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People Share The Cutest Things Their Significant Others Have Ever Done

It's a little thing that no one else would notice. Something small, insignificant, and almost imperceivable to others. You'll be sitting on the couch, walking down the street on a winter day, or settling in for an anniversary dinner, and your significant other will say something no one else would understand unless they saw that movie on that day 3 years ago, and your world becomes complete. Our sig others are always there to remind us of their love with the "little things," and Reddit user, r/alph8x, wanted to know specifics when they asked:

What's the cutest thing your SO does?

Who Knew Marsupials Were So Vicious?

When we're cuddling and i try to get up and do something, he shouts 'koala!' and wraps both legs and arms around me, so i can't escape

ghastly-est

Smiles From Across The Park

She can't help but smile at least a tiny bit when we see each other.

If we run into each other by surprise, she gets this massive grin and it's just so heartwarming!

KingBassTrombone

Add One Cup Of Sweet Dirt And...

When she can't remember words and tries to describe them.

Last time she forgot "flour" and asked me for some bread dust

AWBeatz

When They're Worried About The Kids At Home

When we are out somewhere he will randomly say "I wonder what the dogs are doing right now.."

Grrriwantasammich

Men With Kittens Calendar

My husband is a very tall, tough, very "alpha" male type... and he is a sucker for our two cats.

I once caught him googling "how do I know if my cat loves me". He also always buys them both a present if we go away on vacation, and he has been known to stop home to cuddle the cats if they've been home alone all day.

hotel_girl985

When She Snores...

When she's asleep, I can run a finger through her hair or rub her back or something. She will smile and moan a little 'mmm' before nuzzling and starting to snore again.

She's also too kind for her own good.

Aldersonelite

Just The Small Things

We have our computers set up next to each other and mine is closest to the door so when he walks over to his computer he has to walk past me and every time he does, he'll put his hand on top of my head and slide it down to my shoulder. I'll nuzzle his hand and he'll kiss the top of my head, it's really really comforting and I don't think he realizes how much it means to me.

unhiddenninja

Nothing Hides That Smile

When she laughs really, really hard, she'll cover her mouth with both hands as if to hide the fact that she's laughing. But obviously I can still hear and see her laughing, but she does it every time. God I love her so much and just got a sudden urge to tell her that I do right now but she's asleep.

FrostyObject

It's Called The "Double Bed Stack"

When I come home from work and fall forward on my bed to relax, she comes behind me and falls forward onto my back to relax.

ShellSwitch

The Pup Gets All The Love

Sings to our dog. He changes the lyrics to incorporate her name.

Moomaliciousoz

I Think This Guy's On The Wrong Thread

She tells me to stop contacting her, she's moved on.

Gosh she is so cute sometimes! It's the little games we play <3

jakeykeywheels

Return Kiss

I'm still asleep usually by the time he leaves for work in the morning. Before he leaves he always comes back downstairs to give me one more hug and kiss. 70% of the time I don't wake up but he still does it every morning

raspberryberet95

A Delayed Smirk

My SO is super funny and when he tells a corny/stupid/silly joke he takes a second for me to get the joke then gives me the most adorable smile/smirk.

His smile is just the cutest thing ever and just fills me with happiness and reminds me how much I love him.

rachinator87

Mad Puppy Sneeze

His sneezes. Imagine a buff dude sounding like a puppy when he sneezes

SamuelIgnis

The Best Little Lump

She's a morning person, I am not.

But she lets me sleep in and waits for me to wake up. Often times, I'll wake up and she's still in bed, and she perks up when she notices me waking up, with her eyes all scrunched and a huge smile saying "My lump is up!"

while-true-do

Only The Best Of Dogs

He has the personality of a golden retriever

trd2000gt

Walking Asssitance

I'm about 21cm (8 inches?) taller than her. From time to time she comes in for a hug, then puts her feet on top of mine and has me walk her through the room.

I love it.

schanjemansschoft

When They Dance Their Heart Out

She created her own dance to the King of the Hill theme song.

I can't change the channel until the routine is complete.

eastw00d86

We ALL Want One

Her use of English (her second language). We were watching a documentary and a polar bear cub came onscreen. She yelled, "BABY, I WANT A PUPPY OF BEAR!"

votewithyourmoney

The King Of Farts

I can tell when she's fallen asleep because she starts farting like a Clydesdale

fivestringsofbliss

That's How You Know It's True

He doesn't mind kissing me in the morning even if I have bad breath.

nyzzaklaire

When It's Better Than Before

Every single time one of us comes home, leaves, goes to bed, or wakes up, he kisses me. We kiss hello, kiss goodbye (even for a 5-minute run to the store!), and kiss goodnight. He goes to bed and wakes up much later than me. I always wake up when he gets in to bed, and he always kisses me goodnight.

The only exception is when one of us is absolutely filthy or covered in allergens (usually me, after gardening or going to the cat cafe). Then I say, "Don't kiss me yet! I'm covered in yuck! I owe you one when I'm done showering!" He doesn't protest, and when I'm done showering, he asks for a kiss.

Coming from a marriage where my ex-husband wouldn't even look up from his computer when I came in, this is odd and adorable and much appreciated.

insertcaffeine

H/T: Reddit

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The person on the other end of a 911 call has a truly remarkable job.

For those who don't play that professional role, we hope to never encounter the 911 call interaction. But if we do find ourselves making that call, the moment is an anomaly in our lives.

The chaos, the panic, the racing heart, and the desperation are all emotions we, ideally, don't experience on a regular basis.

But for the operator on the other end, our call is one in a long line of calls they've received all day, and all the workdays before that one.

It's difficult to imagine being embedded in those uniquely urgent, emergency moments all the time.

Some Redditors who are on the other end of that call shared their experiences on the job.

WhimsicalxxButcher asked, "911 dispatchers what has been your most creepy/unnerving call?"

For a few, the most unnerving moments were the calm callers.

There was something just so eerie about how level-headed the faceless human being on the other end could be through such a desperate, tragic moment.

Almost Clinical 

"I had a friend who worked as a 911 dispatcher and he always said the worst call he ever had was a ~20 year old kid who committed suicide by mixing a bunch of chemicals together in his car to produce hydrogen sulfide gas."

"He said that the most unnerving part was hearing him calmly listing off the chemicals, the type of gas produced, and the effects of hydrogen sulfide on the body (namely the almost instant death it causes at high concentrations)."

"He ended the call by providing the address of the parking lot he was in and saying that nobody should approach the vehicle without hazmat equipment."

"Apparently after that there was a whooshing sound as he dumped the last chemical into the mix, and then the line went dead silent aside for a quiet fizzing noise."

"I know that call screwed him up because he almost never talks about stuff that happens to him on the job. He quit a few months later to go into construction management, and frankly I can't blame him."

-- iunoyou

Planned Out 

"A woman called me, saying she was going to kill herself. She was gassing herself. Gave me her name & address then said she was just going to lie down and 'go to sleep.' And stopped responding to me."

"I kept the line open, trying to get her to speak to me, and eventually heard officers forcing their way in to find her body. I guess she just wanted someone to find her body."

-- mozgw4

Before It Set In 

"When I got a call from a 6 year old who got home from school and laid down to take a nap with his dad. His dad never woke up."

"The kid was so calm when calling it broke my heart."

"I ended up leaving dispatch shortly after. I was good at compartmentalizing the job for the year I was doing it, but it would've broken me in the long run."

-- tasha7712

Other 911 operators were unfortunate enough to receive a call from the very last person they wanted to hear from: a loved one.

These dispatchers' unique position gave them the unexpected access to a family member or friend at their most dire moments.

No More of That 

"My family member is a long time first responder, and 'retired' into doing dispatch. He heard the address (someone else was taking the call) and realized it was his daughter's house."

"He rushed over there just in time to see them wheeling her body out. Overdose."

"Five months later, he was called to his ex-wife's place because his grandson (son of the daughter who recently passed) had his door locked, lights on, but wasn't responding to his grandma."

"He broke the door down and found him deceased in bed. Overdose."

"He's very stoic after years of all sorts of traumatic situations but my heart hurts whenever I think of what all of this must have felt like. Like sand through your fingers."

-- bitchyhouseplant

Knowing the Address

"Not me, but my grandma. I was sitting in the dispatch office, (very small one only 2 dispatchers including my grandma) but she put out a dispatch that there was a gun shot from my best friends address."

"My heart sank to my stomach and broke later that day. He committed suicide."

-- OntaiSenpuu

When it Happened 

"My uncle passing away. Worked as a small town dispatcher for a year or so. Had a bunch of messed up stuff happen on shift, but this call came in in the still hours of the night. Small town, so not many calls after midnight."

"I answered and recognized the name and address on caller id. Aunt was in a frenzy so didn't recognize my voice. I remained calm and got ems and fire rolling to them, but by my aunt's own words he was already blue."

"I went thru debriefing and mandated therapy for a couple other things that happened, but never really talked to anyone about this. I just try not to think about it."

"That was the call I figured out I needed to find a different job."

-- dangitjon

Finally, some simply had a front row seat to sudden tragedy.

These operators were flies on the wall when disaster struck. They never asked to witness what they witnessed, but sometimes that came with the territory.

A Holiday Tragedy 

"My mom is a 911 dispatcher. Early on she said one Christmas Eve while working she got a call from an elderly lady who's husband had just collapsed(and died) from a heart attack and in the background Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas music was playing on blast."

"The lady was screaming and crying and begging for her husband to wake up but my mom could hear his gurgling in his last breathes. She doesn't listen to or watch Alvin and the chipmunks since."

-- Blueflowerbluehair

What is it About Christmas?

"Christmas night. 911 call with crying child on the other end. A neighbor had run her car over her mom during a domestic."

"The mom crawled to the porch bleeding and the child saw the car coming back. I had her hide quietly in a closet with the cordless phone."

"The 10 year old child was crying and screamed that she hated Christmas. She was afraid of the police when they got there."

"I kept her on the phone until she felt safe enough to give the phone to an officer. I almost fainted after that call was over. Had nightmares for a while."

-- 2FunBoofer

Close to Home 

"Not a dispatcher but I handle radio communications for the Coast Guard. One night I was on the radio and got a call from an 11 year old kid whose boat had started to sink. He was out with his dad and 6 year old brother."

"They had been hit by another boat and his father got knocked unconscious. I remember the entire conversation up until the radio had gone underwater."

"They ended up finding his dad floating on his back alive but the two boys didn't make it. That one really fu**ed with me because my two littlest brothers were around the same age as the youngest."

-- HIRSH2243

A Horrible Clock 

"Another one that stays with me was the man who called in. It was the anniversary of his adult son having hanged himself. He'd now come home to find his wife had done the same."

"That date is always going to be a black day for him."

-- mozgw4


If you or someone you know is struggling, you can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/

Again, we hope you never have to use the 911 call in your life. Nobody wants to be involved in a sudden emergency or a tragic incident.

But hopefully, if you do, an operator like one of these thoughtful, sensitive Redditors is on the other end.

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