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Videos that Will Fill You With Joy

In today’s world, there is so much negativity. You can barely watch the news without hearing death reports or natural disasters. So many people avoid watching the news because it is full of sad or scary stories. Every day, people are doing things that are worth recognizing. People are returning home from war, getting engaged, or overcoming adversity. Sometimes you watch a video and it tugs at your heart strings. Something about the video connects to you and it makes you emotional, in a good way. These videos aren’t stories that were necessarily reported on the news, some were, but many weren’t. These videos motivate me to be a better person. I compiled a list of videos that are filled with so much love and happiness that you may be moved to tears like I was. These are the stories that I wish I could hear about more often. We only see the darkness in the news, so here is some light.

Welcome Home

Members of the military come home every day. When a military man or woman surprises their family, you can’t help but tear up. Below are some of the most powerful videos that I found on YouTube.

Daddy’s Home

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ooh-Mfour80

Son With Cerebral Palsy Walks to His Military Father for the First Time

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hU6gR4zHnM

ESPN Homecoming

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dKWq0CzK-k

Marine Surprises Sister on Her Wedding Day.

             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfj4s7OaMZQ

Will You Marry Me?

Many girls dream of the day they get engaged. So, watching men plan and propose to their girlfriend can bring out many emotions- the “that could be me one day” emotions. There is also something about seeing grown men tear up and show these feelings that also makes me tear up.

From Middle School to Marriage

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc6Q8kC0Qe4

First Date to One Knee

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVTr5MNa_8Y

Marry Me: The (Fake) Musical

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCarqdOldE0

Visually Impaired Man Proposes After Seeing for the First Time

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhNp_jc0nPY

Seeing the World

Unless you are born blind or become blind throughout your life, you can never understand what it is like to not see. The ability to see the world around you is often taken for granted. With advancements in technology, some blind people have been given their vision and are seeing the world for the first time.

Two Blind Sisters See Each Other for the First Time

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EltIpB4EtYU

Blind Man Sees Wife for the First TIme

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqnCEgi_URs

A World in Color

They may have their eyesight, but to live in a world without seeing the true color of the grass or the flowers can be difficult. A world in black and white is not nearly as beautiful as a world in color.

People Seeing Color for the First Time

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9nYSJLwXEI

Hearing the World

Like blindness, deafness can only be imagined if you’ve been deaf yourself. Having a phone call or hearing waves is often taken advantage of. It may be annoying to hear your mom yell at you, but hearing no sound at all is by far more difficult. With new visual technologies, more auditory technologies are also being invented.

29 Year Old and Hearing for the First Time

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsOo3jzkhYA

Compilation of Hearing for the First TIme

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N69APck0fUw

A Turkish Town Learned Sign Language for Deaf Woman

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otUJzNtRPhw

One Foot in Front of the Other

Everyone learns to walk when they are a toddler. It is a part of life- a baby’s first steps. Unless of course, you are born with some disease or condition that impairs your ability. Then there are people who had that ability taken away by an injury or a condition developed later. These are the people that must learn to take the first steps again.

Surprising A Nurse by Walking Again

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U96qP-gWWPo

First Steps at Graduation

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJJOdjlRbQo

We’re Your Family Now

Not everyone is fortunate to have two loving parents. Some are born to no loving parents and are put into foster care and others lose their parents through tragedy. Getting adopted is one of the greatest days in someone’s life. Being able to adopt is also one of the greatest days in someone’s life. Adoption proves that family isn’t reliant on blood relationships, but the love you share.

Alex and Britney Adopted from Foster Care

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyLGbhVWnTo

Adopted by Stepfather at Graduation Party

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCLb5MKz8gg

Adoption Gift for Stepfather’s Birthday

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_oSboUiJwg

Reunited

Some people don’t know their family- they get separated for one reason or another. Finally meeting or seeing your family after separation is so special. In other cases, your paths crossed in the past and you meet again. You never know if a good deed will come back to change your life. Reunions are full of emotion.

Twins Reunite After 70 Years

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0G0Eub6YmY      

Twins Separated at Birth

             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHeNKMxsqYE

Sir Nicholas Winton Saved Their Lives, and They Reunite to Thank Him

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQzqfsgftBo

Cop Saved A Man’s Life 19 Years Earlier

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBO8Q-52md8

10 Years Later, Mom and Son Reunite

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmoUho07ovg

Hi! I'm Jamie Martelli and I'm from Boston, MA! I am a communications- Public Relations and Advertising major at Marist College! I love to read, discover new music and keep up with pop culture. I've been a content creator for other online sites and I'm excited to be a part of the Her Campus team!
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