In a chaotic and uncertain world, it helps to remember that good things are happening around us all the time. We think it’s important to pay attention to the good stuff. Here’s a roundup of uplifting stories to cheer your heart.

Airport employee helps connect two elderly women who fell in love on a long flight and were trying to find each other

An airport employee named Donya (Twitter user @vvuxian) was approached by an older woman who came to her counter hoping to connect with a passenger on an incoming flight that had landed an hour before. Had she been on that flight? Unfortunately, Donya informed her that she wasn’t allowed to divulge that information, but was sympathetic to the dejected woman’s plight. What unfolded next, as told in a series of Tweets, is a Hallmark movie-level romance:

HOW EPIC IS THAT?! We need someone to hold us now. Overhwhelmed by feels.

Good boy is finally adopted after spending 2,381 days in shelter

Higgins had come to the Humane Society of Preble County in Eaton, Ohio as a puppy. He was adopted right away, but in 2012, he ended up back in the shelter, where he stayed. He’d been left chained to house until someone brought him in to the Humane Society as a stray. The now senior dog waited patiently for someone to take him home, but no luck. Older dogs are often passed over by people looking to adopt a dog. Until 22-year-old Brendan Reed walked in. He’d just bought a house and wanted to give Higgins a home. He’d seen the German Shephard online and was touched by his story. After six and a half years, Higgins has finally found his forever home.

Two woman are the last to finish the Pittsburgh Marathon; miss the 7 hour cutoff but finish together

Jessica Robertson, 30, and Laura Mazur, 37, were the very last finishers of the Pittsburgh Marathon. It took them 7 hours, 22 minutes, and 56 seconds. They missed the 7 hour cutoff but are still being hailed as winners. The determined pair crossed the finish line hand in hand. They even had their own cheerleading squad – Pittsburgh’s Steel City Road Runners Club (SCRRC) which runs a cheering station near the final mile every year. Some runners even joined the two women as they neared the end of the marathon. Daniel Heckert, a coach for SCRRC, snapped this picture:

Robertson and Mazur say they will now be friends for life after this experience. After all, it’s not where you place, it’s how you run the race.

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