There are times when it seems as though the world is filled with a bunch of bad stuff. Watching the news can feel like an exercise in futility and hopelessness. And even scrolling through your Instagram feed can end up making you upset.

But I'm here to tell you that this world is a good one and it's filled with amazing people and animals who are actively making it an even better place every single day.

So if you're having a particularly miserable day, you've got some options. First, drink a glass of water. Second, try and get outside in the sunshine — even if it's for a few minutes! And finally, read through this list of wholesome moments that are guaranteed to put you in a good mood. You won't be able to make it to the end without at least smiling.

Let's start with this hug between a grandfather and his granddaughter.

If there aren't already happy tears in your eyes, there are about to be! And we're just getting started.

Here's another sweet grandpa:

Every grandpa should have a dog, and every dog should have a grandpa. If we can accomplish that, I think the world will be in good shape.

OK, here is one more grandpa for you:

First of all, this is so sweet and wholesome. Second of all, holy smokes those are some giant potatoes!

What do you think of this cat-snuggling grandma?

I think it's a rule that if you're a cat in a cat cafe and a grandma comes in, you have to go snuggle her. That's cat law.

This baby trying chocolate milk for the first time is absolutely amazing.

Look at that face! She's never going back to the pre-chocolate-milk lifestyle.

These guys saw someone in need and did what they could to help.

OK, now I'm crying. Hold on– I'm gonna grab some tissues.

OK, I'm back. This next video starts out sad– but don't worry, it has a happy ending.

As much as this poor guy's experience super sucks, there's a lot to admire in the video. The first woman who offers to help is so kind! And the woman who hugs him at the end, even though it means she gets a little messy? Come on. I might need another tissue.

Somebody play with Riley!

I would play with Riley every single day if I passed him on my commute! In fact, I'd never get to work. I'd just play with Riley for the entire day.

How thoughtful!

This is what it means to be a neighbor. Is there someone you can check in on today?

Get ready for some more tears.

Thanks, Internet. I did not realize how many feelings I'd be feeling today.

Mom power!

Parenting is hard. If you ever see a parent struggling with a tantrum-throwing kid, tell them they're doing great. Sometimes they need to hear it.

Words with Best Friends!

Spencer and Roz give me so much hope for young people, older people, mobile apps, and life in general. Way to go, guys!

This video is a bit long but worth the watch.

Her face as she realizes where they're going immediately made me grin. What a lucky mom, and what a lucky son! Everyone in this video is amazing!

Say "Dog!"

Every picture is better with a dog in it. And that pup sure does know how to pose, huh?

Sharing the ice cream money.

This kid deserves an ice cream money raise. He deserves all the ice cream in the world!

What a nice sister!

Now's the time for you to call your parents and start talking about what a cool kid your sister is. See if you can get her an allowance bump.

Oh, my gosh!

You may be thinking that these ducks in raincoats aren't doing anything particularly wholesome, but come on. They are ducks in raincoats. Their very existence is a great service to us all.


He's smiling. I'm smiling. You're smiling. It's a good day, huh?

The holiday spirit.

These people clearly understand what the holidays are really about. I want to give them both a hug.

This kid is my hero.

Did they not see the movie? The forcefield was pretty obvious.

Bob is a good name!

If I ever get access to a time machine, I am going to travel back in time to this very moment so I can witness this interaction in real life. It's the only thing I really want.

Good boy, Herbie!

Something tells me Herbie is going to turn out perfectly fine. Imagine if your commute featured both Herbie and Riley! That would be the best.

This kid is just trying to play his game!

But he can't because he's overwhelmed with cats. I've been watching and rewatching this for several minutes and I get such a kick out of it every time.

A midnight snack.

I haven't met a lot of teenagers, but I'm pretty sure you've got yourself a good one, here. Good work.

How kind!

You get to listen to some great tunes, he gets to practice his favorite hobby, and anyone in need gets some assistance! Talk about a win-win-win situation!

This waitress was surprised by a $200 tip:

I'm guessing that made her day. And her reaction totally made my day!

What's better than a Disney proposal?

DOUBLE Disney proposal! This is the best! Get these two a Dole whip to celebrate!

Congrats! On Everything!

This guy deserves a graduation party like none other. Wonder what's next on the list!

Meet Beverly.

Beverly clearly knows how to live life to the fullest and have an amazing time doing it. We should all strive to be like Beverly.

Thanks, TSA!

The TSA agents I've encountered have never been this fun. Then again, I don't usually start dancing to see how they'll react. Maybe I'll start! Share this with someone who could use a smile today!