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10 Heartwarming Shots That Are Guaranteed to Make You Smile

Need a reason to smile? Here are 10! From playful dogs to wisecracking relatives, check out these happy moments snapped by Our Canada readers.

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Two sisters embracingPhoto: Paula Brown

Sisterly love

Few things are as powerful—and beautiful—as the bond between sisters.

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Mother with her son-in-lawPhoto: Deb Sandau

Lasting memories

Deb Sandau of Red Deer, Alberta writes: “I took this last Mother’s Day with my mom and husband. Sadly, we lost my mom in October. Though I still miss her every day, seeing this photo—knowing how happy she was—makes me smile each time I see it.”

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Owner with her pet dogPhoto: Linda Swance

Big hugs

Hugs always produce smiles, and when hugs come from a furry friend, it’s even better! Here’s a shot from Linda Swance of Burlington, Ontario that we absolutely love: her daughter receiving this beautiful Border Collie’s sweet embrace!

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Granddaughter with her grandpaPhoto: Noella Shank

Little talks

According to Noella Shank of North Bay, Ontario, her granddaughter Alysianna loves to have little talks with grandpa after supper. Oh, and she loves making those crazy faces too!

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Cute baby girl in her gardenPhoto: Marlene Millar


Some people just love to steal the spotlight! Thanks to Marlene Millar of Williamstown, Ontario for sharing this cute pic of her granddaughter, Harriett.

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Little boy blowing bubbles outdoorsPhoto: Sharon Peters


Sharon Peters of Three Hills, Alberta writes: “Making giant bubbles is guaranteed to bring smiles to the faces of our grandchildren and to those who are watching.”

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Newfoundland dog wearing crown of daisiesPhoto: Nicole Watson


This charming Newfoundland dog, Tillie, makes photographer Nicole Watson of Kingston, Ontario smile every day. As for that crown of daisies? Cuteness overload!

Here are five unusual pets snapped by Our Canada readers.

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Little girl at water parkPhoto: Richard Main

Big splash

We defy you to keep a straight face after seeing this two-year-old experience a water park for the first time. Thanks to Richard Main of Thunder Bay, Ontario for sharing!

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Fawn in the woodsPhoto: Karen Allin

Rare sighting

Karen Allin of Mississauga, Ontario took stumbled upon this three-month-old fawn at the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area.

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Cute dog with ball in mouthPhoto: Rebecca Bromberger


Rebecca Bromberger of Barrhead, Alberta took this pic of her dog Cocoa, who always has to take her toy or stick wherever she goes!

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