Being a foster parent is undoubtedly one of the hardest jobs on the planet.

It's also one of the most important, with some 400,000 kids currently in foster care in the United States. Children come to them from a variety of heartbreaking and stressful situations, and it's the foster parents' job to provide not only food and shelter, but love and parental guidance.

Then, if the time comes for the children to be adopted, foster parents sometimes have to let them go. Unless they decide the children's forever home should be with them.

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When you work at Disney World for over 25 years, you collect a lot of stories.

Just ask Mikey Jacobs, who worked at Disney World in Orlando, Florida, from 1989 to 2015, and played the character Goofy since the late-'90s. He's seen all manner of magical and heartwarming Disney moments.

Recently, Jacobs hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) where he regaled the internet with tales of backstage Disney World romance, lunchtime cliquey-ness, and of course, surviving the Florida heat while wearing a costume (apparently you just get used to it).

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