65 Photos That Prove 2015 Wasn’t The Worst Year After All

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2015 is over, and while many in the media have focused on the negative, readers of A&D know that there were many good things that happened this year. Yes, politicians continue to start new wars, but it’s up to us, regular, everyday people to make the world a better place, and we believe that the stories below prove this to be true.

So take a look back at some of the touching stories that we covered in 2015. Which one was your favorite? Vote below, or if you think we’ve missed a story, upload a photo and brief description below! (H/T: Bored Panda)

01. Entire Neighbourhood Secretly Learns Sign Language To Surprise Deaf Neighbor

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02. Man Buys Turtles From Food Market And Releases Them Back To The Sea

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03. McDonald’s Employee Helped Elderly Disabled Man With His Food

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04. Turkish Bride & Groom Spend Their Wedding Day Feeding 4,000 Refugees

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05. Heart Surgeon Calms Weeping 2-Year-Old Girl Before Heart Operation

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06. Donkey Smiles From Ear To Ear After Being Rescued From Flood In Ireland

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07. The Young Guy Sitting Down Was Struggling With His Tie When The Older Gentleman Moved Without Hesitation And Gave Him A Step-By-Step Tutorial

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08. Mom Adopts All 4 Of Her Best Friend’s Daughters After She Died Of Brain Cancer

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09. This Guy Has This Dog, And She Can’t Walk Anymore. So He Takes Her Out For A Walk Every Day In A Wheelchair

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10. When A Student’s Baby Started Crying In Class, This Professor Had The Best Response Ever

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11. This Coffee Shop Lets Stray Dogs Sleep Inside Every Night When The Customers Leave

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12. Man Has Heart Attack While Mowing Lawn; Firefighters Finish Mowing Lawn After Saving Him

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13. These Kids In Canada Tied Coats To Street Poles To Help Homeless Prepare For Winter

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14. Anonymous Spiderman Feeds Homeless At Night, Shows Everyone Can Be A Hero

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15. Hungarians Bring Their Shoes To The Budapest Train Station For Arriving Migrants

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16. Baby Deer Refuses To Leave The Human Who Saved Her Life

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17. Soaked Dad Protecting His Schoolboy From Rain Shows What Parenting Is

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18. 9-Year-Old Girl Builds Shelters For The Homeless And Grows Food For Them, Too

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19. 92-Year-Old Meets Her 2-Day-Old Great-Granddaughter For The First Time

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20. 80-Year-Old Man Builds A Dog Train To Take Rescued Stray Dogs On Adventures

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21. Bride’s Dad Stops Wedding To Invite Her Stepfather To Walk Down The Aisle With Them

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22. 97-Year-Old Cries Tears Of Joy After She Finally Gets Her High School Diploma

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23. This Shop Owner Who Promised To Help Those In Need

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24. Barber Goes Extra Mile To Conquer Autistic Boy’s Fear Of Haircuts

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25. Quincy’s Been Waiting All Week To Show The Garbage Men His Garbage Truck. But, In The Moment, He Was Overwhelmed In The Presence Of His Heroes

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26. This 8-Year-Old Boy Was Bullied For 2 Years While Growing His Hair Long To Make Wigs For Kids With Cancer

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27. Family ‘Resurrects’ Frozen Kitten They Found Under The Snow, Named Him ‘Lazarus’

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28. Boy Wanted To Be Elsa For Halloween And His Dad Had The Best Response Possible

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29. This Boy Offering A Bottle Of Water To A Policeman During A Hot Day In Baltimore

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30. This Customer Who Tipped A Waitress $200 On A $9.00 Meal After He Overheard Her Talking Quietly To A Coworker About Missing Her Son

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31. Hospital Makes Exception And Allows Couple Married 68 Years To Be Together In Same Room

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32. An Elderly Man In My Neighborhood Had A Heart Attack While Shoveling His Driveway. Paramedics Took Him To The Hospital, Then Returned To Finish Shoveling His Driveway For Him

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33. Badass Barber Gives Free Haircuts To Homeless While Battling His Own Addiction

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34. Dad Gets Tattoo So His 6-year-old Daughter Wouldn’t Feel Different

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35. Unwanted Cat Becomes This Little Boy’s Guardian, Following Him Everywhere

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36. Son With No Arms Spoon-Feeds His Paralyzed Mom Using His Teeth

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37. This Muslim Woman Donates $1 For Every Hate Tweet She Receives

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38. Teen Shaved Head To Surprise His Date Battling Cancer When She Came Back From Hospital

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39. 103-Year-Old Celebrates Birthday By Dressing Up As Wonder Woman And Volunteering At Senior Center

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40. Dutch Guy Was Annoyed By The Trash On His Way To Work So He Cleaned Up A Heavily Polluted Waterfront

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41. Man Takes His Taxi Driver To The Theme Park With Him Since He(the Driver)had Never Been To One

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42. Celebrating First Day As Father And Son After Adoption

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43. This Restaurant Will Give Free Food To Lonely People On Thanksgiving

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44. Loving Husband Lists All The Reasons He Loves His Wife Who Is Battling Depression

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45. Man Built Custom Kayak So He Could Take His Dogs On Adventures

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46. Girl Surprised To Receive 3D-Printed Arm From Designer Who Is Also Missing His Left Arm

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47. Alden Kain, 16 Y.o., Invented A Stroller Wheelchair For A Mom-to-be Whose Legs Were Paralyzed.

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48. Man With Down Syndrome Fulfills His Dream By Becoming A Body-Builder

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49. Woman Knits Tiny Sweaters For Rescued Chickens To Keep Them Warm

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50. Someone Hung These Around My City

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51. I Saved A Dog From Euthanasia And Now She Happily Runs In A Wheelchair

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52. 18 Year Old Madeline Stuart, A Model With Down Syndrome, Got To Walk The Runway At Fashion Week

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53. This Man Proposed To His Boyfriend In Their Church As They Weren’t Allowed To Get Married Inside. They Were Greeted With Standing Ovations

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54. Mom Makes Disney Princess Wigs For Kids With Cancer

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55. Parents Tattoo Their Legs With Daughter’s Birthmark So She Won’t Feel Different

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56. Bikers Patrol Flood-hit Yorkshire Towns To Deter Looters, And Bring Groceries To The Elderly.

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57. Mom Updated Her Tattoo To Support Transgender Son

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58. Koko The Gorilla Gets Two New Kittens Of Her Own

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59. Woman Quit Her Job To Knit Sweaters For Cold Abandoned Greyhounds

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60. The 62-Year-Old Repairman Spends Almost 40% Of His Income To Feed Parakeets From His Home

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61. 3 Old Greek Ladies In Lesvos, Feed, Sooth And Sing To Crying Refugee Baby, While Mother Smiles

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62. My 12 Year Old Son Ran A Cake Stall To Raise Money For Cancer Research. He Raised £79.

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63. This Baseball Coach Offered His Own Kidney To Save His Littlest Player’s Life.

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64. St. George, Ontario Celebrates Christmas Early For 7 Year Old Boy With Terminal Braion Cancer.

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65. These Retired Builders Volunteer Their Time To Build Homes For Washington Wildfire Survivors.

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Architecture & Design was started by an Afghan entrepreneur, he believes that wellbeing is affected by the spaces we spend our time in and that their design is an important notion to consider with regards to our personal comfort and happiness – whether we are at home, at work or at play.

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