Howdy, neighbors! How are you all doing this fine day, dear Pandas? Why don’t you sit down with a cool glass of lemonade? Is there anything on your mind that you’d like to talk about? Do you need help repainting your house or mowing your lawn? Don’t be shy—we’re happy to help. The essence of a wholesome neighbor and a strong local community is kindness. That and the willingness to lend a helping hand without expecting anything in return.

We know—the world can seem like a scary and dark place sometimes, full of spooky fears and lingering doubts. However, life’s also full of light and joy. And it’s the people closest to us who help keep the darkness at bay. We can prove it, too! The Bored Panda team has picked out the most wholesome examples of neighbors going out of their way to make the world a better place for everyone.

Scroll down to have a look at the soul-healing pics, upvote the ones that brought a smile to your face, and let us know all about the friendliest neighbors in your own communities, dear Pandas.

#1

Neighbors That Care

Neighbors That Care

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Stacy S.
Community Member
4 months ago

Priceless.

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#2

Lost My Husband Suddenly 6 Months Ago, Lost My Cat Last Week. Today, My Neighbor Brought Me This Baby Girl. Smiled For The First Time In Days And Haven’t Stopped

Lost My Husband Suddenly 6 Months Ago, Lost My Cat Last Week. Today, My Neighbor Brought Me This Baby Girl. Smiled For The First Time In Days And Haven’t Stopped

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

SO SWEET 😭😭😭😭

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#3

Awesome Neighbours

Awesome Neighbours

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Good deeds goes around comes around. Mulțumesc.

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In an earlier interview, Bored Panda learned about the link between happiness and helping others from Vanessa King, the Head of Psychology at ‘Action for Happiness,’ a movement that aims to create a happier and more caring society. A large part of being happy comes from helping others because we’re a social species and evolved to live in groups. Helping each other out and working together is the “social glue” that helps keep all of us together.

#4

A UPS Driver Went Above-And-Beyond This Year, Delivering Nearly 200 Packages A Day Through Lockdowns. Hundreds Of Neighbors Came Out To Give Him A Hero's Salute

A UPS Driver Went Above-And-Beyond This Year, Delivering Nearly 200 Packages A Day Through Lockdowns. Hundreds Of Neighbors Came Out To Give Him A Hero's Salute

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

Amazing. This driver is just wonderful.

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#5

One Of My Neighbours Slipped This Under My Door While I Was Practising, I Thought They Were Going To Make A Noise Complaint But They Just Had A Request

One Of My Neighbours Slipped This Under My Door While I Was Practising, I Thought They Were Going To Make A Noise Complaint But They Just Had A Request

I played it with my windows open and I heard really loud clapping come from a balcony a few stories up which was super lovely. I'm in such a lovely mood now it's so nice to be appreciated. 

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Sunshine Sunshine
Community Member
4 months ago

I love it

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#6

Some Guy Spraypainted Some Very Explicit Anti-Gay Slurs On A Garage Down The Street (A Gay Couple Live There), So Our Neighborhood Got Together And Painted This

Some Guy Spraypainted Some Very Explicit Anti-Gay Slurs On A Garage Down The Street (A Gay Couple Live There), So Our Neighborhood Got Together And Painted This

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈Lol fight back with rainbow!!! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

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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," King explained to Bored Panda that our own bodies reward us for being social.

#7

So My 102 Year Old Neighbour Was Admitted To Hospital With A Stroke And She Still Remembered My 21st

So My 102 Year Old Neighbour Was Admitted To Hospital With A Stroke And She Still Remembered My 21st

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

Awwww, she really cares. Make sure to visit her often.

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#8

Our Neighbor Gives Treats Through The Fence. Recently He Has Been Giving My Daughter Treats Too. This Is Them Waiting Patiently Today

Our Neighbor Gives Treats Through The Fence. Recently He Has Been Giving My Daughter Treats Too. This Is Them Waiting Patiently Today

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

Awwww, that is soooo cute!!!

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#9

A Note Left For A Neighbor

A Note Left For A Neighbor

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Lee F.
Community Member
4 months ago

I’m not crying, you’re crying. Who am I kidding. We are ALL CRYING

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Kindness and altruism don’t require you to be an actual superhero who makes the world a better place in a single swoop. Kindness is most often made up of small steps. And altruism is a habit that you can learn to incorporate into your life bit by bit. Start small because it’s not the size of the deed that matters, it’s the intent.

#10

Relationships Like These Are A Gift

Relationships Like These Are A Gift

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Rick
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh my gosh, that is so sad but incredibly kind and thoughtful.

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#11

Learning Sign Language For A Deaf 3-Year-Old Neighbor

Learning Sign Language For A Deaf 3-Year-Old Neighbor

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

How sweet of them!!! The girl is really lucky to gave them as neighbors

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#12

In 2019, This 15-Year-Old Kid Started To Take Care Of His Elderly Neighbors Every Single Day After They Had Medical Setbacks. God Bless You Romemylion

In 2019, This 15-Year-Old Kid Started To Take Care Of His Elderly Neighbors Every Single Day After They Had Medical Setbacks. God Bless You Romemylion

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Rick
Community Member
4 months ago

Although she must be in pain, her face looks so content in the second picture, like she's hugging an angel

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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,” King said.

#13

We Ran Out Of Toilet Paper And Asked Our Downstairs Neighbor If We Could Borrow Some. This Is How It Arrived, Delivered To Our Door

We Ran Out Of Toilet Paper And Asked Our Downstairs Neighbor If We Could Borrow Some. This Is How It Arrived, Delivered To Our Door

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Friday
Community Member
4 months ago

Emergency service doggo

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#14

Good Neighbor

Good Neighbor

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Sarah Parker
Community Member
4 months ago

That's so very kind of you

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#15

Our Neighbor Doesn't Have Wi-Fi, So We Talked Her Through Joining Ours. Once On She Received 70 Messages From Her Children Living Overseas

Our Neighbor Doesn't Have Wi-Fi, So We Talked Her Through Joining Ours. Once On She Received 70 Messages From Her Children Living Overseas

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Friday
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

This will mean the world to both her and her family, so incredibly thoughtful x

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According to King, we shouldn’t stress out about whether or not our kindness is genuine or if we expect something in return at the start. It’s all part of the learning process to grow to expect nothing back. “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. Once you see the difference you can make in the world and to your own happiness and altruism can grow naturally," she told Bored Panda.

What’s more, King noted that kindness has a ripple effect. People are more likely to be kind when they’ve experienced kindness in return. So a kind neighbor inspires more neighbors to be kind as well.

#16

My 90-Year-Old Neighbor Hasn’t Walked Her Dog In Years So I Volunteered To Do It For Her. So Proud Of Buddy’s Weight Loss

My 90-Year-Old Neighbor Hasn’t Walked Her Dog In Years So I Volunteered To Do It For Her. So Proud Of Buddy’s Weight Loss

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Friday
Community Member
4 months ago

Go buddy!

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#17

Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

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Monic Krugell
Community Member
4 months ago

We call it Ubuntu - a quality that includes the essential human virtues; compassion and humanity. "there is a need for understanding not vengeance, ubuntu not victimization"

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#18

These Kind Neighbors Repaired And Painted The House Of A Lonely, Retired School Teacher For Free

These Kind Neighbors Repaired And Painted The House Of A Lonely, Retired School Teacher For Free

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Friday
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow, they’ve done such a great job!

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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," King said that thanking someone can encourage them to be kind in the future as well. So a warm thank-you or an offer of a glass of homemade iced tea goes a long way to making your neighborhood a happier, kinder place.

#19

These Young Guys Saved Their Elderly Neighbor Mr. C From A House Fire

These Young Guys Saved Their Elderly Neighbor Mr. C From A House Fire

This is Bridgeton. Mr. ‘C’ has lived here for nearly 50 years, and is well known in his neighborhood. Yesterday, unknown to him while he was watching television, this group saw smoke coming from the roof of his house. Rather than ignore it, they were concerned for their neighbor and alerted him. They got Mr. C out of his house while a neighbor climbed out the window with a fire extinguisher and slowed down a burning exhaust fan that was on fire.

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

It looks like they are going drop a sick album. (All jokes aside, they are really brave men for doing what they did. Great job!)

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#20

Being Wholesome To Their Neighbor

Being Wholesome To Their Neighbor

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Sowieso
Community Member
4 months ago

The kids that say 'hi' a million times. It sounds quite lovely!

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#21

Apartment Complex Flooded At Least 3 Feet. Good Neighbors Saved Dogs Trapped Inside

Apartment Complex Flooded At Least 3 Feet. Good Neighbors Saved Dogs Trapped Inside

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Friday
Community Member
4 months ago

Awesome neighbours, fur babies are family! ❤️🐾

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#22

Someone Stole A Kid's Razor Scooter In Our Neighborhood. An Anonymous Neighbor Decided To Restore Some Joy Back For The Kid

Someone Stole A Kid's Razor Scooter In Our Neighborhood. An Anonymous Neighbor Decided To Restore Some Joy Back For The Kid

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
Community Member
4 months ago

I love anonym kindness more then the 1 dólar give to the homeless man and a big post and photos on social media, even though some of those posts have really helped turn people lives around.

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#23

My Neighbor Painted My Dog For Me And My Brother For Absolutely No Reason. We Love It

My Neighbor Painted My Dog For Me And My Brother For Absolutely No Reason. We Love It

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Sarah
Community Member
4 months ago

Super artist and big heart!

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#24

My Neighbors Brought Me A "Plate" Since I Didn't Go Anywhere For Thanksgiving

My Neighbors Brought Me A "Plate" Since I Didn't Go Anywhere For Thanksgiving

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

They are really sweet. Happy Thanksgiving!

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#25

Neighbors Helping Out Strangers During The Australian Bushfires. Everything Helps And It All Adds Up

Neighbors Helping Out Strangers During The Australian Bushfires. Everything Helps And It All Adds Up

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

Common threats really brings out the best in humanity. Let's keep this up with every task, even how small it is.

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#26

Helping Your Neighbors In Need

Helping Your Neighbors In Need

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Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
4 months ago

Wow! Excellent work!

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#27

When You Do Not Have A Doggo But Your Neighbor Does

When You Do Not Have A Doggo But Your Neighbor Does

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Jody Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

Dog therapy

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#28

After Bad Storms, This Retired Old Man Goes Around Our Neighborhood And Cleans The Debris Out Of Yards And Catch Basins

After Bad Storms, This Retired Old Man Goes Around Our Neighborhood And Cleans The Debris Out Of Yards And Catch Basins

When I asked him why he said “because I am retired and have the time to help”. 10/10 great dude

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

Bless that man!

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#29

Neighborhood Kids Were Using This Lady’s Yard For Sledding Without Asking. She Responded By Blasting Xmas Music Out Her Window, Putting On A Santa Hat With A Beard And Joining Them

Neighborhood Kids Were Using This Lady’s Yard For Sledding Without Asking. She Responded By Blasting Xmas Music Out Her Window, Putting On A Santa Hat With A Beard And Joining Them

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Sarah
Community Member
4 months ago

That's my kind of neighbor!

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#30

Left This In My Neighbor's Garden To Cheer Them Up

Left This In My Neighbor's Garden To Cheer Them Up

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

Hahahaha!

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#31

My Son Was Looking Out Of The Window And Saw My Elderly Neighbor Walking In The Rainstorm Without An Umbrella On Friday. And Walked Him All The Way Home

My Son Was Looking Out Of The Window And Saw My Elderly Neighbor Walking In The Rainstorm Without An Umbrella On Friday. And Walked Him All The Way Home

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

Sweet child

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#32

90-Year-Old Neighbor On Strict Quarantine Put Out A Table Of Roses From His Garden In Wood Vases He Made By Hand

90-Year-Old Neighbor On Strict Quarantine Put Out A Table Of Roses From His Garden In Wood Vases He Made By Hand

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Friday
Community Member
4 months ago

Beautiful

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#33

Neighbour Complained About Kids Being Too Loud

Neighbour Complained About Kids Being Too Loud

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Iesha Rose
Community Member
4 months ago

wow I wish all noise complaints worked out like this

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#34

An Offer From The Neighbor

An Offer From The Neighbor

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

What a sweet child, puppy is absolutely adorable too

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#35

So My Cat Died A Few Days Ago And The Neighbors Kids Found Out And My This Collage Of Him. I'm In Tears

So My Cat Died A Few Days Ago And The Neighbors Kids Found Out And My This Collage Of Him. I'm In Tears

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Friday
Community Member
4 months ago

RIP Ninja, it must be comforting to know he was so loved in the neighbourhood x

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#36

My Old Man Removed A Fence Panel So He Can Share A Beer With His Neighbor

My Old Man Removed A Fence Panel So He Can Share A Beer With His Neighbor

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

Lol they're about 1.5 meters apart too 😂 Respecting covid rules 👍

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#37

I’m On Vacation For A Week And Asked My Neighbor To Go Check On Our Cat. He Checked On More Than That

I’m On Vacation For A Week And Asked My Neighbor To Go Check On Our Cat. He Checked On More Than That

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

You're lucky to have such a hilarious neighbour 😂😂😂

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#38

This Is My 98 Year Old Neighbor And Friend. She Is Afraid To Go To Church So Every Sunday I Go Over And Set Her Up To Watch A Livestream Of Mass

This Is My 98 Year Old Neighbor And Friend. She Is Afraid To Go To Church So Every Sunday I Go Over And Set Her Up To Watch A Livestream Of Mass

Recently, I found the book of Sunday’s so she can follow along. She is such a blessing to me. 

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Jody Brown
Community Member
4 months ago

98?! She's gorgeous.

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#39

A Neighbor I've Never Even Spoken To Saw That I Was Home Alone All Day On Thanksgiving And Brought Me This

A Neighbor I've Never Even Spoken To Saw That I Was Home Alone All Day On Thanksgiving And Brought Me This

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

Spreading the cheer dude.

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#40

These Neighbors Adjusted Their Fence So They Could Enjoy A Beer Together With Social Distance

These Neighbors Adjusted Their Fence So They Could Enjoy A Beer Together With Social Distance

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

You could even put chairs and have an ourdoor lunch or something

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#41

I Had Such A Shitty Day. Valentine's Day, Husband Away, Alone With 3 Boys And Too Busy To Even Make Food For Myself

I Had Such A Shitty Day. Valentine's Day, Husband Away, Alone With 3 Boys And Too Busy To Even Make Food For Myself

My Iranian neighbor just brought over abgusht, a stew with lamb and chickpeas. Just because she thought I could be hungry.

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 months ago

Iranian cuisine is so good!

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#42

We Lost Everything In A House Fire Two Days Ago. Our Little Neighbor Did A Lemonade Stand To Raise Money For Us

We Lost Everything In A House Fire Two Days Ago. Our Little Neighbor Did A Lemonade Stand To Raise Money For Us

The firemen who tried to save our house came by to support it.

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
4 months ago

That kid is going to either achieve world peace, or at least run a very successful non-profit one day.

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#43

This Mailman Decided To Retire, The Whole Neighborhood Throw Him A Goodbye Party And Raise Money For His Dream Vacation

This Mailman Decided To Retire, The Whole Neighborhood Throw Him A Goodbye Party And Raise Money For His Dream Vacation

Once his very last shift was finally over, the neighborhood had another surprise for Mr. Floyd. 300+ people came to a covered dish block party in his honor. People stood in line all night for hugs and photos. Floyd's known these guys since they were babies. "Now you guys are as tall as I am!". Floyd said tonight’s sendoff was the nicest thing anyone’s ever done for him. His parting words: “Continue to take care of each other, and smile when you think of me.”
He hopes to go to Hawaii one day, so neighbors have launched an official Go Fund Me to help Mr. Floyd realize his dream of visiting Hawaii one day. 

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
4 months ago

Who are the ninjas cutting onions around me?

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#44

We Just Moved Into A New Neighborhood, And When I Went To Mow The Front Lawn, My New Neighbor Was Already At It

We Just Moved Into A New Neighborhood, And When I Went To Mow The Front Lawn, My New Neighbor Was Already At It

Said he does it once for all the new neighbors as a welcoming gift.

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

Awwww thats so sweet of him

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#45

Our 4 Year Old Twin Neighbours Left A Little Gift For Fira. She Loved It So Much She Carried It For Her Entire Walk

Our 4 Year Old Twin Neighbours Left A Little Gift For Fira. She Loved It So Much She Carried It For Her Entire Walk

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I I
Community Member
4 months ago

ohh my dog would love a good stick , she spends her whole walk looking for the perfect one

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#46

Lovely Note From My New Neighbours

Lovely Note From My New Neighbours

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg I love this, as someone who is part of the lgbtq+ community this is really cool

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#47

My Neighbor Just Passed Away And His Wife Is Still Quarantined Which Means Nobody Can Go Over To Comfort Her

My Neighbor Just Passed Away And His Wife Is Still Quarantined Which Means Nobody Can Go Over To Comfort Her

He was a public school art teacher so the neighbors got together and made this for her to let her know how much he meant to us and our community.

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Liz the Wanderer
Community Member
4 months ago

And that means the world to her!!

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#48

I Mentioned That I Am Out Of Work And My Elderly Neighbor Left This On My Doorstep

I Mentioned That I Am Out Of Work And My Elderly Neighbor Left This On My Doorstep

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Kiem Gallagher
Community Member
4 months ago

Ugh, I could cry at how kind and thoughtful Cathy is.

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#49

My Elderly Neighbor Moved Out And Left This For Me

My Elderly Neighbor Moved Out And Left This For Me

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Eva the Egg
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg those retro stuff is so hard to get nowadays, lucky!!!

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#50

We Recently Had A Death In Our Family. That Usually Means Families Will Come Over Every Day For A Couple Days - At Least 25-30 Kids Outside Out Of Control And Wild For The Entire Day

We Recently Had A Death In Our Family. That Usually Means Families Will Come Over Every Day For A Couple Days - At Least 25-30 Kids Outside Out Of Control And Wild For The Entire Day

Today the neighbor rented a bouncy house for the entire day, just for the kids.

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
4 months ago

Great idea! The kids might not really comprehend the concept of loss and mourning, so helping them burn off some of that youthful energy at a time when their parents might not have enough to chase them around is a huge kindness.

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