Listen. After seeing what’s going on with Japan’s postal service, I’m going to need the USPS to step its game way up.
Although old mailboxes in Japan look kind of like the guy above sans googly eyes, the people charged with designing post boxes in contemporary Japan take their jobs seriously.
And by seriously, I mean not seriously at all. If you walk the streets of Tokyo long enough, you’re bound to run into something that looks more like a giant children’s toy than a mailbox, and it’s bound to be the best experience of your miserable life.
They might look a little odd at first, but when you take a second to sit with the cuteness of Japan’s postal scene, you’ll realize just how much ours is lacking.
Since it’s release almost a year ago, there have been about million covers of the anthemic ballad “Let it Go” from Disney’s wildly popular animated film Frozen.
Actually, probably more like a million and a half. With each new incarnation of the empowering song, originally sung by cast member and Broadway icon Idina Menzel, is a fresh attempt to out-cute the one before it. And they all melt away in comparison to this little girl’s perfect rendition. Take a look!
Kids love to dress up like and imitate their favorite animals.
Personally, I loved to act like a peppy dog. It’s an adorable phenomenon, and the videos that pop up online after Halloween each year are too cute to handle. The video below, which shows a little tyke pretending to be a lion, is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever seen.
Watch the cuteness that happens when the toddler’s parent tries to get their little lion to roar.
When Adam met Hollie, she was his nurse at the hospital in Thousand Oaks, CA where he was receiving treatment for Lyme disease. Over the course of a year, they spent hours together, three days a week, during his treatment. During that year, the two fell deeply in love.
After kicking that disease, Adam spent more time with Hollie and her son Joshua. The couple even decided to take things to the next level by moving in together. Then, tragedy struck again: Adam was diagnosed with ALS. The prognosis of someone affected by the debilitating disease is grim. Each day is a fight against their deteriorating body. But, as Hollie explained, that never changed the way these two felt about each other.
“He tells me right then and there, ‘I want to spend the rest of my life with you. I want my last days seeing your face, kissing your lips, sleeping by your side. I understand if you don’t want this burden on you. But if you want me, I want to marry YOU. What do you say?’”
A brave little girl in Scotland started feeling sad after enduring yet another round of chemotherapy. That’s when her parents decided to work with the staff at Glasgow’s New Royal Hospital for Sick Children to bring her favorite song to life.
But something happened halfway through that no one saw coming. When you see it play out, you won’t be able to stop smiling.
So this didn't quite go as I had pictured in my head but we all had fun and as always Millie is showing chemo won't bring her down!!⛄️❄️I must thank the lovely girls from the night shift last night in schiehallion for being good sports and making Millie's day!. You are all amazing!!
After Millie was diagnosed with stage 4 Neuroblastoma, her parents immediately started an online fundraiser to raise money for her care. If you’d like to help Millie, please consider donating. To keep up with this brave girl’s journey, follow her on Facebook.
Best friends come in all shapes and sizes…and levels of body hair.
No, we aren’t talking about that one kid who somehow grew a beard in fifth grade, but the fuzzy, four-legged friends who have continued to stick with us through thick and thin over the centuries: dogs!
There are plenty of reasons why they’re called “man’s best friend,” and here are just a few of them.
1. They greet you in the morning with a cute smile and a friendly wave.
Kids often dream of the day when they grow up and become adults so that they can do whatever they want. But while most dream of never going to school again or eating ice cream for every meal, two-year-old Olivia can’t wait for the day she doesn’t have to answer to her mom anymore…so that she can play in a dumpster.
Yes, you read that right!
The precocious toddler was taking a walk with her mom when they passed by a dumpster parked in someone’s driveway. Declaring how much she wanted to play in the nasty-looking trash, her mom explained that “people don’t go in dumpsters, only garbage goes in dumpsters.”
Sound logic, you’d think. Olivia didn’t agree, though, and started throwing this funny temper tantrum.
Kids really do say the darndest things. I remember when my brother threw a tantrum because he wanted to go to jail. I’m going to give Olivia the benefit of doubt, though. Maybe she knew there were Pokémon in there that needed catching!
However much you enjoy playing with the latest gadgets, you probably won’t get as big a kick out of them as these adorable bears do when they play with their pink balloon.
The three sloth bears were captivated when a balloon floated into their enclosure at the Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands. After they chased it around for a while on their hind legs, one of the bears got a little too excited and…well, they got to experience the inevitable letdown as it popped under the bear’s enormous paw.
"Beren maken kennis met een ballon!" Wilde deze video graag delen omdat je de beren maar weinig op deze manier ziet (we hebben in de gaten gehouden dat de beren en apen de ballon niet op aten). Groeten Xaviera Simons
Every kid loves Santa. How could you not love someone who brings the world so much holiday cheer? For that reason, it’s easy to see why little ones freak out when they see Father Christmas every year.
This little one was the image of dedication and focus as she sat on her mom’s shoulders and waited for her favorite bearded guy to come out. When the announcer finally told her that Santa was about to step on stage, she broke her concentration with the cutest celebration of all time.
Enjoy this while it lasts, Mom. She’ll eventually figure out the truth about Santa, but for now, she’s completely happy with the cheerful illusion!
Okay, listen, we would never encourage you to start a smoking habit. Cigarettes are gross and unhealthy, we know. But, we definitely encourage you to check out this cigarette shop in Japan where you’ll be greeted by the cutest cashier ever: a shiba-inu dog.
The small shop is called Suzuki and draws in tourists as well as regular customers to its Tokyo location all because of this adorable pup who lives there with his owner. And you can’t blame them. Take a look while I go check out the price of a ticket to Japan.
“Hi, what can I get for ya?”
Waiting for customers.
Check out the little figurines of him on the right!
The friendliest cashier you’ll ever meet.
And the CUTEST.
Probably the only employee who can get away with napping on the job.