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It's not every day you see the whole year becoming a meme for how disastrous it’s going. Just take a look at people trying to laugh through it all in our previous posts here and here, and check out the "2020 described in one word" challenge right here.

Essentially, at this point, most of us are severely deprived of feel-good emotions. You need no doctor to say that the worldwide chaos has been taking its toll on us. But thankfully, there’s an antidote that’s said to soothe your soul and give you a much-needed fix of wholesomeness.

Sit back, relax, and get ready for the Bored Panda compilation of wholesome posts that will bring back hope in humanity and our future, because as long as we have these nice people, we are all going to be alright.

#1

Be More Like Abdul

Be More Like Abdul

Back to work today, forgot my pass so locked bike outside Cannon Street station. Left work at 6 pm to find just the cut lock and no bike, resigned to never seeing my trusty stead again asked the station if they have cameras. A guy appeared waving at me, asked me to put the code into my cut lock. He replied ‘I have your bike’ with a smile I will never forget!! His name is Abdul Muneeb and he works for South Eastern Railways, he was on a break and saw a guy bolt cut the lock and challenged him to give it back, he then took it inside and waited 4 hours after his shift finished to personally make sure I got my bike back. The world needs more Abdul’s, he is a legend of a man and a credit to his employer.

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Child, Who Hit My Father's Car, Had An Old Bike With Broken Brakes, So My Father Bought Him A New Bike. I Am So Proud Of My Father

Child, Who Hit My Father's Car, Had An Old Bike With Broken Brakes, So My Father Bought Him A New Bike. I Am So Proud Of My Father

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#3

10 Years Of Work But It Was Worth It! I’m A Provider At The Same Place I Used To Clean

10 Years Of Work But It Was Worth It! I’m A Provider At The Same Place I Used To Clean

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The recent COVID Response Tracking Study conducted in May showed that Americans are the unhappiest they've been in 50 years. 31% of respondents said they were happy in 2018, but this year, only 14% could say the same thing.

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Keeping your spirits high in these challenging times may often feel like mission impossible, but however hard it may be, there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. We just need to learn to see it. Experts suggest starting from physical exercise, good sleep, and meditation because a healthy body carries a healthy soul.

Gretchen Rubin, author of the book “The Happiness Project,believes that connecting with people, even if it’s not face-to-face communication, is also key.

“Ancient philosophers and contemporary scientists agree that connecting with people is truly important. We’re fortunate that we have so much technology we can use to connect with people who aren’t nearby.” She also suggests taking care of your loved ones and those who’re close to you, because empathy breeds feel-good emotions, and together we feel way stronger.

#4

I'm So Happy For Her

I'm So Happy For Her

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Bei Stenhaug
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not just that, love. You had pictures taken and showed it online. You think you took a step, but you walked a mile.

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#5

The Wooden Mast Had To Be Replaced By A Concrete Mast, But The Professionals Preserved The Tucano's House

The Wooden Mast Had To Be Replaced By A Concrete Mast, But The Professionals Preserved The Tucano's House

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Rubin also says that decluttering the space around you is a way to boost inner happiness. “Decluttering can be difficult now, with more people home and a heavier load on your household, but whatever you can do can help give you a sense of control over your life.”

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This sense of control is essential to whoever feels overwhelmed by the chaos which has been happening in the world lately. In the end, all things, good or bad, pass with time. Soon the challenges will become history, and some may even remember all this free time we have on our hands with yearning. So why not use it to the benefit of our well-being, both inner and outer?

#7

It Has Been A Very Long Journey, But We Finally Got Forever

It Has Been A Very Long Journey, But We Finally Got Forever

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#8

Never Too Late To Start Again

Never Too Late To Start Again

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Liz Karsa
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Assuming you did time for a crime (s) you paid your dues and deserve a chance to be and do better! Good luck to you! Hope you are still kicking ass!

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#9

This Athlete, Marios Giannakou, Carried A Disabled Biology Student Named Eleftheria To The Top Of Mount Olympus, Her Dream

This Athlete, Marios Giannakou, Carried A Disabled Biology Student Named Eleftheria To The Top Of Mount Olympus, Her Dream

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#10

Sometimes You Need Some Bro You Don't Know To Love You

Sometimes You Need Some Bro You Don't Know To Love You

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I'manoob!
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a true statement! YOLO, who ever reads my comment, "I love you" *cringe*

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#12

This Legend Carries, Pulls And Pushes His Disabled Twin Around Ironmans And Marathons So They Can Compete Together

This Legend Carries, Pulls And Pushes His Disabled Twin Around Ironmans And Marathons So They Can Compete Together

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Brett
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That’s awesome! And he has a little doggy almost as awesome

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#15

Ten Years Ago I Signed Up To Mentor An At-Risk Young Boy. Yesterday I Dropped Him Off At College

Ten Years Ago I Signed Up To Mentor An At-Risk Young Boy. Yesterday I Dropped Him Off At College

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#17

14-Year-Old Ridan Al-Mashouly From Sana’a, Yemen Regularly Feeds And Provides Food For A Homeless Special Needs Elderly Man From His Paycheck

14-Year-Old Ridan Al-Mashouly From Sana’a, Yemen Regularly Feeds And Provides Food For A Homeless Special Needs Elderly Man From His Paycheck

Ridan works in a restaurant and hopes that he can make enough money to go back to school after temporarily dropping out.

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#19

Hopefully The Need Of These Kind Gestures Reduces To None

Hopefully The Need Of These Kind Gestures Reduces To None

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#20

Dorothy Anonymously Bakes Treats And Leaves Them For Our Apartment Community. She Was Recently Caught

Dorothy Anonymously Bakes Treats And Leaves Them For Our Apartment Community. She Was Recently Caught

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#21

Rachel Has Been A Nanny For Curtis For Over A Year. When He Realized Her Senior Prom Was Cancelled, He Wanted To Throw One For Her

Rachel Has Been A Nanny For Curtis For Over A Year. When He Realized Her Senior Prom Was Cancelled, He Wanted To Throw One For Her

Complete with her favorite foods, flowers, and dancing, Curtis (and his mom) pulled off the best socially distant prom ever. Thanks, Curtis & Elissa for making my girl smile

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Curtis is such a handsome little fellow. He has a good heart too. And, Rachel looks lovely.

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#23

My Dog Gets Really Anxious In The Car, So My Grandma Asked To Sit In The Back With Him. The Whole Car Ride All I Heard Was "It’s Okay, We’re Almost There Brave Boy"

My Dog Gets Really Anxious In The Car, So My Grandma Asked To Sit In The Back With Him. The Whole Car Ride All I Heard Was "It’s Okay, We’re Almost There Brave Boy"

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#24

Be The Change You Want To See In The World

Be The Change You Want To See In The World

A group of young kids caught me on my way into the store. Asked me if I wanted to make a bet. I replied “I’m a gambling man”. Older kid said he could ride a wheelie on his bike stop sign to stop sign. I said no way... and how much? He said 10 bucks. I said why 10? He said they wanted a large pizza at Dominos... I said deal. He came very close but couldn’t hold it his wheelie that long... While they were figuring out how to come up with 10 bucks, I had already ordered their pizza plus a 2 liter of Sprite. Made my night. Love seeing kids be kids.

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#25

My Mom Is A Nurse Practitioner And She Has Been On The Front Lines Of A Covid Unit Since March. She Just Got This Shirt. I Haven't Seen Her Light Up Like That In Months

My Mom Is A Nurse Practitioner And She Has Been On The Front Lines Of A Covid Unit Since March. She Just Got This Shirt. I Haven't Seen Her Light Up Like That In Months

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#27

In Japan, These Grandparents Didn't Want Kids To Feel Lonely While Waiting For The Bus. So They Made A Life-Size Version Of Totoro, A Famous Cartoon Character, At The Bus Stop

In Japan, These Grandparents Didn't Want Kids To Feel Lonely While Waiting For The Bus. So They Made A Life-Size Version Of Totoro, A Famous Cartoon Character, At The Bus Stop

Now, the kids have a friend waiting there with them everyday.

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ah nice! I loved the movie, and it makes it better because he waited at a bus stop!

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#28

After 6 Months Homeless And Jobless, I Now Have A New Apartment, Car And A Job In A Call Center. And I Did It On My Own. So Proud Of Myself

After 6 Months Homeless And Jobless, I Now Have A New Apartment, Car And A Job In A Call Center. And I Did It On My Own. So Proud Of Myself

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Congratulations!! The difference between struggle & success is getting up

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#29

After Years Of Darkness Today Marks 12 Months Without Drinking. I Never Thought I Could, And I'm Proud Of Myself

After Years Of Darkness Today Marks 12 Months Without Drinking. I Never Thought I Could, And I'm Proud Of Myself

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#31

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate, Two Week Surgery

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate, Two Week Surgery

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#32

Homeless Man Leaves A Donation For Oregon Historical Society After They Got Vandalized During Riots

Homeless Man Leaves A Donation For Oregon Historical Society After They Got Vandalized During Riots

"Since last night, we have seen new memberships and donations made online to support our work and the clean-up effort — but none have affected me as much as a gift from our neighbor, Oscar. In a note that accompanied a $1 donation, Oscar wrote: “Hello, I’m homeless so I don’t have much to give you, just some of my bottle collecting money. But I saw your windows got broken and wanted to help. You once gave me a free tour before the pandemic, so this is a thank you.” In my time as Executive Director, I have seen OHS receive truly incredible gifts — but this one has touched my heart tremendously."

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rgr8
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is so selfless. Someone who hardly has enough to provide for himself, gives them money to help fix their window. I am actually crying right now.

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#36

I Just Had A Ruptured Brain Aneurysm And A Brain Bleed And Had Surgery And Actually Survived

I Just Had A Ruptured Brain Aneurysm And A Brain Bleed And Had Surgery And Actually Survived

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#37

It’s Never Too Late To Start

It’s Never Too Late To Start

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#38

At 16 My Guidance Counselor Told Me I Wasn’t Good Enough At Math To Go Into The Space Field. In 2 Weeks I Start Working On My Masters In Space Sciences And Engineering

At 16 My Guidance Counselor Told Me I Wasn’t Good Enough At Math To Go Into The Space Field. In 2 Weeks I Start Working On My Masters In Space Sciences And Engineering

Follow your gut and do the thing!

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I'manoob!
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

1) You go girl! You do that thing! 2) I love your background veiw...really lovely :)

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#40

I Lost My Dad To Covid This Past July And Came Across These Old Pics Of Him Fixing My Bow-Tie For Prom. So I Had To Make Sure He Was Looking Snazzy Too

I Lost My Dad To Covid This Past July And Came Across These Old Pics Of Him Fixing My Bow-Tie For Prom. So I Had To Make Sure He Was Looking Snazzy Too

I miss him but am grateful for memories like this

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#41

Made Me Smile And Cry At The Same Time

Made Me Smile And Cry At The Same Time

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Eagle Girl
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww, he's helping her get thru Chemo. The things that have changed this year. And yet, the things that haven't...

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#42

An IKEA In Germany Gave Hundreds Of People From The Local Muslim Community Permission To Use Its Car Park For Socially Distanced Prayers

An IKEA In Germany Gave Hundreds Of People From The Local Muslim Community Permission To Use Its Car Park For Socially Distanced Prayers

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#44

We Need More Playgrounds Like This

We Need More Playgrounds Like This

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rgr8
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are becoming more and more common on newer playgrounds. There are a couple in my city that have this!

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#47

This Story Is So Adorable

This Story Is So Adorable

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Berry Budgie
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that the fiancé is celebrating too, even though it might be awkward between some couples to think about past divorces or dead SO’s

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#49

My Daughter Found Out That Our Mailman Used To Be A Pro Soccer Player And Started Asking Him For Tips. Yesterday He Helped Her Run Some Drills. He Did The Same Today

My Daughter Found Out That Our Mailman Used To Be A Pro Soccer Player And Started Asking Him For Tips. Yesterday He Helped Her Run Some Drills. He Did The Same Today

It was unbelievably sweet

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Brett
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Mailman during the day soccer player at night but..... 24/7 he’s an awesome guy

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#51

I Married My Best Friend This Weekend

I Married My Best Friend This Weekend

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#52

Timothy Madders Holding A Thank You Letter From The Queen. He Made Her A Homemade Wordsearch To Keep Her Occupied During Lockdown

Timothy Madders Holding A Thank You Letter From The Queen. He Made Her A Homemade Wordsearch To Keep Her Occupied During Lockdown

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WOAH AND I THOUGHT I WAS AWESOME WHEN I GOT TO SEE MY GIGGLE AND HOOT DRAWING ON TV!

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#53

If Only All Lies Were Like This

If Only All Lies Were Like This

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#54

35-Years-Old And I Accomplished A Dream. Today Was My First Day Teaching

35-Years-Old And I Accomplished A Dream. Today Was My First Day Teaching

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#55

I'm A Lone Dad That's Shaved My Head All My Life, I'm Learning How To Do Different Hairstyles For My Daughter With The Help Of Youtube Videos, I'm Proud Of This Plait

I'm A Lone Dad That's Shaved My Head All My Life, I'm Learning How To Do Different Hairstyles For My Daughter With The Help Of Youtube Videos, I'm Proud Of This Plait

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Liz Karsa
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope this Dad knows how much this "little" thing will end up being a "big" memory in her life! You go , Dad!

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#56

I Bought A House And I Was Informed My Neighbors Do It Big For Christmas. I Spent A Lot Of Money Already, So I Talked To My Neighbor And We Came Up With The Perfect Solution

I Bought A House And I Was Informed My Neighbors Do It Big For Christmas. I Spent A Lot Of Money Already, So I Talked To My Neighbor And We Came Up With The Perfect Solution

I promise I'm not really a Grinch!

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#57

My Dad Retired 2 Years Ago At Age 70. He Was A Workaholic So We All Worried About How He'd Handle It. He Said He Wanted To Get Back Into Art, Which He Had Done As A Young Man

My Dad Retired 2 Years Ago At Age 70. He Was A Workaholic So We All Worried About How He'd Handle It. He Said He Wanted To Get Back Into Art, Which He Had Done As A Young Man

Today he gave me this. I'm so proud of him

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#58

Incredible Dude

Incredible Dude

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

For those who don't know, as-salamu alaykum means "peace be upon you."

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#60

This Pizza Delivery Hero

This Pizza Delivery Hero

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#61

It Took Me 12 Years And 5 Miscarriages To Get Here. He'll Be 4 In March

It Took Me 12 Years And 5 Miscarriages To Get Here. He'll Be 4 In March

We went for a walk, and as always, took our shoes off at the door. I put him in his chair for lunch and turned to be caught off guard by the sight of our shoes together near the door.

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Dana
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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is really heartwarming, just a little thing like shoes can make you realize how far you have come. I wish you best of luck on your parenting journey

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#62

We Finalized Our Adoption Today. Here’s Our Handsome Little Dude. We Are Beyond Excited. Cheers

We Finalized Our Adoption Today. Here’s Our Handsome Little Dude. We Are Beyond Excited. Cheers

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#63

This Photo Of My Mom And My Daughter Sharing A Special Moment Making Cupcakes Together Melts My Heart. I Hope It Helps Bring A Smile To Your Face

This Photo Of My Mom And My Daughter Sharing A Special Moment Making Cupcakes Together Melts My Heart. I Hope It Helps Bring A Smile To Your Face

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#64

Tough Hike Pushing A Wheelchair, But Got Our 93-Year-Old Mom To See Her Very First Waterfall

Tough Hike Pushing A Wheelchair, But Got Our 93-Year-Old Mom To See Her Very First Waterfall

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#66

I'm On A Wildfire In California And Had The Pleasure Of Working With This Awesome Crew That Came Up From Mexico To Help Out With Our Terrible Fire Season. International Bros

I'm On A Wildfire In California And Had The Pleasure Of Working With This Awesome Crew That Came Up From Mexico To Help Out With Our Terrible Fire Season. International Bros

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#67

This Wholesome Confession

This Wholesome Confession

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#68

3-Year-Old Motivational Speaker

3-Year-Old Motivational Speaker

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#69

This Show Is Awesome Too

This Show Is Awesome Too

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

AMAZING. Love that young girls are getting more awseome, female role-models these days

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#70

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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#72

First Native American From Her Tribe To Graduate From Stanford

First Native American From Her Tribe To Graduate From Stanford

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#73

Saving Forest Bunnies From Fires

Saving Forest Bunnies From Fires

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can not be the only person who just let out a squeal as I scrolled!!

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#74

My Daughter Recently Started Smiling... This Is How I Get To Start My Day

My Daughter Recently Started Smiling... This Is How I Get To Start My Day

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3 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just wait until she giggles ❤️❤️ My 7 month old sounds like she swallowed a squeaky toy 😂

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#75

After Losing My Job And Finding It Hard To Get Outta Bed, I Wake Up To This On The Mirror In The Morning

After Losing My Job And Finding It Hard To Get Outta Bed, I Wake Up To This On The Mirror In The Morning

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#77

Love This. Let’s Protect Nature

Love This. Let’s Protect Nature

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#78

My Father Asked If He Could Try Cutting My Hair, As He Wants To Learn And Practice, So That He Can Cut The Hair Of My Immunocompromised Mother

My Father Asked If He Could Try Cutting My Hair, As He Wants To Learn And Practice, So That He Can Cut The Hair Of My Immunocompromised Mother

She has not seen a hairdresser in month. Snapped this picture of the near 60-year-old man beginning to learn a new skill for her sake

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#79

No Excuses

No Excuses

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#80

Wholesome Customers

Wholesome Customers

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#81

Imagining Herself All Grown Up

Imagining Herself All Grown Up

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I'manoob!
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3 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have to say she looks beautiful but...nooo!! too early! stay young child! :'(

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#82

My Little Sister Keeping My Dog Company After He Puked

My Little Sister Keeping My Dog Company After He Puked

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#83

A Security Guard Told The Manager That He Is A Graduate And Would Love To Participate In The Test For The Vacant Position. The Boss Allowed Him To Take The Test. He Got The Job

A Security Guard Told The Manager That He Is A Graduate And Would Love To Participate In The Test For The Vacant Position. The Boss Allowed Him To Take The Test. He Got The Job

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#85

Headed To San Diego To Surprise My Dad By Boarding The Last Flight Of His 33-Year Pilot Career

Headed To San Diego To Surprise My Dad By Boarding The Last Flight Of His 33-Year Pilot Career

My dad has been an airline pilot for 33 years. He will depart San Diego for Seattle in a few hours on what will be the final flight of his career. I just boarded a plane headed to San Diego so I can surprise him there to join him on the last leg of his journey to retirement.

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