In a world where we are bombarded with terrible and frightening stories every time we turn on the nightly news, it’s nice to see good every once in a while. And regardless of what we see on the television, there are more wonderful and happy things in the world than there are bad.

Here are 33 photos that prove the world is a beautiful and magical place full of love, compassion, and empathy.

These photos are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and brighten the gloomiest of days.