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The 35 Most Touching Photos Ever Taken

Sometimes the moments that make you cry are also the moments that matter the most.

1. Daniel’s surprise proposal.

2. Lucas Hembree and his service dog, Juno, share a moment.

3. A survivor finds a photo album and cherished memories in the remains of his home after an earthquake in Sichuan, China.

4. Luka, a 12-year-old boy who is confined to a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy, is given physical freedom thanks to friend and photographer Matej Peljhan.

5. Meghan Vogel carries Arden McMath across the finish line of a 3,200-meter race after McMath had collapsed on the track.

6. Two men are married in Washington after the state legalizes gay marriage.

7. A dog mourns at the funeral service for his master, a fallen Navy SEAL.

8. A soldier meets his baby for the first time.

9. Arnulfo Castorena after winning his first gold medal in swimming for Mexico in the Paralympics.

10. An arthritic 19-year-old dog named Schoep is cradled by his owner, John, in the waters of Lake Superior, where the buoyancy eases the dog's pain, allowing him to fall asleep comfortably in his owner's arms.

11. A man teaches his girlfriend the alphabet after she lost her memory.

12. Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service.

13. Homeless and impoverished children living in New Delhi, India, receive a free education from two volunteer teachers.

14. A man does whatever he can to help save his wife's life.

15. "Our first hello..."

16. "...And our last goodbye."

17. Irish rugby player Brian O'Driscoll shares his Heineken Cup victory with his biggest fans at a children's hospital.

18. Helen Fisher kisses the hearse carrying the body of her 20-year-old cousin, Private Douglas Halliday, as it arrives for a funeral ceremony in Wootton Bassett, England.

19. Specialist Dean Oldt, a marksman with the 101st Airborne, is reunited with his father.

20. A cancer patient draws her wish on a mirror.

21. Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor feeds a 2-week-old kitten named Miss Hap after her mother had been killed during a mortar attack in Korea.

22. Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms and legs due to tetra-amelia syndrome, leads a richer and fuller life than most.

23. A German soldier solemnly celebrates his 34th birthday on the plains of Afghanistan.

24. "Here he kneels, the one who doesn't need to, for those who do need to."

25. A man looking back on the times he spent with his wife on this bench.

26. A woman whose husband passed away still has lunch with him every day.

27. A terminally ill mother watches her daughter’s wedding over Skype.

28. A father and son's relationship over the years.

29. Taylor and Danielle Morris show that true love can overcome any obstacle.

30. Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim Nita LaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans.

31. A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps.

32. The very first wedding photo Wu Conghan and his wife Wu Songshi were able to take after getting married 88 years prior.

33. An NYPD police officer gives a homeless man a new pair of shoes.

34. Malcolm Subban’s team picture after he was drafted in the first round by the Bruins last year.

35. Two brothers' dreams come true.