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15 Times People Were There For One Another In Wholesome Ways

Every single one of us needs to feel supported every now and again. It's a big world out there and absolutely no one can make it on their own.

Sometimes, validation can come from the most unlikely of places. Have a look below and check out these 15 times that people were there for one another in wholesome ways.

What's in a name?

This young person's father is doling out some straight-up sage advice. If only we could all adopt this frame of mind, then the world would be a much more inclusive and understanding place in which to live.

Everybody loves a piggyback ride.

I'm not sure what I find sweeter: the fact that this biker had the nerve to ask for a piggyback ride from a total stranger or that he happened to be parked nearby watching the sunset by his lonesome.

The world has enough gate keepers.

For the record, it's OK to just casually like something. You don't need to know all the history or the ins and outs to be able to appreciate something at face value. Anyone who argues otherwise is a snob.

When sparks fly, make tacos.

In Harry Met Sally, Billy Crystal argues that men and women can never truly be friends because of the underlying sexual tension. However, when you stop viewing members of the opposite sex solely as sexual objects, that dichotomy falls apart at the seams.

Dedicated to all the doers out there.

Give yourself a much-deserved pat on the back, even if all you managed to do today was crawl out of bed and make your way to the couch. Remember that life is measured in baby steps.

It only takes one.

In case you were wondering, that 10-year-old boy's name happens to be Tony Hawk. Not actually, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that he (or any professional athlete for that matter) have a similar sounding story.

So long as it's consensual — it's all good.

Sexuality isn't binary, it's all-encompassing. Regardless of whether you enjoy role-playing, sucking on feet, or eating in the bedroom — never allow anyone to cast judgment on you for falling outside their classical definition of "normal."

Express yourself.

When I was a kid, I always secretly longed to play with Barbie dolls, but since I was a boy — this was considered to be the strictest form of taboo. If I ever have a son, the first gift I buy him (aside from a Batman action figure) will be a Barbie.

Cue the baby talk.

Why does our society try so desperately to put people into separate boxes at every turn? I'm not a dog or a cat person — I'm an animal lover. It's as plain and as simple as that.

Putting an end to toxic masculinity.

Showing emotion isn't a sign of weakness. It takes real strength and emotional courage to allow yourself to be vulnerable and to speak your mind. Don't allow yourself to be defined by outdated gender stereotypes.

Rock on, children.

For those about to rock — I salute you. I could care less whether you happen to be blasting Metallica or Avenged Sevenfold. All I care about is that you play it loud enough so that I can rock along with you.

We all win.

People have a hard time dealing with the success of others around them. For some reason, it makes them feel as if it exposes their own ineptitude. Just because someone else happens to be winning, doesn't necessarily mean that you're losing.

Age is just a number.

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"Friendly reminder that adults can still publicly enjoy the same interests they did when they were younger (or interests that you deem “immature” for some reason) and that insulting/shaming them about it says more about you as a person than it does them." - Twitter @deedjarin

When they try and tell you that you're too old to play video games.

Dad? Is that you?! No joke, my father was the one who taught me the secret to clearing the Legendary Campaign in the first Halo game. Without him, I'd still be eating plasma grenades.

When all seems lost, remember the wise words of Mr. Sulu.

The world has made leaps and bounds as far as inclusivity and acceptance are concerned. It's remarkable to think about how much has changed in a relatively short amount of time.