26 People Whose Year Started Off With Great Luck
At the beginning of a new year, each of us is waiting for a small miracle. Thanks to a common belief that the first days of the year will stand for the whole year, we tend to see a promise of something magically great even in small pieces of luck.
Bright Side collected for you 26 people whose year started with great luck.
A photographer accidentally took a unique shot and only noticed it at home.
“My girlfriend and mom enjoying fireworks right outside our window.”
A mother of 2 children won $5,000 a week for life with a lottery ticket bought by mistake.
“A year ago my iPhone 6 was stolen, and then a week ago I won the office raffle.”
“I joined the Disney Princess club this morning.”
“Got my camera wet for this shot. I’d say it is worth it!”
“My dad has run a car wash for over 30 years. He found this in the mailbox the day after Christmas.”
“Best New Year’s Eve ever. My son just took his first steps!”
Jackpot from a vending machine
“I was sitting there waiting for the perfect moment when the train arrived.”
This dog saved its owner’s life by lying on him for 24 hours in the freezing cold when he fell and broke his neck.
“First new Keanu pic of the year!”
“I got a whole plane to myself when I was accidentally booked on a flight just meant for moving crew.”
“A perfect snowflake landed on my scarf.”
“When I looked in my pockets on New Year’s, I found a 1918 penny. Exactly 100 years old!”
“Sat next to a video game animator on a 6-hour train journey. He decided to draw my daughter. Great skills on a train going at 300 km/h. He kept her entertained for a lot of the trip and also had his dad take us to our hotel. A random stranger but ended up a friend.”
I was lucky to capture this moment while on the road.
“She’s in love with the new tiny human.”
“A stranger gave me a pair of gloves when I was walking home from work in the cold.”
The joy of seeing the snow for the first time!
An unexpectedly pleasant bonus
Several dozen inhabitants of Nova Scotia, Canada, saved a whale that came ashore on January 1st.
The owners of this house were evacuated because of forest fires, but they left the lawn watering system turned on.
“Good guy new neighbor saw me shoveling my driveway and used his ’new toy’ to help me out.”
“Surprising Grandma with a new stove.”
Turkish social media was heartbroken over the photo of a Syrian refugee shoeshine boy staring in from the outside of a gym (left). So the gym gave him a free lifetime membership.
Have you already had pleasant surprises this year? Share them in the comments!