The 33 Most Joyful Things That Ever Happened

From the glorious slip-and-slide incident of 2012 to the infamous day of the Puppy Surprise, these are the ones that we’ll never forget.

1. The time a cat showed a baby the right way to do bathtime.

2. A World War II veteran coming out to cheer at a race.

3. The day this puppy discovered his lifelong passion for kiddie pools.

4. The time a son surprised his dad with a puppy.

5. The day this baby learned that you can hug dogs.

6. This brilliant exercise in balancing.

7. The day this man showed an entire stadium what it means to be free.

8. The great golden retriever road trip across America.

9. All of the animals at once.

10. The moment when this girl decided to take a puppy bath.

11. The time this young man got a 10/10 on his first-ever slip-and-slide.

12. This fitting celebration for a perfect shot.

13. This corgi bringing joy to an elderly man.

14. A hockey player making this kid’s day.

15. A hockey player making this kid’s entire year.

16. And Novak Djokovic doing the same for this ball boy.

17. The day this kitten was adopted.

18. Dad’s reaction to getting a ticket to the big game.

19. The great owl-petting incident.

20. The day someone invented this excellent jump-and-hug game.

21. The greatest gift ever.

22. And the best surprise ever.

23. The day when this young man discovered bubbles.

24. And this young lady discovered her chemistry with puppets.

25. That time when a toddler controlled an entire crowd.

26. And toddlers everywhere were empowered to follow his lead.

27. The day when this baby discovered the ineffable wonders of passports.

28. And the day when this baby discovered the ineffable wonders of feeding a dog popcorn.

29. This cake-throwing incident.

30. This joyous reunion.

31. The most inspiring dance ever.

32. The moment this partnership was formed.

33. And the now-legendary day when this banana enthusiast received the greatest gift ever.

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