Queen of Hearts
Jessica Giddens, a Georgia high school student with Down syndrome, rejoices upon being voted homecoming queen. Her father, Col. John Giddens, looks on with pride.
A 5-year-old wipes away tears on his first day of elementary school.
Joy to the World
A Mongolian girl and her camel friend share a laugh.
Portia Forte, age 2, seems shy about kissing her cousin Nicholas at her sister's 1966 wedding in London.
A North Dakota high school girl dissolves into tears over the departing Class of '62.
Elliott Sean Pervinich surprises his girlfriend Danielle with a marriage proposal in a movie theater photo booth.
Daniel Gross cries as Allison, his soon-to-be wife, recites her vows at their 2013 wedding.
Father-of-the-bride Todd Bachman grabs the hand of Todd Cendrosky, the bride's stepfather, before they walked her down the aisle together at Brittany Peck's 2015 wedding. "I got weak in the knees and lost it," Cendrosky said. "Nothing better in my life, the most impactful moment in my life."
The Look of Love
An exhausted but happy Rachel Lewis-Mayhew gazes lovingly at her newborn baby. The new mom had suffered three miscarriages before successfully carrying her daughter, Augustyna, to term in 2014.
Father and Son
A new dad meets his newborn son for the first time. "Our baby had the cord wrapped around his neck three times and a knot in his cord," the baby's mom, Katie Cox, told Parents.com "He cared for our son while I was unconscious for hours afterwards."
Smell the Roses
Ronald Barba saw this elderly gentlemen one Monday afternoon. "[I] asked him who the flowers were for. They were for his wife. They've been married for 47 years. Forty-seven. Every Monday, he brings her home flowers after work."
Paraguayan veteran Anacleto Escobar and his wife, Cayetana Roman, are awarded a house in a ceremony to mark the former soldier's 100th birthday. For the first time in their lives, they will own their own home.
Stars reflect on their fathers' presence—or absence—in their lives
A look back at the toughest and the most tabloid-worthy splits of all time
12 stirring photos that capture key moments in life
Close-ups of a very special bond
12 celebrities put pen to paper and declare their romantic passion
10 unlikely but inspiring celebrity friendships