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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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Life is hard. It's a miracle to make it through with some semblance of sanity. We are all plagued by grief and trauma. More and more people of all backgrounds are opening up about personal trauma and its origins. Finally! For far too long we've been too silent on this topic. And with so many people unable to afford mental health care, the outcomes can be damaging.

All of our childhoods have ups and downs and memories that can play out like nightmares. We carry that, or it follows us and the first step in recovery is talking about it. So who feels strong enough to speak?

Redditor u/nthn_thms wanted to see who was willing to share about things they'd probably rather forget, by asking:

What's the most traumatizing thing you experienced as a child?
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Being single can be fun. In fact, in this time of COVID, being single can save lives. But the heart is a fickle creature.

And being alone can really suck in times of turmoil. None of us are perfect and it feels like that's all anyone is looking for... perfect.

Now that doesn't mean that all of us are making it difficult to partner up. Sure, some people are too picky and mean-spirited, but some of the rest of us are crazy and too much to handle. So one has to be sure.

The truth is, being single is confusing, no matter how much we try to match. So let's try to understand...

Redditor u/Mcxyn wanted to discuss some truths about love and our own issues, by asking:

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Whether you're an at home parent, a college student just leaving the nest, or a Food Network junkie, there are a few basic tips that everyone should know.

Chef's gave us some of their top tips for amateurs and beginner at home cooks that will really make a difference. They are trained professionals with years of experience in the kitchen, so they definitely know what we're all missing.

If you're looking to improve some of your cooking skills and techniques, but you're still learning how to boil water correctly, this list is for you.

Redditor BigBadWolf44 wanted in on the secrets and asked:

"Chefs of Reddit, what's one rule of cooking amateurs need to know?"

Let's learn from the masters!


What a common mistake!

"A lot of the time when people add salt to a dish because they think it tastes flat, what it really needs is an acid like lemon juice or vinegar."

- Vexvertigo

"Instructions unclear I drugged my dinner party guests and now they're high on acid."

- itsyoboi_human

"Yes! Or tomatoes. They're pretty acidic too and go with so many things. Our dinners are so much better once the garden tomatoes are ripe. Or if a dish is too acidic, oil/butter or a little sugar can help add balance to it."

- darkhorse85

"Like tomato and eggs. Every Chinese mom makes those slightly differently and I haven't had a tomato egg dish I didn't like yet."

- random314

"There's a book called 'Salt Fat Acid Heat' that comes highly recommended to amateur cooks."

- Osolemia

"Reading even just the first chapter about salt made a lot of food I cooked immediately better, because I finally understood salt wasn't just that thing that sat on the dinner table that you applied after the meal was cooked."

- VaultBoy42

"Salt is important for sweets. A batch of cookies without that little hint of salt doesn't taste quite right."

- Osolemia

Unfortunately, this tip might not be accessible to everyone. Many people who contracted COVID can no longer use their sense of smell the way they used to.

"Have a friend that lost his smell from COVID, and now he only recognizes if food is salty, sweet, sour or bitter."

- AlphaLaufert99

"Just wait until he gets his sense of smell back and a ton of foods smell like ammonia or literal garbage now. Yeah, that's fun... It's been 7 months for f*cks sake just let me enjoy peanut butter again!!!!!!!!!"

- MirzaAbdullahKhan

You can't take back what you've already put in.

"You can always add, but you cannot take away."

- El_Duende666

"I find people's problems usually are they're too scared to add rather than they add too much."

- FreeReflection25

"I see you also grew up white in the mid-west."

- Snatch_Pastry

Safety first!

"Not really a cooking tip, but a law of the kitchen: A falling knife has no handle."

- wooddog

"I'm always so proud of my reflexes for not kicking in when I fumble a knife."

"If I drop anything else, my stupid hands are all over themselves trying to catch it (and often failing). But with a knife the hardwired automatic reaction is jump back immediately. Fingers out of the way, feet out of the way, everything out of the way. Good lookin out, cerebellum!"

- sonyka

"Speaking of KICKING in. On first full time cooking job I had a knife spin and fall off the counter. My (stupid) reflex was to put my foot under it like a damn hacky sack to keep it from hitting the ground. Went through the shoe, somehow between my toes, into the sole somehow without cutting me. Lessons learned: (1) let it fall; (2) never set a knife down close to the edge or with the handle sticking out; (3) hacky sack is not nearly as cool as it could be."

- AdjNounNumbers

"Similarly, NEVER put out a grease or oil fire with water. Smother with a lid or dump baking soda in there (do not use flour, as it can combust in the air making things worse)."

- Metallic_Substance

How else will you know it tastes good?

"Taste the food."

- OAKRAIDER64

"Also don't be afraid to poke and prod at it. I feel like people think the process is sacred and you can't shape/flip/feel/touch things while you cook them. The more you are hands on, the more control you have."

"No, this does not include situations where you are trying to sear something. Ever try flipping a chicken thigh early? That's how you rip a chunk out of it and leave it glued to the pan until it's burnt."

- Kryzm

Here's one just for laughs.

"When you grab a pair of tongs, click them a few times to make sure they are tongs."

- Kolshdaddy

"People really overlook this one. You've gotta tong the tongs a minimum of 3 times to make sure they tong, or else it can ruin the whole dish."

- BigTimeBobbyB

If you're looking to get into cooking or to improve you technique, pay attention to these few tips.

Salt generously, add an acid to brighten things up, and don't forget to taste your food!

If all else fails, you can always order take out.

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As part of the learning process, children often do embarrassing things before they learn a little more about the world and all the different implications therein. While the inappropriate moment is usually minor and ends in laugher some instances are truly mortifying.

One such instance involved a little sister who was around 6 at the time. It was the 90s and at the height of the youth-focused PSAs (think the frying egg representing your brain). One type was a safety PSA about stranger danger. The speaker would remind the children that if a stranger tried to take you anywhere to yell “Stop, you're not my mommy/daddy" to raise the alarm.

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