33 Feel-Good Photos to Distract You from the World

These snapshots will bring a smile to your face while in isolation.

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With everything going on in the world right now, it's hard to feel like there's a safe space to escape to. Your friends and family can't help but talk about the pandemic, and social media is no haven, either. So, if you're looking for a place to distract yourself from the never-ending news cycle, we've got you covered. From cute babies to adorable animals, looking through these feel-good photos will allow you a moment of relief from it all.

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This Little Red Riding Hood recreation

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Oh Granny, what big teeth you've got! They nearly resemble that of a Golden Retriever! And for more cuddly creatures, check out these 25 Aww-Worthy Photos of Animals Sleeping.

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This Airman reuniting with his mother, who also serves in the Army

EJKE93 Senior Airman Cody Noble, 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, hugs his mother, Sgt. 1st Class Karen Hickman, U.S. Army, Aug. 30, 2009. Noble had not seen his mom in more than a year when she visited the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing on a distinguished visitor tour. Airman Noble is deployed from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Hickman is deployed from Camp Robinson, Ark. Mom on a Mission, Mother Visits Deployed Son www.dvidshub.net/?script=news/news_show.php&id=38284
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While both serving their country, the mother-son duo hadn't seen each other in more than a year. And you can tell the reunion was just what they needed!

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This toddler dressed up as Mario

DJ74EX Toddler Dressed Up as Mario Sitting on Barrel with Donkey Kong Banner Behind at the Louisville Zoo Halloween Party in Louisville
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Can we celebrate Halloween early this year? And for more costume laughs, check out these 15 Cats in Halloween Costumes They Absolutely Hate.

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This puppy sleeping on its owner's back

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Puppy cuddles are the best!

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This boy getting his hair cut to donate

CD8P79 Jun. 04, 2010 - Hudson - BRENDAN FITTERER | Times.PT_323343_FITT_locks_2 (06/04/2010 Hudson) .Gabriel Maddox (cq), 4, reacts to the sight of 11 inches of hair trimmed from his head. He and his brother Kody, 10, who cut off 16 inches of hair, are donating to Locks of Love..BRENDAN FITTERER | Time
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He grew out and donated 11 inches of hair to Locks of Love!

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This elderly couple dancing

CCTT75 LEDE PHOTO: Connie Sandoval, 86, and her husband Jesse Sandoval, 84, of Byron, CA demonstrate the jitter bug to dixie land jazz playing in their RV at the Welcome Grove Lodge in West Sacramento. The Sandoval's have been coming to the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee for 40 years and love to dance. We can h
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They're doing the jitterbug!

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This baby fox

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Look at its tiny tongue!

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This comic strip proposal

CG29G4 Aug. 23, 2011 - Acampo, California, United States - Kevin Timpson of Sacramento made a unique marriage proposal to his now-fiance, Cierra Howard, of Sacramento through the funny papers. He contacted the author of the comic strip ''F Minus'' and arranged for his proposal to appear in his comic that
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He got the author of the comic strip to draw and include the comic in that week's newspaper! How romantic!

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This hilariously serious baby

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Why the stern face, little one?

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This tiny puppy sleeping in a coffee cup

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Move aside, tea cup pigs!

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This Army father surprising his daughter in class

HF1ARY Recently returned 1st Sgt. Joseph P.C. Prieto, 508th Military Police Company, New Jersey Army National Guard, surprised his daughter Allison in her sixth grade class at Sayreville Middle School in Parlin, N.J., June 7, 2013. Prieto returned from a nine-month long deployment along with nearly 140 members of the 508th, June 6. The 508th provided security, force protection and advised the Afghan national police force in the Kabul region during their deployment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released) Welcome home Dad 130607-Z-AL508-030
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We're not crying… you're crying!

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This woman celebrating her 100th birthday

BC6W2A Assisted by family and friends a centenarian blows out the candles on her cake during her 100th birthday party. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown.
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It's not every day you make it to the big one-zero-zero!

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This French bulldog dressed up as a pirate

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Arrrrrgh, matey!

14
This newborn baby being held by her great grandfather for the first time

D50TEW A newborn baby girl, only 16 hours old is held by her great grandfather, his first great grandchild. USA.
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She was only 16 hours old and his first great grandchild! And for more things to make you feel good, check out these 30 Uplifting Smile Quotes to Boost Your Mood.

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This blind woman smiling after surfing for the first time

DEEP9N Sept. 15, 2013 - San Diego, California, United States - September 15, 2013_San Diego, California_USA_| Malina Gomez, 38, smiles as she catches a wave for the first time. Gomez, who is blind and has a prosthetic leg, says she is not particularly athletic but she likes swimming so wanted to try surfing. The annual surf camp for sight-impaired youth and adults was held Sunday morning at South Carlsbad (Ponto) Beach. Teams assisted people out into the surf and coached them through riding waves, some of whom had never seen the surf. The event is sponsored by the Swamis Surfing Association, the En
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Malina Gomez is one of many adults who get to participate in an annual surf camp for sight-impaired youth and adults sponsored by the Swami's Surfing Association.

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These two baby chicks giving each other a kiss

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Just a little peck!

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This mother getting hugged by her daughter when her adoption was finalized

EAXRMM Nov. 21, 2014 - Tampa, Florida, U.S. - EVE EDELHEIT | Times.Valeishia Mays cries as her newly adopted daughter, Audris, 17, hugs her while her adoption is finalized during the Hillsborough National Adoption Day Celebration at the George Edgecomb Courthouse in Tampa on Friday, November 21, 2014. The family lives in Clearwater. (Credit Image: © Eve Edelheit/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMA Wire)
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Family love is the strongest.

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This daughter giggling when her dad surprised her in class

DDP4D1 Sept. 4, 2013 - West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. - U.S. Airforce Reserves Technical Sgt. Ryan Lowry hugs his 4-year-old daughter Kirstyn after surprising her in her classroom at St. Juliana Catholic School today, Sept. 4, 2013. Lowry was deployed to Central Asia and has been away for more than half a year. (Credit Image: © Taylor Jones/The Palm Beach Post/ZUMAPRESS.com)
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He had been away from more than half a year, and she couldn't contain her joy!

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This baby penguin hiding under its mother

Gentoo penguin (Pygoscelis papua) chick and parent at Petermann Island, Antarctic Peninsula
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There's no bond like that of a mother and a child, even in penguin form!

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This man seeing his soon-to-be wife in her wedding dress for the first time

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Look how big his smile is!

21
These adorable kangaroos hugging

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We could all use a kangaroo hug right now.

22
This photo of Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth hugging

J2P0FJ New York City. 28th Apr, 2017. Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth attend the 'Reservoir Dogs' 25th Anniversary Screening during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at The Beacon Theatre on April 28, 2017 in New York City. | usage worldwide Credit: dpa/Alamy Live News
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Now we're stuck between wanting a kangaroo hug and a Steve Buscemi hug.

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This couple's emotional reunion

F4GBXW Tel-Aviv Ben-Gurion International Airport arrivals hall
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Airports are a hotspot for teary-eyed homecomings!

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These baby prairie dogs sharing food

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Did everyone else know that prairie dogs were this precious?

25
This elderly couple crying at their daughter's wedding

T0KC4M Elderly couple crying and watching sad or happy situation together.
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What a joyous occasion!

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This clock operator proposing to his girlfriend during half-time

D34X4J Feb. 9, 2013 - Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S. - 020913.Dan Barkley, a clock operator at The Pit, kisses Kim Fields, an event staff supervisor, after proposing to her on center court during half time between UNM and UNLV's women's basketball teams, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M. ''I wouldn't have expected it,'' Fields said about the public proposal that surprised Fields. (Credit Image: © Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMAPRESS.com)
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He did it on center court and everyone was in on it! Awww!

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This baby turtle making its way to the sea

Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas), hatchling, Tortugeuro National Park, Costa Rica
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Just a bit further, buddy!

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This father-daughter hair braiding train

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Honestly, how sweet is this?

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This little girl hugging a lamb

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What a heart-warming moment!

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This couple's Flintstones-themed wedding

C2H0TT Ed Robinson (34) (Fred)and Gayle Watson (29) (Thelma) at their flintstones themed wedding in Combe Martin, Devon, UK
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There's only one thing we can say: "Yabba Dabba Doo!"

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This baby dressed up as a businesswoman

Baby sitting in a business cubicle wearing a business dress with an expression of panic on her face
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The face really sells it, to be fair.

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This squirrel staring into an old camera

2BDA9KR London, UK. 8th April 2020. Grey squirrel appears to grin into a bellows camera in a suburban garden. Credit: Malcolm Park/Alamy Live News.
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A wildlife photographer got a behind-the-scenes shot of a squirrel posing for his camera.

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This woman hugging a salon owner for shaving her head

D66W6A April 12, 2013 - Largo, Florida, U.S. - LARA CERRI | Times.Bonnie Dhonau gets a hug from salon owner Damiano Marchiafava after he shaved her head at Avantaggio Salon in Largo Friday, April 12, 2013. Dhonau knows that the chemo she is about to receive for her breast cancer will take her hair. So instead of waiting for it to fall out in clumps on her pillow, she is taking matters into her own hands. (Credit Image: © Lara Cerri/Tampa Bay Times/ZUMAPRESS.com)
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Bonnie Dhonau knew she would lose her hair after breast cancer chemo, so she was relieved to take matters into her own hands.

Kali Coleman
Kali is an assistant editor at Best Life. Read more
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