You know, in a way, smiling can be worth cold, hard cash. The attitude you bring to your job can absolutely affect how your coworkers and your superiors perceive you. And that might just translate into better pay one day. 

Okay, I don't have the science on this, but positivity really ought to pay off, don't you think? It often does, at least in other ways, like making day-to-day living more pleasant for everyone. That has to be worth something!

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1. In Thailand, this crossing guard dresses up every day to both make himself more visible and to make it more fun for the kids he helps across the street.

1. In Thailand, this crossing guard dresses up every day to both make himself more visible and to make it more fun for the kids he helps across the street.
Reddit |  TripTripHooray

Probably more fun for himself, too.

2. During an election in Ireland, dog owners around the country showed their enthusiasm for democracy by sharing pictures of their pups at the polling stations on social media under the hashtag #dogsatpollingstations.

2. During an election in Ireland, dog owners around the country showed their enthusiasm for democracy by sharing pictures of their pups at the polling stations on social media under the hashtag #dogsatpollingstations.
Twitter |  @SilentFugitive

And if they won nothing else that day, they won Twitter, at least.

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3. These protesters in Costa Rica, out to voice their opposition to a new tax law, didn't want the riot police to suffer in the rain, so they shared their umbrellas.

3. These protesters in Costa Rica, out to voice their opposition to a new tax law, didn't want the riot police to suffer in the rain, so they shared their umbrellas.
Reddit |  Katharsis0

Putting the "civil" back in "civil disobedience."

4. These two guys helped a young white-tailed deer that had gotten itself tangled up in a fence.

4. These two guys helped a young white-tailed deer that had gotten itself tangled up in a fence.
Reddit |  MikkyFarr

Could have easily been a much worse situation if these two nice fellows hadn't come along!