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36 Moving Stories You Might Not Be Able To Handle

36 Moving Stories You Might Not Be Able To Handle

by Ayoub Mask

Life consists of ups and downs, the ups might temporarily make us feel good about ourselves and cheer us up, but the downs are way more important considering the impact they have on each of our lives, they help us become better and they teach us priceless lessons that aren't taught anywhere else. A rational human being understands that each obstacle in life is a challenge that determines our worth. The world is a jungle after all, and only the strongest and fittest will manage to survive at the end, natural selection is, unfortunately, a necessary evil.


1. His plan was so perfect

“Today, on the one-year anniversary of my boyfriend’s death, I decided it was time to clear his clothes out of our closet. In one of his coat pockets I found a diamond engagement ring and concert tickets to my favorite band dated the Saturday after he passed.”

2. It happened at my husband's funeral

“Today, my water broke at my husband’s funeral.”

3. This is it I guess

“Today, I’m a neurosurgery candidate, going under the knife in 2 days. Last month I was a healthy 24-year-old female athlete. Today, signed a DNR, just in case I come out as a vegetable. Today, I had to make a living will. Is it really my time? In 48 hoursI’ll find out.”

4. I can't do it 

“Today, it is ironic that on the same day I am contemplating suicide, my brother learns he has a tumor on his pancreas.”

5. If only we did that

“Today, I realized that if we all had told her how we felt BEFORE the funeral instead of AT the funeral, it’s possible there wouldn’t BE a funeral.”

6. She's an excellent actor 

“Today, a girl who I see everyday at work, who’s always the most chipper person in the office, committed suicide.”

7. He licked the tears off my face before he died

“Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.”

8. Learn to celebrate small things

“Today, while I was driving my grandfather to his doctor’s appointment, I complained about hitting 2 red lights in a row. My grandfather chuckled and said, ‘You always complain about the red lights, but you never celebrate the green ones.’”

9. He's as patriotic as any on of us

“Today in downtown San Diego, I watched a blue-collar Mexican man get harassed for being Mexican. It was a blatant act of discrimination. And the man actually began crying. As he left the office building, he took off his jacket. His T-shirt underneath read, ‘I love the USA!’”

10. The truth we choose to ignore 

“Today, I interviewed a woman who is terminally ill. ‘So,’ I tried to delicately ask, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and know that you are dying?’ ‘Well,’ she responded, ‘What is it like to wake up every morning and pretend that you are not?’”

11. Life is crazy

“Today, it’s been exactly 25 years since my husband risked his life and carried his female neighbor out of a college apartment complex as it burned to the ground. And that’s how I met my husband.”

12. Sharing is caring

“Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, ‘We can share it.’”

13. There's still some hope left

“Today, as I was waiting at a red light I saw an old woman with a cane helping a young man in a wheelchair cross a street that was riddled with potholes from road construction.”

14. It's as simple as that

“Today, I was working in a coffee shop when 2 gay men walked in holding hands. As you might expect, heads started turning. Then a young girl at the table next to me asked her mom why 2 men were holding hands. Her mom replied, ‘Because they love each other.’”
15. She finally said it!

“Today, when I asked her, ‘What are you thinking about?’ she said, ‘You!’ I’ve been waiting to hear her say that for almost 10 years now.”
16. Still unpopular, even after her death

“Today, I was looking through the Facebook remembrance groups of two people that died from my high school. The girl was sweet, smart, quiet and unpopular. She was killed by a drunk driver. The guy was inconsiderate, rude and popular. He was the drunk driver. His group has 602 members. Hers has 48.”
17. Being legit doesn't pay as well

“Today, I met someone who is making $30,000 a month selling drugs. I make less than that in a year at my legal job.”
18. That's how I met my husband!

“Today, Sean asked me to marry him. I said yes! Exactly 1 year ago today, I was walking to my car when a man ran up behind me and stole my purse. I called 911. Sean was the cop that responded to my call. If that jackass never stole my purse, I would have never met the love of my life.”


19. Four minutes later... he shot himself

“Today, one of my best friends, Charlie, shot himself in the head at approximately 2PM. And I just noticed that I have a missed call from him on my cell phone with a timestamp of 1:56PM.”

20. Good things happen to those who help others

“Today, I was driving to a job interview when I saw a businesswoman standing next to her BMW on the side of the road. She had a flat tire. I pulled over and helped her put on the spare. When I arrived to the interview, the woman who I helped ended up being the CEO of the company. I got the job.”

21. The sweetest old lady 

“Today, I waited on an elderly woman at the local restaurant where I work. She left me a $90 tip on a $10 tab with a handwritten note that said, ‘I’m 86 and I can’t take this money with me. So please spoil yourself with it.’”

22. He figured it all out already

“Today, I asked my 6-year-old son what he wants to be when he grows up. He said, ‘Mommy, all I want to be is happy.’”

23. I saved her life

“Today, after a 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, ‘On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.’”

24. He survived the enemy only to be killed back home

“Today, my cousin died. He has been a Marine for 6 years. He fought for our country overseas on 3 separate tours in Iraq. He came home on leave 2 weeks ago and was killed by a drunk driver.”

25. Some of the wisest words ever spoken 

“Today, my father told me, ‘Just go for it and give it a try! You don’t have to be a professional to build a successful product. Amateurs started Google and Apple. Professionals built the Titanic.’”

26. He wanted to share them with me

“Today, as soon as my 5-year-old baby brother came into my room, I yelled at him to get out without even looking up at him. When he didn’t listen and I turned around to yell again, I noticed he had a bowl of cherries (my favorite) in his hands. He said, ‘Sorry, I just wanted to share these with you.’”

27. A token of her appreciation

“Today, I returned home after being stationed in Iraq for 9 months. While I was still in uniform, I went into an ice cream shop near the airport to get a milkshake. The girl behind the counter handed me my shake and said, ‘It’s on me.’ ‘Thanks, you didn’t have to do that,’ I said. ‘Neither did you,’ she replied.”

28. She was my best friend at the time

“Today at the diner where I work, an elderly couple came in for the 4th time this week and requested my table. I asked them what kept them coming back. They told me that I reminded them of their granddaughter who passed away 6 years ago. Then they told me her name. She was my best friend at the time.”

29. A small act of kindness 

“Today I was approached by a homeless man who asked if I had any change. I only had two dimes, but I gave it to him anyway. As I watched him walk away, he put the dimes in an expired parking meter of a stranger’s car.”

30. You don't have to be gay to support gay rights 

“Today, I met a cute white guy at a local bar. In conversation he mentioned that he supports same-sex marriages. I politely asked him if he was gay. He chuckled and said, ‘My mom supported the Civil Rights Movement. Do I look black to you?’”

31. A confused old lady

“Today an old woman at the gas station came up to me and said, ‘I’m so embarrassed, but could you help me?’ I thought she was going to ask for money, but she told me that last week her husband died and she had never pumped gas before. She had no idea what to do.”

32. Pure racial profiling 

“Today, I was randomly pulled over by a cop for the 2nd time since I bought my new pimped-out Chrysler 300. It’s got 20 inch rims, black glass, etc. Both times, a white cop came up to my window and said something like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry. I thought you were someone else.’ and drove away. I’m white.”

33. Everyone's interesting once you get to know them

“Today, I got into a big fight with my boyfriend. Angry, I got on FB seeking some comfort. My friends all said they were busy. Sad, I clicked on the last person on my list, a nerdy boy who my friends pick on all the time. He listened to me for 3 hours straight, and said things that left me speechless.”

34. Kids deserve as much love as possible

“Today, at work, a woman and her young daughter came to my register. The girl was hugging her mother’s leg and being very well behaved. She kept saying, ‘I love you mommy.’ Suddenly, her mom jerked her leg and said, ‘Get off!’ The young girl walked 15 feet behind her mother the whole way to their car.”

35. A small act of kindness can brighten a stranger's day

“Today, I was in line at the store behind a man holding a dozen roses. When he got up to the cashier’s counter, he realized that the cashier looked sad. The man smiled and said, ‘I’m buying 11 of these roses for my wife.’ And then he handed the cashier the 12th rose. She smiled from ear to ear.”

36. I've been hating him for 3 years

“Today, after spending the last 3 years viciously bickering with the college kid who lives next door, I found myself crying in his arms and thanking him repeatedly for saving my son’s life.”