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South Korean artist captures the subtle gestures of love in a beautiful watercolor series

Akihabara

Heartwarming video captures the emotion of last day at work for a Japanese rail station employee

J-rocker Gackt further proves his coolness with surprise performance at middle school graduation

Japanese man shows us the best thing to catch while playing Pokémon GO: Your lost cat

bamboo

Japanese gang of elementary-school-age bamboo thieves let off the hook for heartwarming reason

family

Twitter artist chronicles man’s tear-jerking revelation about father awhile eating ramen with son

animal shelters

Golden retriever watches his human until he falls asleep for the most heart-wrenching reason

family

Japanese praiseful papa’s positivity is purely precious, or possibly evil genius

Failed your important entrance exams? That’s too bad–here’s a steak to make you feel better

Japanese artist creates short manga about heartwarming act of kindness on the train

Japan

The kindness of strangers lives on Japanese trains at the start of 2017