Remember 'Cursed Images'? Well, believe it or not, the internet can offer the opposite too. And no, I'm not talking about those fake TikToks where influencers "donate" thousands of dollars to a "complete stranger." No, I'm referring to the subreddit r/BlessedImages.

As its name suggests, this online community is dedicated to wholesome pictures that spread the best vibes. From a dad losing it over an alpaca to a dog showing up at a uni class, it's like an online safe haven. So continue scrolling and get your smile on.

#1

Blessed Meeting

Blessed Meeting

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K Witmer
Community Member
4 months ago

He can't move until baby gets up

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Blessed Google Maps

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Serial pacifist
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4 months ago

I am sure he is in the prettiest of gardens up there.

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These pictures come as a nice break since the pandemic has been cheating us out of all the good times we live for—the weddings, the vacations, the graduations, even the concerts.

"It disrupted a lot of things that naturally make us happy," cognitive scientist Laurie Santos said.

But do we have the right to smile when the world is facing so many difficult challenges?

"We feel guilty because [we think] ... we don't deserve to be happy because there are people who are experiencing trauma or people going through these bad times" Santos explained. "I think that gets to some kind of misconceptions about how happiness works, that it's this like, zero-sum game." But it's not.

#3

Blessed Ashes

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tired_panda_
Community Member
4 months ago

we do not deserve dogs 😢

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#4

Blessed_sign

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

Exactly

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#5

Blessed_babies

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Libstak
Community Member
4 months ago

That is beyond adorable. Relationship goals in a picture.

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"Social scientists tend to find happiness in kind of two parts. So they tend to think of happiness as being happy in your life, and being happy with your life. So being happy in your life is having these moments of joy. Whether that's chatting with the barista at the coffee shop, paying attention to the beautiful fall leaves outside," Santos said.

"It's just these moments of true joy, positive emotion in your life. That's not to say that there's no negative emotion. It's just that if you have negative emotion, you want it kind of balanced with these moments of positivity. That's kind of being happy in your life."

#6

Blessed_halloween

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 months ago

genius

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#7

Blessed_arrest

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

Hopefully no one is tweeting about this 😃

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#8

Blessed_news

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Groundcontroltomajortom
Community Member
4 months ago

It's something like this that should break the Internet! Good doggos

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But the scientist highlighted there's also the sense that happiness is about being happy with your life. Basically, it's the sense of meaning we have. It's the answer to the ultimate question: 'All things considered, how satisfied am I with my life right now?"

"It's worth noting that those two forms of happiness can dissociate," Santos said. "One of my deans had a baby recently, and I often use the example of her. Because I think in her life she's so happy, this new meaning that she has with this new bundle of joy. But with her life there's poopy diapers and less sleep and things like that, right?"

Santos thinks we all know someone who has the opposite dissociation, where they have all the worldly comforts possible in their life but are actually feeling really empty inside. So the trick of getting by is basically finding a way to bump up the both of these. Because if we do, we could be actually living a pretty happy life.

#9

Blessed Guinea Pig

Blessed Guinea Pig

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago

The most adorable beggar.

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#10

Blessed_community

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 months ago

Fantastic. We need to do more for the homeless in general too!

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#11

Blessed_rug

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Marette
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg, the bed! 🛌❤️

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"We are not supposed to be purely happy right now. It would be a non-normative situation where your social connections are getting messed up," Santos said. "Your routines are getting messed up. Literally, people are dying. And to just be perfectly happy-go-lucky and not experience any negative emotion, that would be non-normative. It is the right thing to do right now to have your happiness be affected, to experience some negative emotions. The key, though, is kind of how you take care of yourself in the midst of that."

Ask yourself, do you beat yourself up over having these emotions and run away from them or do you find ways to allow them?

"This idea that, well, I'm not supposed to be happy ... it's for someone else, I'm doing something wrong. No, no, no, we're supposed to experience negative emotion, especially if you're in a situation of unemployment, or losing your job or something like that."

#12

Blessed Owl

Blessed Owl

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
4 months ago

Awww...lll...

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#13

Blessed_happines Overdose

Blessed_happines Overdose

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Auntriarch
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Boop! A greyhound of my acquaintance (a breed not noted for brains) wagged his tail so hard against the door frame it bled, then he carried on wagging madly all down the corridor spreading blood. CSI would have had a field day. And he never realised he'd done it. RIP Prince of my heart

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#14

Blessed_billboard

Blessed_billboard

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
4 months ago

That brings joy...

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Santos thinks we sometimes forget that we're not necessarily supposed to be happy all the time. In fact, every now and then negative emotions are important. They can be useful. "The analogy I often use with my students is with physical pain. If you stick your hand on a hot oven, that's going to be painful. That feeling is telling you you need to do something. It's telling you you need to pull your hand away ... I think the sadness, the frustration, the anxiety we're all experiencing, it's telling you you have certain needs that aren't being met in the context of the pandemic."

But that doesn't mean that we must suffer all the time. That would just be pointless. So I hope this list and all of the blessed images in it will serve as a reminder that there's nothing wrong with feeling good.

#15

Blessed Turban

Blessed Turban

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Auntriarch
Community Member
4 months ago

Good shop, sikh it out

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#16

Blessed Friend

Blessed Friend

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Fred the rat king
Community Member
4 months ago

Happy little accident’s

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#17

Blessed_moo

Blessed_moo

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Antonia
Community Member
4 months ago

cuteness overload

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#18

Blessed Wool

Blessed Wool

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

I can confirm. It´s like having fun in angel feathers

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#19

Blessed Rat

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Groundcontroltomajortom
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Rats are amazing creatures, if you tickle them they actually laugh and will seek out your hand to do it amazing. So intelligent and loving!

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#20

Blessed Weighing

Blessed Weighing

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Omg, that bear is the cutest thing i´ve evr seen! (Look at his/hers ears. LOOK AT THEM!)

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#21

Blessed Grandma

Blessed Grandma

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago

Ice cream and share grandchilds interests. Solid gold.

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#22

Blessed_cracker

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Sergy Yeltsen
Community Member
4 months ago

I cannot stop laughing at "unattended cracker". And a polite little lady.

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#23

Blessed_poster

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Firstname Lastname
Community Member
4 months ago

Had to find out if it made it to day 52, went digging: "As far as the picture goes, a member of McDonald’s corporate office reached out and told them it had to be removed for renovation purposes, but it was going to be auctioned off and the proceeds would go to the Ronald McDonald House Houston charity."

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#24

Blessed Adoption

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Sarcastic Cow
Community Member
4 months ago

Adoption of that poor animaless woman? Blessed!

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#25

Blessed_duck

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KJ
Community Member
4 months ago

Which one isn't a duck?

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#26

Blessed_toadgiver

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

bonk bonk! :-)

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#27

Blessed_hispanic

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theswallowii
Community Member
4 months ago

I LOVE this man's sense of humor!!!

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#28

Blessed_cow

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Community Member
4 months ago

You are cute!

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#29

Blessed_rain

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

Canine Behaviour Forensics, Chapter One

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#30

Blessed_friends

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
4 months ago

Truth! I've met several of mine, and we're zooming now we can't fly to meet and such. :-)

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#31

Blessed_tweet

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Rijkærd
Community Member
4 months ago

Live tweeting in real time.

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#32

Blessed_mimic

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

Uncanny in its realism

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#33

Blessed Faceswap

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Fred the rat king
Community Member
4 months ago

I see no difference here

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#34

Blessed Paw Prints

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

The archaeologists of the 40th century will go wild over this

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#35

Blessed_rami_doggo

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SomePeopleCallMeMaurice
Community Member
4 months ago

Insane - I was just watching “The Little Things”, and said the same thing to my husband!

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#36

Blessed_duckmother

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
4 months ago

"Derek, it's DRINK first, BATH second"

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#37

Blessed_carry

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
4 months ago

I do so love a goofball

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#38

Blessed_substitute

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg how lucky!!!

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#39

Blessed_sit

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

😍😍😍oh that is soooo sweet! I've never seen that before ❤️

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#40

Blessed_bonk

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh dear 😬 😄

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#41

Blessed_drain

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Fred the rat king
Community Member
4 months ago

Aww

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#42

Blessed_forgetfulcat

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4 months ago

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#43

Blessed_statue

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Chuckie
Community Member
4 months ago

I read that people keep petting/touching the dog part that's why its shiny. I would do the same.

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#44

Blessed_belly

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Community Member
4 months ago

FLOOF

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#45

Blessed King

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Auntriarch
Community Member
4 months ago

All hail your mallardjesty (yes I know he's not a mallard but I couldn't help myself)

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#46

Blessed Friend Operation

Blessed Friend Operation

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
4 months ago

this made me all warm inside <3

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#47

Blessed Shine

Blessed Shine

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Fred the rat king
Community Member
4 months ago

Holy doggo

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#48

Blessed Round

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Vincent Van Bro
Community Member
4 months ago

MINE TOO HAHAAA

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#49

Blessed Grandma

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tired_panda_
Community Member
4 months ago

this is so pure 🥺

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#50

Blessed_lecture

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Tolga ÜSTÜN
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Dog's like "he said bone... tehehe!"

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Note: this post originally had 60 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.