20 life-affirming photos to warm your heart during this cold winter

They say that a single photo is worth a thousand words. Some photos are truly capable of capturing your heart — some make you smile, some make you a bit sad, and some hurt you to the very core.

LikeAble collected these 20 pictures for you. They’re full of emotion, and they can give you warmth in the midst of the cold winter.

A ray of sunshine

© Marco Sgarbi

Caught moving in time

© Marco Sgarbi

Awaiting the first cookie

© Claire Barker

Hug pile

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© Marco Sgarbi

Dandelion rain

© Elena Shumilova

A mother’s loving embrace

© Summer Murdock

Best friends

© Marco Sgarbi

Like father, like son

© funtime

Ignoring barriers

© Marco Sgarbi

A morning giggle

© whereveriamwithyou

The warmth on our faces and in our hearts

© Marco Sgarbi

Granny’s care

© Elena Shumilova

Protected

© Marco Sgarbi

Sweet dreams

© Elena Shumilova

A fluffy friend

© Marco Sgarbi

The guardian

© Marco Sgarbi

Grandpa’s fairytales

© Elena Shumilova

A much-needed midday nap

© Marco Sgarbi

A little surprise

© Marco Sgarbi

It’s always warmer when the mom’s here

© vel-vet