History’s Most Heartwarming Photos Will Put A Smile On Your Heart

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Photos have been around for as long as any of us can remember. They are used to forever freeze a moment in time whether it’s a good time or bad. It’s fun to look back at some of the most random shots taken at different times in life. In many instances they can bring back a sense of innocence and peace that is missing in most of today’s world.

The best photos are usually the ones that we don’t know are being taken. Sure, posing for a picture is fun, but it’s the ones that are snapped without knowledge that bring out the truth and sometimes the raw emotion in a sequence of events.

You’ll see many instances of this today as you read on. The photo of a grand father giving his grandson a puppy is a great shot and it just makes you wonder what the scene looked like a few moments later. Another shows how back in the day hospitals used to use animals during a recovery process. It’s not known if it actually worked or not, but when you see the smile on the little girl’s face, you’ll know that at the very least it made her feel a little bit better that day.

#1. This was done during the 1890’s. Even then people had a hard time keeping a straight face at picture time!

This was done during the 1890's. Even then people had a hard time keeping a straight face at picture time!

#2. The Ice Bucket Challenge has been going on for many years now. Most people don’t remember that it has roots stemming back more than 60 years. This photo was taken in 1943 in New York City.

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been going on for many years now. Most people don't remember that it has roots stemming back more than 60 years. This photo was taken in 1943 in New York City.

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#3. This photo was taken in 1955 and is called “A Few Seconds Before Happiness.” It would be interesting to see a few seconds afterwards as well!

This photo was taken in 1955 and is called "A Few Seconds Before Happiness." It would be interesting to see a few seconds afterwards as well!

#4. Somewhere in Japan in 1958, a little girl pretends to talk on the phone. No matter where it is or when it is, kids always love to pretend to get phone calls!

Somewhere in Japan in 1958, a little girl pretends to talk on the phone. No matter where it is or when it is, kids always love to pretend to get phone calls!

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#5. A photographer snapped this photo of a soldier reuniting with his love at a train station in Connecticut, 1945. Notice the sign in the background on the station.

A photographer snapped this photo of a soldier reuniting with his love at a train station in Connecticut, 1945. Notice the sign in the background on the station.

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#6. This little girl is having a blast playing a tune for her pooch. He seems to be enjoying it as much as she is!

This little girl is having a blast playing a tune for her pooch. He seems to be enjoying it as much as she is!

#7. This is a photo of Christina Goldsmith that was taken in 1950. She is kissing a Weimaraner puppy that came from her father’s batch of Weimaraner Hunting Dogs. The pup doesn’t look too upset about it!

This is a photo of Christina Goldsmith that was taken in 1950. She is kissing a Weimaraner puppy that came from her father's batch of Weimaraner Hunting Dogs. The pup doesn't look too upset about it!

#8. In 1956, medical workers used animals as part of their recovery methods. From the smile on the child’s face it looks like it’s working!

In 1956, medical workers used animals as part of their recovery methods. From the smile on the child's face it looks like it's working!

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#9. This 1937 photo shows a little girl holding hands with a penguin at the London Zoo. They look like one big happy family!

This 1937 photo shows a little girl holding hands with a penguin at the London Zoo. They look like one big happy family!

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#10. Carrie Fisher, as a kid, watching her mom, Debbie Reynolds, perform on stage. The photo was taken in 1963 and it verifies how Fisher got her inspiration to get into show business.

Carrie Fisher, as a kid, watching her mom, Debbie Reynolds, perform on stage. The photo was taken in 1963 and it verifies how Fisher got her inspiration to get into show business.

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