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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1 year 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
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1 year 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
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1 year 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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Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

Oh my God! Wow. He can't get that much money, can he? How very sweet of him!

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#5

Most Are Good

Most Are Good

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Elina Kuusisto
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1 year 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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Ronnel Samonte
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1 year ago

such a nice boy :)

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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
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1 year 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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Francis
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1 year ago

*_* so cute!

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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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Aaand I'm crying

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#11

This Kid

This Kid

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La Petite Morte
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Take him home!

Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Noooo he maybe lost ! Take him to a Vet they will help find his humans.

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Foxxy’s #1 fan
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1 year ago

Dogs have a way of knowing things and can often make a bad day at least bearable.

Jill Pulcifer
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1 year ago

Its true that not all angels have wings, but we would do well to remember that some have tails.

Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 year ago

I honestly think that many animals are blessed with a six sense to determine when someone is feeling down and in need of love. Their capacity to show warmth and empathy far exceeds what we give them credit for.

Ann Mozdzer
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1 year ago

They know ,they just know x

Bob Connely
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1 year ago

This is why people who say, "It's just a dog" need to be slapped.

Kate Johnson
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1 year ago

They know when we hurt, be it physically or emotionally. I've had many cats, and every single one would come be with me when I hurt; I have s tendency to cry during certain parts of books and they'd come, and our last cat, Edith Ann, would come curl up with ne when my chronic pain was particularly bad. They know, and they'll help in the way that they know how. 😥I miss them all, and right now, especially Edith Ann. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge on October 12th, this year. RIP, little one, our sweet Princess Smushface.

Jjjane20
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1 year ago (edited)

Dogs are the best!

D. Pitbull
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1 year ago

Doggo came by and petted you! Yaaaay!!!

Valerie Lessard
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1 year ago

If you take him home, everyday will be a good day

Raine Soo
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1 year ago

Animals are the best therapy.

Miranda Panda
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1 year ago

Ohhh buddy!!

Heather Brady-Connor
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1 year ago

A furry angel.

bee pot
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1 year ago

and now I have a dog.

GenXandEarnedItAll
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1 year ago

See comment above...🤗

Incognito
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1 year ago

when you want huge but you still wanna be badass

Robin Childers
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4 weeks ago

A furry angel.

Ashley Minton
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6 months ago

An angel in disguise

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
7 months ago

Another example of love going both ways.

sharron lynn parsons
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9 months ago

If you see, that pup again, please take him home, or to safety !!!

sharron lynn parsons
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9 months ago

If I were there, I could not leave him, I would take him home !!!

Barbara Sellner
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10 months ago

He probably was having a bad day too until he saw you. Now you both are having a good day.

Julia
Community Member
1 year ago

That would be my new dog

Kathleen Gordon
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww

Cristina Loayza
Community Member
1 year ago

Did you take him home?

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

It sure is amazing, a few pets make a tremendous difference, love your pet every day !!!

Maria Rohlen
Community Member
1 year ago

Two sad souls healed each other.

sharron lynn parsons
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1 year ago

Dogs have a heart, always have a way to communicate, with us !!!

Billy Haake
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1 year ago

Dogs are a form of guardian angels.

Billy Haake
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1 year ago

Dogs are a form of guardian angels.

Rachel Duggleby
Community Member
1 year ago

Heartwarming

Nadine Francis
Community Member
1 year ago

I would have taken that sweet little thing home and loved him for the rest of my/or his life!

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

such a cuty ... can´t get enough of this pic. would like to see sometimes how humans behave as if they would be animals. xoxo

Jane W.
Community Member
1 year ago

Dogs can do that. they know more than we can imagine.

Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

Dogs make the world a better place.

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Little guy might have been asking for a home.

Phillis Rosenthal
Community Member
1 year ago

❤️

Kat Khatib
Community Member
1 year ago

He's an Earth Angel.

Maggie Collins
Community Member
1 year ago

They always know, eh?

Audra Granath
Community Member
1 year ago

Angel on Earth

Kika González
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww, that made me cry. I miss my dog!

Jules Martins
Community Member
1 year ago

They just know.

Giselle Fiebig
Community Member
1 year ago

Soo sweet , but truly doglike .... yes why don’t you take him home? Giselle Fiebig

Ava Bowie
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg so polite! Wow 😯

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

An angel in disguise.

Carrie Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG! My heart is about to burst!!! <3

Jason Starbuck
Community Member
1 year ago

Adopt himmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
1 year ago

He needs you, too!

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
1 year ago

Hoooman, it’s ok.

Flowergirl Power
Community Member
1 year ago

So sweet

Sally Spelbring
Community Member
1 year ago

WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THEM

Ian Carter
Community Member
1 year ago

what crying? me? NOOOO your crying shut up whatever!

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

How dear.

Kayli Boring
Community Member
1 year ago

awe this pics are gonna make me cry

ZEFCAT
Community Member
1 year ago

Animals are always the perfect comfort!

CincyReds
Community Member
1 year ago

Well how could you not!

European other
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone own him ?!

Autumn Walton
Community Member
1 year ago

if he doesn't already have a home adopt him!

Stéphanie Nadon
Community Member
1 year ago

thats the dog from Futurama waiting for Fry

Naomi Armitage
Community Member
1 year ago

D A M M I T STEPHANIE. Now I'm crying at work. I did NOT need that reminder.

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Anh Aline Vuo
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1 year ago

Poor dog. He's homeless

Johanna Muukkonen
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1 year ago

She's not.

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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
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1 year 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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Rowlie
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1 year ago

The goodest boy

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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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Sori
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s it, I’m balling now, this post has me sobbing

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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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1 year ago (edited)

You can be both. Only a pussy is afraid of his feelings.

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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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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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Foxxy’s #1 fan
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1 year ago

That would be so bittersweet.

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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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Pusfarm
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1 year ago

Why did the text get blurry suddenly?

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#21

Be So Happy You Make Others Happy

Be So Happy You Make Others Happy

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Rowlie
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

so adorable, best friends for life.

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#23

Same Tie

Same Tie

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Foxxy’s #1 fan
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1 year ago

What a great dad, he looks so proud.

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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
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1 year 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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Foxxy’s #1 fan
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1 year ago

awww, those ducklings are precious.

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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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Francis
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1 year ago

it seems to be awkward to all of them like it was the most normal thing to do and not worthy to be mentioned

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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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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Lovely

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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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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Yep, too true!

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#29

How To Service Dog

How To Service Dog

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Francis
Community Member
1 year 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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Foxxy’s #1 fan
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1 year ago (edited)

I think his dolls are awesome, what a wonderful way to show support for people with vitiligo.

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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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1 year ago

Fuuuuuuck.....

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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
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Nawww, cute bubba, hope the mother sorted herself out, if not for her but for her baby's sake.

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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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Rissie
Community Member
1 year ago

That's one harrowing picture with what's happening in the background. And one good man for taking care of her.

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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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Rachel Neye
Community Member
1 year ago

This is so emotional,am crying!

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#35

A Good Father

A Good Father

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Rowlie
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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

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Rachel Neye
Community Member
1 year 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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Ronnel Samonte
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1 year ago

Merry Christmas! :)

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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
Community Member
1 year 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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1 year ago

They match!

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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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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Jesus, I am so sad!

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#42

Ashton Kutcher Y'all

Ashton Kutcher Y'all

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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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SanchaTheSeeker
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1 year ago

never too old

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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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Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
1 year ago

Clever

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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
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1 year 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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Rowlie
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1 year ago

Awesome idea

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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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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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Rachel Neye
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1 year ago

There are still good cops out there

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