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I'm Loving The Wholesome Secrets Being Told In A Viral Thread

There's a throwaway line from The Office (one of my all-time favorite TV shows) that goes, "Secret secrets are no fun. Secret secrets hurt someone." Truer words have seldom been spoken.

But while it's true that secrets have the power to hurt and harm, they can also bring a smile to our day. Have a look below and check out some of these wholesome secrets being told in this viral thread.

Donuts can solve any problem.

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In a since-deleted post, one Reddit user explained how when they worked in a donut shop, they'd always sneak extra donuts into random customer orders.

Double the Maple Dips?! You, sir, are one in a million.

When's the last time you got paid to go to the library?

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Redditor peachdoughnut is a self-professed bookworm. Whenever they return books to the library, they always make sure to leave a crisp $1 between the covers.

I guess it really does pay to be well-read.

I'd be way to proud/selfish to do something like this.

Reddit user hatesjade claims to be an expert at the Crane Game. You know, the one you often find inside bars and restaurants? Whenever they win, they always make sure to leave the toy behind for some kid to find.

This man is a living Saint.

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"When I was a kid I used to always twist the quarter machines on the way into stores just in case. Got lucky a couple of times and a few free toys. Now that I'm grown if I'm leaving a store with them I like to drop change into them if I have it and leave them half twisted." - Reddit u/spconnol

Sacrificing your own comfort for others.

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When imagirI was in New York on a family vacation, they came across a homeless person desperately trying to keep their hands warm. Without anyone noticing, imagirI slid off her gloves and quietly gave them away.

A simple acknowledgement can go a long way.

Reddit user dread_pirate_roberto claims to love staying late at work. Whenever they do this, they always pick a random person in the office and write a nice note to leave behind on their desk.

Paying it forward.

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During the holiday season, I'll always aim to pay for at least one other person's drive-through order whenever I'm out grabbing coffee. I had this done for me once and ever since I've tried to carry on the tradition.

You're only crazy if they start to talk back.

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"I love plants, I have 3 little pots on my windowsill, a succulent and two flower pots with 3 different kinds of flowers, the flowers all have names and personalities and I[sic] talk to them and tell them about my day or make up little stories about them." - Reddot u/logictoinsanity

It's important to give back to our local unsung heroes.

Reddit user PsychedelicGoat42 understands that being a police officer is largely a thankless job. So in an effort to show their appreciation, they ordered food to be delivered to their local precinct.

Water is the essence of life — and generosity!

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Reddit user rentabro always keeps a fresh 24-pack of bottled water in their car. That way, they can give fresh water to any of the homeless people who happen to be living in the neighborhood.

The mechanics of being a good person.

Redditor sphinx4785 is a mechanic by trade. Whenever they're out on the road and see a stranded motorist, they always pull over to help. They'll happily repair flats for free and always refuse payment.

This one makes me want to cry.

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"It might actually freak my grandma out but she is so worried about money. So whenever I visit, I sneak money into her wallet. (She usually leaves her purse/wallet on her dresser)." - Reddit u/Leenak

Don't underestimate the power of good grammar.

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Reddit user mitochondrial_steve was once handed a friend's resume to submit for a job application. It was rife with spelling and grammar mistakes, so they edited it and never told them. In the end, they wound up getting the job.

Leaving on a jet plane.

Reddit user BobaBelly's mother is originally from the Netherlands and hadn't seen her sister in more than 10 years due to constricted finances. As a surprise, BobaBelly bought their mother a round-trip flight so that she could go and visit.

The power of positive thinking.

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"I used to write positive things on sticky notes and stick them around school. One of my teachers who struggles w depression always kept a few on her desk, and that made me really happy." - Reddit u/xLYCANTHROPEx