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These Mailboxes In Japan Are A Little Odd, But They’re Definitely Adorable

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.

I will give the person who brings me that duck one approximately six nickels, which is just about all I have to spare.

I don’t know about you, but the next time I see a boring blue box on the sidewalk, I’m going to weep. Nah, I’m just kidding. (No I’m not.) But seriously, Japan. Stay cute!

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What This Woman Live-Tweeted On Her Delayed Flight Is The Stuff Of Legend

If there’s one thing that we all love to hate about Twitter, it’s the act of live-tweeting. Whether you’re like me and you live-tweet every single political event under the sun, or you’re more interested in posting Beyonce’s every move, there’s something satisfying about adding your voice to the mix. Social media is, after all, truly about inserting yourself into situations that don’t involve you in the slightest, am I right?

But not all live-tweet sessions are created equal. Some timeline spam is a cut above the rest — something of which Twitter user Kelly Keegs is well aware. While sitting on a delayed flight one day, her experience went from “I hate my life. Where’s my wine?” to “Please let this go on forever” in a matter of minutes.

That’s because she got a front-row seat to a painfully dramatic on-board breakup. According to Keegs, Mr. Right saw a window of opportunity to break up with his very own Mrs. Wrong. Here’s how it went down:

Not-so-nice language ahead, folks.

JUST LET HER BE GREAT.

Ms. Keegs, as all good live-tweeters do, felt some type of way about the ordeal.

“I’m just ruining your life in full public view! Calm DOWN.”

They did squeeze a moment of zen in there.

Did he not think of this before he decided to, I don’t know, dump her on a packed flight? Nah.

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Scandals abound!

And just when you thought that this could not possibly get any less appropriate…

Drink it down, boo.

(via The New York Post)

Social media is a gift from above and any other opinions are invalid. I mean, if Twitter didn’t happen to be a thing, you wouldn’t have been graced with this made-for-TV moment. I extend my sincerest gratitude to Kelly Keegs for slaying the live-tweet game. We should all feel #blessed for getting a glimpse into this unique brand of madness.

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We Should All Aspire To Be This Dog Playing With His Ball Thrower

The world is a cruel place. Every day when we wake up, there’s more bad news — another depressing trend on Twitter, another news anchor breaking down in tears, another war. It seems endless.

Fortunately for all of humankind, dogs exist — and more specifically, Buddy the Rescue Dog exists. His life got off to a rough start, but once he found his forever home, tail-wagging became the adorable norm.

Buddy’s favorite humans love to spoil him, and when the weather finally warmed up, they knew they had to supply him with everything he’d need for hours of summer fun. That’s where this ball thrower comes in.

I seriously wish I got this pumped over anything.

Bad days? What bad days? Buddy doesn’t do bad days.

We all really need to take a page out of his book and happily lose our damn minds over the little things in life. For more of this guy’s adorable antics, be sure to follow him on Facebook!

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18 Times Tumblr Completely Screwed With Our Minds

If you’ve ever used Tumblr, you probably know that it’s a mind-bending chasm full of thoughts that you never wanted to have. (It’s also home to some seriously disturbing fan fiction, but that’s beside the point.)

It’s essentially a one-stop shop for statements that will make you question your place in the world…and make you wonder why people have so much free time. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up some of the best posts that call the Internet home.

1. Tumblr can’t even let us have birds.

2. I mean…they’re not wrong.

3. This nonsense is about to ruin your day!

4. Everything is awful!

5. There’s nothing quite like ruining the most universally enjoyed activity of all time.

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6. Immaturity, thou hast always reigned supreme.

7. Question everything, friends.

8. “Just making my death pouch. Nothing to see here.”

9. How is this language even a thing?

10. Never has a yam caused so much unrest.

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11. For those craft-related disasters.

12. Walk into your next meeting, ask your coworkers one of these questions, and say nothing for the rest of the day.

13. We’re all commitment-phobes.

14. I want to kiss this person right on the face.

15. Life sucks and then you die!

16. I feel this in my bones.

17. Et tu, contractions?

18. If you need me, I’ll be pretending that the Internet doesn’t exist.

(via BuzzFeed)

So there you have it, folks. Just in case you didn’t already think that life was the worst, now you know. Thanks, Tumblr! You’re always looking out.

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This Sweet Dog Was Abandoned At A Shelter, And You’ll Be Stunned When You See Why

Those of us who have visited shelters know that they’re filled to the brim with animals that are in desperate need of finding forever homes. Many people who take on pets forget that these animals need to be treated like family. Thousands of them are abandoned each year because people think they’re too needy, too rough with kids, or too aggressive.

But not many are left behind because they’re too affectionate.

Meet Jubilee. She’s the adorable one-year-old pup that was abandoned because she always wanted to be by her owner’s side.

He simply didn’t want her affection.

Holly Steirman

People were blown away when they heard why she was given up to the Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Conroe, Texas.

Jubilee embodies many of the characteristics that people look for when searching for the perfect companion, but the man who dropped her off wanted nothing to do with her loyalty.

She also suffers from anxiety issues, so her former owner’s bizarre choice to give her up was actually a blessing in disguise.

He clearly wasn’t the kind of person who would help her deal with her troubles, but the volunteers at Montgomery County Animal Shelter made it their mission to improve Jubilee’s quality of life.

Just one day after being dropped off, Jubilee found a new home! A wonderful woman named Samantha knew that this pup would be perfect for her family, and that her family would be perfect for her.

She even gained a puppy sister and a human brother in the process!

Her new sister clearly has to warm up to the idea, but she’s working on it. No one can resist Jubilee’s cuteness for long.

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As for Jubilee, I think it’s pretty safe to say that she’s already settled in.

To learn more about this adorable pup’s story, check out the video below:

What’s even more incredible is that multiple families actually showed up to rescue Jubilee. Samantha’s family ended up being the best fit for her, so the other people were able to rescue other pups that day!

If you want to help Montgomery County Animal Shelter continue doing amazing work for abandoned pets in Texas, be sure to check out their website. You can also keep up with every addition to their furry family on Facebook! Who knows? Maybe you’ll find an amazing companion like Jubilee in the process.

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