112 Times People Went Above And Beyond To Make Their Coworkers Happy

People say that how we live our days is how we live our life. For many of us, a significant amount of time is spent at work. While we search for the ideal work-life balance by making big and small changes in our daily routine, we might not realize that the biggest morale booster is sitting right in front of us.

Of course, there are countless stories about office bullies and ruthless bosses who can make our days bitter. Yet, we might end up complaining too much and forgetting that our jobs can actually be nice. Especially if we’re surrounded by like-minded and lovely people.

We have compiled a list of some of the most wholesome coworkers many would be delighted to work with. Continue scrolling and upvote the pictures that made you smile the widest! After you’re done with this list, make sure to check out our previous posts to get a full picture of the working experience right here, here and here.

#1 The President Of Our Company Is A Giant Kid, So For His Birthday We Made His Office Into A Ball Pit

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#2 I’ve Been Biking To Work In The Cold Every Morning, My Coworker Noticed And She Made Me This Scarf And Beanie

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#3 My Cousin Worked At McDonald’s In Northern Ontario For Most Of His Life And Was A Manager There For The Majority Of His Career. He Passed Away Suddenly Last Monday

The 3 McDonald’s restaurants in that area flew their flags at half-mast in his honor. Such a beautiful gesture.

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#4 Today Is My Birthday. My Coworkers Know I’m On A Diet But I Told Them They Were More Than Welcome To Still Get A Cake For Themselves To Enjoy

Instead, this was waiting for me when I got to work. Truly made my day and was quite delicious!

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#5 New Friend/Coworker Of Mine Couldn’t Afford A New Computer. I Built A New One And Gave Him My Old One For Free. He Was So Happy He Asked Me To Take His Picture

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#6 My Mama Retired As An Emergency Room Nurse Yesterday And Her Coworkers Threw Her A Huge Party

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#7 My 88-Year-Old Coworker Showed Me His Binder Of Love Poems He Writes. 2 Months Of Work And I Got My Coworker Published And Delivered His First Book

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#8 I Took Care Of My Colleague’s Snail While She Was Gone And It Unexpectedly Had Babies. I Threw A Baby Shower For Her To Come Back To. Congrats, Loki

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#9 Today’s My Birthday. When The Clock Hit Midnight, The Security Guy Who I Barely Know And The Only Other Person On Site Turned The Corner And Surprised Me With This

I work 3rd shift monitoring the machines at a tourist attraction.
A great start to what could have been a lonely day.

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#10 Wholesome Coworkers

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#11 My Office Has Been Working From Home For Weeks. I Had Sent Out An Email Asking That Anyone Who Has To Drop By The Office To Feed My Fish

I went in today for the first time - someone made a log book. I'm crying.


#12 Heartwarming

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#13 His Wife Called In To Sing Happy Birthday Over Video Chat

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#14 God Bless The Co-Workers

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#15 The Restaurant I Work For Is Closing Until Further Notice. My Manager Gave Me A Gift

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#16 Tomorrow Is My Last Day At My Current Job And My Coworkers Knew I Liked Anime So One Of The Older Ladies Made Me An "Anime" Quilt

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#17 My Wonderful Colleague Is Having A Baby, So I Made Her A Zookeepers Baby Blanket

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#18 The Other Day I Slipped And Fell At Work As I Was Wearing Old Worn Out Shoes, So My Coworker Gave Me A Fresh Pair Of Non Slips When She Found Out About The Incident

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#19 I’ve Been Snapping Selfies On Unattended Phones At Work. Today My Coworkers Gave Me Photo Albums Of The Selfies They Found On Their Phones

One of the most heartfelt birthday gifts I’ve ever gotten.

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#20 Me As A Boy In 1965 With Newly Completed Model Airplane Minutes Before Destroying It On Maiden Flight. Also Me 56 Years Later With Surprise Christmas Gift From Coworker Of Identical Replica

Additional info: It's a control line plane, it flies in a big circle, it's not a remote control. You have a handle and two steel cables to control the elevator, pull the top of the handle back the plane goes up, push it down it goes down, do it wrong it crashes violently. 


Yes, I work at a wonderful place with some terrific people and consider most of them dear friends. 


He mentioned that he was building planes with his kids, and I showed him a lo-res version of that old picture I had received from my daughter. He contacted my daughter, got the hi-res, then acquired all the parts necessary to build the plane over several months (the propeller came from Uzbekistan). Then, surprise!

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#21 My Sister Is Fighting Cancer & It's Been Absolutely Brutal. It's Really Taken A Toll On Me & My Work Performance Has Dropped Significantly, I Feared I'd Get Fired

Instead, my coworkers presented me with this care package to comfort my sister through chemo, a hand-painted card & a $750 donation.

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#22 Had A Craving For Cheetos Today, Coworker Delivered

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#23 Boss Is A Marvel Fan And Recently Had Open-Heart Surgery, So A Co-Worker And I Got Him A MK 1 Arc Reactor

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#24 My 72-Year-Old Grandma Not Only Cleans Schools, But Cleans Schools Better Than Everyone She Works With. Her Teachers Always Make Sure She Knows

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#25 I Work At A Small Family Owned Italian Restaurant And My Boss Let's Me Study When We're Slow So He Brought Me A Small Pizza And Said "Snack While You Study"

I worked a 12-hour shift today and he fed me three times and made me a sandwich to take home. He's an angel walking among us.

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#26 To Have A Boss Like This

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#27 Happy Retirement To My Coworker That Always Brought Us Candy. Thanks For Always Being Awesome, Mark

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#28 Told My Coworker A Story About My Brother Eating All The Charms Out Of The Cereal Box Before I Got To Them Growing Up

I literally thought you had to be lucky to get charms. He dropped these in my office today.

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#29 The 66-Year-Old Receptionist Where I Work Prints Out Memes On Paper And Puts Them On The Wall

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#30 I Have The Best Coworkers In The World. Down With Lymphoma For A Bit And They Just Made Day

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#31 My Coworker Blessed Me With A Christmas Miracle. $500 Cash

The card says: "Hey Boo! Okay, so I might have felt awful when you told me that you would walk all the way home from work, so I set up a GoFundMe (don't worry, I didn't use exact names). I managed to raise a bunch of money, hoping you could set it aside for a car, but now maybe it can help fix yours now. Merry Christmas!"

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#32 A Coworker Of Mine With Down Syndrome Makes Me A Card Every Christmas

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#33 My Hometown PD Threw This Brave Officer A Birthday Party. Happy Birthday, Max

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#34 My Mom Is A Nurse And She Spent All Of Today Making Facemasks For Her Coworkers

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#35 A Note From A Coworker During A Dark Time. It's Been 3 Years And I Still Look At It When I Need A Pick-Me-Up

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#36 My Girlfriend’s Boss Makes Her Healthy Lunches Because She Has Fainting Spells

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#37 My Wife Had To Cancel Her Baby Shower Due To Corona, So Her Co-Workers Threw Her A Surprise Mini One In The Break Room

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#38 It Was My Coworker's Birthday Yesterday, I Got Her This

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#39 60-Year-Old Coworker Has Been Texting Me Everyday For Over A Year

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#40 Local Teacher And His Colleagues Stand On A Street Corner In Atlanta In Hopes Of Finding Him An Organ Donor. I’m Sorry I Didn’t Get His Card

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#41 My Friend’s Coworker Felt Bad And Apologized After Taking Someone Else’s Lacroix

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#42 Today Was My Boyfriend's Last Day At His "Big Box Mart" Job. The Company Itself Did Not Acknowledge His Last Day, But A Coworker In The Bakery Made Him This

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#43 My Dad Passed Away On Sunday. Today, His Best Friend And Business Partner Of 30 Years Displayed Black Flags At Half-Mast At Their Office As A Sign Of Respect

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#44 Wife Just Made Over 100 Truffles For Her Coworkers. Now She Gets To Go On The Train Into Boston With These. She’s The Best

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#45 Co-Worker Checking In Due To Having The Weekend Away From My GF And Feeling A Bit More Of Top Of My Depression

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#46 Someone Made A Memorial For A Coworker Who Moved To A Different Cubical

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#47 My View For The Past 8 Hours And The Next 23. I Wanted My Coworkers To Spend The Holidays With Their Kids, So I Took The Shift No One Wanted

I won't be seeing my family this Christmas. 31 hours straight. I took this shift cause I'm the only one with no kids from our company.

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#48 The Janitor At My Mom’s Work Bought Her A Fancy Christmas Ornament With This Written On The Box

He is a very sweet elderly man. Since he and my mom are such good friends, he made her this.

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#49 My Co-Worker Decorated Her Cubicle For The Holidays

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#50 My Coworker's Photo Of Her Dog On Her Desk And My Christmas Present To Her

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#51 I'm A Nice Colleague

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#52 GF Told Her Coworkers That She Was Missing Her Online Commencement This Morning. So They Decided To Throw Her A Graduation Ceremony

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#53 My Coworker Is Having A Hysterectomy. So The Department Had A Food Day

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#54 Going Through A Rough Patch And Couldn’t Really Afford To Participate In A Gift Swap At Work. All My Coworkers Pitched In And Let Me Know How Much They Appreciate Me

I was blown away.

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#55 My Coworkers Arranged A Nacho Bar Fundraiser For A Coworker Who Lost Their Son In A Hit And Run

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#56 Couldn’t Afford New Work Boots, These Were On My Workbench This Morning

They got my size and everything. $179 I just could not afford at the moment.


Everyone wears them in the company. Also, they are the best!


I’ve been struggling with my old pair and just had a week off with a planter wart in my heel. It was removed but I’ve been unable to fully walk properly for a while.

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#57 I Draw Little Pictures Daily For My Coworkers To Find In The Morning After I Leave Third Shift

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#58 My Coworkers And I Banded Together And We Were Able To Get This Amazing Young Man A New Bike After His Was Stolen. His Smile Was Worth Everything

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#59 My Wife Made This Last Night For A Coworker That Had Her 10-Year-Old Chihuahua, Lucy, Passed Away Unexpectedly Of Heart Failure

Apparently, she seemed completely fine on Sunday, but Monday she was gone. As anyone who has experienced the loss of a beloved pet knows, it can be traumatizing, especially when you have no time to prepare for it. She missed work on Monday (I would've taken it off too) and then told my wife about it yesterday.


My wife being the sweet person she is came home later that day and told me the sad news, then got out our iPad and started working on the picture above. She claims she has no art talent, but I think she did a pretty great job. The ears on the top are an outline of Lucy's ears.

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#60 A Co-Worker Makes These Boxes For Charity On His Lunch Break, And He Needed Leather So I Asked If He’d Like My Departed Dad’s Jacket, And He Came Up With This For Me Today

I work with this amazing gentleman that spends his breaks and lunches making these beautiful boxes for charity auctions (I know - so sweet!) He took me aside to show me his first box of 2020, and I asked him if he’d be interested in my dad’s old leather coat since I’m having a hard time getting rid of his stuff. Well, today he brought me this black walnut box made with the leather from my dad’s favorite jacket. It brightened up the office and all of us were so touched. What a sweet man!! This is such a cherished thing for me. Yes, I am definitely making him an authentic British shepherds pie and some English treats to thank him (he’s English, but we live in Canada). I hope this cheers you all up during this dreary and frightening time! Good people exist everywhere!

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#61 My Coworker Is Going Back To School. She Handed Me An Envelope And I Nearly Cried After I Opened It And Read It

I know this may not be a big thing, but no one has ever gone out of their way to tell me that they appreciate me (in this genuine of a way, anyway), in the 30 years of my life.

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#62 My Older Coworker Dropped This Off For Me After Hearing I Like Retro Games

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#63 This Rainbow Crocheted Uterus For A Coworker Who Just Had A Hysterectomy And Also Has A Very Good Sense Of Humor

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#64 Coworker’s Wife Spent 10 Hours Making This For Me After My Cat Passed Away

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#65 This Was My Face Of Pure Happiness When A Coworker Brought Two Kittens By The Office Yesterday. Sat There For An Hour While They Cuddled On My Lap

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#66 We Were Surprised By My Coworker Who Put Together This Dinner Date Table For Us, Complete With A Personalized Menu And Three Course Meal

Was supposed to be celebrating my honeymoon with my wife in Italy this week. Extremely thankful!

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#67 One Of My Former Coworkers Absolutely Flooring Me With His Kindness. I’m 25, Have No Ged Or Driver’s License, And Live With Parents Who Aren’t Very Kind To Me

He said he’d probably give me the car as well.

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#68 Just Went Through A Messy Breakup, My Coworker Gave This To Me When She Found Out

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#69 One Of My Coworkers Who Is Off Tonight Drove 40 Mins Into Town Just To Give Me A Bag Of Road Snacks

I’m a travel nurse and tonight is my last shift at my current facility. Sunday I hit the road to see my family. 

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#70 I Work Construction And My Boss Just Showed Up And Gave Us All Two Huge Platters Of Meat And Goodies For Our Families

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#71 I Work At A MSP, And I Worked On Thanksgiving Day. So One Of My Coworkers A LVL2 Stopped By To Bring Me Thanksgiving Dinner While I Was Working

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#72 My Sister's Coworker Brings Her Bags Of Candy Almost Every Night They Work Together

He told her he doesn't get to see his grandchildren often, and he grew to think of her as his own granddaughter.

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#73 I Help Take Care Of My Mother, And Have Had Such A Hard Few Months. My Bosses And Coworkers Found Out And Brought All This To My Mom And I Tonight

Didn’t just make me smile, made me cry, too. Mom (pictured) is so happy we get to decorate a tree for Christmas.

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#74 A Few Days Ago I Confided In My New Manager How Much I'm Struggling Mentally And Emotionally With My New Job

I also commented on how much I loved her lanyard/pin badges. This was on my desk this morning,

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#75 My Coworker Made This Glasses/Mask Holder For Me

She lost her husband recently and now her son is back in the hospital with new cancer growth. She keeps busy by making these. Today I brought her flowers and had the staff sign a card. When I handed her the flowers she said I don't deserve these

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#76 My Coworker Doesn’t Have A Desk At Home. So I Made Her One To Get Her Through The Self-Isolation Time

This was just wood I had at home. No need to go to the store for anything.

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#77 Today's Finished Mask With More Ready To Sew Together For Tomorrow. My Goal Is To Provide A Mask For All 400+ Coworkers At UPS San Diego

Pattern provided by Cricut design space for free.

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#78 I'm A Paramedic And Have To Work All Weekend. I Baked Some Chocolate Chip Cookies That Will Hopefully Bring My Coworkers Some Joy

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#79 The Best Coworker Ever

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#80 This Is So Cute

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#81 I Showed My Coworker Who Has A 3D Printer An Apex Meme, And This Shows Up On My Desk The Next Morning

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#82 Had A Difficult Day At Work Yesterday. It Was Implied That I Might Lose My Job Soon. My Coworker Left This On My Desk This Morning

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#83 My Incredibly Sweet Coworker Made Me An Octopus

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#84 My Coworkers, Who Are Underpaid And Overworked, Surprised Me With A Bouquet After Seeing Me Struggle Last Week. They Really Are The Best

I was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia last year and have been having a rough time with my meds.

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#85 Never Thought I’d Be Celebrating My Birthday In Quarantine. But Feeling So Fortunate To Have A Loving Team Of Colleagues Who Mailed Me A Cake

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#86 My Colleague Noticed I Closed My Blinds As The Weather Was Depressing Me. When I Went To Get Coffee I Came Back To This, Really Brightened Up My Day

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#87 My Coworker Gave Me A Starbucks Gift Card Today. I Saw Her In The Hall Hours Before But I Didn't Think She Took Much Notice Of Me Or How Upset I Was

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#88 One Of My Co-Workers Went Out Of Their Way To Buy Me Lunch And I Don't Know What To Say

The anniversary of my friend's loss is in a few days, and I had to cover two people shifts for two days in a row.

The note says:  "This one's on me bro. Thanks for coming through for us"


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#89 Celebrating My First Divorceversary And The Office Girls Bought Me A Cake

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#90 My Coworkers Threw Me A Surprise Going Away Party And I Can't Stop Smiling

I don't have a lot of friends and am a loner but to know I meant something to someone during my 3 years here means the world to me.

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#91 My Coworker (And Basically Other Mom) Got New AirPods Today

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#92 Just Got This As A Secret Santa Gift At Work. Colleague Knew I Was A Seinfeld Fan And Photoshopped This Existing By Pic With My Wife. Gold Jerry. Gold

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#93 This Little Critter Is A Secret Santa Gift For A Colleague. I Don’t Know What It Is, But I’m Not One To Axolotl Questions

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#94 A Coworker Brought Homemade "Cheesecake" To The Office Today

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#95 My Coworker Crochet This For My Niece For Christmas

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#96 The Bike I Got For Free As Payment For Piling Wood For A Coworker

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#97 My Coworker Gave Me Socks With My Dogs Face On Them

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#98 A Manager And Friend That I Have Worked With For Almost Two Years Finished His Last Week, He Wrote Everyone He Worked With A Note

Since he wouldn't see many of us on his last day.

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#99 My Coworker And I Got In A Fight A Few Months Back, So I Made Us A Friendship Rock. No Fights Since Then

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#100 I Made This Watercolor Piece For A Coworker And I Saw She Framed It

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#101 An Incredibly Generous Colleague Just Gave Me His Entire Childhood Retrocomputing Collection

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#102 My Wife Made A Surprise Birthday Cake, For Her Work Colleague

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#103 Value Your Work Colleagues

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#104 So Sweet

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#105 Growing Up, My Father Stomped On My Tamagotchi Because It Woke Him Up In The Middle Of The Night. 20 Years Later, A Coworker Bought Me A Tamagotchi For Christmas

I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy to open a present.

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#106 My Son Wrote A Worried Letter To Santa Reminding Him To Come To My House The Weekend Before (He Is Doing Xmas With His Mom). Coworker Overheard The Story And Helped Write A Reply Back

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#107 Wife’s Dad Passed Away And Her Coworkers Took It Upon Themselves To Pitch In, Completely Unsolicited

Her family left the funeral planning/finances to us (which is fine, I have no problem covering it). 


They’re amazing people y’all.

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#108 My Coworker Who Also Is A Very Good Friend Of Mine, Left This For Me At Work On Her Last Day. I Study Math At University And I Work At A Bakery

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#109 An Ex-Coworker Went Homeless Recently And I Offered Him A Rent-Free Room In My Apartment In Exchange For Him Cleaning It

This was his response and it genuinely made my year.

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#110 I Asked My Coworker To Borrow A Picnic Basket, As My Boyfriend And I Are Planning A Day Trip For A Mental Break

She decided to throw in wine and a touching note. It made my day.

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#111 When Your Coworker Knows What's Up And Gives You A Dope Sweatshirt For Christmas

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#112 My Coworker Made This For Me. We Work On A Food Truck Together And I’m Saving To Start My Own

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