Feeling like there’s no good left in the world? It happens. Maybe you’ve had more than enough rudeness, cruelty, and insensitivity for this week, and need a dose of wholesomeness to remind you that it’s not all bad.

That’s why we at Bored Panda put together this list of moments that warmed our hearts by showing us the bonds that form within families, communities, and beyond when people (and not only people!) extend kindness and support to others. These images show that it doesn’t matter whether a gesture is simple, or grand - you can never show your loved ones that you care too many times, it pays to lend a helping hand to someone going through adversity, and a random good deed for a stranger can make thousands of people smile.

P.S. If you're done scrolling but still feel thirsty for more wholesome stories, fire up Bored Panda's earlier lists: You Will Be Smiling Like An Idiot After Seeing These 239 Wholesome Pictures, and If You Think The World Is A Terrible Place These 217 Wholesome Pics Will Change Your Mind.

#1

Amazon Tribe Wins Lawsuit, Blocks Big Oil’s Bid To Destroy Millions Of Acres Of Rainforest

Amazon Tribe Wins Lawsuit, Blocks Big Oil’s Bid To Destroy Millions Of Acres Of Rainforest

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 3 weeks ago

That's fantastic news, so glad they succeeded.

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One study authored by an Oxford anthropology researcher found that any and all acts of kindness, whether towards your loved ones or your community, can make not only the recipient happier, but also the giver. Hundreds of study participants all over the world, after a week of consciously striving to behave kindly, reported feeling happier than the control group (which is not to say that the people in the control group were all unkind, but apparently changing your outlook can make all the difference.)

#2

My Mum Always Made Me A Birthday Cake. Every Year For 44 Years. Two Months Since She Died And My Old Dad Tried His Hardest And My Heart Melted

My Mum Always Made Me A Birthday Cake. Every Year For 44 Years. Two Months Since She Died And My Old Dad Tried His Hardest And My Heart Melted

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Michael Naegele 3 weeks ago

such a nice guy..... love this..

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Even study participants who made an effort to be kind to themselves by taking time alone to relax, meditate and listen to their favorite music experienced similar effects. What’s more, simply observing kind acts had a positive impact on the study participants, which goes to show that your good deeds could go even further than you think, and that noticing the good around you could go a long way towards feeling happier.

#3

Love Is All That Matters

Love Is All That Matters

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Michelle Muirhead 3 weeks ago

Oh, so sad. My Mum didn’t know who I was or able communicate. Totally heartbreaking. You were so lucky she could communicate with you.

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We hope that taking a look at these stories does the same for you. This weekend, think about what a week of deliberately being kind to yourself and others could do for you. Maybe it will be the first of many!

#4

An Elementary School Bus Driver Asked Every Kid On His Bus What They Wanted For Christmas. He Bought Every Child A Gift

An Elementary School Bus Driver Asked Every Kid On His Bus What They Wanted For Christmas. He Bought Every Child A Gift

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 3 weeks ago

So generous and lovely of him.

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#5

Most Are Good

Most Are Good

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Elina Kuusisto 3 weeks ago

First class

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#6

Read This On One Of The FB Groups. Warmed My Heart

Read This On One Of The FB Groups. Warmed My Heart

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Jo Choto 3 weeks ago

Hope there are lots more young men like that being raised every day.

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#7

Her Mother Died When She Was 3 Months Old And They Don't Have A Picture Together So This Artist Made This For Her

Her Mother Died When She Was 3 Months Old And They Don't Have A Picture Together So This Artist Made This For Her

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Nash Nopper 3 weeks ago

sad and beautiful ....

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#8

I Think Someone Has A Crush On My Christmas Light Decoration

I Think Someone Has A Crush On My Christmas Light Decoration

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Luisa Vasconcelos 3 weeks ago

😅😅😅 Poor boy. Now you have to let this for ever.

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#9

This Mare Lost Her Foal And Then, Two Days Later, This Foal Lost Its Mother. Here They Are An Hour After Meeting

This Mare Lost Her Foal And Then, Two Days Later, This Foal Lost Its Mother. Here They Are An Hour After Meeting

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Lu 3 weeks ago

Is it just me or do they look sad?

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#10

We're One Family

We're One Family

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Elina Kuusisto 3 weeks ago

Aaand I'm crying

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#11

This Kid

This Kid

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La Petite Morte 3 weeks ago

Someone is raising this kid right.

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#12

I Was Having A Bad Day And This Dog Walked To My Bus Stop, Sat On The Bench And Asked Me For Pets. I'm Now Having A Good Day

I Was Having A Bad Day And This Dog Walked To My Bus Stop, Sat On The Bench And Asked Me For Pets. I'm Now Having A Good Day

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Michelle Muirhead 3 weeks ago

Take him home!

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#13

My Aunt's Friends Just Finalized The Adoption Of Their 2 Kids

My Aunt's Friends Just Finalized The Adoption Of Their 2 Kids

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Sori 3 weeks ago

Look at those smiles

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#14

George The Jack Russell Saved 5 Children From Being Attacked By Two Pitbulls In New Zealand

George The Jack Russell Saved 5 Children From Being Attacked By Two Pitbulls In New Zealand

Due to his severe injuries he had to be put down. Feisty, 30cm tall George got two posthumous medals

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kasa alex 3 weeks ago

I'm actually crying. The sweet pupper

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#15

A Homeless Man In Brazil Was Rushed To Hospital. These 4 Street Dogs He Has Been Looking After Are Waiting At The Entrance Of The Hospital For Him

A Homeless Man In Brazil Was Rushed To Hospital. These 4 Street Dogs He Has Been Looking After Are Waiting At The Entrance Of The Hospital For Him

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Luisa Vasconcelos 3 weeks ago

Best good boy award go to...

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#16

When I Was Younger I Had Dreams Of Being This Hardcore Gangster Rapper. I Guess Things Change

When I Was Younger I Had Dreams Of Being This Hardcore Gangster Rapper. I Guess Things Change

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Sori 3 weeks ago

How handsome, and the guy is good looking too

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#17

Kate Yelled Out In The Store "Daddy I Have A Twin!" The World Could Learn From Kids

Kate Yelled Out In The Store "Daddy I Have A Twin!" The World Could Learn From Kids

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

Kids don't see skin color and they don't see it as something other until their parents or the world teaches them and that's really sad. I remember this wonderful video where they interviewed kids of different ethnicities asking what was different between them but the kids never mentioned skin colour and instead said things like "he's good at math but I'm good at sports"

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#18

Some Good News From 2018

Some Good News From 2018

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La Petite Morte 3 weeks ago

It's amazing to get those moments. 16 years ago I heard my deaf daughters voice for the first time... as she sang me The Goodnight Song, and she heard me say I love you. It's one of the happiest moments of my life.

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#19

Two Parents Listening To The Heart Transplanted From Their 23-Year-Old Son, Who Overdosed On Opioids

Two Parents Listening To The Heart Transplanted From Their 23-Year-Old Son, Who Overdosed On Opioids

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

This must be so emotional for them! However, shouldn't the transplant receiver be anonymous?

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#20

Somewhere In Heaven There's A Black And White Dog Taking Care Of Seven Golden Lab Puppies

Somewhere In Heaven There's A Black And White Dog Taking Care Of Seven Golden Lab Puppies

Daisy the dog lost all seven of her puppies in a barn fire at the end of February, and wasn’t the same afterwards, spending most of her days going to the remains of the barn to look for them. Her owner posted a desperate appeal on Facebook, asking if anyone had puppies she could foster. The next day, an owner of eight orphaned puppies contacted her, and Daisy took to caring for them straight away. (source)

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Nash Nopper 3 weeks ago

nononononooooo I am not crying...

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#21

Be So Happy You Make Others Happy

Be So Happy You Make Others Happy

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Rowlie 3 weeks ago

"Happy bus driver" that's an oxymoron normally

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#22

I Volunteer For A Dog Rescue, We Love Seeing Updates Of The Dogs In Their New Homes. This One Made Me Smile

I Volunteer For A Dog Rescue, We Love Seeing Updates Of The Dogs In Their New Homes. This One Made Me Smile

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 3 weeks ago

so adorable, best friends for life.

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#23

Same Tie

Same Tie

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Rowlie 3 weeks ago

just lookachoo two

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#24

Graduate Takes Powerful Photo With Parents In The Fruit Field They Worked In To Give Her A Better Future

Graduate Takes Powerful Photo With Parents In The Fruit Field They Worked In To Give Her A Better Future

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Rachel Neye 3 weeks ago

All their hard labour yielding positive fruit

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#25

This Duck Used To Come To My Porch For Food. Recently, She Brought Her Babies. I've Been Watching Them Grow Up

This Duck Used To Come To My Porch For Food. Recently, She Brought Her Babies. I've Been Watching Them Grow Up

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Full Name 3 weeks ago

"Yeah, Boss, it looks like I'm going to be sick for the nest few weeks. I'll let you know when they gr....when I feel better".

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#26

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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Michelle Muirhead 3 weeks ago

What heros!

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#27

A Big Brother Helps His Father Give Skin To Skin Contact To His Premature Twin Siblings

A Big Brother Helps His Father Give Skin To Skin Contact To His Premature Twin Siblings

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Luisa Vasconcelos 3 weeks ago

Hope they are doing well and growing stronger every day. What a beautiful photo.

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#28

Nearly Every Day This Elderly Women Stands With This Sign Up, Facing The Traffic

Nearly Every Day This Elderly Women Stands With This Sign Up, Facing The Traffic

Her sign says: "United not divided. Say no to racism. Be kind. We are all immigrants"

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Rowlie 3 weeks ago

Retirement well spent

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#29

How To Service Dog

How To Service Dog

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Francis 3 weeks ago

that is the magic of a support animal! He gets what you need no matter how hard it is to find :D

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#30

This Grandfather With Vitiligo Crochets Dolls For Children With The Condition

This Grandfather With Vitiligo Crochets Dolls For Children With The Condition

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Michelle Muirhead 3 weeks ago

Wonderful and so talented!!

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#31

5-Year-Old Girl Gently Supporting Her 4-Year-Old Brother As The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy Disrupt Their Playtime

5-Year-Old Girl Gently Supporting Her 4-Year-Old Brother As The Side Effects Of Chemotherapy Disrupt Their Playtime

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Lu 3 weeks ago

Wow... something so wrong with seeing a tiny child sick like that. Wish I could take it all on myself

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#32

Police Officer Pulled Over A Drunk Woman Whose Baby Was Covered In Feces And Vomit In The Back Seat. The Baby Was Screaming, So The Officer Bathed Him In The Barrack's Sink

Police Officer Pulled Over A Drunk Woman Whose Baby Was Covered In Feces And Vomit In The Back Seat. The Baby Was Screaming, So The Officer Bathed Him In The Barrack's Sink

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 3 weeks ago

What a great man

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#33

Police Officer Pictured Distracting A Little Girl After Her Dad Died In Car Accident Says He Began Singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' To Comfort Her

Police Officer Pictured Distracting A Little Girl After Her Dad Died In Car Accident Says He Began Singing 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' To Comfort Her

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C 3 weeks ago

Cops and EMTS are something else. Takes a lot of strength

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#34

Man Reunited With His Dog After Fires In Paradise, CA

Man Reunited With His Dog After Fires In Paradise, CA

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C 3 weeks ago

oh my god :'( I would never let go

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#35

A Good Father

A Good Father

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Rowlie 3 weeks ago

Airy Christmas

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#36

This Man Left His 40-Year Long Career In Another Airline To Join AirAsia And Fly As A Junior Just So He Could Fly With His Two Pilot Daughters

This Man Left His 40-Year Long Career In Another Airline To Join AirAsia And Fly As A Junior Just So He Could Fly With His Two Pilot Daughters

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Foxxy’s #1 fan 3 weeks ago

What a big step , Thats love and nurturing

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#37

Two Officers Stopped To Help A Young Boy Change A Bike Tire After They Noticed He Was Struggling On His Own

Two Officers Stopped To Help A Young Boy Change A Bike Tire After They Noticed He Was Struggling On His Own

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Report

Rachel Neye 3 weeks ago

Kudos to the police officers

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#38

If My ICU Patients Forget For Just A Few Minutes That They're Stuck In ICU Over Christmas, Then It Was All Worth It

If My ICU Patients Forget For Just A Few Minutes That They're Stuck In ICU Over Christmas, Then It Was All Worth It

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Jenna Bois 3 weeks ago

I love this! My daughter was born on Dec 30, so we were still in hospital for NYE, at midnight one of the nurses came to the rooms with non alcoholic cider and party hats. Nurses are awesome

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#39

Every Day My Parents Play Mario Kart 64 To See Who Will Make A Cuppa Tea. They’ve Done This Religiously Since 2001

Every Day My Parents Play Mario Kart 64 To See Who Will Make A Cuppa Tea. They’ve Done This Religiously Since 2001

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La Petite Morte 3 weeks ago

Relationship goals, right here.

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#40

My Wife Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer At 7-Months Pregnant, Started Chemo 7 Weeks Ago And Gave Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy Early This Morning

My Wife Was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer At 7-Months Pregnant, Started Chemo 7 Weeks Ago And Gave Birth To A Healthy Baby Boy Early This Morning

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Michelle Muirhead 3 weeks ago

Please Lord, look after this family!

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#41

This Note Was Left On The Gate At The Water This Afternoon

This Note Was Left On The Gate At The Water This Afternoon

No name or number left but whoever you are, rest assured your rose is in place in the middle of the lake

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Luisa Vasconcelos 3 weeks ago

Oooh, I think I have a eyes problem. It's only explanation for all this water.

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#42

Ashton Kutcher Y'all

Ashton Kutcher Y'all

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

I'm really glad whenever celebrities are using their platform and wealth to do good things and help others

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#43

My Dad Went From "I Don’t Want That Dang Cat" To Carrying Her To "Her Room" For Bed Each Night

My Dad Went From "I Don’t Want That Dang Cat" To Carrying Her To "Her Room" For Bed Each Night

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Francis 3 weeks ago

Dads. They always say they don't want to get a cat... but in the end the dads and the cats are always a heart and a soul

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#44

Dad Took Us To Water Park. We Are 24

Dad Took Us To Water Park. We Are 24

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Francis 3 weeks ago

at first glaze i thought it was a normal pic of a dad and his 2 boys.. reading always helps! you two look very happy and your dad aswell

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#45

2 Years Ago, This Intersection In My Hometown Of Charlottesville Became Known For Hate. This Morning, I Drew The Crosswalk Into A Symbol Of Unity

2 Years Ago, This Intersection In My Hometown Of Charlottesville Became Known For Hate. This Morning, I Drew The Crosswalk Into A Symbol Of Unity

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Luisa Vasconcelos 3 weeks ago

Well done. Beautiful idea.

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#46

Here Is My Wife Thinking She Is Surprising Me, Scraping Snow Off My Car, After A 12-Hour Night Shift At The Hospital. I'm A Lucky Fella

Here Is My Wife Thinking She Is Surprising Me, Scraping Snow Off My Car, After A 12-Hour Night Shift At The Hospital. I'm A Lucky Fella

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Michael Naegele 3 weeks ago

Nice lady.... Give her a kiss and hug her.

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#47

Sent A Text To My Grandparents, They Were So Happy They Framed It

Sent A Text To My Grandparents, They Were So Happy They Framed It

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Sori 3 weeks ago

Ok, too many onions

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#48

My Dad Got Me Right In The Feels Today With A Wallet

My Dad Got Me Right In The Feels Today With A Wallet

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Lu 3 weeks ago

Damnit here comes the waterworks...

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#49

One About The Love Between Sisters

One About The Love Between Sisters

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Kaisu 3 weeks ago

That is so cruel, to keep sisters from seeing each other!

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#50

Neighbours Called The Cops

Neighbours Called The Cops

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Jo Choto 3 weeks ago

We hear so much about the lousy cops. Yes to the good guys getting some air time.

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