People Are Comforting Each Other With Uplifting Facts, And Here Are 30 Of The Best Ones

Bad news generates clicks and dollars, so the media focuses a lot more on the negative than the positive. It’s easy to get caught up in reading how the world is going down the drain, but that’s not the case.

To remind themselves and everyone else about the bright side of life, redditor ExtraterritorialBird asked people to post ‘very comforting facts’. And they delivered. In just 6 days, the request has received over 15K comments, many of which are so wholesome, you simply can’t help but smile. After all, what’s better than knowing random trivia about Mother Earth? We coupled the facts with relevant pictures to make your experience even more pleasurable, so put everything on hold, continue scrolling, and enjoy!

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During the Second World War, a Muslim man owned a mosque in Paris. After France got captured by the Germans, the french Jews were being killed. The Muslim man offered every Jew he could find shelter in his mosque and handed out fake Muslim certificates so they wouldn’t be questioned. He saved over 400 lives. No ones your enemy, except for the ones you make yourself believe are.

Hello-Im-Omar , wikipedia Report

246points chi-wei shen chi-wei shen Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

The last sentence is not always true. The Nazis were the enemies of humanity, not because someone made themselves believe they were.

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Malala Yousafzai, the girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for insisting on going to school, recently completed her final exams in the University of Oxford.

With_Trees , Southbank Centre Report

233points Scagsy Scagsy Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Up yours Taliban!

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In Switzerland, it is Illegal to own just one guinea pig because they are very social animals. Its considered animal abuse to only have one.

TinyButMean , wikipedia Report

232points Shelp Shelp Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

It was enacted in 2008 — which means that, in less than 20 years, Switzerland went from “women can’t vote” to “we grant pets a better life”!

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America had a black President longer than the confederacy existed.

StarWarsFan1000 Report

232points Scagsy Scagsy Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

That’s one in the eye for the racists out there

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Swedish blood donors receive a text whenever their blood is used to help someone.

deyvena01 , Jeffrey Kontur Report

231points Tee Tee Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

I wish they would do that in America. I would love to know I helped someone. Even though I donated blood or plasma, just that feeling of knowing from a small text message would be nice.

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My boyfriend has a panic and anxiety disorder. Whenever he gets a panic attack, one of our cats will sit on him and purr loudly. It always comforts him and calms him down. We always joke that she is our little support animal.

She is very attuned to our emotions and feelings. When my grandmother passed away and I was very sad, she would not leave me alone. She would just sit next to me in silence or occasionally let out a small mrew to inform me she was still there.

So, as conclusion, even if you are having a s**t day, your pet still loves you.

kemicat88 , Pizzalord19 Report

231points troufaki13 troufaki13 Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

This goes to show that cats do love humans and are completely misunderstood little creatures.

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Elephants think you’re cute just like humans think dogs and cats are cute.

Memees_are_alive , wikipedia Report

231points Tee Tee Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

I love Elephants! My favorite animal!

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All of the cardigans Mister Rogers wore on camera were knit by his mother.

kipobaker , misterrogers Report

229points Tee Tee Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Aww. I miss you Mr. Rogers. You made my childhood awesome!

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My country is pushing for a series of laws that would make “ecocide” (the destruction of the ecosystem) a punishable crime.

chinchenping , pxfuel Report

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troufaki13 troufaki13 Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

This should be a law everywhere

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The voice actors of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse got married in real life.

sassy-cheese-cube , waltdisneystudios Report

214points Foxxy (The Original) Foxxy (The Original) Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

That is adorable.

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The word for ‘penguin’ in Mandarin translates to ‘business goose’.

FindingAlaska , wikipedia Report

211points Kelly Gore Kelly Gore Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Are whales ‘business dolphins’?

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Van Gogh didn’t start painting until his late twenties. JK Rowling didn’t publish Harry Potter until her late thirties. Samuel L Jackson didn’t get his first big role until his 40s.

It’s never too late to be who you might have been.

plant10000 , wikipedia Report

209points Bhuvy Bhuvy Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Great!!

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Otters hold each others hands when they sleep so their mate won’t drift away.

odagled86 , wikipedia Report

209points Super Rainbow Super Rainbow Community Member • points posts comments upvotes 1 week ago

sweethearts

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It’s highly likely your pet dreams of you in their sleep

silva_wings , Damian R Report

206points troufaki13 troufaki13 Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

I love my cat even more now ♥

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Scientists have discovered that rats LOVE playing hide and seek and squeal with joy when finding/being found.

jigokume22 , peakpx Report

206points Kelly Gore Kelly Gore Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Hide and squeak!

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There’s a volunteer organization called ‘No One Dies Alone’. You’re at Sacred Hearts medical center, you’re terminal, you need a companion. From someone to talk to, or just someone to hold our hand. They’ll make sure someone will be there for you.

Other hospitals have this too.

shaka_sulu , intermountainhealthcare Report

196points Foxxy (The Original) Foxxy (The Original) Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

This should be a compulsory service, no one should die alone. That is just so sad.

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Cows have best friends.

hikari_95 , pikist Report

190points Kelly Gore Kelly Gore Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Do cows write about BFF’s in their dairies or something? That is udderly fascinating.

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Cheetahs are very shy animals. So some zoos give them support dogs like those for humans. Its the cutest thing ever.

pxxrthshetty , Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Report

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Chuckie Chuckie Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

They dont belong in zoos in the first place

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Dogs make cute little sneezing sounds to tell you they are playing and not fighting.

TeaFuledVelociraptor , DogLab Report

180points Scagsy Scagsy Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

They totally do!

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I’m 19 weeks pregnant today, so my miscarriage rate has dropped to 0.1%.

After undergoing 6 rounds of infertility treatments and 2 miscarriages, this stat is very comforting to me!

s***ty_owl_lamp , unsplash / Jordan Bauer Report

177points Scagsy Scagsy Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Good for you! Good luck 🙂

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Given all the atoms in the universe are recycled in various ways (having formed in the first stars), our entire body has already experienced billions of years of each atoms own personal history. Even more comforting, it’s plausible those atoms will eventually become part of someone else in the future and will continue to exist in various forms – transforming continuously – until the end of time itself. So in a way, we’re connected to something absolutely eternal and our ultimate fate is to be spread across the stars. Hell, depending how deep you want to get, there’s also a tiny, tiny chance that your pattern of DNA will form entirely by chance again, creating someone that is biologically you but with a whole new memory, experiences and history. Basically, everyone and everything is connected. The best part? None of this is based on religion or wishful thinking, it’s actual established and current scientific fact.

AugustineBlackwater , wikipedia Report

176points tuzdayschild tuzdayschild Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

People do say I don’t look my age.

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Scientists, earlier this year, made a massive breakthrough in curing blindness, like verging a cure. It was masked by the virus headlines though.

yeetoveeto , wikipedia Report

175points Foxxy (The Original) Foxxy (The Original) Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Ooh this is interesting, gonna have a look into it. I guess it would also depend on the cause of the blindness though.

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Jupiter gravitational mass is so immense modern science believe it’s been protecting us from meteors for millions of years.

tehngand , Kevin Gill Report

167points Chuckie Chuckie Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Earth’s big brother!

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Crows and ravens love to play in snow. One of their favorite activities is rolling hills.

Shadowkiller215 , needpix Report

159points Andrew Gibb Andrew Gibb Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

They also like to eat cat food and if you put food out for them regularly they will knock on your window and ask for some

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Goldfish can recognize their owners.

why_thatsunfortunate , Olaf Gradin Report

157points Foxxy (The Original) Foxxy (The Original) Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

They also have a better memory than people think.

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Liechtenstein once deployed 80 men for protecting the border against Austria. Despite their worries, they saw exactly zero combat.

When they called it a day they returned home – with 81 men. Because an Italian bloke bumped into them and wanted to come live in Liechtenstein.

They literally made a friend on the way.

OmegaRaptor_CH , wikipedia Report

154points chi-wei shen chi-wei shen Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

They did not protect their border against Austria. Liechtenstein participated on the side of Austria in the war of 1866 against Italy and Prussia. The soldiers from Liechtenstein marched towards Italy but returned without fighting because the battle expected in the area of Bormio didn’t happen. There they made an Italian friend.

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Since animals have evolved next to human for thousands of years, they have learned to show their feeling towards us; Dogs will wag their tag, lick you, step on your feet, press their body against your legs, lay on you, etc, all in effort to show affection and be as close as physically possible to you. Cats make eye contact and slowly blink at you to say ‘i am comfortable, I am pleased’, they headbutt you as their form of a hug, they groom you as they would a kitten to care for you, they rub their scent on you to say ‘this is my human, all mine’ and it reassures them of your bond. Cows will also groom you, and enjoy being pet as it is relexing and they truly trust you. Also elephants get excited and happy looking at humans because we are to them as dogs are to us- they think we’re cute, and want to play and pet us.

HowraditsMichelle , Tony Alter Report

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kate h kate h Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago (edited)

Dog’s eyebrows also evolved so they can communicate and bond better with us.https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/06/dogs-eyebrows-humans-communication/

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Bees take naps in flowers! so yeah, it’s okay to need a nap, even busy bees do.

ajago12598 , pikist Report

138points pei meow pei meow Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

A bit like mice.

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In dog/wolf movies where they use real life dog actors, the people who have to edit all that sometimes have to add cgi tails because their dogs can’t stop wagging their tail as they are so happy.

some_random_Potatos , New Line Cinema Report

135points Kee Hua Chee Kee Hua Chee Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

This is why dogs love humans so much and vice versa

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some fish like to be pet

thatrustgamer826 , maritimeaquarium Report

131points WilvanderHeijden WilvanderHeijden Community Member • points posts comments upvotes FollowUnfollow 1 week ago

Some pets like to fish.

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