Sometimes the news in Texas gets so bogged down with sad stuff that it's hard to find anything to smile about. It might be nice to look at 5 feel-good stories from Texas this year to remind us just how beautiful life can be!

Check them out, and don't forget to smile today. Life is too short.

5 Feel-Good Texas News Stories That Will Make You Smile

Happy stuff to make your day a little brighter...

Gallery Credit: Chrissy

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See, life isn't so bad after all, is it? Sometimes, we just have to dig a little deeper to find the good stuff. Keep scrolling for more feel-good galleries below...

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