When this man told his foster care story, people listened — 39 million people.

Having grown up in the foster care system with his belongings kept in a garbage bag, Rob Scheer struggled to find a place where he felt wanted and loved as a child. Now, he wants to ensure that no kid has to endure the same pain and indignities that he did.

So, when he and his husband were ready to start a family of their own, they decided to foster — and later adopt — four children.


On Feb. 8, Upworthy shared their story on Facebook, and in just over a week, it's been seen by over 39 million people across the world.

Even better, Rob and his family have raised over $103,000 for their foundation, Comfort Cases, which provides backpacks filled with PJs, toothpaste, a toy, a blanket, and a book for kids in the foster system.

Imagine how much more Comfort Cases could raise if even more people knew about it?

Bad news usually grabs the headlines so it can be hard to remember that we live in a world full of beauty. Here are 10 stories that made us happy this week because they feature amazing comebacks, powerful acts of giving, and one super-amazing cow.

1. Man brushing his cow to Bruno Mars is a moment of pure zen

This video is the perfect example of how man and nature can live in harmony. Thor the cow is in pure bliss as his human friend brushes him at a farm in Emmett, Idaho.

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