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10 things that made us smile this week

Upworthy's weekly roundup of joy

librarian sharing a story, kid reading and drinking tea, teacher sharing a story

10 reminders of the good in the world

Hey, all!

It's 10 things time! Every week, we pull together a collection of heartwarming, wholesome and hilarious content to give us all a boost of serotonin and faith in humanity. Some of these smileworthy finds are light and silly and some are deeply touching, but they're all reminders of the good that's all around us.

We hope this roundup of joy hits your heart in all the right places. (Don't forget to pass it along—joy is meant to be shared!)


1. A good reminder that love is quiet, but oh so powerful

Just a lovely description of how love looks all kinds of ways, and we see it everywhere when we look for it.

2. Young librarian shares heartwarming story of an encounter between three kids and three grown-ups

YES. Library kids will change the world! Read the full story here.

3. Mom draws her son a picture on the fridge every night and it's a win-win

First of all, what even is that refrigerator? I want a draw-on fridge now. And secondly, love that she gets as much out of this tradition as her son does. Those are the ones that stick.

4. Husband's explanation of his wife's 'true beauty' is winning hearts all over the place

@chrissyjpowers

Sunday Sermon: How the patriarchy makes women question their beauty and then makes money of their insecurities. #realbeauty #aginggracefully #embracingaging #consciousrelationships

Yep, he's a keeper. Read the full story here.

5. Woman asks for a mental health day and her managers exemplify workplace support

This is what caring for your employees looks like. "We got you." Love it.

6. Dad reserved a room for him and his 'kid' and the hotel hilariously delivered

@lifewithacole

Kindersley Quality Inn and Suites out did theirselves! This is the funniest things I have seen on the road from a hotel crew! #fyp #canadatiktok #canada #alberta #edmonton #kindersley #saskatoon #saskatchewan #lovinglife #livingmybestlife #hotel #qualityinnandsuites #funny #funnymoments #prank

Nobody's too old for a bed fort and a teddy bear. Nobody.

7. Grandpa-in-a-kid's-body enjoys his cup of tea and a good book at 6:30 a.m.

He's already got retirement figured out. Go, little fella, go.

8. Doggo with anxiety calms right down when her owners sing the 'so brave' song

@macrosbymel

sorry if it gets stuck in your head #rue #ruetok #ruetherescue #dogtok #rescuedog

And now the song has become an anthem for both dogs and hoomans everywhere. See how people are repurposing the jingle for themselves here.

9. Teacher shares the sweet reason his student always rubbed his necklace when he talked to people

Such selfless compassion in a sixth grader. These kids are alright. Read the full story here.

10. Dance your way through the weekend with all the energy of high-waisted pants guy

@djjazzyd

Friday is here #Friday #fridaynightfunkin #djjazzyd50thbirthday

Hike up the pantaloons and move those feet, friends!

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