12 Kids Who Just Had The Happiest Moment Of Their Lives

May 20, 2014 | Updated May 20, 2014

Prepare for pure, unadulterated joy. These kids remind us to cherish the little things in life -- a lesson we can all stand to remember. From receiving a special souvenir to a special smile, these kids prove that there's no greater feeling than true elation and that life is truly a gift.

1. This little guy reminds us how much role models mean after a hockey player offers him a simple wave.

2. Souvenirs come and go, but this memory, care of hockey player Jordin Tootoo, will stick forever.

3. She got to meet her idol Justin Bieber, an experience she'll surely never forget.

4. After her military dad surprised her at a baseball game, this young girl couldn't run "home" fast enough.

5. Security tries to drag this little boy off the field, but the welcoming players instead make him feel like the luckiest kid in the world.

6. Wrestler John Cena leaves this child, born with a heart defect, absolutely speechless.

7. This kid is just trying to get his idol's attention. Instead he gets his game jersey. But it's more than just a jersey.

8. The pure joy of a surprise trip to Disneyland is made all the sweeter when these parents first convince their kids that they're going to summer school.

9. Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett tosses a baseball to an emotional young fan who appreciates it more than any adult ever could.

11. Sometimes the simplest pleasures can bring kids endless glee.

12. And when all else fails, nothing on Earth makes kids happier than ... a new puppy.

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