28 Pictures That Prove Dreams Do Come True


1. This little guy seeing his dad for the first time:

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2. And this soldier seeing his child for the first time:

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3. Senait, the daughter of African immigrants, finding out that she’ll be the first person in her family to go to college:

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4. Malcolm Subban’s face after he was drafted in the first round by the Bruins last year:

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5. Wu Conghan and his wife Wu Songshi’s first wedding photo after 88 years of marriage:

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They weren’t able to take one on the day of their actual wedding because, you know, it was 88 years ago.

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6. This woman’s birthday wish immediately coming true:

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7. Police officers making blind 13-year-old Gage Hancock-Stevens’ dream of being a cop a reality:

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8. This little girl seeing her face for the first time after getting surgery to fix her cleft lip:

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9. These two brothers fulfilling their lifelong career goals:

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10. These grooms seeing their brides for the first time:

Photos (in order) by Michelle Newell, Sarah Culver, Lynn Michelle, Denise Bovee, and Feather and Stone.

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11. This Olympic volunteer meeting his hero:

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12. These two kids playing an N64 for the first time:

Though, to be fair, I’m guessing most of us reacted the same way.

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13. Every single day this man wakes up:

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14. A son reuniting with his mother after seeing her photo online:


Salmeron Hernandez, who had disappeared during his journey through Mexico to reach the U.S., was reunited with his mother after seeing her photo on the internet with a group of parents traveling through the area.

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15. These NASA nerds landing their rovers on Mars:

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And by nerds I mean heroes.

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16. Arnulfo Castorena winning his first gold medal in swimming for Mexico in the Paralympics:

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17. A Michigan soccer team giving their team manager with Down syndrome an opportunity to start:

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18. This young lady finding her cat 16 days after a storm destroyed her town:

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19. China’s first female astronaut Liu Yang making it back to Earth safe and sound:

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20. Corianton and Keith embracing after becoming the first couple to get married in Seattle when same-sex couples were given the right to marry in the state:

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21. This lovely couple getting married:

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22. The exact moment a musician realizing he’s made it:

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23. Caine building his arcade:

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24. This guy making a half-court shot and getting a hug from his favorite player:

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25. This Rugby star meeting his biggest fan:

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26. This man getting the chance to fly for the first time:

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27. This woman who had been deaf her whole life being able to hear for the first time after receiving cochlear implants:

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28. And every single time a baby sees ice cream for the first time:

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