17 Emotional Pictures That Will Smack You Right In The Feels

We go through countless emotional moments in our lives. However, many of these touching moments often fade from our memories because they’ve not been documented. Capturing an emotional moment on camera means that the moment will never cease to exist. It also gives the rest of the world an opportunity to empathize with the people involved and reflect on the hope, agony or love that the moment conveys.

Some of these photos will make you laugh, some will make you cry, and some might make you reflect on things you hadn’t given the slightest bit of thought to before. Ultimately photos such as these have the ability to bring people together, enabling them to live in solidarity with one another, and maybe even rethink their priorities in life. Here are 17 of the world’s most emotional moments captured on camera…

1. When this baby monkey’s mom was injured, he stepped into help her recover…

2. The man showed solidarity with a complete stranger for a touching reason…

3. Here’s the miracle of life in all its glory…

4. This is a heartbreaking scene which far too many of us can relate to…

  5. Even during tough times, this couple still managed to make each other laugh…

6. Why no one should underestimate anyone who’s physically different…

7. While mourning his late owner, this dog wanted to be close to her…

8. This toddler’s daddy serves in the army. He’s a hero to him and the rest of the world…

9. The man who acted as this baby elephant’s honorary mom…

10. This picture is the epitome of true love…

11. There’s a beautiful reason homeless people have dogs as companions…

12. Lions may be at the top of the food chain, but that doesn’t mean they’re heartless…

13. The kid who’s definitely going to be part of the military one day…

14. When this grieving man knelt at the boot of a soldier killed in Afghanistan…

15. Unfortunately, lives are lost every day, but new lives are created every day too…

16. This was undoubtedly the most beautiful moment of the 2012 Paralympics…

17. In times of distress, you can always rely on your loved ones for support…

A picture really can say a thousand words, especially if the picture conveys as much feeling as the photographs on this list. Unfortunately, the majority of pictures that move us stem from something tragic and heartbreaking. We all have friends, families and loved ones, and we all live in the knowledge that one day we will lose at least one person we really love. But we can take comfort in the fact that we will not have to go through it alone.

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