We all need a break from the daily grind and gravity of the news sometimes. Take one with us, as we present photos that are guaranteed to make you smile. Think of it as a visual mood-booster.
In this photo, when a couple got married at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut in 2011, one of their witnesses was Juno, a beluga whale.
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Hide and seek
Britney Ortiz writes on Twitter that she spent an hour looking for her cat. This is where she found her.
Credit: Britney Ortiz via Twitter
Snake breeder Justin Kobylka says this albino piebald ball python, which took eight years to breed, is likely the first to have three "smiley" emoji on its body.
Credit: Justin Kobylka
Best NASA photo ever
Retired astronaut Leland Melvin managed to get his two dogs included in his official NASA photo.
Credit: Leland Melvin via Twitter
"Kiss the dolphin"
Hussein Razzaq wrote on Twitter that his nephew was told to "gently kiss the dolphin," and this is what he did.
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Adriana Burkhart writes on Twitter that this is how her little pooch begs for food.
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"Someone offered my grandpa a preferred seat for elderly people on the subway and he did this," Britton Barker wrote on Twitter in 2016.
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An unconventional announcement
Todd Krieg and his fiancée Amanda Diesen came up with this clever way to announce their pregnancy, and the photo went viral. The couple never expected to conceive a child naturally after a bike accident left Krieg paraplegic.
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When Niamh Smithers takes her dog for a walk, this is how the canine greets neighbor dogs.
Credit: Niamh Smithers via Twitter
Capt. Skyler Collins kisses his newborn daughter after returning home from deployment.
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A Florida woman asked her niece to babysit her daughter. When the niece needed to multitask, she came up with this solution, later posted on Facebook.
Credit: Claudia Sorhaindo via Facebook
This dog's owner said every time he takes her for a walk, she needs to stop to see her "crush."
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Stack a burger
Filipino burger joint Brick Burger serves up patties on Lego-shaped buns.
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Happy to be alive
"She was happy to be alive," Lauren Vinje wrote on Facebook about her smiley baby, born weighing just 3 pounds 14 ounces.
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Chendra, an Asian elephant, greets Gus, a sea lion, during a morning walk at her home, the Oregon Zoo.
Credit: Oregon Zoo
A hugging dog
Louboutina has become a bit of a New York celebrity as "the hugging dog." Here she is hugging her owner, Cesar.
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How to ...
"How to Dad" posts YouTube videos featuring his daughter. This video jokingly offers tips on "how to wash a car with a baby."
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Katie Windsor, a nurse at Catawba Valley Medical Center in North Carolina, makes superhero costumes for premature babies.
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An elderly couple stops to take in "colorful" street art in Berlin, Germany.
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An airman kisses his new puppy after returning home from deployment.
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Michael, 3, was in foster care for 832 days before he was adopted by an Arizona family.
Credit: Dezhianna Brown via Twitter
A penguin in a wetsuit
Wonder Twin has a condition that causes her to lose his feathers, so SeaWorld made her a mini wetsuit.
Jason Lee has a lot of fun with Photoshop and his daughters, Kristin and Kayla.
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Mom and pup
A sea lion mom and her pup.
Brad Bousquet surprised his wife, Alissa, with 500 roses after her last chemotherapy session.
Credit: Brad Bousquet via Facebook
World's Best Father
Dave Engledow photoshops his daughter, Alice Bee, into hilarious situations. He posts them on his Facebook page, World's Best Father.
Credit: Engledow Art Photography
Every dog has its day. This dog thought he got an entire parade in Mexico in 2012.
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LiLou is the San Francisco International Airport's therapy pig, helping to calm nervous travelers.
Credit: San Francisco International Airport
It's ALL food
Laleh Mohmedi makes her son's food into art to entice him to eat healthfully.