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.

A blind golden retriever named Charlie has his own seeing eye puppy

Charlie, an 11-year-old golden retriever from Mooresville, North Carolina, had to have his eyes removed due to glaucoma. When his owners, Chelsea and Adam Stipe, got a new puppy, Maverick, the two dogs bonded. The Stipes noticed that Maverick was acting as a guide for the older dog, even leading him by the leash.

“When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime,” Chelsea Stipe told WCAU.

How adorable are these two?!


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Retired couple run senior center for cats

Bruce and Terry Jenkins are spending their golden years caring for elderly cats. Thirty of them, to be exact. The couple are the subject of a short documentary called Cats Cradle by Jonathan Napolitano. “These cats are old, and we’re old,” says Terry. “We have a sense of those issues. We’re kind of bound together by it. Just like feeding them, petting them, and loving them, you have to help [the cats] at the end.”

Bride’s late mother leaves secret message for her on her wedding shoes

In an incredible demonstration of motherly love, one woman, realizing she would succumb to terminal cancer before her daughter’s wedding date, sent a message to the bridal shop Lace and Love and asked that it be transcribed onto her daughter’s wedding shoes. The shop agreed to keep the secret, which the customer discovered only after she’d received her shoes. The heartwarming pictures were shared on Facebook by Lace and Love.

Police officer helps find lost teddy bear after boy with autism reports him missing

New Jersey police officer Khari Manzini responded to a 911 call from 12-year-old Ryan Paul whose teddy bear, Freddy, had gone missing. Ryan, who has autism, was so upset that he called the police for help. In a happy ending, Officer Manzini, who has received training in autism recognition and response, was able to locate the bear.

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