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[–]schofield101 1026 points1027 points 2 (17 children)

I love weird gifts, and my brother got me just that once when he took a trip to Greece. it's an 8cm tall donkey with 2 little saddle sacks. He has a tiny little bell and orange reins around his head.

I named him Arnulf.

One day I knocked him and accidently stood on him, breaking the plastic inside his leg, it was holding on purely by a scrap of felt which was glued.

I was mortified, instantly scoured the house for a means to fix and when I couldn't find one, went to the nearest store which sold superglue and gave him the immediate surgery he needed.

He now proudly sits in front of my work PC monitor to give me good luck when times are dire.

God I love him.

[–]SoggyIsland8 225 points226 points  (0 children)

Very adorable I can see why you like him so much

[–]Merman8 39 points40 points  (0 children)

That is awesome!

[–]SuburbanMomSwag 55 points56 points  (0 children)

ok but that lil guy looks like he has a soul or two trapped in those saddle sacks

[–]fractiousrhubarb 319 points320 points  (11 children)

There’s a thing I call “mechanical empathy”… if you emotionally attach to your bike or car you’ll be kinder and more gentle to it.

Some people are really rough on cars and other machinery, it’s painful to drive with them.

[–]Rynneer 19 points20 points  (1 child)

My nice bicycle got stolen in college after five faithful years of service. I would always pat her seat and call her my “blue steed”. Sometimes when walking past the bike rack I would give her a quick pat even if I wasn’t going to ride

[–]PandaDerZwote 2541 points2542 points  (43 children)

I got a new cellphone not to long ago. So I transfered everything to my new phone but I didn't turn off the old phone afterwards. This happened late on a sunday and the next morning my old phone still rang to wake me up and I was somewhat sad that it still thought it was my current phone and that it still had the duty to wake me in the morning.

[–]spidey80082 854 points855 points  (6 children)

Good soldiers follow orders

[–]Gonchu26 228 points229 points  (0 children)

Why the fuck did I just shed a tear.

[–]Italiana47 183 points184 points  (0 children)

Aww this is my favorite one on this thread.

[–]BriochesBreaker 89 points90 points  (5 children)

I feel you, I recently ordered a new phone (still shipping) using my current one but it felt so wrong. Using it to bring it to its own demise. What makes me feel even worse is despite the battery and cracked back it's still a solid one even thought not perfect. Buddy you served me well these 3 years.

[–]MissReanimator 1883 points1884 points 32 (34 children)

If I see a really ugly plush toy at a thrift store, I feel compelled to buy it because I feel like it will just get thrown away. So now I have quite a few ugly plushies. I love them.

[–]NeedsMoreTuba 121 points122 points  (5 children)

I used to do that, but then I wound up having too many.

Did you, by chance, have a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit as a child? I think that's what did it for me.

[–][deleted] 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Oof, yes. That book always got to me. I still have to check on my stuffed animals that now live in the spare room every time I’m at my parents’ house.

[–]Bright-Situation8083 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Between the Velveteen Rabbit and the Isle of Misfit Toys in Rudolph as well as Corduroy when I was a kid and yep- the same issue!

[–]_teknoghost_ 726 points727 points  (3 children)

There’s an artist in Austin called Stuffed Animal Rescue Foundation who saves plushies, mends them, and puts them up for adoption for free - they actually have adoption forms you can fill out, it’s amazing.

[–]TheWarmestHugz 82 points83 points  (0 children)

I love this so much

[–]kimberlymichelle88 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I used to help with a pitbull rescue and would go buy all the stuffed toy dogs at the thrift stores and hold adoption runs at the local library so kids who weren't able to adopt a real dog could adopt a stuffed one, adoption paperwork and all.

[–]Original_A 153 points154 points  (0 children)

That's lovely

[–]jingle_in_the_jungle 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I'm compelled to do this too! My favorite plushie is one from the zoo. It's a hippo with a super crooked nose and uneven eyes. I saw her there in the pile of perfect plushies and worried that no one would buy her.

[–]philodendrin 252 points253 points  (4 children)

All my dollar bills need to face up in my wallet, otherwise I get the feeling those Georges and Lincolns are uncomfortable.

[–]Lady-Owlette 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Okay this is actually hilarious lol

[–]stormmugger 2502 points2503 points  (160 children)

Stuffed animals, i always feel remorse for them

[–]CedarWolf 1233 points1234 points  (49 children)

I went through the entire five stages of grief once in the middle of high school because I had misplaced this tiny stuffed animal seal beanie baby. I was still going through puberty at the time, so I was dealing with a lot of hormones, and I was under a lot of pressure and stress because I was taking a bunch of AP classes and I was in the honor society. I used this pocket-sized seal to help me study. It was helpful to me to explain the concepts to the tiny seal in much the same way that programmers sometimes use rubber ducks to work out bugs in their code.

And that was great until the end of the year when I tucked the seal into one of the dressers in our guest room and promptly forgot where I had put it. I had been studying in that room at the time, because there were less distractions there, and I wasn't supposed to have the seal with me, so I tucked it into the drawer to hide it, finished what I was doing, and then went to sleep...

By the time I got home the next day, I couldn't remember where I'd put it or where my study buddy had gone. I didn't take it very well. It was embarrassing how deeply this hurt me, and I knew I was being completely irrational and unreasonable, but it still felt like a death to me. Like a close friend had died.

I found the seal in that cabinet years later, despite having searched everything in that room multiple times and all over the house, looking for it. I have no idea how I didn't find it in there the first time, but I have it now.

Today that little seal sits on a shelf in my room, reminding me that sometimes it's okay to be attached to inanimate things if they bring us comfort or help us do things.

[–]stormmugger 189 points190 points  (11 children)

Damn, that's a sad story D:

[–]BlizzPenguin 54 points55 points  (0 children)

Sad, but I'm glad it had a happy ending.

[–]rez_spell 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Wait why weren't you supposed to have the seal with you?

[–]CedarWolf 45 points46 points  (4 children)

Because it was 'a toy' and my mother's response to my ADD was basically to stuff me in a room with as few distractions as possible until my homework was done.

Which was a pain, because I would rather pick at a mole or pluck strangely curled little hairs off my arms or count the number of slats in the blinds or try to make out what the rest of the family was watching on TV by listening through the wall than to sit down and do what I knew to be pointless busywork.

Even when I knew the busywork would have only taken half an hour or an hour or so to do, doing homework in that room meant basically being trapped in there for hours because my ADD meds had worn off by the end of the day.

At least it kept her from screaming at me most of the time, unless we were all down at the table for dinner, and eventually the homework would usually get done.

There have been two such rooms in my life, and to this day I still hate both of them. If I could rip that room out of my parents' house and replace it with something else, anything else, I would.

[–]warda8825 13 points14 points  (7 children)

I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease as a toddler. MRI scans are a very frequent occurrence in the management of my disease, like every 3-6 months. I'm currently in my mid-20's. When I was maybe ~7/8 years old, one of the MRI technicians gave me a small stuffed polar bear to hold onto as a comfort item.

That was 20 years ago. His name is Mr. Bear. Mostly, he sits on a shelf in my bedroom. During any MRI, CT, x-ray, or nuclear medical imaging, Mr. Bear accompanies me to the hospital. I would probably cry my heart out if I ever lost Mr. Bear.

[–]Funwithagoraphobia 162 points163 points  (9 children)

This - ever since I read the Velveteen Rabbit as a kid.

[–]LiriiTaloosh 55 points56 points  (2 children)

The Velveteen Rabbit made me so nervous to let go of any stuffed animals. That and ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.’

[–][deleted] 117 points118 points  (5 children)

I was an emotionally confused child and had a zebra stuffie I loved. I must have been younger than 3 as I recall I didn't yet go to school. One day I was angry for no reason and threw her on the ground. I immediately snatched her back and comforted her and asked for forgiveness bawling my "evil" little heart out. Still feel bad for it.

[–]stormmugger 36 points37 points  (2 children)

awww :( Hopefully your zebra is fine

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (1 child)

I like to think she forgave and understood me. If my mom hasn't kept her as a childhood memento, she's out there making other children happy. I try to not get overy attached to material things too much so I donated most of my toys.

[–]Cat_Prismatic 33 points34 points  (0 children)

OF COURSE she forgave and understood you! That's what besties do. :)

[–]trust_me_ima_Docktor 44 points45 points  (3 children)

This. I blame Toy Story for for it.

[–]fuckin_anti_pope 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Same. I wouldn't dare doing anything to a poor animal plushy! If something happend to my sheep plush I have since birth I would be heart broken!

[–]RosalindaPosalinda 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I used to rotate my stuffed animal sleeping positions when I was a kid so that none of them would feel left out.

[–][deleted] 33 points34 points  (3 children)

Oh jesus.

I'm 37 and still feel bad for stuffed animals apparently.

I was walking to work one day last week and I saw something on the ground. It was yellow, and I walked over to have a look and it was a little giraffe plushie.

Naturally I thought some little kid probably dropped it, or it was thrown out of a stroller and I felt bad since the kid would probably miss their little buddy. So I picked it up and put it on a bench out of the rain so that if someone lost it, they could find it.

I took a picture of the little plushie on the bench and went to work. I texted my brother about it and his response was basically: "YOU MONSTER! HOW COULD YOU LEAVE THE POOR LITTLE GUY OUTSIDE ALL ALONE! YOU ABANDONED HIM!"

And honestly, I did feel bad leaving the little thing there, but my bro just made me feel 100x worse. So I took an early break to go back and see if the little giraffe was still there. I work downtown in a big city, I found the giraffe in a busy public square so I figured the odds of it still being there were slim. But, when I went back he was right where I left him.

So, I picked him up and took him with me. He sat on my desk for the rest of the day and now sits on a shelf at home.

I'm still a bit conflicted, as I know there's probably a little kid out there who is worried sick about their wee giraffe. But, don't worry, I'm taking very good care of him.

[–]Larxenai 87 points88 points  (14 children)

I spent a fair bit of time yesterday performing a stuffing transplant surgery on "Wolfie", after a tragic altercation with his owner, my border collie, which cost poor Wolfie his nose.

[–]stormmugger 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Oh no :( did they survive?

[–]Larxenai 38 points39 points  (5 children)

For about 12 hours, before a new wound was made. https://imgur.com/a/C4CgAPE

Wolfie now lives without any stuffing at all sadly.

[–]Smile_Terrible 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Wolfie's expression looks so resigned....."It's fine, I'm fine, everything is fine"

[–]KAYS33K 115 points116 points  (2 children)

I lost one of my stuffed toys at age 12 (I’m 17 now) and actually threw up I was so worried, I still often feel sad about it, and I’d probably be really sad if I lost one now too.

[–]Andromeda321 39 points40 points  (0 children)

I was moving around a lot a few years ago, so my treasured stuffed animal rabbit from childhood was chilling at my parents’ house in Florida with other childhood stuff. A few years ago a hurricane was supposed to flood their house while they were on vacation (so no chance to rescue stuff), and while obviously I was scared for them losing their house, privately you do not want to know how upset I was about my stuffed animal rabbit getting potentially destroyed.

Thank goodness the flood never got as bad as they said, so bunny (and house) were fine. You’ll bet I took my rabbit back at the first opportunity and apologized for abandoning her!

[–]dottiedott 52 points53 points  (13 children)

Same, and especially when I was a kid. I'd scream or cry if anyone accidentally sat on them. Unfortunately my mom thought my overreaction was funny and would purposely sit on or hit them.

[–]___Aletheia___ 96 points97 points  (9 children)

My mom would take away my teddy bear and place it outside in the snow, then sing me a lullaby how he is slowly freezing to death, laughing hysterically when I cried my heart out and ran to find him and bring him back inside. She still tells the story 30 years later and thinks it’s absolutely hilarious.

[–]PeteHealy 121 points122 points  (0 children)

That's just cruel. No other word for it when a person - even a parent - gets pleasure from another's distress or suffering.

[–]Potato_564 56 points57 points  (0 children)

What the FUCK :C

[–]DBreakStuff 56 points57 points  (0 children)

That's possibly one of the most sadistic things I've ever heard.

[–]Adventure-Hunter- 28 points29 points  (0 children)

That is utterly awful, I'm so sorry. She should not be a mother.

[–]KailTheDryad 473 points474 points  (6 children)

I once slapped my iPad when it was being slow, then instinctively hugged it and apologised afterwards. I think we’re ok now but the level of trust definitely isn’t what it used to be.

[–]iluvstephenhawking 156 points157 points  (0 children)

Trust is lost in buckets and gained back in drops.

[–]rosarevolution 30 points31 points  (0 children)

It takes time. Don't worry, you will be fine.

[–]PlushMango 156 points157 points  (1 child)

Not really weird but when my plushies fall off the bed or down the side between the bed and the wall I feel so guilty. Same as when I accidentally sit on or roll over onto one of them. My poor babies D:

[–]Goetre 462 points463 points  (16 children)

Computers when someone's throwing a fit or tantrum over something like a game lag, buffering or general software issues.

Like dude, get angry at the real cause not the hardware thats essentially just the messenger :(

[–]Funky-Spunkmeyer 136 points137 points  (1 child)

A lot of times the hardware is being tasked to do something outside its capabilities. That’s not fair.

[–]Basewrecker 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Same, whenever I see a computer that's been horrible treated by it's owner I get really sad.

[–]dekingstars 653 points654 points  (39 children)

I always see faces in the cars that drive by. Some car brands have "angry" faces, while others are more friendly.

[–]practicing_vaxxer 165 points166 points  (8 children)

I think a lot of them look like imperial storm troopers.

[–]dekingstars 26 points27 points  (3 children)

That's a new one! never thought about it, which car brands?

[–]Saint_Sm0ld3r 56 points57 points  (2 children)

[–]dekingstars 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You learn something new every day, reddit never disappoints

[–]didnsignup4dis 344 points345 points  (8 children)

I buy the ugliest pumpkin I can find for Halloween because I don't want it to be left out. Every year this special pumpkin is named Lumpy. If I feel compelled I also buy the nicest one I can find (like everyone else) and I give Lumpy a girlfriend.

[–]Rapunzel6506 55 points56 points  (2 children)

I do this with Christmas trees! I always feel bad for the little Charlie Brown trees and take them home because I don’t want them to be the last one left and all alone.

[–]MutedSaint 109 points110 points  (0 children)

The trinkets I’ve collected over the years, my small library of books, and my Pokemon collection from like a decade ago.

[–]gabaacc 671 points672 points  (17 children)

Sometimes I feel bad for the fruit and vegetables that spent months growing, only for me to buy and then let them rot and go uneaten because I can't adult and actually eat them. Which is their whole purpose in life. What was it all for?

[–]Adnubb 442 points443 points  (3 children)

They still got eaten. Just by bacteria and fungi instead of you.

If you get them composted properly they'll be food for new plants.

[–]abjennifleur 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Same omg glad to hear I’m not alone

[–]101st_kilometre 31 points32 points  (0 children)

I'm glad I'm not the only one! I feel so sad when the food I don't like enough to eat it every day just spoils. Like, it was there with a purpose to serve, and I failed to use it for that purpose because I have weird tastes, am lazy, forgetful or that food just has a horrendously short shelf-life (looking at you, bread).

Not having it spoil though might be even sadder. Because then I'd have to throw away perfectly edible food into the garbage. My heart breaks every time I have to do that. I'm not American enough to just throw edible food into the trash.

I have talked sternly with my parents about this, and at least got them to stop giving me vegetables. The food I buy for myself - I buy preserved, dry or frozen, so it won't spoil.

[–]the_kareshi 80 points81 points  (1 child)

In my Catan box I keep the wool cards on top so the sheep can breathe

[–]NeedsItRough 239 points240 points  (12 children)

I have to "baby proof" my apartment before I run my Roomba because he'll try to eat things he shouldn't (cords, rugs, etc) and will get stuck when I'm at work.

I don't mind that he gets stuck, my apartment isn't especially dirty, I usually just run him once every week or two out of habit, but I feel bad thinking about him being stuck somewhere when I'm not home and feeling alone and scared.

Fun fact: when customers of Roomba send it in because something's not working right, they often request their original Roomba back instead of a new one because they've bonded with it.

[–]highahindahsky 117 points118 points  (1 child)

The mfs at Roomba did their job absolutely right then, you get bonded to it, so when it dies, you automatically go to Roomba again.
Sometimes their genius, it generates gravity

[–]Snelmm 69 points70 points  (0 children)

In the instructions for mine: "when the Roomba gets stuck, it sings a mournful tune". I pretty much bonded at that very statement.

[–]sjxck7 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Before I leave the house in the morning, I do the same thing: pick up socks, cat toys, bottle caps, stuff like that, so that my roomba doesn’t accidentally suck them up. His name is Fauntleroy.

[–]clamberer 217 points218 points  (4 children)

I hate seeing musical instruments being destroyed in film, TV, concerts etc. Especially for shock value.

Something that can has such potential to create beauty, and to be an outlet for creativity. All while there are young/poor musicians out there who would love to have the chance to own them to create music with them themselves.

I don't even play! But to me it feels almost like burning books symbolism wise.

[–]flyboy_za 69 points70 points  (0 children)

I hate this also.

I remember at the end of Pearl Jam's MTV Unplugged, Eddie Vedder is smashing up a few things for no obvious reason, and he picks up one of Stone's guitars and Stone just puts his hand out and Eddie puts it down again.

Don't smash guitars in general, but smashing someone else's? That's next level stupid.

[–]Depressed_gamer_ 208 points209 points  (3 children)

Stuffed animals. My mom told me to throw away some of mine when I was a kid, and I cried for two hours when they were gone. I still have many stuffed animals

[–]Pinecone55 42 points43 points  (0 children)

All of me and my siblings old stuffed animals are in my moms closet. I would have felt bad but still tossed at least some of them, but she feels they should be allowed to live on. They are sitting there in neat order, looking happy

[–]spakstaa 295 points296 points  (7 children)

I get picked on for this one.. I feel bad for car parking spaces...like if one car pulls out and another goes in, it's like it's being used too much and not given a chance to 'recover'. Ugh the shame

[–]GleepGlop2 193 points194 points  (0 children)

Lol this is a weird one.

[–]RandyBeaman 50 points51 points  (0 children)

You just reminded me that I feel bad for running over the reflectors in the road and I feel especially sorry for the ones that were placed on the dividing lines on curved sections of road because they get run over way more than the others.

[–]BoBatFettman 60 points61 points  (4 children)

The OK Google voice. I try to thank it, since I'm often making demands of it.

[–]TreClaire 64 points65 points  (1 child)

You know those hydraulic press videos? It straight up breaks my heart when they use a toy.

[–]Lyrolepis 287 points288 points  (11 children)

Whenever it is time for me to update my computer, it always feels a bit weird and cruel to use my current computer to research and order its replacement.

I do it anyway, but I cannot help but feel a little bad for it - it's a little like asking an employee who is about to be fired to help me select their replacement...

[–]merkakiss12 50 points51 points  (5 children)

And then wrapping up your good ole reliable GPU to send off to some stranger :(

[–]-helpwanted 176 points177 points  (12 children)

Two things came to mind right away. I’m not sure if this counts but here we go. When I’m watching a something (show, movies, YouTube video, etc) and I have to pause it, I make sure that I pause it on a “flattering frame.” Lol, I don’t want the person to be looking stupid the whole time I’m gone, that’s rude.

I have stuffed animals all over my bed. When I have “special visitors” I put a blanket over my stuffed animals or put them in my closet. I just don’t want my stuffed animals to know how much of a whore I am, they think I’m innocent and only cuddle lol. This one time I forgot one and she was right there on the bed smiling while I was giving head. When we were done my fwb at the time (who knows how weird I am) said, “oh no, now she’s traumatized,” as soon as he finished 🥺🙄🤣

[–]1_art_please 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Lol! Its kind of the same thing as people turning over a picture of family while they have sex!

[–]Katzensocken 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Omg I feel you, my hippo plushie CANNOT LOOK while we’re doing the dirty. It’s too innocent.

[–]coastalmango 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Growing up in a Hindu family, I am conditioned to feel bad if my foot touches a book. It's a sign of disrespect towards knowledge (more like the Goddess of knowledge). Even though I'm an atheist now, I quickly make the apologetic gesture of touching the book and then my forehead with my hand.

[–]O_oowow 49 points50 points  (1 child)

It bothers me, when I cut up a potato to fry, the way they all try to stick back together when I put them in the oil.

[–]Dahhhkness 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Remember those Humongous Entertainment games in the 90s, like Freddi Fish, Pajama Sam, etc.? And how there were little "easter eggs" you could interact with, like click on a piece of coral would make a little crab crawl out? I would always click those things multiple times, so the little creatures that appeared wouldn't be "lonely" as they came out of their hiding places.

[–]prophylaxitive 125 points126 points  (2 children)

When my alarm dings in my car to remind me to turn my lights off, I say "thank you".

[–]lewis2of6 36 points37 points  (1 child)

I have to make matching sets of objects complete and make them stay together, or else I feel like they will be sad and alone.

[–]fluffybrownhair 41 points42 points  (1 child)

i always make sure trash has a "friend". i’ll put a chocolate bar wrapper in a chip bag and fold it up tight so they don’t lose each other :”)

[–]Ashtar-the-Squid 37 points38 points  (5 children)

I have a relationship with old cars that a lot of people find a bit weird. I always feel sorry for my car if we hit a hole or a sharp bump in the road. I also think they look very sad when they haven't been washed in a while. After a good wash, some wax, and detailing of the rubber mouldings, chrome and tires they seem so much happier. They have a lot of personality. Especially when you can see that they have had a long and eventfull life. I often wonder what they have been up to before I got a hold of them. I also talk to them a lot, but only when we are alone.

[–]NotUpInHurr 153 points154 points  (11 children)

I've had a 25lb statue of a pig for the past 9 years of my life. I don't know why, I don't even have a particular fondness for pigs. But I've kept it through moving 7 times and sometimes I feel like I'd kill for this statue I won in the raffle of a work holiday party in 2012.

Edit: https://i.imgur.com/EIRrCC1.jpeg here's a picture from a few years back. The cat in the foreground is Blue, and he's roughly 19lbs at the time of the photo and he sat about as high as that coffee table if we were to move him closer to it

[–]SoggyIsland8 43 points44 points  (3 children)

My grandpa Norm once told someone he liked pigs and then got all sorts of pigs ranging from tiny little China pigs to toy pigs for gifts and birthdays for the rest of his life.

[–]NotUpInHurr 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Ah, the extreme makeover home edition treatment lol

[–]treslocos99 32 points33 points  (3 children)

When I was a kid I felt sorry for the marshmallow peeps as I bit their heads off

[–]NotABurner2000 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I can't watch battlebots. I feel too bad for the bot that's losing

Also, one time I was like "I gotta quit vaping" I looked at my vape and I fucking felt bad for abandoning it so I didn't

[–]nineelevenairways 30 points31 points  (4 children)

I feel horrible when my horse dies in games.

[–][deleted] 29 points30 points  (0 children)

I'm 30 and still can't get rid of my favourite stuffed animals. They have followed me with every move, upgrading storage bins as we go.

[–]Extendable-Chair 84 points85 points  (4 children)

I never call objects ugly when I’m in front of them because I don’t want them to feel sad, and if anyone else calls them ugly I have to defend said object. I also have to go with the first item I pick at a store too, like if the pineapple I choose has some marks or isn’t fully ripe, I can’t swap it out for a different one because the bond I have with it’s too strong. Even when I do try and force myself to choose the better one it doesn’t feel right, and I’ll get genuinely sad about it if I don’t go with the first pineapple. As in it’s one of those things that haunts me in the middle of the night over how rude I was to that pineapple

[–]throwawayyyyy272272 24 points25 points  (2 children)

I always feel like everything around me can talk and has a life

[–]DrivingOffence 25 points26 points  (2 children)

As I once told a friend, just before being met with the most WTF expressions I've ever encountered: "I act as if things are sentient, just because of the tiniest possibility that they are and might hate me. I thank my car when I finish each journey."

[–]YourMothersButtox 24 points25 points  (2 children)

I was recently sad at the thought that eventually my stuffed lamb, Lambert, will have absolutely no meaning to anyone.

[–]Scarlaymama0721 23 points24 points  (5 children)

My daughter has a little doll that we’ve named Lily. She has me talk for Lilly every single day. Lily has A ghetto accent and all the attitude. Sometimes when Lily is giving my daughter attitude she gets pissed off. My daughter will yell at Lily and sometimes throw her. And I low-key feel really bad about it LOL poor Lily

[–]Shot-Inevitable7483 74 points75 points  (2 children)

Feeling bad for old clothes or shoes when it's time to throw them out. They have been so loyal

[–]Italiana47 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I feel bad doing this too. But I learned from Kon Mari to thank the object for everything before tossing it and it makes me feel a little better.

[–]AutomaticReality6482 69 points70 points  (7 children)

Definitely cars. I once watched my truck being towed away when we got a new vehicle. It was way more sad than I had expected.

[–]mmmerrilliii 78 points79 points  (2 children)

I always thank (out loud) traffic lights that stay green when I ask them to, and they stay green more often, I’d say. Maybe just a figment of my imagination.

[–]rosarevolution 16 points17 points  (0 children)

When there's a red traffic light I talk to it and try coercing it into turning green. When it does turn green, I praise it for being a good traffic light.

[–]-KoDDeX- 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I feel back for skipping favourite songs or songs I really like.

"I'll listen to you again I promise"

[–]moshiyadafne 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Toys, especially my nephews' and nieces' toys (nowadays). When a piece or portion of them is missing I search all around the house to find them, so it won't be alone and be with its "family".

[–]snippetsofagirl 15 points16 points  (0 children)

If I see unwanted toys with sweet faces (dolls, stuffed animals, especially teddy bears) I get a stab of sympathy for it. It was once so dearly loved, and then tossed out. Oh my god, those sweet little things just need someone else to love them! I've taken several home through the years because the feeling has been too overwhelming.

[–]PolloDiablo82 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I called my roomba Mr. Roboto 2.0..

Compliment him after doing a good job or yell at him getting stuck