The Germans, as usual, have a word for everything. In this case, it's schadenfreude, taking joy in the misery of another. Good times, y'all.

But that's not what today's about. We're going to try something new you don't always see out here on the internet — empathy.

So let's try to keep in mind that even when bad things happen to people, it can be funny and sad. Get your feeling caps on...


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1. Speaking for myself, the only reason this hasn't happened to me yet on public transit is because I usually have to stand.

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There have been some rough mornings where I'm sure that I could forget where I was long enough to snuggle against someone and pretend I'm still in bed.

2. As a person who wears a beard, I can confirm that situations like this appear in my nightmares a minimum of once or twice a week.

At least I hardly ever dream about that clown with the body of a lizard anymore.

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3. This hit me right in the feels. I guess it's not that much different than having your dad's ashes in your home...right?

3. This hit me right in the feels. I guess it's not that much different than having your dad's ashes in your home...right?
Reddit |  UselessPsycho

I guess it's a little morbid either way. But luckily, most people's parents aren't ground up into delicious human-sausage.

4. The only way this would be OK is if every single one of those people was parked terribly.

And I think we all know that it's totally possible, given the craziness out there on the roads every day. 

But, you know, if not...that sucks.

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5. I love the idea that somewhere in an Ikea, someone is trying to get the taste of plastic apple out of their mouth.

5. I love the idea that somewhere in an Ikea, someone is trying to get the taste of plastic apple out of their mouth.
Reddit |  Yakev

It's gonna be a long journey to those cheap hot dogs and Swedish meatballs, bruh.

6. Discarded, dropped like the second half of a dubstep track, that's gotta hurt.

6. Discarded, dropped like the second half of a dubstep track, that's gotta hurt.
Reddit |  Tevisland

Not just the obvious rejection, Charlotte, but...who talks about dubstep anymore? Now I'm just upset with myself.

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7. It just goes to show you, nowhere is safe and you're always in danger.

7. It just goes to show you, nowhere is safe and you're always in danger.
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That's why I never go near any large body of water. I'm gonna retire in Nevada and be perfectly safe until my gambling addiction sets in.

8. On the other hand, maybe I've got the wrong idea about this splashing thing being bad...

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Dangit, internet! You've taken my eternal love of dogs and twisted me up inside! 

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9. I think both of these guys are having a bad day, anonymous Snapchatter. And why aren't you helping them?

9. I think both of these guys are having a bad day, anonymous Snapchatter. And why aren't you helping them?
Reddit |  Chromosome_wizard2

(Full disclosure: I would also be taking pics and not helping. Yay hypocrisy!)

10. I figure this is either somebody who uses Apple Maps even when common sense screams not to, or someone who fundamentally misunderstands the term "carpool."

10. I figure this is either somebody who uses Apple Maps even when common sense screams not to, or someone who fundamentally misunderstands the term "carpool."
Reddit |  Emergency_Knowledge

Either way, they need to get with it.

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11. Well, that definitely started as a celebration...

11. Well, that definitely startedas a celebration...
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I guess the next drink they order will be more of a funereal toast. And they should probably do it gently. Very, very gently.

12. I feel for her, but I'm not sure this was ever going to end any other way.

I've been on the receiving end of a swimming tube surprise, and let me tell you, it never gets any easier.

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13. Well, your insurance definitely isn't going down after driving school, that's for sure.

13. Well, your insurance definitely isn't going down after driving school, that's for sure.
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What a way to go out, though. "You wanna know why I take the bus, huh? I hope you're ready for this."

14. "All around me are familiar faces..."

I don't know what it is about this dude's face, but in this moment he is everyone who's ever been stuck with their friends after the bar. Live on, friendo.

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15. If you see someone with this desktop, just let them know that we hope things get better for them.

15. If you see someone with this desktop, just let them know that we hope things get better for them.
Reddit |  smithtroy1810

Nobody deserves this, unless you're a humor editor. I mean — especially if you're a humor editor. Whew.

16. There's no way that this dog is ever going to recover. It's going to take years of dog treats and "who's a good boy?" until he's OK again, and it's still a maybe.

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So all I need from you is to keep this doggo in your heart. For all of us.

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