We all know how it feels when the world is going against us. And in the past months, good news has become somewhat of a luxury. That’s why we gotta take those lemons that life has been throwing right at us and turn them into a bandage for the soul.
And we’ve got you covered. Bored Panda has compiled a list full of the most uplifting stories and positive-only vibes! From kind souls and good-doers to heroes without capes and humans being bros, this feel-good lemonade should be prescribed by doctors. Scroll down, upvote your faves, and forward the post to someone who needs it!
#1 Today I Found Out That The Overnight Security Guard At My Work Knits Boots And Mittens For Premature Babies At The Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
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#2 I Told My Grandma I Was Bisexual A Few Weeks Ago And Today She Gave Me This. My Grandma Made Me A Rainbow Sweater
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#3 Parents Must Be So Proud
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When the world around us seems doom and gloom, and this is all it has been these past two months, it’s hard as ever to keep those spirits up. When all the topics on the news speak about calamities, our thoughts get dark and counterproductive.In order to keep yourself on the bright side of life, there are some things you could do.
Forbes suggests limiting your news intake and choosing a single news source. Another great tip is looking back to the past. Think of all the hard times we’ve been through, from 9/11 to the 2008 financial crisis, and tell yourself you made it.
The next tip reads as follows: “watch a funny video,” and for this one you know where to look at. Bored Panda is known for the most liked collections of the funniest and most wholesome things on the internet. Scroll through our never-ending selection here to get those feel-good vibes back on track.
#4 A Hero Can Be Anyone, No Special Powers Needed
Wanted to give a shout-out to this girl. No idea who she is, but we are in Wrigleyville on the rooftop of Old Crow Smokehouse. There was a blind Cubs fan trying to hail a cab for several minutes until the lady came up and asked him if he needed help hailing a cab. She stood there with him until one pulled up. Awesome to see such kindness in a world that the media portrays so much hate in. Share freely in hopes that her kindness spreads.
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#5 During His Wedding Photoshoot A Groom Saves A Boy From Drowning
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#6 And As Of Now, She’s Raised Around $95mil After A Donation From Pepsi.
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Forbes list also suggests “taking advantage of found time,” “supporting your local favorite businesses,” “sending gifts in the mails.” It’s also a perfect moment to practice random acts of kindness as seen in this post. The heroes who don’t wear capes are people just like you and me, and if we can learn something from them is that it doesn’t take whole lot to do good.
#7 This Husband Spent 2 Years Planting Thousands Of Scented Flowers For His Blind Wife To Smell And Get Her Out Of Depression
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#8 Commuters Wiped Away Anti-Semitic Graffiti They Found On A Subway Train. Within About Two Minutes, All The Symbolism Was Gone
“I got on the subway in Manhattan tonight and found a swastika on every advertisement and every window. The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do.
One guy got up and said, “Hand sanitizer gets rid of Sharpie. We need alcohol.” He found some tissues and got to work.
I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags and pockets looking for tissues and Purel.”
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#9 Standing In Front Of The Slave Quarters Of Our Ancestors, At The Whitney Plantation, With My Medical School Classmates. We Are Truly Our Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams
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#10 Her Dad Has Always Been The Best And This Just Confirmed It
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#11 “Yeah! I Kept Them All”
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#12 Never Give Up On Your Dreams
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#13 This Man Giving Out Over 700 “Free Dad Hugs” At A Pride Parade To People Rejected By Their Parents
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#14 This Man Is Recycling Old Picnic Coolers Into Shelters For Stray Cats For Winter. How Cool Is This?
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#15 Firefighters Roll Dying 62-Year-Old Forest Ranger Through The Woods One Last Time
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#16 Ever Since My Niece Saw Toy Story, She Shouts “I’m Leaving!” And Then Peeks At Her Room Like This
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#17 I Love It When A Neighbor Kid Knocks On The Door And Asks If My Husband Can Come Out And Play#18 Little Girl Thought My Wife Was The Princess From Her Favorite Book
My wife and I got married last February and during the photo shoot this little girl and her mom happened to be walking by. The little girl thought my beautiful wife was the Princess from her favorite book (the one she’s holding). My wife gave her a flower from her bouquet.
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#19 Wholesome Landlord
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#20 Every Valentine’s Day This Amazing Gentleman Brings All The Widows From The Nursing/Retirement Home And Treat Them To Lunch And Gifts And A Rose For Each
He’s been doing this for the last 5 years at our restaurant. He is simply an amazing guy.
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#21 This Priest Shelters Stray Dogs And Brings Them To The Church So They Can Be Adopted
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#22 Saw This Man Yesterday When I Was In Mecca. Letting A Cat Drink From His Palms When He Couldn’t Find A Cup
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#23 This Made Me Smile
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#24 Bride’s Dad Stops Wedding To Invite Her Stepfather To Walk Down The Aisle With Them
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#25 Crying In An Uber
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#26 A Year Ago My Little Sister Left This World. This Weekend Her Heart Recipient Met My Mom And Shared Her Heart Beat
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#27 Best Friends
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#28 To The Person Who Noticed My Open Sunroof During A Thunderstorm: Thank You With All My Heart For Your Random Act Of Kindness
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#29 This Fan In Wheelchair Carried In A Rock Festival
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#30 My Mum Passed Away And I Adopted Her Cat. Here She Is Sitting On Mum’s Ashes
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#31 Isn’t She The Princess From The Kingsman Movie?
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#32 Aquatic Biologist Tim Wong Has Repopulated Pipevine Swallowtail Species, Transforming His Yard Into A Habitat For Them
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#33 Woman Holds And Comforts A Homeless Man Experiencing Medical And Emotional Distress On The Subway Platform Until EMS Arrives
A few people actively helped out here, making sure he was ok, giving medical advice, and calling 911, but this woman’s compassion and ability to comfort him during a scary time was so heartwarming. I don’t know when the last time this man was held and cared for physically like this; it could have been decades, and her immediate reaction to comfort him, help him put his shoes on, etc. was so genuine
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#34 My Son Has Parked His Bike By This Lamppost Just About Every Day For The Last Year. This Morning, This Sticker Had Appeared
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#35 My 10-Year-Old Brother Called Me To Tell Me He Had A Girlfriend And Then Sent Me This
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#36 Always Believe In Yourself And Never Let Down
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#37 All Of The Feels
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#38 Wisconsin Bus Driver Holds Nervous 4-Year-Old’s Hand On First Day Of School
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#39 My Husband’s 81-Year-Old Grandpa: “I Don’t Care For Cats.” Also Him: “Well, I Got Them These Bowls… Do You Think This Shelter I Made Will Keep Them Warm?”
And also: “Sometimes I let them in the house when I fix their breakfast…”
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#40 Tennessee Schoolkids Held Toy Drive For Classmate Who Lost Everything In House Fire
One of our Warriors lost all of his belongings in a house fire. His 3rd grade teachers and classmates started a secret toy drive for him to replace the toys he lost. He received the toys and he was so surprised and thankful
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#41 My Mom Works For An Elementary School In A Poor Part Of Pennsylvania. Today Someone Anonymously Donated Hats, Gloves, And Shoes Or Boots For Every Single Student
This is going to make a huge difference for some of these kids
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#42 My Little Sister Learned To Sew So She Could Make Face Masks After A Hospital Made A Post Asking For Them
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#43 This Time 4 Years Ago I Was In The Er Losing My 6th Baby. I Refused To Give Up. This Is Me Meeting My Daughter, My Lucky Number 7, For The First Time
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#44 I’ve Always Wondered Why CPR Isn’t A Core Class In High School. I Graduated 10 Years Ago And Have Used CPR Three Times Which Is Three Times More Than I Have Used Calculus
My wife and I were stopping at the store to get dinner, and I saw an older gentleman laid down in the road in front of the store, so I pulled over and rushed to his side. Another guy was next to him checking his pulse and said he couldn’t find it, so we pulled him out of the road, and immediately begin chest compressions. The two of us worked on him for about five minutes or so while a whole bunch of onlookers just stood there. The paramedics finally arrived and took over, and after shocking him several times and what felt like a lifetime, were able to stabilize him, and get him to the hospital. A police officer came over and told us he had a massive heart attack
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#45 When My Best Friend Died From Leukemia In The 5th Grade, I Was Too Young To Do Anything To Help. Yesterday, I Donated Stem Cells To A Stranger Fighting The Same Disease
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#46 The Planet Is Not An Ashtray
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#47 I Got Up This Morning To Get Ready For DC Pride Parade. My Grandma Walked Into My Room, Looked At My Bi Flag, And Said, “Oh, This Needs To Be Pressed Out”
Such a simple gesture, but it holds so much love and meaning for me
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#48 My Grandpa, Everyone
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#49 Bon Jovi Opened 2 Restaurants That Allow People In Need To Eat Free Of Charge
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#50 Yoga Studio Invites Shelter Cats To Do Yoga And Helps Them Find Homes
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