9 Heartbreaking Images That Will Make You Appreciate Life

Life moves incredibly fast and it is so important to cherish every single day and give thanks. Life is filled with joyous events but sometimes it can give us heartbreak and dealing with these events is what makes us stronger.

While our tagline is ‘stories that make you smile,’ the following 9 heartbreaking images are not intended to make us smile but to make us appreciate life.

1) Heartbreaking images of a 3-year-old toddler who drowned on his way to Greece with his family during the Syrian refugee crisis.

9 Heartbreaking Images - Heartbreaking image of a 3-year-old toddler who drowned on his way to Greece with his family during the Syrian refugee crisis.

AP Photo / DHA

 

2) An emotional little boy is given the U.S. flag during his soldier father’s funeral.

9 Heartbreaking Images - An emotional little boy is given the U.S. flag during his soldier father’s funeral.

 

3) A dog sleeps on the grave of his deceased owner. He lied there for hours.

9 Heartbreaking Images - A dog sleeps on the grave of his deceased owner. He lied there for hours.

 

4) A girl mourns the loss of those in the Boston Marathon bombing.

9 Heartbreaking Images - A girl mourns the loss of those in the Boston Marathon bombing.

 

5) An injured family walks away from their destroyed neighborhood after a devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

9 Heartbreaking Images - An injured family walks away from their destroyed neighborhood after a devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.

 

6) During the Kent State University shootings in 1970, the friend of a killed student cries for help.

9 Heartbreaking Images - During the Kent State University shootings in 1970, the friend of a killed student cries for help.

 

7) This man kneels at the 9/11 memorial over the loss of his son.

9 Heartbreaking Images - This man kneels at the 9/11 memorial over the loss of his son.

 

8) The grieving sister of a fallen soldier collapses at his grave.

9 Heartbreaking Images - The grieving sister of a fallen soldier collapses at his grave.

 

9) The sister of a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School learns that she was killed.

9 Heartbreaking Images - The sister of a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School learns that she was killed.

H/t: ViralNova

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