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Portraits Of Mothers (And The Children Who Love Them)

A Flickr user's mother in June of 1941. "She and my dad had just got married. They had 3 months together before he was shipped overseas during WWII," she writes. jritts/Flickr hide caption

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A Flickr user's mother in June of 1941. "She and my dad had just got married. They had 3 months together before he was shipped overseas during WWII," she writes.

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There are a few special days we relish watching unfold on social media. The first day of school is one. Mother's Day is another. We like them because social feeds are filled with photographs that gives us an intimate peek at a very special human connection that resonates across the globe.

On this mother's day, we looked sifted through Instagram and Twitter and pulled out some of our favorite images. Here they are, but before all of that: Happy Mother's Day!