All types of love are celebrated on Valentine’s Day, so to recognize the million ways in which people (and animals!) love each other, here are seven touching videos. You might want to grab some tissues before watching.
1. Brotherly love
A boy races triathlons with his younger brother who has cerebral palsy.
2. Love after 27 years
StoryCorps presents the heartwarming (and heartbreaking) relationship of Danny and Annie Perasa.
3. Grandfatherly love
Exactly 26 years after he learned he was going to be a father, this man learns he’s going to be a grandfather.
4. Purrr-fect love
Who says cats don’t love their owners? This family cat heroically saved his tiny owner from a vicious dog.
5. True friendship
True friends love you regardless of what you look like, as proven by these surprising animal BFFs.
6. Love for strangers
A three-year old girl donates her hair to makes wigs for children with cancer.
7. Love for those who least expect it
These college students raised money on GoFundMe to pay for Kathryn Thompson, a campus cafeteria worker, to take her family to Disney World.
Have you gone through a whole box of tissues yet?
Keep the love going by sharing your favorite love story, romantic or platonic, in the comments section below.