18 Pics That Were Just An Absolute Joy To Behold

Kasia Mikolajczak
illuminated sign that says "Joy."
Unsplash | Kolby Milton

I don't know about you, but I usually get a little blue during this time of the year. As we're transitioning from warm summer weather to colder and crispier days it can be hard to adjust.

Many of us also suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and it's essential to keep your spirits high so you don't fall into a tough time. That's why I wanted to share with you a few pictures that will brighten your day a little more. I hope you take the time to enjoy it.

This Happy Moment

boy who beat cancer made it to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox win
reddit | u/xIAmSpartacusx

Aww, look at that. This little boy beat cancer (Stage IV NB) and finally made it to Fenway park with his dad in time to see the Red Sox win. The father said it was the happiest day of his life. Isn't this the sweetest thing you've seen all day?

This Proud Moment

boy holding a black belt in karate
reddit | u/arihkerra

Speaking of happy kids, here's a moment any parent can be proud of, alright. According to the parent, this kid busted his butt for four years and almost quit but persevered and got his black belt anyway. What a great accomplishment, eh?

This Accomplishment

self-taught baker holding a cupcake she made
reddit | u/ohheysarahja

And speaking of accomplishments, this lady definitely has something special to smile about here. She's a self-taught baker who's now on her way to making delicious treats for everyone. Oh, my goodness. Good for her. I can't bake to save my life, hehe.

This Classroom Surprise

This teacher shared one of his fears with his class the other day. You see, he's petrified of hammerhead sharks. So to make him feel better about that, his students dressed up like the feared creatures. Haha! I can see it put a smile on this man's face and made his day.

This Christmas Spirit

Halloween skeleton repurposed for Christmas outdoor decoration
reddit | u/sapphirestar41

Who here is obsessed with Halloween? I'm the first one to admit it. But have you ever figured out a way to repurpose that Halloween decoration and slide it right into Christmas? This person did, and I, for one, really appreciate their effort.

This Impressive Feat

75 year old who won his age category in the Pgh 10 miler
reddit | u/Buppster87

This 75-year-old man just won his age category in the PGH 10-mile run. The smile on his face says it all, eh? Heck, I don't think I could have accomplished something like this, so I'm quite impressed by this.

This Supportive Pawrent

cat parent comforting his pet at the vet
reddit | u/christycann

Here's one thing you need to know about animals. They don't like to go to the vet, especially cats. So this supportive pawrent wanted to make sure his little guy felt okay and shared a sweet moment together. Aww, this melts my heart.

This Tough Opponent

Police chasing after a pig on the street
reddit | u/astro_camille

Speaking of pets, what do you think of this picture here? Apparently, these two Pensacola police officers spent an hour chasing after this runaway pig. I think this guy or gal gave them ta run for their money, haha!

These Rescue Babies

8 rescue dachshunds lying in bed tucked in while the cat supervises
reddit | u/HappyJacket3113

Okay, I can spend all day looking at adorable animal pictures, so I couldn't resist sharing this cute moment here. These eight rescue dachshunds are all tucked in and ready for bed while the cat supervises, hehe. Isn't this so precious, or what?

This Note From The Teacher

note from teacher to parents
reddit | u/Haunter369

Check out this nice note a teacher sent home with a child. It's great to know there are teachers out there who really care. We definitely need more people like this in the world. Do you agree with me on this?

This Adoption Reveal Photoshoot

adoption reveal photoshoot
reddit | u/Horchaata

This awesome family had an adoption reveal photoshoot for their adopted 13-year-old. It looks like they all had a ton of fun and even captured the quintessential teenage eye-roll, haha. How cute is that, huh? Awe, good on them. Am I right?

This Great Idea

Reddit pictue with motivational idea
reddit | u/screenshotofdispair

Whoa! Get a load of this cool idea. I'm so tempted to call this number to see what kind of pep talk these kids have recorded here. What do you think of this idea? I'm sure many people out there who are going through a rough time would appreciate this.

This Adorable Idea

dog sleeping on bed made out of owner's old jeans
reddit | u/HappyJacket3113 4 hours ago

Oh, my goodness. What's going on here? Check this out. Apparently, this 10-year-old doggo likes to sleep on his owner's legs, so he made her this out of his old jeans. Now she gets to sleep soundly while he's away at work.

This Thanksgiving Vs. Christmas Joke

Thanksgiving turkey sitting on lying down santa decoration
reddit | u/Cautious-Damage7575

Don't you love it when people don't take their holiday decor seriously? Aha! Those are my kind of people, haha. So I couldn't help but chuckle when I saw this funny decoration here. Where are those neighbors when you need them, eh?

This Happy Moment

wedding couple kissing while the man's son applauds
reddit | u/onlyfactsfromdads

This little best man was so happy that his dad finally married his long-time girlfriend that he couldn't hide his excitement. I bet it was the couple's favorite picture captured from this day. It's the kind of moment they will cherish forever, that's for sure.

This Amazing Moment

woman goes back to her old school to read children's book she wrote to the students
reddit | u/avvcosmo2

"I went back to my old school 20 YEARS later to read my children’s book, Cosmo Faces the Forest of Fear, to the first-graders. They were SO excited to think that they could be up there one day sharing their own books!"



This Candid Capture

man feeding a kitten on the subway
reddit | u/PhoenixGold_

Just when you think there is no hope for society, you capture such a candid moment on the subway. A man bottle-feeding a kitten is the sweetest thing I have seen all day. This is the cutest thing ever, no?

This Incredible Idea

senior being helped by a secret caregiver
reddit | u/j3ffr33d0m

I know a few people whose parents suffer from dementia, and I know how hard it is for them to deal with it. So when I saw that there is a village in the Netherlands especially built for folks with this condition, I was very intrigued. They act out their normal life while being monitored and assisted by caregivers in disguise. Wow!

What did I tell you?

woman saying "I'm just so inspired."
Giphy | Golden Globes

Weren't these pictures so precious? If they didn't make your day, you must have a heart made of stone, hehe. I don't know about you, but I could spend countless hours reading such inspiring stories. It's just what I need to help me get through my day, week, or month, for that matter. I hope you enjoyed it too.