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6 Thoughtful Gestures That Don’t Get The Appreciation They Deserve

You don't need to be going above and beyond to make the world a better place. Sometimes change starts on a micro level before its butterfly effect can take over and start to affect one person to another. Showing someone you care with small acts of kindness can go a long way.

This is a reminder that no matter how you feel that day, even simply holding the elevator door open for the person down the hall, might make a difference in both your lives.

Paying Attention To Someone Who Got Cut Off

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"Asking someone to finish their story if they get cut off in a group. Nothing feels worse than feeling like nobody cares what you have to say, and nothing feels better than someone sticking up for you." - plant10000

We all long to be heard. No one wants to feel outcasted by having what they have to say deemed not important enough to be heard.

Taking Note of The Details

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"Remembering little things. The other day I was talking to a friend and told him I just found out my sister is pregnant and he said 'oh, the one who's married to Brad?'. It was just nice that he makes a point to remember details that don't necessarily mean anything to him." - 01kaj10

We tend to be so caught up in our own lives that we give the bare minimum to the ones of others. Yet what's the point of doing so much when we can't share it and celebrate it with our loved ones?

Waiting For Someone To Get Through The Door

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"If you are driving someone home. At night, wait for them to get to the door, unlock and enter before you leave." - 2cats2hats

We're usually in such a rush to get from one place to another that we never actually take the time to appreciate the one we're already at. The same thing happens to the people that we're with. Waiting for someone to make it all the way to the other side of the door shows how much we care about their safety over our own time.

Smiling At a Stranger

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"When you accidentally make eye contact with a stranger and both of y'all smile at each other." - TrashFireTM

Smiling at a stranger can sometimes feel even more powerful than a smile from someone we love. It connects us to someone we don't even know and reminds us that we're all united in this universe, even if we're on a path that might never cross us back with that stranger again.

Taking A Candid Picture

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"Take candid pictures of a mother with her children. Or frankly ANYONE with their children..or grandchildren..or friends.. doing something other than posing in front of a fireplace at Christmas. You really have no idea how much I treasure the rare glimpses of me interacting with my kids when smiles aren't forced. Take them, send them, they want them. You don't have to ask..just.. do it." - jillaaa

Social media is filled with posed pictures to paint the perfect image of our lives. It's the candid, unposed pictures that reflect our genuine happiness.

Visiting Someone Who Needs It

"Visiting someone with Alzheimer's. You will leave with a broken heart and in 20 minutes they won't remember that you were there. But during your visit, they will hopefully feel loved or at least know someone cares." - RussO1313

We tend to visit our parents, the elderly, or the sick less because we don't see the point, can't do "normal" activities with them, or feel too sadened by their state. However, those are the people who need to be shown that their lives are still worth the most.

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Twins Born Just Minutes Apart End Up Born in Two Different Years

It's as confusing as it sounds

You probably are confused by the title of this story but we assure you, you read it right. This is the story of how two twins who were born just moments apart ended up in two different years. It happens quite often actually and you'll understand once we reveal how. Ot's just a question of timing, much of which is outside anyone's control.

If you've already figured it out, then you likely have a great perspective. If you're still confused, don't worry, we're about to explain everything. And no, there's no time travel involved.

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Just A Matter Of Minutes

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Perhaps the most interesting factor in life is that all it takes for a drastic life change is just a moment. This can be good or bad. In a moment you can lose everything, say the wrong thing, or trip and fall into a lifetime injury. But at the same time, our whole identity is created in moments, such as the moment of your first kiss, the last time you see someone you loved, or the moment you hold your newborn baby for the first time.

This set of twins was born within just minutes of each other. However despite being twins they were born on different days, different months, and even different years.

Did The Hospital Make A Mistake?

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Now it's easy to wonder: "how could this even happen?" Maybe in the heat of the moment, a staff member accidentally wrote the wrong date on the birth certificate or the system made an error.

But the situation was much simpler. What happened was that parents Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo of Greenfield welcomed a son named Alfredo into the world on New Year’s Eve at 11:45 p.m, their local time. Now that part makes sense. What makes this story interesting is that exactly fifteen minutes later, another baby pushed out and the couple welcomed Alfredo’s twin sister Aylin. This put the time of her birth to be on New Year’s Day, a whole day, month, and year ahead of her brother's. Now he can always claim to be the oldest and no one can argue against it.

The Magic of A Unique Birth

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Thankfully both babies came out healthy, despite the complications that the birth of twins can sometimes face. Aylin was welcomed into the world at 5 lbs., 14 oz., while her big brother, Alfredo weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. Even their parents were amazed that their children now had different years on their birth certificates. The mother explained: "It's crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays."

Although this might not be the first time this happens, twins with different birthdays are rare, and the chance of twins being born in different years is about one in 2 million. These babies defied the odds from the moment they came into the world, now they can take that with them for the rest of their lives.

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Imagine The Birthday Parties

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Dr. Ana Abril Arias, who oversaw the delivery said that it was certainly one of the most memorable deliveries of their career. It's interesting thinking about how the twins will lead their lives after they've made such a remarkable entrance.

Twins often feel like they are in competition with one another, in an attempt to build their own identity and feel unique. Now they can have birthday parties a day apart and really feel like, despite their connection as twins, they're both still unique individuals.

Twins Make For Only 3% Of American Births

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are typically 120,000 twin births every year in the United States. The births make up just over 3 percent of all births, however, which is a considerably small percentage. Their uniqueness allows them to tap into abilities that help them form really strong bonds. They sometimes can even tap into abilities that the average person can't access. For instance, 40% of twins invent their own languages, some even say that they can almost read each other's minds. This could be due to the fact that twins start interacting in the womb at 14 weeks.

However, they also hold their differences. In fact, Identical twins have different fingerprints and twins can even have completely different skin tones.

Stranger Things Can Happen

The year is just beginning and yet newborn babies made headlines within seconds of coming into this world. It puts into perspective how quickly someone's existence can make an impact, and how simple that impact can be. This year, ask yourself how you can make your mark, and watch its ripple effects.

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