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.

Video of man singing “The Circle of Life” with his pet donkey goes viral

Travis Kinley of Sumter, South Carolina took a video of himself, at the request of his friends, singing to his three-year-old donkey, Nathan. What follows is sheer magic.

Good boy protects owner by fighting off shark

James White of Rohnert Park, California was fishing in Bodega Bay when he felt a strong tug on his line. His one-year-old pit bull, Darby, waited in the car. As White struggled to reel in the fish, venturing into the shallows, he saw that it was in fact a 6 foot long sevengill shark. Sevengill sharks are described as opportunistic predators and while they normally stay in deeper waters, they will make forays into shallower water in search of food. When White saw what he’d caught, he attempted to remove his hook from the shark. It flipped and sunk its teeth into his leg, puncturing an artery. Somehow, Darby managed to get the car door open, and hearing his owner yell, he charged at the shark. He managed to grab it by the tail and pull it off of White and saving him from further injury. Man’s best friend, indeed.

Mother shares touching photo of her daughter, transfixed by poster featuring woman in wheelchair

Carolyn Kovacs Anderson posted this touching photo of her daughter, who uses a wheelchair, gazing at an Ulta Beauty poster. The ad shows a woman in a wheelchair. Anderson’s daughter was, as she wrote, stopped in her tracks, a powerful example of why representation matters.

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