It's been a tough year for everyone but it's also a year that has reminded us that there is a world of good and love out there.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on May 25, 2021. It has since been updated.
After spending the whole of 2020 looking forward to 2021, we were all disappointed with the revelation that it was merely an extension of 2020. The Coronavirus pandemic coupled with the financial recession heaped misery on us but there's light at the end of the tunnel. We've all found new ways to cope during a pandemic that never seems to end. The best we can do is hold on to each other and navigate through this time. To keep your spirits up, we've prepared a list of wholesome pictures that'll warm your heart and remind you of the goodness out in the world.
My wife wasn’t thrilled when I put this Lego Millennium Falcon on our wedding registry. To not seem completely self-indulgent, I told her I’d wait until we had kids to build it. Today, after 10 patient years, the adventure begins. #MayThe4th #MayThe4thBeWithYou pic.twitter.com/LTEWOUa6oi— Andy Kim (@AndyKimNJ) May 4, 2021
Millennium Falcon Finished! The boys promptly asked if I can get the Falcon displayed in the Capitol building. Thanks everyone for cheering us along! I haven’t seen my wife this amused in a while. Boys are totally hooked on LEGOs. They are asking “what next?” Any thoughts? pic.twitter.com/odUZgqHWpw— Andy Kim (@AndyKimNJ) May 10, 2021
I’m in pain. My ex is sitting next to me setting up my new computer that he bought and spent days optimizing for my use as someone with a visual disability. This is a the kindest thing a person has ever done for me. Normalize break up stories that involve this much care and love— A. H. (@a_h_reaume) May 21, 2021
Everytime I complain about doing something, I remember my daughter had five brain surgeries for her cancer and came out of each one with a big smile from cheek to cheek. pic.twitter.com/kj8Xzno83E— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) May 15, 2021
Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge due to mental illness but was saved by a sea lion that kept his head above water. Now, he is a suicide prevention speaker.
"Sundae was taken from a dog hoarding situation, where one man had 16 dogs in his backyard. The dogs had access only to a junk-filled backyard and a garage for shelter. She loves to sleep as close as possible to me in bed — I think she’s just making up for 8ish years of zero affection," wrote the Redditor.
"I promised to wear a matching dress to her graduation if she graduated with honors. It was her motivation when she wanted to quit. Worth it to me," wrote a brother.
"A week after I got engaged, I found out I had cancer. A month ago I was able to try on wedding dresses for the first time, the day I wasn’t sure would ever come for me," the Redditor said.
I need help finding the guy who saved my life in Hyde Park today! I was having an asthma attack and he stopped, asked if I was okay, said "you don't have to talk to me, I'm just going to sit with you for a bit", gave me his jacket. Rang an ambulance when I needed. Saved my life.— Nóra (@ninjavspirate01) May 3, 2021
365 days. 365 days of recovery, healing, bad & good days. One whole year. I did it mom. I made it dad. I got clean at 22. May 1st I put the needle down & started the fight. pic.twitter.com/b769p28zKj— meg (@megtheegg4) May 1, 2021
Woody Harrelson helped us move out of our apartment today. Love you, NYC. pic.twitter.com/fv7ZsYTGSM— Alex Janin (@AlexLJanin) May 1, 2021
Remembering that time in grad school when my advisor, a great ornithologist, got a random call:— Northern Sparrow (@NorthernSprw) May 2, 2021
drunk guy, bar noises in background: IS THIS THE BIRD PROFESSOR?
my advisor: um..yes?
drunk guy: DO HUMMINGBIRDS HAVE FEET?
my advisor: ...yes
*wild cheering over phone from bar*
My little girl is 2 and whenever she's happy she will just shout out 'HAPPY', there is nothing purer in this world than when she's just sitting playing with toys or eating toast and just yells out 'HAPPY' to let the universe know it's doing a good job— Gerry McBride (@GerryMcBride) September 16, 2018