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10 things that made us smile this week

Some smileworthy finds to make your day a bit brighter.

monkey, young tailor, sweet brother and sister

Upworthy's weekly roundup of joy

Wait, is April seriously here already? How the heck did that happen? It feels like just yesterday that 2023 began, yet here we are already a quarter of the way through it.

They say time flies when you're having fun, so maybe it's a good thing that the year seems to be going so fast!

This week's list is full of fun finds, such as a 9-year-old aspiring tailor, the sweetest sibling wake-up ever, an incredible 3D artist, an adorable, thumb-sucking baby monkey and more.


Take a stroll through these delights and share them with others in your life who could use a boost of joy.

1. The way these students surprised their teacher with a 152-page book of his own random quotes is hilariously heartwarming

"You know what makes writing slower? Talking." Can confirm. What a delightful gift that none of them will ever forget.

2. 9-year-old surprised his dad with a dress shirt he made himself and everything about it is fabulous

@daddyfiles

Sam made me a shirt! Wow. #sewing #sewingtiktok #samsewgood #boyswhosew #parenting #raisingboys

Read the full story here.

3. Behold the sweetest sibling wake-up video ever

​"You're beautiful, Grace." Anyone else's heart just turn into a puddle?

4. A group of vacationing friends reveals which one of them is the 'airport dad'

@johannes2o

Hes gonna be a great dad💀 #airport #airportdad

We all have the 'airport dad' friend, thank goodness. Read the full story here.

5. The emotional intelligence of this little one is off the charts


6. Airbnb host woke up his guest in the middle of the night so she wouldn't miss the northern lights

@penslucero

I’m on the verge of crying every time I watch this video I still cannot believe it. 📍 Rörbäck, Sweden

Best host ever. Read the full story here.

7. Woman explains Ramadan to first graders with a simply sweet lesson

Three cheers for building greater cultural understanding.

8. Ricky the kitten spent 2 weeks at Gramma and Grampa's and the photobook is everything

Read more about Ricky and his human family here.

9. Dad and former art professor with aphasia has covered a former barn in incredible 3D artwork

@david.hollowell

day 365 of trying to make my dad famous 🖌🎨 #art #mural #illusion #2d #3d #surreal #crazy #plants #nature #weird #painter #artist #professor #ucdavis #california #norcal #famous #viral #trending #fyp #foryou #foryoupage

Since he was diagnosed with aphasia, David Hollowell's speech has been limited, but his artistic skills certainly aren't. Absolutely incredible. Read the full story here.

10. Person shares dragon fruit with a baby monkey and generosity has never been so cute

The thumb-sucking at the beginning, though. Gracious, the preciousness.

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WOLF’s blend of functionality and elegance is designed to protect and celebrate life's most cherished possessions.

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Since 1834, WOLF has perfected the art of preserving these treasures, ensuring that every piece of jewelry is stored and honored. Join us on a journey through their elegant world, where each jewelry case is a testament to timeless sophistication and a protector of the memories we hold dear.

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The Zoe Large Jewelry Box stands as a paragon of WOLF’s grandeur. Its spacious design accommodates a diverse jewelry collection, making it perfect for those who treasure a vast array of pieces.

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The Caroline Jewelry Portfolio: Where Sophistication Meets Function

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Perfectly suited for a diverse array of jewelry, from elegant earrings to chic chains, the Caroline Jewelry Portfolio is a testament to WOLF's commitment to blending convenience with luxury. Its distinctive design is not just a functional accessory but a statement piece, offering a glimpse into a world of refined taste and understated opulence.

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With its elegant design and functional layout, the Sophia Jewelry Box is perfect for those who see their jewelry as both adornments and art. It's another example of how WOLF innovatively combines form and function, offering a stylish sanctuary for your cherished jewels.

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This box combines the classic sophistication WOLF is known for with a modern twist, appealing to those who favor bold and beautiful designs. It’s not just a jewelry box; it’s a reflection of personal style and a beacon of WOLF’s versatility in design.

Conclusion

WOLF’s exquisite collection of jewelry cases is more than just storage; they are the guardians of your precious memories and symbols of enduring elegance. Each piece, from the grand Zoe to the vibrant Palermo, is crafted with a deep understanding of the importance of preserving and celebrating life's most cherished possessions.

Whether you need a travel companion or a home for your growing collection, WOLF offers a solution that resonates with your story and style. Click here to explore their timeless collection and find the perfect piece to honor your treasured memories and jewels.

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