16 Little Stories About the True Power of Love
Sometimes, life produces the kinds of situations and events that no Hollywood scriptwriter could ever dream up. Comical, ambiguous, unpredictable, tragic — life is such a multifaceted thing. But whatever happens, there’s always space for love, kindness, happy occurrences, and simple wonder.
We at Bright Side gathered together 16 powerful stories that will hit you right in the heart.
- I always thought that only money can bring you happiness, but today my opinion changed forever. My husband was told that his cancer had been completely removed! I cried all day from happiness.
- Today, I chose the wrong number and accidentally sent my dad a message saying “I love you,“ which was meant for my husband. A few minutes later I got a reply: ”I love you too. Dad." It was so touching. We say things like that to each other so rarely.
- I woke up from someone breathing close to my ear. I opened my eyes to see the cutest labrador puppy I’ve ever seen. My parents had remembered my dream from 20 years ago, when I was still a kid. At that time they couldn’t get a dog because of the small size of our apartment and our neighbors. Now that I live alone in a large apartment, they decided to get me a special present.
- I could hear my wife wrapping up a present at night. She was doing it quietly and furtively, trying not to wake me. When I woke up in the morning, there was a huge box in front of me...full of socks and pairs of underwear. I was on the verge of getting annoyed when my wife turned on the TV, and I saw that it was now hooked up to an Xbox. She’d bought it for me along with the game FIFA-17. Now I have everything a man needs: socks, underwear, and FIFA-17.
- I found out that I was pregnant. I phoned my husband, who was in the subway. I told him this was it: he was going to be a father. There was a moment of silence, then I heard him shout, "I’M GOING TO BE A DAD!" followed by the applause of the people in the train.
- My brother dropped by my room today. He could barely contain his excitement about something. He said to me, “Do you know why you won’t be able to wait for summer 2017?“ I had no idea. Maybe it’s because Wonder Woman or the new Alien movie are coming out then? He replied, ”No! And you’ll never guess the right answer! It’s because there’s going to be a new season of DuckTales!" It turns out Disney are relaunching our favorite show from when we were kids. We were overjoyed. Sam is 25, and I’m 27.
- A month ago, I was dating a girl. Today I found out that she’s pregnant, but she never told me. She just disappeared. When I found out, I went over to see her at her place. She told me that she didn’t want to put too much stress on me and ruin my life... What was she thinking? I’m in seventh heaven!
- During a lecture at university, I was seized by appendicitis, and an ambulance was called. We were racing along; I had a terrible pain in my abdomen, and I was with a doctor and my girlfriend. I was lying there, and I suddenly understood that something was missing. "Can you turn the siren on? This is my first time in an ambulance, and I always dreamed about having the siren on!" The doctor looked at me and said that the siren was broken. As I lay back in the stretcher, upset, I suddenly heard both my girlfriend and the doctor begin to make a noise like a siren. They kept it up all the way to the hospital. I’ve never felt so happy!
- I had dreamed of traveling to Tokyo for many years. Then one day, I finally bought a ticket. All my friends said I was crazy to spend so much money, but now I’m sitting in the city center eating ramen, and I’m smiling from ear to ear.
- I saw a girl who looked about eight years old at the store today. She was talking to a dog, petting it and smiling. Her parents were standing to one side. Holding her by the hand, they were watching her, and it was clear from their faces that they were happy. I later learned that their daughter was autistic, and that was the first time they’d heard her talk using full sentences.
- Every day, I travel on the same bus. I see the same guy every day. And every day, he gives up his seat to me. Today, he decided to start a conversation with me. And this evening, we’re going on a date.
- My current partner, Katy, led me away from my family. This happened in the nicest possible way. A year ago I had an accident, and I was in a coma for a long time. All of my relatives — my ex-wife, even my parents — signed a document allowing my life support equipment to be switched off. Katy is one of my childhood friends. When she found out that they planned to end my life, she asked the doctors not to rush into anything. And while my family thought it was the end, Katy was sitting at my bedside. After a week, thanks to her help, I woke up. I survived, and now we’re together. I’m happy.
- Today I called a taxi, and up came this battered old car painted black with tribal language painted on the side. The driver was huge, with a thick beard, dressed like a biker. When he communicated over the radio that he’d picked up his passenger, he said, "Victim located." He played The Scorpions and Slipknot during the ride. It seemed that I’d found my own personal heaven.
- An old man said to me today as we were walking out of the candy store, "Don’t be sad. Everything will be OK!" Of course I knew this because I was on my way to buy a cake.
- Half a year ago, I was walking through the city at night. I was crossing a bridge over a small river when I noticed a young woman standing on the railings. She intended to jump. I quietly walked up to her; we began talking, and I suggested she come have a cup of tea at my place. Sometimes, you can find what fate has prepared for you where you least expect it.
- Once, my friend told me my fortune using Tarot cards. He said that soon I would find happiness. When I went out of the house, a high-voltage power line broke nearby, a rottweiler almost bit me, and then a person riding a bike smashed into me. That was my experience of "happiness"! I sprained my ankle and went to the hospital. While I was waiting in line, a girl with a bandaged arm sat down nearby. We got talking, and she told me how she’d had bad luck all day and that when her bus stopped very suddenly she fell and broke her arm. It was so nice talking to her that I didn’t even notice when it was my turn to see the doctor. We exchanged numbers, and I left. Now that she’s the mother of my children, I understand what the happiness was that my friend predicted for me.