Appreciating the dark side of life since 1975.

Need a Happy Cry? Check Out These Four Stories

Death, despair, tragedy, and misfortune are normally my JAM, right? Well, I’ve got to say that right now, I’m kind of over it. Not totally over it (don’t worry), but sometimes I need a reminder that the world isn’t completely full of a-holes. Don’t worry, I’m not going to get all intense on you.  I’m just going to give you four stories that’ll make your heart grow a little bigger and make you weep some tears of joy (get your cry on, girl!).

  • Check out this 94-year-old widower who was lonely and created his own bit of happiness in his backyard.


  • This kid is from my hometown and he worked hard all summer to honor the father he never knew. If I ever run into him, I’m totally giving him a hug whether he wants one or not.


  • This story is one of my FAVORITES. Two guys mistakenly get a text message about a new baby and, well, they were really cute about it.


  • A friendship between a preschooler and a WW2 vet is rare thing. Be prepared to smile and cry and clutch your heart because there is just so much love going on here. I just watched this for, oh, the 10th time and I still cried.

Aren’t these people great? See, there ARE good things happening all the time, but sometimes we have to look a little harder. I hope these little gems brightened up your day.

Do you have a good story? Let’s hear it!

I would love to hear from you!