive are a priority,” said Lynn and added that there are tried and tested ideas to try out to boost inner positivity and resilience.

#7

My Foster Dog Had Never Been Indoors Before. This Is Her First Nap, On A Bed, In A Home

My Foster Dog Had Never Been Indoors Before. This Is Her First Nap, On A Bed, In A Home

Sundae was taken from a dog hoarding situation — one man had 16 dogs (and a deceased dog’s body) in his backyard. The dogs had access only to a junk-filled backyard and a garage for shelter.

We’ve had her for about a week and you would never know that she’s never been an indoor dog before. She’s totally potty trained, incredibly gentle and she’s very polite indoors. She loves to sleep as close as possible to me in bed — I think she’s just making up for 8ish years of zero affection.

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Alexandra Davis
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4 months ago

How can humans be so cruel and yet the animals still forgive us? We're not worthy of animal affection

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#8

After Almost Exactly 1 And A Half Years I Have Lost 150 Lbs And I Couldn't Be Happier. I Still Have A Bit To Go Before I Get To Where I Want To Be

After Almost Exactly 1 And A Half Years I Have Lost 150 Lbs And I Couldn't Be Happier. I Still Have A Bit To Go Before I Get To Where I Want To Be

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Joline Treanor
Community Member
4 months ago

You're awesome!

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#9

Meet John Amanam, He Is A Skilled Craftsman From Nigeria, Who Is Paving The Way In Prosthetics For Darker Skin Tones

Meet John Amanam, He Is A Skilled Craftsman From Nigeria, Who Is Paving The Way In Prosthetics For Darker Skin Tones

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Nubis Knight
Community Member
4 months ago

Never thought of this but am still shocked this isn't already a thing. Same with band-aids in darker skin colors!

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“The first recommendation I would make to increase positivity is reflecting upon your self-esteem,” she said. Asking yourself questions like “Are you someone who works too hard because you think it’s expected of you and you are attempting to be perfect at everything all the time? Does this or similar behavior stem for some unconscious issue deep inside?” may be extremely beneficial in getting to know yourself.

#10

With A Smile

With A Smile

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Kiem Gallagher
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4 months ago

Look at those adorable chunky cheeks! Wishing her a long, happy and healthy life.

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#11

Sad And Beautiful At The Same Time

Sad And Beautiful At The Same Time

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Aurelia!
Community Member
4 months ago

awwww

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#12

Kind Duck Returns Boy's Flip-Flop That Fell Down The Hill

Kind Duck Returns Boy's Flip-Flop That Fell Down The Hill

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Foxxy (The Original)
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4 months ago

That's not a duck, that's a retriever lol.

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“We all have our own little issues in worrying we’re not good enough or that we don’t matter. Working on this is so important, as if you have higher self-esteem, you are more likely to consider yourself worthy of taking time out to work on yourself. A higher self-esteem improves every aspect of your life so it’s worth the investment.”

According to Lynn, developing a sense of gratitude is another way to improve positivity. “Thinking about ten things every morning on the way to work that I am thankful for really helps lift my positivity and also remember that it could always be worse!”

#13

Got My First Shot (Moderna) Ever After Moving Out From Antivaxxer Parents

Got My First Shot (Moderna) Ever After Moving Out From Antivaxxer Parents

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James016
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4 months ago

Good for you 👍

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#14

Wholesome Fatherhood

Wholesome Fatherhood

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rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
4 months ago

The patience is truly next level. I would have bought another after the honeymoon and built it like a dirty secret.

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#15

Back In 2000, Kevin Hines Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge Due To Mental Illnesses. He Miraculously Survived. Now He Is A Suicide Prevention Speaker

Back In 2000, Kevin Hines Jumped Off The Golden Gate Bridge Due To Mental Illnesses. He Miraculously Survived. Now He Is A Suicide Prevention Speaker

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Lauren Caswell
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4 months ago

♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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The mind coach also suggests increasing collaboration with others, since many of us have found ourselves not wanting to talk with people anymore, “especially after long periods of not seeing people—it’s too easy to not restart (but you need to).” Making yourself social is a way to confront these anxieties, although at first, you may not feel like it.

#16

After Kobe’s Final Game, He Was Inspired To Start Working Out And Ended Up Losing 170 Lbs

After Kobe’s Final Game, He Was Inspired To Start Working Out And Ended Up Losing 170 Lbs

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Joe Dad
Community Member
4 months ago

RIP Kobe :'(

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#17

Heartwarming

Heartwarming

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Julia Atkinson
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4 months ago

Second pic: the Happy Flasher

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#18

I Told My Sister If She Graduated With Honors I Would Wear A Matching Dress To Her Graduation. She Said The Thought Of Seeing Me In A Dress Was Her Motivation. Worth It To Me

I Told My Sister If She Graduated With Honors I Would Wear A Matching Dress To Her Graduation. She Said The Thought Of Seeing Me In A Dress Was Her Motivation. Worth It To Me

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Keating_5
Community Member
4 months ago

They both look lovely!

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“Recently I heard this phenomenon described as a ‘Blursday.’ Every day is Blursday with no plans! Combat this by filling your diary,” Lynn said and continued: “Plan one nice thing a day to look forward to and get it written down so it actually happens.”

And the last thing is never to underestimate the power of exercise. “Those endorphins coupled with a balanced diet really help to combat negativity and provide you with the energy you need to be motivated,” Lynn concluded. For those who are struggling with addictions or self-control, a pandemic is also a great way to look for online support groups and seek the help you have been postponing for too long.

#19

This Guy Was Standing Alongside Highway 90 In Biloxi, MS

This Guy Was Standing Alongside Highway 90 In Biloxi, MS

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Call Me Mars
Community Member
4 months ago

I really needed this. I woke up with the urge to end everything. I had a horrible dream that I was killed by police (I am black and it is an everlasting fear), and no one cared. No protests, and no court case for the policeperson. Thanks to this post, I'll live to see the end of this day. And hopefully more.

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#20

This Kitten Followed Me Home Like 8 Blocks And Then After That, She Broke Into My House Back In July Of 2019. I Wasn't Even Mad I Decided To Keep Her And I Named Her Shadow

This Kitten Followed Me Home Like 8 Blocks And Then After That, She Broke Into My House Back In July Of 2019. I Wasn't Even Mad I Decided To Keep Her And I Named Her Shadow

Her name is Shadow because she always sneaks up on people. She's such an awesome friend to me.

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Alexandra Davis
Community Member
4 months ago

She knew a loving owner when she saw one and didn't want to miss out on a new home!

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#21

This Tiny Fox Has Been Visiting Our Garden Every Day And Wants To Be Friends

This Tiny Fox Has Been Visiting Our Garden Every Day And Wants To Be Friends

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Aurelia!
Community Member
4 months ago

I WILL BE YOUR FRIEND LITTLE FOX

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#22

My Good Boy Is Officially Cancer Free

My Good Boy Is Officially Cancer Free

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Hugo A-niro
Community Member
4 months ago

Good bless him and you for Caring

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#23

This Is Super Wholesome

This Is Super Wholesome

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Katie Fink
Community Member
4 months ago

I love this!

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#24

I’m Four Years Free From Heroin Addiction Today! Top Picture Was During Active Addiction, Bottom Pic Is Me Now With My 2-Year-Old Son. We Do Recover

I’m Four Years Free From Heroin Addiction Today! Top Picture Was During Active Addiction, Bottom Pic Is Me Now With My 2-Year-Old Son. We Do Recover

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Community Member
4 months ago

For some reason I got downvoted on my previous comment saying congrats, and that she looked much healthier and happier. I don't know why everyone is downvoting me, can someone explain? Anyway, congratulations to you and your son. Ps. you're very pretty

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#25

Despite Adversity, Showing She Cares About The Planet

Despite Adversity, Showing She Cares About The Planet

Nadia Sparks, a 13-year-old student from Norwich, got juice thrown at her face, was chased and punched, even shown a knife by schoolmates only for picking up litter on her way to school and was named "Trash Girl."

Undeterred of all the bullying, she has picked up thousands of liters of garbage since she started her project, much of which has been recycled. After her story went viral, she became an ambassador for the WWF and has won international recognition & awards.

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Aurelia!
Community Member
4 months ago

so sad, I can't believe she was bullied for helping the environment :(

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#26

This Is One Of My Dad’s Art Students, Gabe. This Was Done By Charcoal. He’s 16 Years Old

This Is One Of My Dad’s Art Students, Gabe. This Was Done By Charcoal. He’s 16 Years Old

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Alexandra Davis
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow that's amazing talent!

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#27

365 Days Of Recovery

365 Days Of Recovery

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Joline Treanor
Community Member
4 months ago

You got this!

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#28

Locals Protects Stray Dog From Dogcatchers

Locals Protects Stray Dog From Dogcatchers

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Abhinc
Community Member
4 months ago

that dog being there would make me go there twice a day even if i don't need to do laundry

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#29

I Grew Up With Abusive, Drug Addicted Parents. Today Is My First Mother’s Day And I Gotta Say, I’m Killing It

I Grew Up With Abusive, Drug Addicted Parents. Today Is My First Mother’s Day And I Gotta Say, I’m Killing It

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Carole Reid
Community Member
4 months ago

Sweethearts. Both of you.

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#30

A Large Work I Recently Finished. Glad To Share It With You All

A Large Work I Recently Finished. Glad To Share It With You All

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the child
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful! so detailed

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#31

Love You, NYC

Love You, NYC

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Carole Reid
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4 months ago

Actually, he's a nice guy.

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#32

That Time I Became A Mother In Antarctica

That Time I Became A Mother In Antarctica

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Hugo A-niro
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Yess did you help it or it just a pic

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#33

1 Year Sober From Alcohol. I Never Thought I’d Be Able To Post This. But Here It Is! Life Isn’t Perfect, But It Is So Much Better

1 Year Sober From Alcohol. I Never Thought I’d Be Able To Post This. But Here It Is! Life Isn’t Perfect, But It Is So Much Better

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Joe Dad
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4 months ago

Looking good! Yeah, life definitely isn't perfect for me either but it's still worth living.

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#34

Murphy Likes To Hug My Pregnant Tum. The Baby Was Going Crazy, So I Think He Or She Can Feel The Purring Vibrations

Murphy Likes To Hug My Pregnant Tum. The Baby Was Going Crazy, So I Think He Or She Can Feel The Purring Vibrations

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Axolotl King
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh yea when my mom was pregnant with my little brother, my grandmas little doggo would climb up on her lap when we went to her house, and then if anyone tried to get near her he would growl at them, even my dad.

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#35

My 96-Year-Old Grandmother Recently Started Watching The Simpsons. She Drew These

My 96-Year-Old Grandmother Recently Started Watching The Simpsons. She Drew These

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Birgit M
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4 months ago

Margenificent!

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#36

From Offender To Doctor. One Of My Oldest Friends Just Earned His Doctorate Of Education May 2021

From Offender To Doctor. One Of My Oldest Friends Just Earned His Doctorate Of Education May 2021

After several years in prison from a young age he's been helping incarcerated and former incarcerated people for years, currently a re entry specialist. Never too late to take a different path!

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Aurelia!
Community Member
4 months ago

go him!

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#37

A Week After I Got Engaged, I Found Out I Had Cancer. A Month Ago I Was Able To Try On Wedding Dresses For The First Time, The Day I Wasn’t Sure Would Ever Come For Me

A Week After I Got Engaged, I Found Out I Had Cancer. A Month Ago I Was Able To Try On Wedding Dresses For The First Time, The Day I Wasn’t Sure Would Ever Come For Me

I’m so thankful for modern medicine.

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Aurelia!
Community Member
4 months ago

Yay! Go you!

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#38

Happy!

Happy!

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Abhinc
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4 months ago

great idea !!! i might start doing this too. let's spread joy and happiness

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#39

Bird Professor

Bird Professor

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Axolotl King
Community Member
4 months ago

That is the funniest thing I have seen all day.

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#40

My Sister And Her Son Were Both Shot In Their Home A Few Weeks Ago. Today, My Mother Received This Card From The First Responder

My Sister And Her Son Were Both Shot In Their Home A Few Weeks Ago. Today, My Mother Received This Card From The First Responder

My sister didn’t make it, but my nephew was saved from the shooter in time to make a full recovery. 

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Joe Dad
Community Member
4 months ago

Heart wrenching, but that was a really kind gesture by the responder.

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#41

Stranger Saves Girl's Life

Stranger Saves Girl's Life

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Keating_5
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4 months ago (edited)

As an Asthma/COPD sufferer myself, bless this man! I hope he has a great life ahead of him!

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#42

Wildland Firefighter Here. I'll Hold The Line Through Smoke And Fire. And If I Lose Everything, I'll Just Continue To Live In A Tent And Carry A Chainsaw Up Burning Hills

Wildland Firefighter Here. I'll Hold The Line Through Smoke And Fire. And If I Lose Everything, I'll Just Continue To Live In A Tent And Carry A Chainsaw Up Burning Hills

This is who the hedges are up against. Bring it.

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Michelle M
Community Member
4 months ago

The unsung heroes. Thank you for your services

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#43

My Dad Meeting His First Granddogger

My Dad Meeting His First Granddogger

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Eeeeee, so adorabubble.

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#44

My Wife Had Her Last Treatment Of Radiation Today

My Wife Had Her Last Treatment Of Radiation Today

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Watching
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4 months ago

So happy for you. Hold her tight.

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#45

Two Years Ago, My Husband And I Celebrated Our Wedding In Ireland. Happy Pride Month

Two Years Ago, My Husband And I Celebrated Our Wedding In Ireland. Happy Pride Month

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful picture

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#46

My Dog Adopted 2 Abandoned Kittens. She’s About To Give Birth And Is Breast-Feeding Them

My Dog Adopted 2 Abandoned Kittens. She’s About To Give Birth And Is Breast-Feeding Them

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Michelle M
Community Member
4 months ago

Mother to all

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#47

50 And Finally Got My Masters. Super Stoked I Am

50 And Finally Got My Masters. Super Stoked I Am

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Shalini Pabreja
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4 months ago

Very proud, we are, Master Yoda!

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#48

My Autistic Son Wanting And Seeking Out Love And Affection. It’s A Big Deal In Our World

My Autistic Son Wanting And Seeking Out Love And Affection. It’s A Big Deal In Our World

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James016
Community Member
4 months ago

My son is the same. Most of the time he is happy not to have physical contact, hugs etc. Then sometimes he will come and sit on one of us for a cuddle. This morning he decided to come and lie on me in bed.

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#49

Got My Moderna Vaccine. When I Got Home I Noticed The Perfect Placement By The Pharmacist. Got Us Both With One Shot

Got My Moderna Vaccine. When I Got Home I Noticed The Perfect Placement By The Pharmacist. Got Us Both With One Shot

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Llewella
Community Member
4 months ago

Thanks, this made me laugh

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#50

Meer Seconds After She Said Yes

Meer Seconds After She Said Yes

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Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
4 months ago

Wonder if she's excited lol.

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