heartwarming

Japanese dad turns daughter’s illustration into her bento lunch

The latest lunchbox from this girl’s character bento-making dad probably raised a lot of questions at school.

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Blind Japanese boy sends Nintendo heartwarming thank you letter, gets amazing response

Nintendo shows how much they care about all of their fans.

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Studio Ghibli animator creates heartwarming new anime commercial in Japan【Video】

The special release takes us through the love story of Cassis and Arles, a romance the animator has been developing for ten years.

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Heartwarming video captures the emotion of last day at work for a Japanese rail station employee

The story of the Akihabara stationmaster is bringing tears to the eyes of commuters around the country.

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Japanese gamer shares heartwarming encounter with Miami online, restores our faith in humanity

This tale of kindness and camaraderie will put a smile on your face and have you reaching for the tissues at the same time.

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Japanese fan blown away by J.K. Rowling’s reaction to his Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts drawing

It’s not every day that one of the world’s most renowned authors sits up and takes notice of one of your illustrations.

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Creator of Japanese manga Bleach searches for fan to thank him for his dying message

Get out the tissues because this hand-drawn thank-you manga from creator to fan will hit you right in the feels.

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Story of a homeless man whose life changes after he returns a lost wallet will warm your heart

For this fortunate man, honesty has paid off in the most beautiful way.

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Modern fable of two strangers on the train moves Japanese Twitter users with message of kindness

The story of an old man and a student whose only connection was taking the same train every morning has gone viral in Japan.

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Japanese police melt hearts with show of extreme courtesy to wildlife

In true Japanese fashion, the three officers went above and beyond to ensure this family of ducks made it safely across the street.

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Dogs photograph their owners with beautiful, heartwarming results

These owners were in for a happy surprise when they discovered their dogs were their photographers in this professional studio photo shoot.

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80-year-old Japanese man surprises grandson with his amazing wire art collection

The former member of the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force waited until he was 80 to reveal his artistic pastime.

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Japan’s Cat Island tweets a plea for cat food, gets so much they can barely store it all

Cat caretaker asks for cat food on Twitter, gets way more than she bargained for!

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Man creates a glorious garden of scented flowers to make his blind wife smile again

This elderly couple turned their sad future around with the beauty of flowers and now thousands of people visit them when their garden blooms each year.

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This Thai ad is making the internet cry with its “Hachiko-like” story【Video】

People seriously need to stop chopping onions in here…

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93-year-old Japanese grandma becomes Instagram smash by modelling granddaughter’s creations

This beautiful grandmother shows the world there’s no age limit when it comes to having fun.

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Train continues to stop at rural station for lone schoolgirl until she graduates in March

The story of the lone schoolgirl and the country train that takes her to school every day is capturing hearts around the world.

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Homeward bound: Professor reunited with missing dog after nearly a decade

Nine years after his dog went missing, a Singaporean professor received a phone call that his long-lost companion had finally been found.

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Twitter users share 16 heartwarming moments of kindness in Japan

It’s far from the happiest place on earth, but Japan certainly has a reputation for kindness and hospitality. Most foreigners that visit the country return home with starry-eyed tales of over-the-top customer service and even random acts of kindness from total strangers.

But, this isn’t just a case of the Japanese putting on a good front for visiting foreigners: heartwarming acts of kindness in Japan are pretty commonplace (although this isn’t a Japan-exclusive thing; let’s be honest). If you’re in need of a Japan-flavored pick-me-up today, check out these stories of people being awesome, via Japanese Twitter users:

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A story of love and bread: British man and Taiwanese wife with cerebral palsy open bakery 【Video】

Peter, a former engineer from Britain, met his Taiwanese wife Liu Yifang through an online dating site years ago. They met, fell in love, got married, and then decided to open a bakery together. Cerebral palsy has not held Liu back in the least, and Peter says it was her strong will and boldness that drew him to her.

While the bread sold in their bakery—fondly dubbed “love bread”—has been satisfying stomachs, their story has been winning hearts as the couple shows us what love is really about.

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