Hey pandas, what’s the healthiest thing you’ve ever seen or experienced?

A child under ten walking up to and hugging a crying adult at a funeral. The child’s intentions were so clean, so simple, just comforting. They weren’t related. He said, “I hope you’ll be better when you’re done crying,” and then went back to the boys’ choir singing at the service.

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I was in a Starbucks with my girlfriend and she had forgotten her wallet and I was about to pay for her when a very friendly gentleman approached us and offered to pay for both of our drinks and he and my girlfriend started dating , and they are getting married in December of this year. That was 4 years ago and I’m so happy for them!

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The YouTube channel Food4Dogs. It’s an older woman who is incredibly interested in video games. She is so healthy and sweet. She came into it after a very long series of events at a much older age than most, so it’s just so sweet to listen to her adventures.

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My son was about 4 years old. One night I put him to bed (as I usually do) and he asked for a story. It’s dark, so I ask him if it’s okay if I make up a story. he said yes So I made up a story about him jumping so high he reached the moon. At one point I asked him if he could guess what happened next and he said, ‘Let’s turn the page and find out!’

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My sister was expecting fraternal twins but unfortunately her daughter was stillborn. Because they were in separate sacks, my nephew was born very early. When he was about seven or eight years old, he sat outside with me and asked me, “Aunt Ree, did you know that I have a twin sister? Her name is ( ) and she is in heaven. She’s talking to me.” This beautiful boy is graduating from high school next year.

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My grandfather was a brittle Type 1 diabetic. He was diagnosed at 19 during World War II while serving on the USS Intrepid. He was told he would be happy to make it to 30. He gave himself injections and had to prick his fingers several times a day for about 65 years. Until his doctor told him about this new invention, an insulin pump. He learned all about it and was outfitted for one. He was able to taste foods he had never eaten before, eat out in restaurants for sure, it was amazing. He became a pump advocate and told everyone about it and how it changed his life. He died at the age of 94 after living a full and amazing life, and the insulin pump relieved him of the daily pain he had become accustomed to.

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At the age of 47 I was told by a specialist in a German hospital that I had 5 years to live. I couldn’t digest carbohydrates, had muscle cramps, breathing problems, tremors, tiredness and dizziness.
One day my partner came home, gave me 2 orphan lambs that I had to feed with milk, cuddle them at body temperature, put on diapers and train some behaviors.

Caring for her and soon for two more orphans forced me to do everything that was good for my health.

I am now 52 years old, tend to over 50 sheep and in the best physical condition ever. I built a machine to skip some steps in wool processing and am currently testing the use of fat wool for roof, wall and dune greening.

I don’t love my sheep – I owe them my life.

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A few years ago my husband and I were both undergoing chemo at the same time. I was beside myself with worry. The hair on my head was hanging down (cold covering helped), but my eyebrows disappeared.
My friends and family know I’m a weirdo when I’m overwhelmed. I just can’t form words. Sounds yes, words no.
So I walk into the front door of a local Sephora and the nicest salesperson walks up to me. I can only point to my eyebrows and just say “aaahhhh”. Without a word and without trying to engage me in conversation, the Sephora sales rep immediately calls another rep and they rush to action. Within minutes I have brows, instructions, products and am paid and on my way. It was the lift my spirits needed that day, and years later I still tear up when I think of her gentleness and kindness.

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Surgeons calm a worried and agitated patient by singing.

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When I (F) was a teenager, just before my 100m hurdles, I discovered that my shorts were on backwards. I was offended. So my competitors formed a circle around me, we turned our backs on the official and I changed my shorts before the race.

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Sometimes I was vulnerable and needed help. Good souls were there to help me. The worst was when I had a grand mal seizure. Luckily it happened in the UK A&E (accident and emergency. My body was punished with pancreatitis and pleurisy) and I was looked after by several doctors. It lasted, I don’t know, 20-30 seconds, but I was completely incapacitated. I was strapped in (obviously not on purpose, I was having extremely violent muscle contractions) because of the cramps and possible danger to others. afterwards a dr kindly sat down with me to make sure i was ok. thanks drs. You’ve saved my life multiple times. Literally saved my life.

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I was on a tram and an elderly man and his granddaughter (7?) got on and sat nearby. He asked her if she had been on the team before, to which she replied, “Yes, with my grandma, but she has now passed away”. Grandpa then says, “It’s my turn next because I’m the second oldest”. This obviously shocked the girl (and me, to be fair – but I think he was trying to gently prepare her for this inevitability). Anyway, the little girl sat and thought for a moment before saying firmly, “No. You can’t go – who would cook my din dins!’. Grandpa smiled so much at that. It’s a very simple interaction, but it was really cute to watch.

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I was walking through a smaller supermarket with my girlfriend and we were holding hands (as a lesbian couple) so obviously we were getting what I like to call “the look” from random people. This one old guy comes over to us and tries to tell us that we’re sinners, blah blah blah, and this 30-something-something-huge, super-muscled guy comes over, listens to the old guy preach to us, and starts lecturing that old dude about how that’s not ok. This was just so unexpected and appreciated.

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My sister’s graduation, I was so proud of her.

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Our apartment overlooks a park and a large pond. A few months ago I saw a mom, a dad and three baby geese walking through the park and into the pond.

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Maybe not as sane as some of these, but I recently rewatched The Lorax and I feel like there’s a lesson to be learned there. Things can change, we just have to try.

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My cousin and her son were hit by a car about twenty years ago. He died instantly at the age of 7 and she suffered a fairly extensive brain injury. I remember his other little cousin, who was about 9 years old, weeping softly at his funeral. My beautiful aunt who had just lost her child and grandchild crouched in front of her little granddaughter and said, “It comes in waves.” Taking the time to teach the child to grieve, so gently and profoundly. “It comes in waves.” *Sob*

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