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If you spend any significant amount of time on the Internet or watching the news, you may start to feel like the world is a gigantic Dumpster fire in which nothing good happens and everyone is miserable.

And I'm not going to lie. Things are tough.

But they're not all bad.

Allow me, if you will, to show you some pictures that are guaranteed to make you smile.

Because life can be tough, but it can almost always be made a little better when you have something to smile about. So take a little break from the despair and get ready to grin, my friend. We're gonna get through this together.

Let's start with this amazing interpretation of a goose.

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That's it. I'm starting a petition to officially change the name of the Canada goose to cobra chicken. Please be sure to sign it.

A father's love.

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OK, I know I said I was going to make you smile with these pictures, but it's absolutely fine if you happen to find yourself with happy tears in your eyes, too. I know I did when I first saw this.

This is adorable.

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It's basically a modern-day "Gift of the Magi." At least Wall-E is a great movie and they haven't both been suffering in the meantime!

Just like dad.

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What a difference 20 years makes! (I'm guessing his handwriting is a little neater now, too.) Next up is a picture that's sure to warm your heart.

Go get that education!

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In a perfect world, everyone would have the same dedication to education as this young man (and the person who drove him to school). After all, the children are our future, ya know?

Going the extra mile.

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Making dinner for five kids is already going above and beyond, but doing the dishes, too?! These guys are lifesavers in more ways than one.

BFFs.

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I like to think that the two of them are hanging out together these days. And I bet Mister Rogers has infinite sweaters to choose from.

Update!

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I love that these cat owners went through the trouble of updating everyone. Wouldn't it make your day to see this?

Mail for Pippa.

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This dog has a very important job which she takes very seriously. Luckily, the mail carrier understands the gravity of the situation. This next picture is literally out of this world.

This dad watched his son's graduation ceremony — from space!

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We've all been tempted to miss certain ceremonies because we were too busy or simply didn't feel like going. Not this dad, though. His kids are clearly a top priority in his life.

Uncle of the year.

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Everything about this is so pure and wonderful. Also, I am definitely on the lookout for a lunchbox like that one. It's amazing!

Break time!

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These Brazilian sanitary workers spent their break playing on a swingset. You're never too busy to spend a couple of minutes at the playground.

The real Bill Gates.

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Imagine raising the man who would go on to become one of the world's foremost philanthropists and all-around good dudes. ...And then having him tell you that you inspired him to do it.

My turn!

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Who could blame him? Playing "airplane" is so fun! Get the tissues ready before you click to this next picture.

Take what you need.

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When you're feeling frustrated at the state of the world, just remember that there are people out there doing things like this. And then, think of something nice you can do for the world and go out there to do it!

#Goals

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Congratulations to this college grad! He's already accomplished so much but shows no signs of slowing down.

A piggy surprise.

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When you see something you like, you don't have to just smile to yourself and remain calm. Sometimes, you can leap out of a drive-thru window and exclaim it's the best day of your life.

Some good advice.

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In fact, don't stop there! Believe in yourself for your whole life!

An uber cool Uber driver.

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If I ever find myself in this Uber driver's vehicle, you better believe I'm going to be playing the most bass-heavy tunes I can find. Share these images with someone who could really use a smile today.