With so much pain and suffering going on in the world daily, we can sometimes forget just how full of beauty and goodness the world is. Well, today we’re here to remind you that human beings can be truly amazing, kind, and wholesome. In our opinion, there’s hardly anything better than someone reaching out and helping someone without expecting a reward. There can’t be darkness without light, and oh boy, is there a lot of light in the world.

The r/HumansBeingBros subreddit, a massive community of over 3.5 million members, celebrates people being total ‘bros’ to each other. It’s a subreddit that gives you a massive overload of kindness, and it’s nearly impossible not to leave it without a massive smile on your face. We’re featuring their very best posts that might just restore your faith in humanity.

Scroll down for the best pics you’ll probably see all day on the internet. Be sure to spread the cheer: send the post to your friends who need some cheering up. But above everything else, do your best to do something nice for someone else today, Pandas! Kindness has a habit of spreading, so why not give it a gentle nudge or twotoday?

Bored Panda got in touch with Suzanne Degges-White, who told us about altruism, the Golden Rule, and that people are kind to each other due to their family values, spiritual beliefs, and biology. Suzanne is a Licensed Counselor, Professor, and Chair at the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at Northern Illinois University, and you'll find our full interview with her as you scroll down.

#1

This Bro!

This Bro!

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Debbie Barnes
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1 month ago

This is what should make headline news. Not the constant coverage of the wrongs we all see in society.. :)

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Suzanne, from Northern Illinois University, explained to Bored Panda that there are several reasons why we are kind to other people. "Many of us are raised to believe it is the 'right thing to do.' Basically, all spiritual belief systems have a version of the 'Golden Rule, 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,'" she said, and most of you reading this will probably agree that you've heard of the Golden Rule in some shape or form before.

"We also do good turns because we know that one day we may be in need of a little 'generosity from the universe,' so it's like putting 'money' into a karma account," she said. However, there's a biological basis for altruism as well.

#2

There Is No Such Thing As A Stupid Question

There Is No Such Thing As A Stupid Question

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Moonwatcher the NightWing
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1 month ago

This should be way higher

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#3

Made Me Tear Up

Made Me Tear Up

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

I ain’t crying you are!

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"Lastly, humans are wired so that when we do something kind for another, we feel good about ourselves and neurotransmitters like endorphins and oxytocin have been shown to get a boost when we do something good for another. It is through cooperation that society functions, so the survival of the human race depends on being willing to help others. Family values, spiritual beliefs, and biology all play a part in this motivation," Suzanne stressed that there are complex reasons why someone might do nice things.

"Many of us take pride in being of service to others as it is culturally valued and we want to hold significance in our worlds. So when we do good deeds, we show others our willingness to help those in distress/need; we live out faith-based encouragement to treat others the way we would like to be treated, we uphold family values, and our brains get a positive jolt of happiness when we help others," Suzanne told Bored Panda.

#4

This Made Smile And Then Go Pet My 15 Year Old Cat.

This Made Smile And Then Go Pet My 15 Year Old Cat.

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Marek Yanchurak
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1 month ago

That's amazing.

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#5

Rest In Peace.

Rest In Peace.

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Bernd Herbert
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1 month ago

We would be a better society if those kind of people would be idiolized instead of celebrities, sports stars and Instgram idiots

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#6

I Needed This

I Needed This

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broken_guy
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1 month ago

we need more of these

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Founded all the way back in 2013, when life seemed a lot simpler than it does nowadays, the ‘Humans Being Bros’ subreddit has since then grown by leaps and bounds. And it doesn’t look like it plans on slowing down any time soon (unless someone happens to unplug the internet).

Unsurprisingly, the community is entirely focused on folks being excellent to each other and posting high-quality, genuine content. The moderators stress that there’s to be no hate speech and no “slap fights. Meanwhile, there’s also zero tolerance for politics, misinformation, and staged submissions. Oh, and if you’re here for memes, you won’t find any—there are other subreddits for that.

The instinct for being kind to others is hard-wired into us, psychotherapist Silva Neves explained to Bored Panda earlier. He told us that our brains reward us for being social and altruistic. At the same time, however, we also have a selfish side that’s focused on survival and hoarding resources.

#7

The World Needs More Abduls

The World Needs More Abduls

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Cheesenacho
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1 month ago

Phenomenal!

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#8

Dr. Usama Riaz Has Spent Weeks Screening, Treating Coronavirus Patients Even Then He Knew Ppe Was Not Available. He Lost His Battle Today. Remember His Name

Dr. Usama Riaz Has Spent Weeks Screening, Treating Coronavirus Patients Even Then He Knew Ppe Was Not Available. He Lost His Battle Today. Remember His Name

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

I’m saving this to my camera roll. Every antivaxxer I see, I’m showing them this gem, and hope they carry this guilt on their shoulders for the rest of their f*****g lives.

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#9

This Lady Is A Saint

This Lady Is A Saint

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Ranger Kanootsen
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1 month ago

Such a small thing, but makes all the difference in the world to be beside someone.

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Our desire to help others is in constant conflict with our inner wish to act in such a way as to protect ourselves. In short, people are constantly struggling between two different lines of action they’d like to pursue. We’re always on the lookout for how our kindness might backfire on us, according to Silva. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t wonderful benefits that come with being nice to others.

“Being kind is good for us because it gives us a sense of purpose, it raises our self-esteem, and it releases feel-good brain chemicals,” the psychotherapist told us. “It [kindness] is also good for others, obviously. So kindness is actually something that we, humans, are naturally driven to be.”

#10

Saws This On My Facebook Feed

Saws This On My Facebook Feed

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Dan Padgett
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1 month ago

Man, these onions just keep appearing!

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#11

I Don't Know If This Has Been Posted Before,but This Is An Emergency Hug

I Don't Know If This Has Been Posted Before,but This Is An Emergency Hug

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

Emergency hug. Might steal that actually.

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#12

A Local Sandwich Shop Helping Out

A Local Sandwich Shop Helping Out

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Marek Yanchurak
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1 month ago

That looks delicious.

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However, he also warned that people are generally wary of strangers. “The sense of kindness is in competition with our survival mode, so, as human beings, we tend to live in contradiction, between kindness (opening our arms) and protection (closing our arms),” he said.

#13

Awesome!

Awesome!

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Kel_how
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1 month ago

So handsome and genteel!

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#14

The Opposite Of R/Choosingbeggars - My Wife Trying To Sell Her Car

The Opposite Of R/Choosingbeggars - My Wife Trying To Sell Her Car

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

This is the definition of good karma.

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#15

This Dad In Texas, A True Bro.

This Dad In Texas, A True Bro.

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KJ
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1 month ago

Top bloke, he definitely has his priorities right.

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Meanwhile, Vanessa King, the Head of Psychology at 'Action for Happiness,' revealed to Bored Panda that altruism is directly linked to the satisfaction and happiness we feel in our own lives.

 "If you think about it human beings are social species, we evolved to live in groups so working together and doing things to help each other is the social glue that keeps us together,” she told us.

#16

And Everyone Loves Them

And Everyone Loves Them

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Christine Neely
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1 month ago

I love how humble they were/are

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#17

Old Couple Helping Out A Guy In Need.

Old Couple Helping Out A Guy In Need.

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Dan Padgett
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1 month ago

A dad doesn't need to be blood related. This man gave the boy something special, hope.

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#18

Back Where It Belongs

Back Where It Belongs

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

See? You can be rich and kind.

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"Participating in group activities and community events makes us happier too. When we do things for others it activates the reward center in the brain, so when we give a gift it feels the same as receiving a gift," she said.

#19

Gay Dads Adopt All 6 Siblings Who Have Spent Half A Decade In Foster Care

Gay Dads Adopt All 6 Siblings Who Have Spent Half A Decade In Foster Care

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karen
Community Member
1 month ago

In light of all the attacks by US Republican legislators trying to legislate away the LGBTQ community, this is a story that deserves HUGE attention and accolades!! This is a wonderful family now! These children will go far!

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#20

Random Bro Keeping Me From Having A Meltdown Today

Random Bro Keeping Me From Having A Meltdown Today

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Marek Yanchurak
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1 month ago

Love the ineffective censoring. (Not even being snarky).

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#21

During His Wedding Photoshoot A Groom Saves A Boy From Drowning.

During His Wedding Photoshoot A Groom Saves A Boy From Drowning.

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Kaa
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1 month ago

Now that's real husband material. His spouse must be proud and happy <3

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“Small daily actions one at a time can help us to make altruism a lifetime habit. You could start out small by deciding you are going to smile at everyone you meet or pay three people a compliment today,” Vanessa explained that kindness is something that can be learned, one wholesome action at a time.

#22

Watching The Game As Bros

Watching The Game As Bros

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Bambi
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1 month ago

That is just so precious..

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#23

Friend's Sister Lost Her Car Key While Jogging, Someone Else Made Sure She Found It

Friend's Sister Lost Her Car Key While Jogging, Someone Else Made Sure She Found It

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broken_guy
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1 month ago

epic

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#24

This Is True Power Of Reddit

This Is True Power Of Reddit

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Carol Emory
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1 month ago

As the wife of a man that had to endure watching his mother being beaten by his father on the regular, I appreciate everything you did! She finally had the courage to leave him through the confidence of friends. You did a wonderful thing!

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"You can give money to charity, donate to a food bank, or volunteer your time over Christmas. You can leave a food package or a note for an elderly neighbor. All of these actions help others and boost your own happiness and if we are happier, research shows we are even more likely to help others,” she listed some of the ways that people can help others.

#25

Thank You Robert Pritzker

Thank You Robert Pritzker

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Dan Padgett
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1 month ago

It's a start.

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#26

Wholesome Neighbor

Wholesome Neighbor

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Bee she/her
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1 month ago

Yesterday I was add a youth fire pit and s’more night and these neighborhood kids came over and we invited them to a s’more and some fun and it was a blast.

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#27

Now That's A Good Company!

Now That's A Good Company!

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Marek Yanchurak
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1 month ago

Hehehe 🥰

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"Maybe at first, you start out doing things to help others only to get attention and praise, but you will find that doing things for others helps you feel good and when you see people’s responses. Once you see the difference you can make in the world and to your own happiness and altruism can grow naturally," she said that when people experience kindness, they are more likely to be kind themselves. At the same time, kindness can be a way of forming strong social bonds and increasing the likelihood of getting help when we need it most.

#28

This Brother Is Helping His Sister To Make The Shot!

This Brother Is Helping His Sister To Make The Shot!

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Ann Pattinson
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1 month ago

The joy on her face! 🥰

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#29

The Ultimate Bros

The Ultimate Bros

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Mona
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1 month ago

Viral for the right reasons <3

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#30

My Rowing Coach Posted This On Twitter Today

My Rowing Coach Posted This On Twitter Today

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broken_guy
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1 month ago

so sweet

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"There’s an important point too here for people on the receiving end of kindness. If they can, it’s, of course, great to say thank you and add the positive impact it has for you e.g., 'Thank you, It’s great to know that someone cares.' That can really boost the glow for the giver and encourage them to give more," she pointed out that when someone vocalizes how grateful they are, this helps cement others’ altruistic habits.

#31

Go Willie!

Go Willie!

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Christine Neely
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1 month ago

Wow!!!(

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#32

I Made A 1-Inch Scrape On A Stranger’s Taillight While Parallel Parking Yesterday. Today I Got This Text From Them

I Made A 1-Inch Scrape On A Stranger’s Taillight While Parallel Parking Yesterday. Today I Got This Text From Them

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

Wow an opposite Karen. The rarest of all species.

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#33

Cashier Notices The Lady Exhibiting Signs Of A Seizure And Grabs Her Baby Before It Fully Hits Her.

Cashier Notices The Lady Exhibiting Signs Of A Seizure And Grabs Her Baby Before It Fully Hits Her.

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Karen Grace
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1 month ago

Reacting that quickly was amazing. I looks like she also slowed the woman's fall to try to avoid serious injury.

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#34

I Was Laid Off Last Week And My Dog Walker Offered To Continue Giving Walks For Free While I Look For A New Job

I Was Laid Off Last Week And My Dog Walker Offered To Continue Giving Walks For Free While I Look For A New Job

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broken_guy
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1 month ago

all these posts with bad really make you forget that there are nice people out there

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#35

Dayz Devs Being Bros For A Grieving Player

Dayz Devs Being Bros For A Grieving Player

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Ranger Kanootsen
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1 month ago

That's so awesome!!

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#36

Saw That My GF's Dad Had Commented On A "Things That Kids Today Don't Understand" Post On Facebook And I Feared The Worst...

Saw That My GF's Dad Had Commented On A "Things That Kids Today Don't Understand" Post On Facebook And I Feared The Worst...

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Mozzarella
Community Member
1 month ago

Even if u break up with the girlfriend, keep in touch with that dad. He is one in a million.

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#37

More Places Should Do This

More Places Should Do This

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

Why did this take so long? Come on ppl it ain’t that hard.

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#38

Wholesome Moment

Wholesome Moment

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Susie Elle
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1 month ago

Cars should have a "Sorry, my bad!" honk as well

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#39

This Woman Wakes Up Every Morning To Wave To The School Bus Passing Every Morning, And That Day Was Her Birthday (They Wished Her Happy Birthday)

This Woman Wakes Up Every Morning To Wave To The School Bus Passing Every Morning, And That Day Was Her Birthday (They Wished Her Happy Birthday)

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Hannah Edwards
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1 month ago

I checked, it’s 100% pure!

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#40

In Norway You Get A Small Amount Of Money For Recycling Bottles/Cans. They're Often Collected By Poor People, Homeless Etc. A Lot Of Our Trash Cans Has These Holders Around Them So People Don't Have To Search Through The Trash To Collect Them

In Norway You Get A Small Amount Of Money For Recycling Bottles/Cans. They're Often Collected By Poor People, Homeless Etc. A Lot Of Our Trash Cans Has These Holders Around Them So People Don't Have To Search Through The Trash To Collect Them

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Exquisite Spam
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1 month ago

That's remarkably thoughtful.

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#41

Pure Wholesome Moment

Pure Wholesome Moment

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Kat O.
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1 month ago

This makes my heart happy!

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#42

Saving Students Money

Saving Students Money

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Dan Padgett
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1 month ago

The hero we need.

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#43

A Freshman In High School Was Getting Bullied For Wearing The Same Clothes To School Everyday. His Classmates Decided To Buy Him Some New Clothes And New Sneakers.

A Freshman In High School Was Getting Bullied For Wearing The Same Clothes To School Everyday. His Classmates Decided To Buy Him Some New Clothes And New Sneakers.

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

Loving his backpack.

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#44

Where An Organisation Can’t Help You, A Bro Will :)

Where An Organisation Can’t Help You, A Bro Will :)

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Monday
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1 month ago

What kind of Lifeline doesn't let people give a name? The whole point is to connect with the person on the other end of the phone.

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#45

Saw This On Fb And It Gave Me A Smile

Saw This On Fb And It Gave Me A Smile

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broken_guy
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1 month ago

that's so nice

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#46

A Little Community Goes A Long Way!

A Little Community Goes A Long Way!

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

I’ll vote for her. I don’t know any of y’all, or probably live in the same building or even country, but I’m with her.

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#47

This Restaurant Offers Food For Free If You Can’t Afford It

This Restaurant Offers Food For Free If You Can’t Afford It

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Olivia
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1 month ago

Restraunts like these are coming up even where I'm living- they keep some refrigirators with freshly prepped food for those who can't afford it outside the hotel itself :)

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#48

Professor Inviting Students Over For Thanksgiving

Professor Inviting Students Over For Thanksgiving

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cheezits
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1 month ago

this is such a great and cute idea

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#49

A Text From Our Landlords This Morning

A Text From Our Landlords This Morning

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Mozzarella
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1 month ago

Why can’t I have a landlord like this? This guy is an angel

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#50

Coolest Bus Driver Prevents Pedestrian Accident

Coolest Bus Driver Prevents Pedestrian Accident

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Marek Yanchurak
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1 month ago

Hint: click the citation link (i.e. "tilouswag") under the pictures for the video.

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