We’ve all made it. Let’s stand for a big round of applause for the 2020 survivors: you, me, our loved ones, relatives, frenemies, and whatnot. The good news is, it’s all history now and the twenty twenty (w)one memes are here to stay in the archive.

The better news is that we are off to a good start. Just think about it… the long-awaited Covid-19 vaccines are in, Biden is president, and the earth is still round.

To show you that we are all going to be alright, Bored Panda has compiled a list of the most wholesome pictures to warm our hearts and bring us a sense of happiness. Remember to upvote your favorite uplifting stories and let us know in the comments below what made you smile recently.

After all, happiness is contagious. Trust us, we all know very well what we’re saying.

#1

I Met This Kid At An Orphanage In Tanzania A Few Years Ago And Told Him That If He Studied Hard, I’d Pay For His School To Help Him Towards His Dream Of Becoming A Doctor

I Met This Kid At An Orphanage In Tanzania A Few Years Ago And Told Him That If He Studied Hard, I’d Pay For His School To Help Him Towards His Dream Of Becoming A Doctor

He just got into medical school. I don’t have kids but I’m proud like a mother hen.

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Raine Soo
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10 months ago

The young man's smile says it all. You have every right to be proud.

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#2

My Daughter Finished Chemotherapy Today

My Daughter Finished Chemotherapy Today

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Raine Soo
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10 months ago

Your daughter is adorable. I hope that she remains well. Best of luck to you all.

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#3

Sister And Unsung Brotherhood

Sister And Unsung Brotherhood

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Nash Nopper
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10 months ago

damn it ... onion cutting ninjas ...

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The year 2020 has been one hell of a ride. And although things are finally going for the better, many people still find themselves struggling to cope with uncertainty about the future, prolonged effects of quarantine, and low spirits in times of worldwide health crisis.

A batch of positive news, like this post, has likely done the job and lifted our spirits, but finding inner peace in your mind takes much more than that. In order to find out what an expert has to say about keeping oneself in a good place, Bored Panda reached out to the positivity coach and author of “Positive Young Minds” Lynn How. Lynn specializes in supporting parents, teachers, and children as they navigate through mental health issues and prevention.

According to Lynn, there’s always a source of strength deep inside us which helps us get through all kinds of crises. “Whether it’s work-life balance or combatting an issue such as addiction, a pandemic situation such as this exacerbates our difficulties to the extreme. With suicide at an all-time high and a mental health crisis on our hands, it is time we learnt how to access those skills which will help us to help ourselves.”

But Lynn explains that inner strength is something we most often don’t know we have until it's needed. “It’s what keeps you getting up every day when all you want to do is crawl back under the duvet and pretend the day hasn’t started. It’s the thing that makes you smile at your kids when you’re dying inside.”

#4

I Overcame My Depression And Went For A Hike. It's The Small Things

I Overcame My Depression And Went For A Hike. It's The Small Things

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Suzy the observer
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10 months ago

I feel you. Keep celebrating the little victories.

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#5

2500 Mile Flight, 2 Hour Drive, 6 Hour Hike, And My Wife Is At Rest

2500 Mile Flight, 2 Hour Drive, 6 Hour Hike, And My Wife Is At Rest

We got to know each other on a backpacking trip there, and I proposed in the same mountains a year later.

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Full of Giggles
Community Member
10 months ago

Anyone have a tissue?

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#6

Hadn’t Seen Each Other Since Daycare Closed, Parents Arranged A Playdate. When It Was Time To Leave:

Hadn’t Seen Each Other Since Daycare Closed, Parents Arranged A Playdate. When It Was Time To Leave:

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LoveThePanda
Community Member
10 months ago

Omg 💕💕 that just made me cry

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Luckily, “We all have it to some degree and therefore we can build upon it.” In order to do so, Lynn says it's crucial to not be afraid to ask for help and let people know how you feel.”

Another important aspect of finding one’s inner strength is resilience. The positive mindset coach explains that “it’s the ultimate key to that inner strength, that ‘bounceablility’—which is the ability to keep getting up when you get knocked down, is often what you learn in the first few years of your life.”

This is a trait that should be fostered from an early age, but “unfortunately, as parents, we always want to solve children’s problems to cause them the least amount of pain possible.” But resilience is also something we can work on throughout the course of our lives.

#7

I Won Second Place For My Painting! I'm Very Excited So Hope You Guys Don't Mind My Sharing

I Won Second Place For My Painting! I'm Very Excited So Hope You Guys Don't Mind My Sharing

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LuckyL
Community Member
10 months ago

I mean, I don't know the first place. But this looks like it could have easily been first

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#8

4-Year-Old In Virginia Today Went Outside To Play Then Came Back To The Front Door With A New Friend

4-Year-Old In Virginia Today Went Outside To Play Then Came Back To The Front Door With A New Friend

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Chancey
Community Member
10 months ago

And he is wearing his Rudolph pajamas!!!

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#9

You Can Never Know What's Going On Inside Someone's Head

You Can Never Know What's Going On Inside Someone's Head

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troufaki13
Community Member
10 months ago

Everyone should treat everyone like that. We all have our own problems, we shouldn't burden others with them as we don't want others to burden us with theirs. Kindness goes a long way.

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#10

I Was A Homeless Heroin Addict For 3 Years. Monday, I Begin My Career As Coordinator Of A Homeless Shelter

I Was A Homeless Heroin Addict For 3 Years. Monday, I Begin My Career As Coordinator Of A Homeless Shelter

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Adam Francis
Community Member
10 months ago

I was a homeless veteran with PTSD when I first got out. Suicidal and depression. Now I'm a social worker working on a psychology PhD working in an ER helping all sorts of homeless and suicidal patients.

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#11

My 8-Year-Old Is Painting Pet Portraits To Raise Money For The Animal Shelter

My 8-Year-Old Is Painting Pet Portraits To Raise Money For The Animal Shelter

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Zuila
Community Member
10 months ago

She has talent! Amazing!

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#12

Bought Something For Our Dog On Chewy, But He Died Before It Got Here. Not Only Did They Refund Us The Money, But Also They Sent Us Flowers That Were The Color Of His Fur

Bought Something For Our Dog On Chewy, But He Died Before It Got Here. Not Only Did They Refund Us The Money, But Also They Sent Us Flowers That Were The Color Of His Fur

They also said to keep it and donate it to a local shelter in his name.

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John and Brandy Keippala
Community Member
10 months ago

I'm so so so sorry for your loss! Chewy is the best online store ever!

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#13

A UPS Driver Delivered Nearly 200 Packages A Day Through Lockdowns And The Holiday Season. This Week, Hundreds Of Neighbors Came Out To Give Him A Hero's Salute

A UPS Driver Delivered Nearly 200 Packages A Day Through Lockdowns And The Holiday Season. This Week, Hundreds Of Neighbors Came Out To Give Him A Hero's Salute

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Periwinkle
Community Member
10 months ago

Delivery workers are often underappreciated.

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#14

Villagers In India Made Giant Sweaters To Keep Rescued Elephants Warm

Villagers In India Made Giant Sweaters To Keep Rescued Elephants Warm

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Firefoxy3121
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10 months ago

Aw, they look so happy

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#15

My 90-Year-Old Nana And Her 23-Year-Old Cat Love Sending Me Goodnight Selfies

My 90-Year-Old Nana And Her 23-Year-Old Cat Love Sending Me Goodnight Selfies

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Montana
Community Member
10 months ago

Well these are the selfies I liked to see more. Seniors please take over Instagram

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#16

I Decided To Finally Go Vaccinated Behind My Anti-Vax Parent's Back

I Decided To Finally Go Vaccinated Behind My Anti-Vax Parent's Back

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Silas O'Connell
Community Member
10 months ago

Her smile is as contagious as the diseases she's now safe from. Please, please vaccinate your kids.

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#17

Handsome Dog Photoshoot

Handsome Dog Photoshoot

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Raine Soo
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10 months ago

Is it fair that animals are so photgenic, and my pictures always look like mug shots?

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#18

I’ve Hosted A Friend Since November Due To Her Depression. Today She Made Her Bed For The First Time. She’s At The Store Right Now

I’ve Hosted A Friend Since November Due To Her Depression. Today She Made Her Bed For The First Time. She’s At The Store Right Now

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Debby B
Community Member
10 months ago

You’re a good friend ❤️

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#19

I Came Out When I Was 14 (Now 35) And To Say My Parents Weren’t Thrilled Is A Complete Understatement. But Last Night, 21 Years Later, I Saw This Little Ornament On Their Tree

I Came Out When I Was 14 (Now 35) And To Say My Parents Weren’t Thrilled Is A Complete Understatement. But Last Night, 21 Years Later, I Saw This Little Ornament On Their Tree

I really can’t believe how far they’ve both come as humans.

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giovanna
Community Member
10 months ago

Congratulations to your parents. It takes courage to change one's views, especially if they're from an older generation. And congrats to you for making them see the world from a different perspective

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#20

That's Why Dogs Are Human's Best Friends

That's Why Dogs Are Human's Best Friends

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Such a sweet answer.

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#21

Best Way To End Year. My Lil Dude Is Officially My Son

Best Way To End Year. My Lil Dude Is Officially My Son

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Debby B
Community Member
10 months ago

Congratulations ❤️

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#22

Nike Surprises Justin Gallegos With A Contract. Justin Is Their First Professional Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

Nike Surprises Justin Gallegos With A Contract. Justin Is Their First Professional Athlete With Cerebral Palsy

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Kisses4Katie
Community Member
10 months ago

This is what sport should be about. Being able to compete on your best terms no matter what.. I'll never be athletic but I sure admire TRUE athletes.

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#23

Stray Doggo Interrupts Street Performance In Turkey To Help The Actor Who Was Pretending To Be Hurt. What A Pure Heart

Stray Doggo Interrupts Street Performance In Turkey To Help The Actor Who Was Pretending To Be Hurt. What A Pure Heart

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Debby B
Community Member
10 months ago

Hope the puppy got adopted!!!

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#24

My Grandmother Turned 100 Last October, This Is Her Doing The Plank For 30 Seconds

My Grandmother Turned 100 Last October, This Is Her Doing The Plank For 30 Seconds

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KelBel
Community Member
10 months ago

Omg. 👏👏👏 That's impressive & puts me to shame.

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#25

10-Hour Shifts 6 Days A Week In 100 Degree Florida Heat Wearing Face Masks, If We Can Do It So Can You

10-Hour Shifts 6 Days A Week In 100 Degree Florida Heat Wearing Face Masks, If We Can Do It So Can You

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Absolutely, gentlemen.

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#26

Giraffe Saying Hello To Terminally Ill Patient During “Last Wish” Event In Dutch Zoo

Giraffe Saying Hello To Terminally Ill Patient During “Last Wish” Event In Dutch Zoo

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Debby B
Community Member
10 months ago

Wow ❤️

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#27

12 Years Ago I Was Homeless. Today I'm A Homeowner

12 Years Ago I Was Homeless. Today I'm A Homeowner

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beja flor
Community Member
10 months ago

So happy yo hear 😊😊 wishing you all the best!!

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#28

Long Lost Siblings

Long Lost Siblings

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
10 months ago

The same thing happened to us! Not only did we bump into someone who also owned a Border Terrier (a rarity in these parts), not only did theirs turn out to come from the same breeder, but THEY EVEN HAD THE SAME NAME! Which is Oscar. :D

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#29

Pilot Celebrates At Her Graduation As The First Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot In US Navy History

Pilot Celebrates At Her Graduation As The First Black Female Tactical Jet Pilot In US Navy History

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Maiun
Community Member
10 months ago

Fantastic!! Go sister!!

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#30

2 Years Ago Today I Received A Bone Marrow Transplant To Cure My Second Relapse Of Leukemia. Today I'm Officially Cured

2 Years Ago Today I Received A Bone Marrow Transplant To Cure My Second Relapse Of Leukemia. Today I'm Officially Cured

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
10 months ago

My god, he looks so terrible in the first picture. D: Thank goodness he made it!

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#31

Turning A Dead Tree Into A Small Free Library That Looks Like Something Straight Out Of A Fairytale

Turning A Dead Tree Into A Small Free Library That Looks Like Something Straight Out Of A Fairytale

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

I love this! Books are sacred.

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#32

This Post My Mom Made On My Birthday A Few Years Ago Still Makes Me Cry

This Post My Mom Made On My Birthday A Few Years Ago Still Makes Me Cry

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Pamela24
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10 months ago

You are a fantastic mum!!!

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#33

Blessed Serenade

Blessed Serenade

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

These are the best audience members.

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#34

The Man Standing On The Left Is The Patient's Uber Driver. He Went Inside With Him Because He Had No One Else To Keep Him Company While In The Hospital. So Kind

The Man Standing On The Left Is The Patient's Uber Driver. He Went Inside With Him Because He Had No One Else To Keep Him Company While In The Hospital. So Kind

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago (edited)

Sometimes, there is hope for us all. Good on you, Uber driver, sir.

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#35

Randomly Reunited With My Sister Tonight After She Ran Away From Home In 2005

Randomly Reunited With My Sister Tonight After She Ran Away From Home In 2005

The story is quite long and painful, but the summary is that we were raised in an abusive home. She had an undiagnosed mental illness and ran away at 17, I was 16. She was on the streets and dealing with addiction, in and out of rehab but she's been clean for nearly a year now. It wasn't random in that we accidentally bumped into each other, but random in that I assumed I'd never see her again as she became a distant memory, but that all changed overnight. I received a call before bed yesterday from another family member that they'd made contact with her, and that she'd actually moved back to our home city 2 years ago. Less than 24 hours later and she's back in my life again. The whole thing feels very surreal and I'm still trying to wrap my head around what just happened.

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Periwinkle
Community Member
10 months ago

This is a great story for getting out of a horrible place and being reunited, now healthy and I hope the future is brighter ❤

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#36

My Friend Eating A Burger With Prosthetic Hands I Designed And Built For Him

My Friend Eating A Burger With Prosthetic Hands I Designed And Built For Him

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beja flor
Community Member
10 months ago

That's wonderful, thanks for building the prosthetic hands for him

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#37

Dad Sleeps Downstairs On The Sofa Bed With Elderly Dog To Keep Him Company Since Dog Can’t Get Up The Stairs Anymore

Dad Sleeps Downstairs On The Sofa Bed With Elderly Dog To Keep Him Company Since Dog Can’t Get Up The Stairs Anymore

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Dad is a good man.

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#38

My Father Said He Started Leaving Food Out Like I Do, I Visited Him Today And Saw This

My Father Said He Started Leaving Food Out Like I Do, I Visited Him Today And Saw This

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

Your father is such a considerate man. It was great to see the kitties using the umbrella as shelter against the rain.

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#39

I Put Out A Request On Facebook In November For Mail For My 19-Year-Old Son, With Autism, Who Loves Walking To The Post Office

I Put Out A Request On Facebook In November For Mail For My 19-Year-Old Son, With Autism, Who Loves Walking To The Post Office

He has lost over 75 lbs from keto and these walks. He has received over 3200 letters and parcels with kind words and encouragement from over 24 different countries.

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KelBel
Community Member
10 months ago

That's so cool and amazing

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#40

The CEO Of My Company Doing The Dishes After Buying Everyone Lunch. This Is Why I Love My Job

The CEO Of My Company Doing The Dishes After Buying Everyone Lunch. This Is Why I Love My Job

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Silas O'Connell
Community Member
10 months ago

No matter who you are, no matter what your job is, dishes are a constant. Dishes are forever.

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#41

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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Full of Giggles
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10 months ago

That...is...AWESOME!

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#42

Things Have Changed

Things Have Changed

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Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
10 months ago

I get a huge kick out of imagining how pissed Hitler would be to see that rainbow flag. >:D

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#43

Today My Daughter Is 5 Years Cancer Free! I Took This Photo To Commemorate Washing Away 5 Years

Today My Daughter Is 5 Years Cancer Free! I Took This Photo To Commemorate Washing Away 5 Years

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Silas O'Connell
Community Member
10 months ago

She looks so proud, as she should be.

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#44

True Love Knows No Fences

True Love Knows No Fences

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KelBel
Community Member
10 months ago

🥰😍

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#45

Guys My Dad Is No Longer Transphobic. It Was My Birthday Today And He Got Me This Gift. I Cried My Eyes Out

Guys My Dad Is No Longer Transphobic. It Was My Birthday Today And He Got Me This Gift. I Cried My Eyes Out

He chose me over his beliefs. This is what the shirt looks like from the front and back. I'm pre-t and got a long way to go, it's nice to know that I got support from my family.

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KelBel
Community Member
10 months ago

Love the shirt, & glad your fam is there for ya on your personal journey. Rock on!

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#46

My 8-Year-Old Daughter Has Been Growing Her Hair For Nearly 2 Years To Donate It To A Charity That Makes Wigs For Cancer Kids That Cannot Afford Them

My 8-Year-Old Daughter Has Been Growing Her Hair For Nearly 2 Years To Donate It To A Charity That Makes Wigs For Cancer Kids That Cannot Afford Them

Today was the day she had it cut.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

What a wonderful young lady. Her kind gesture is heartily appreciated.

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#47

This Caring Dog Was Worried The Baby Isn’t Visibly Eating

This Caring Dog Was Worried The Baby Isn’t Visibly Eating

Their dog hasn’t eaten well since they brought their baby home - the dog kept taking food into the living room and leaving it there. Someone suggested the dog might be worried the baby isn’t visibly eating, so is “feeding” the baby. They tried giving the baby a bowl of food at the same time. It worked.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
10 months ago

This sweet doggo is the best boi (or girl). The baby is very lucky to have such a good friend.

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#48

Someone In The Apartment Across From Mine Is About To Get Proposed To

Someone In The Apartment Across From Mine Is About To Get Proposed To

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Silas O'Connell
Community Member
10 months ago

Hope they say yes (if it's a good relationship, of course)!

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#49

What Started As An Accidental Text Turned Into An Annual Tradition

What Started As An Accidental Text Turned Into An Annual Tradition

This all started through a message sent to the wrong number about a Thanksgiving dinner. The man in the middle asked if he could come to Thanksgiving anyway even though they were complete strangers. They've been having Thanksgiving together for years now.

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Silas O'Connell
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10 months ago

Rest in peace, Lonnie Dench.

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#50

Accurate If You Ask Me

Accurate If You Ask Me

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Alma Mater
Community Member
10 months ago

and nobody owns their kids !!! you can't pressure them to become who you want them to be. you have ti support them on their way to becoming who they are

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