These Stories Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

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The world is on fire. I don’t have to tell you that. If you have opened your phone, computer, a newspaper or flipped on the television in the last three years, you know that things are looking grim. And not just because it’s almost Halloween.

This is why it is more important than ever to spread happiness, joy, and love. Contrary to popular belief, these things have not disappeared completely. You can create them with your own heart, depending on your treatment of other people. They are contagious in the best way possible, as heartwarming stories spread across the Internet day after day.

We are doing our small part over here at 22 Words, by sharing stories of people who spread joy and love in hopes that these examples will inspire you to do the same. We could all use more brightness in our lives, just like the people in this article.

Get ready for your heart to burst.

These pictures and stories are so heartwarming and precious that you won’t be able to take it. You might have to lie down because of how cute these pictures are.


Leave it to a woman being rescued from a flood to have the best attitude about the situation. Who doesn’t love being carried by a handsome fireman?

Playing ukulele

Sometimes you don’t know if your music is disturbing to your neighbors. This is the best possible note you can get about your neighbors hearing you play.

Last note

Ugh, I’m not crying, you’re crying. OK, we’re both crying. Give me a hug, I can’t take this.

Mystery dollar

Honestly, if this were me, I’d think this was adorable but I’d also be sort of relieved that I wasn’t going nuts.

Six years later

Oh gosh, I just love love. And all the happiness that love brings. They’re getting married in the place that they first met. Ugh, too cute.


Um, where is this island? I want to go to there.

Best nurse ever

Well, this is just about the best story I have ever heard. He went back to work in the hospital that saved him and met the nurse who cared for him as a baby!

Birthday party

Oh gosh, my goal in life is to be a regular somewhere where they all know my name and throw me parties when it’s my birthday. I love this.


Richard pulled an old elementary school trick and gave valentines to everyone in the class! Love this so much.

Drug dog

Look, he might be a professional dog that sniffs out drugs, but at the end of the day he’s just a dog who wants a milkbone.


Little kid friendship is the purest form of friendship. No egos, no competition. Just pure love.

Best friends forever

Well these two are just precious and perfect for each other. This is why you always have a dog when you have a baby, and vice versa.

Stealth dad

This is so cute. Dad looks so guilty, caught red-handed doing something so nice for Mom!

Victor’s Pizzeria

Victor totally deserves having the pizza place on campus named after him after working there for years! What an awesome thing.

The peach tree

Well this just seems like a story out of a children’s book or something. It doesn’t get cuter than this. The peach tree is their everlasting and growing love!

Love note

I’m not going to lie — this one made me tear up a little. Never underestimate the power of an honest and beautiful love note.

70 years

They’ve been married for 70 years and they’re still going strong and they have smiles on their faces! Can’t beat that.

The same look

If you have a partner who looks at you this way, and you look at them this way, keep them. That’s the good stuff.

Go Willie!

I don’t know who Willie is, but he deserves all the praise in the world! I sincerely hope he volunteered his services after he saw the message on the back of the truck.

Terry the volunteer

Terry is a beautiful human who likes to brush and nap with cats. We could all stand to be a little more like Terry.

Let It Go

This is amazing. Watching people support each other in tough times is everything we need to see.

A criminal no more

This supportive family was so thrilled with homosexuality was decriminalized in India a few months ago.

Giant zucchini

This is the most impressive zucchini I have ever seen — this adorable grandfather has every right to flaunt it for the entire Internet to see.

Daddy-daughter dance

Look at that smile on her face! She is so thrilled to be there!


It never occurred to me that elderly people aren’t able to walk their dogs properly. This person is a saint, and Buddy looks fantastic!


Engelbert is one lucky little chihuahua, and judging from his face in this photo, he knows it.

Tree That Owns Itself

I love this story so much. I particularly love that everyone in this town went along with this guy who signed the rights to the tree over to itself. They’re like “Welp, the tree owns itself!”

Late note

I cannot tell you how big a proponent I am of hiding notes all over for your loved ones to find. It’s amazing.

It still works!

This hilarious baby reveal is amazing. Share this with someone to brighten their day!