4,300 people are trapped in Irish hotels and trailers, waiting to leave. Witness their story.

The dynamic and candid stories that you can see here are based on a multimedia project and feature piece shot by Bryan O'Brien with interviews conducted by Carl O'Brien for The Irish Times.



The multimedia video series originally posted by The Irish Times, as mentioned above and in the attribution below, features real people who share their experience of seeking asylum in Ireland. But speaking out wasn't easy. Some of the folks interviewed said in the video they were concerned about the backlash they'd receive and how it might affect their waiting time. I applaud all of them for having the courage to tell their stories.

Ready for the weekend? Of course, you are. Here's our weekly dose of good vibes to help you shed the stresses of the workweek and put yourself in a great frame of mind.

These 10 stories made us happy this week because they feature amazing creativity, generosity, and one super-cute fish.

1. Diver befriends a fish with the cutest smile

Hawaiian underwater photographer Yuki Nakano befriended a friendly porcupine fish and now they hang out regularly.

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