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20 Inspiring, Smile-Inducing Photos Of The Single Best Moments Of People’s Lives

I actually physically can’t stop smiling after looking at these.

Sports Illustrated writer Richard Deitsch had a great idea last night on Twitter.

Inspired by a photograph of a fellow member of the sport media celebrating with his older brother after his bro won an NCAA hockey championship at Yale, Deitsch asked “How many of you have a photograph of the single best moment of your life? The responses will make your heart melt. Deitsch FTW.


Ryan Kaltenbach

@RyanKaltenbach

@richarddeitsch The day my wife woke up after her double-lung/heart transplant.


Neil N

@pucksandpuzzles

@richarddeitsch Seeing my son, who once couldn’t tolerate skates on feet b/c of autism, skate in front of 47k people


Heather Brittany

@HeatherBrit

@richarddeitsch I can’t not play… I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard… Best. Day. Ever.


Joann Villanueva

@joannmarieee

@richarddeitsch @sports_casters the night I skipped homework to spend time with my Grammy, one of my last times

@richarddeitsch My nephew was born a week before my grandfather died. I took one pic of all 4 generations together. http://t.co/x5jLOiFWG4

— JP Kirby (@the506)

JP Kirby

@the506

@richarddeitsch My nephew was born a week before my grandfather died. I took one pic of all 4 generations together. http://t.co/x5jLOiFWG4

@richarddeitsch @sports_casters Easy choice.. Jordan & Nola coming into my life on 11/8/11.. And every day since!

— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinCSN)

Rob Carlin

@RobCarlinCSN

@richarddeitsch @sports_casters Easy choice.. Jordan & Nola coming into my life on 11/8/11.. And every day since!

@richarddeitsch I came home from Iraq (2nd tour) and got to hug my mom!

— Ken (@TheKenChin)

Ken

@TheKenChin

@richarddeitsch I came home from Iraq (2nd tour) and got to hug my mom!

@richarddeitsch My mother, who was my school's superintendent my high school career, after she handed me my diploma

— Lane Smith (@Lanentations)

Lane Smith

@Lanentations

@richarddeitsch My mother, who was my school’s superintendent my high school career, after she handed me my diploma

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Set an American Record in the midst of a quarter life crisis

— Ann Gaffigan (@anngaff)

Ann Gaffigan

@anngaff

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Set an American Record in the midst of a quarter life crisis

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Qualifying for the Boston Marathon a year after dropping out at Mile 25

— Nathan Giannini (@nathangiannini)

Nathan Giannini

@nathangiannini

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Qualifying for the Boston Marathon a year after dropping out at Mile 25

@richarddeitsch first time I played catch with my son. @dodger stadium

— Jerry Carmona (@BigScaryMexican)

Jerry Carmona

@BigScaryMexican

@richarddeitsch first time I played catch with my son. @dodger stadium

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters my son's first (and only) TD...he's a soccer player now. :)

— Todd Propst (@mtpropst)

Todd Propst

@mtpropst

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters my son’s first (and only) TD…he’s a soccer player now. :)

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters My wife's sons waiting to walk her down the aisle. Sonoma. Just two weekends ago.

— Ryan Wallace (@BigBlueWest)

Ryan Wallace

@BigBlueWest

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters My wife’s sons waiting to walk her down the aisle. Sonoma. Just two weekends ago.

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Me! After @Cuse made the Final Four! (In the middle)

— Kevin Belbey (@KevinBelbey)

Kevin Belbey

@KevinBelbey

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Me! After @Cuse made the Final Four! (In the middle)

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters 3 years ago, the moment.

— Adam Curtiss (@AdamCurtiss)

Adam Curtiss

@AdamCurtiss

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters 3 years ago, the moment.

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters or this: graduating from high school 3 months after my transplant to a standing o'

— Jer Rutman (@jrutman)

Jer Rutman

@jrutman

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters or this: graduating from high school 3 months after my transplant to a standing o’

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters graduated @SyracuseU 6 months after being diagnosed with brain cancer

— Rob Long (@RobLong47)

Rob Long

@RobLong47

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters graduated @SyracuseU 6 months after being diagnosed with brain cancer

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Hired a photographer in Paris to snap photos of my proposal

— Ben Walnick (@Wx_Ben)

Ben Walnick

@Wx_Ben

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Hired a photographer in Paris to snap photos of my proposal

@richarddeitsch my first experience at @CarnitasSnacks

— Ed Kahn (@EddieK619)

Ed Kahn

@EddieK619

@richarddeitsch my first experience at @CarnitasSnacks

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Not a moment, but after taking steps to be my true self, I found the love of my life.

— Kara & Deb (@KaraAndDeb)

Kara & Deb

@KaraAndDeb

@richarddeitsch @Sports_Casters Not a moment, but after taking steps to be my true self, I found the love of my life.

23. Great job, everyone.

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