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14 Photos That Can Really Pull at Your Heartstrings

There’s nothing more touching than love and sincerity. Different people can show them in different ways: they can be gentle and caring to their family; they can do good deeds and speak good words; they can fulfill others’ dreams, or be with their loved ones every minute of their lives.

You can find similar stories behind each photo in this collection Bright Side has put together for you. We want you to feel the warmth they are radiating.

“After 4 years of begging, my mom finally let my dad get a puppy!”

This is an accounting graduate whose father is a farmer. He drove his parents home from convocation.

“I should’ve married my soulmate 30 years ago! We both escaped bad marriages to find each other!”

A dad decided to support his daughter during her performance.

“Everyone thought I was crazy for adopting a 10-year-old dog as my first pet. 6 years later, she’s still kicking it, going on adventures, and giving all the snuggles.”

“Simple things: my 24-year-old daughter came to visit from out of state. I found this note in my planner 2 days after she had left.”

“My parents just stayed with me for a week. They attempted to stay up until 11 pm to welcome me home after a long shift.”

“I always come home after work at 5:30 pm. My husband sent a photo of her face at 6 pm when I didn’t come home because I’m out of state for a conference. 4 more days of heartache...”

“My parents had to postpone their wedding due to my dad’s aplastic anemia diagnosis. He was given a 3% chance to live, and when he did he was told he couldn’t have kids. Here he is walking me down the aisle 39 years later on my parents’ original wedding date.”

This is how Tucker (left) looked in the shelter. And this is how he looks (right) when he’s at home.

Even the fanciest, most expensive cake couldn’t cause warm emotions like the ones cooked up by a dad with his own hands.

“When your friends know you need a buddy”

“I don’t normally take pics of other people...but these 2 come and play chess every Sunday and it warms my heart.”

This couple has been married for 70 years.

Which of the photos touched your heart the most? Tell us in the comments below.

Please note: This article was updated in March 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Preview photo credit prof_procrastinate / Reddit
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