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12 Stories From 2015 That Remind You The World Is A Pretty Decent Place

These stories were pretty perfect.

In 2015, there was no shortage of moments that made us grin from ear-to-ear. 

We rounded up some of the year's most feel-good stories that'll make you look back fondly on the past 12 months. From a dog who somehow mastered the public transit system, to a mailman who made one young reader's dreams come true, these stories were so moving, we just couldn't help but crack a smile. 

Check them out below. 

  • When This Little Boy Couldn't Keep It Together After Meeting His Heroes
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    Ollie Kroner/Facebook
    Some things in life are just too good to handle.

    Quincy Kroner had that exact feeling on March 13 when he met his heroes -- the neighborhood garbage men, Mark Davis and Eddie Washington. The Cincinnati 2-year-old has been fascinated by the garbage truck “since about the age he could walk,” the toddler’s father, Ollie Kroner, told The Huffington Post. But this was the first time he met the garbage men in person, and it was all too much for him -- resulting in the adorably priceless photo above.

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Weatherman Made The Internet Cheer With His Perfect Pronunciation Of A 58-Letter Village Name
    There's probably no word too hard for this guy to pronounce. 

    To everyone's delight, Liam Dutton, a weatherman for British TV station Channel 4 News casually nailed Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch -- the name of a Welsh village, during a report. (No, that's not a typo. This place actually exists.) 

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Mailman Got The Internet To Come Together For A Boy Who Loves To Read
    Twelve-year-old Mathew Flores loves to read. But until recently, advertisements were the only reading materials available to the boy.

    Flores approached his mailman, Ron Lynch, in a Salt Lake City suburb to ask if he could have any junk mail.

    Instead, Lynch asked his Facebook friends if they could spare some books for Flores. 

    People from around the world, including the U.K., Australia and India, sent books to Mathew. Lynch told HuffPost hundreds of books have been delivered to the boy's door.

    Read the full story here.
  • When 'The Lion King' And 'Aladdin' Broadway Casts Made Layovers Look Fun
    Now this is one flight delay we actually wish we were stuck in.

    A video uploaded to YouTube captures every theater geek's dream-come-true: a sing-off between Broadway cast members of "The Lion King" and "Aladdin." Though it took place during a six-hour weather delay at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, the singing turned what could've been a dreary scene into an incredible one.

    Read the full story here.
  • When The Internet Jumped To Have Ahmed's Back After The Clock Incident
    Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth-grade student in Irving, Texas, was arrested and sent to juvenile detention after bringing a homemade clock to school, according to The Dallas Morning News.

    The hashtag #IStandWithAhmed began trending on Twitter after Ahmed's arrest was first reported, with thousands chastising the arrest and suspension, and standing in solidarity with the boy. 

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Dog Stunned Everyone With Her Bus-Riding Abilities
    Seattle's public transit system has had a ruff go of things lately, and that has riders smiling.

    You see, of the 120 million riders who used the system last year, at least one of them is a dog. Seattle's KOMO-TV reports the 2-year-old black Labrador mix, named Eclipse, has become a regular fixture on the city's D-Line after she figured out how to ride the bus alone to the dog park.

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Elderly Patient Cheered Her Muslim Doctor Up After Trump's Islamophobic Comments

    So My 91 yrs old patient heard how #Trump has been attacking "me The American Muslim" so here she brings me these little...

    Posted by Fahim Rahim on Monday, December 7, 2015
    Following Donald Trump's offensive comments toward Muslims, one elderly patient decided to show her Muslim doctor that she stands in solidarity with him.

    Fahim Rahim, a kidney doctor at Idaho Kidney Center, shared a photo on Facebook of himself and his 91-year-old patient, posing with some crocheted stuffed animals earlier this week. The doctor explained in his post that the patient gave him the animals, which she made herself, for a very sweet reason.

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Radio Station Invited A Lonely 95-Year-Old Man Onto Its Show
    When 95-year-old Bill Palmer called into a BBC radio show saying he was lonely and missed his wife, the show's hosts had just the solution: invite him to the studio for a cup of coffee. 

    The story resonated with thousands of listeners, who phoned in offering support for Bill. The studio even plans to keep in touch with Bill in the future, according to Metro. 

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Orphan Kangaroo Stole Hearts Everywhere With His Teddy Bear
    We're just as in love with this little kangaroo as he is with his stuffed teddy bear.&nbsp;<br><br>Timothy Beshara, who lives
    GILLIAN ABBOTT
    We're just as in love with this little kangaroo as he is with his stuffed teddy bear. 

    Timothy Beshara, who lives in Tasmania, shared a photo on Twitter this past Tuesday of an orphaned eastern grey kangaroo named "Doodlebug" -- yes, DOODLEBUG! -- clutching his stuffed teddy bear in New South Wales, Australia.

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Teacher And His Students' Rendition of "Uptown Funk" Made Us Wanna Boogie
    This groovy teacher's giving us a lesson in funk.

    Scott Pankey led his students at A. Maceo Smith New Tech High School in Dallas, in an epic dance to Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," proving that educators got style, too.

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Man Tugged At Our Heartstrings With His Train For Rescue Dogs

    This is the coolest guy he rescues stray dogs and every morning he takes them for a train ride by our building, i finally got the courage up to ask if I could take his pic! Love this and had to share!

    Posted by Tiffany Johnson on Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Everyone deserves a little fun in life, even stray dogs. 

    Eugene Bostick, an 80-year-old retiree and his brother decided to take abandoned dogs in, giving them shelter and food. He also wanted to take them on trips outside the farm. 

    So he put together a makeshift train to take the dogs through the streets, to a nearby forest or creek.

    "Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited," Bostick told The Dodo. "They all come running and jump in on their own. They're ready to go."

    Read the full story here.
  • When This Teen Made All 1,076 Girls At His School Feel Like A Million Bucks
    Wanting every girl at his high school to feel loved on Valentine’s Day, one big-hearted Oklahoma teen decided to surprise all of them with cards and candy this year -- a total of 1,076 girls.

    According to KFOR, Dan Williams, a student at Edmond High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, had to work all summer to raise enough money for the surprise gifts. “To know that someone cares about them, that's the best feeling in the world I think,” he told the news outlet.

    Read the full story here.

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