by Team Henné <3 / 2.15.23

The Happiness Report (2.15.23)

Alabama 2nd-graders join classmate on adoption day: 'A very special time'

Students at an Alabama elementary school spent the last several weeks counting down the days until one of their classmates was officially adopted -- and the big day finally arrived this past Monday.

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Source: GMA

Panicked Dad Becomes Adorable Pet Detective When Daughter's Hamster Disappears

Move over, Ace Ventura… there’s a new pet detective in town!

Like many dads, Steph Veerman’s father wasn’t too thrilled when she decided to get a pet hamster. He reluctantly vowed to look after Chester when she went back to college, never expecting that in her absence he’d fall in love with the little guy himself.

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Source: Inspire More

5-Year-old Who Emptied Piggybank for Earthquake Relief Now Wins $48Mil Lottery Jackpot at 18

A delightful story from northern Ontario saw a 5-year-old girl’s good Karma wait 13 years to reward her.

Juliette Lamour won the state’s second-largest lottery jackpot in history, CAD$48 million, on her first-ever try. Local news from her home city of Sault Saint Marie revealed a touching side of the story—that at 5 years old Lamour made a very big act of charity, and the suggestion that her generosity has been rewarded is impossible to resist making.

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Source: Good News Network

Tiny Dog Can't Stop Smiling At Everybody After Being Rescued

Meet Smile — a tiny rescue pup whose name was inspired by the permanent grin on her face.

Smile hasn’t always had the easiest journey. She was born in a hoarding house in Tijuana, Mexico, where she went years without receiving the love and care she needed. The resilient pup was ultimately rescued by No Dog Left Behind (NDLB) and she greeted her new friends at the shelter with a smile that stretched from ear to ear.

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Source: The Dodo

Get to know Rylyn Clark (6); the little voice of hope that touched the hearts of millions

Rylyn just turned 6, and what he likes most about school is recess. Besides seeing his mommy, he also loves visiting his Nana. BrightVibes founder and CEO Michiel De Gooijer spoke to Rylyn Clark. See below how the two got on.

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Source: BrightVibes

Barber Goes Viral For Friendship With Boy With Special Needs

A barber in Cincinnati gives free haircuts to children with special needs.

As a result, he's made a new friend.

Two years ago, Vernon Jackson had an idea to raise money to give free haircuts to children with disabilities. He called the program GIFTED.

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Source: Sunny Skyz

Teen jumps into icy lake to rescue 83-year-old man and dog trapped in Jeep

A 17-year-old high school athlete helped pull an 83-year-old man and his dog to safety after the man's Jeep fell through the ice in a scene caught on video.

Joe Salmon, a wrestler, football player and track athlete, jumped into the frigid water in Iowa's East Okoboji Lake to save Thomas Lee and his dog Cooper on Feb. 4, according to the Des Moines Register.

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Source: TODAY