Where Love Actually Lives

Where Love Actually Lives

February 14, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Where Love Actually Lives


Love arrives in all shapes and forms, and
it comes to everybody one way or another. Look at this building. Every window tells a story, and each one is
unique. Who will love find today? Let’s have a peek, shall we?… Alice is a student. She lives in a small studio on the second
floor, and her only company is her cat, Smokey. He sometimes goes for a walk, softly jumping
out the window to the canopy over the shop on the first floor. Alice isn’t worried: she knows Smokey will
come back… he always does. She thinks he’s going hunting or just stretching
his legs, and sometimes that’s the case. But there’s more to his walks than that. Alice has just made dinner for herself and
her cat. Before sitting down to her studies, she looks
out the window. Smokey’s nowhere to be seen. He’s been away for longer than usual, and
she’s starting to get worried. Thoughtful, she sits down at her desk and
suddenly hears a scratching noise and a soft meowing from outside the window. She looks out again and sees Smokey — but
he’s not alone. He’s holding a tiny kitten in his mouth. And behind him, a pretty orange tabby is holding
a second. Smokey looks up at Alice and makes another
muffled meow. Alice can’t help but laugh and happily lets
the furry family in. How can she resist? Now she’s got four cats, it seems. ***
Richard lives alone in his apartment on the third floor. He’s old now, much too old to go out often,
so he spends most of his time sitting at the window and looking at the busy street below. He remembers the days when he was young and
full of life too. Now his beloved wife is gone, and their kids
have grown and moved out of town. Richard sometimes feels lonely, but he doesn’t
mind — he’s lived a good life, and he’s glad his kids and grandkids are happy and
healthy. The doorbell startles him — he wasn’t
expecting guests today. He slowly shuffles to the door and looks out
the peephole. It’s the mail carrier. Richard opens, and the man hands him a small
package. He has no idea what’s inside, but he signs
off anyway, shuts the door, and goes to the living room. He knifes open the parcel and sees a wooden
box inside. Richard recognizes the thing immediately — it
was a gift his late wife Martha had given him for their 20th anniversary: a pocket watch
with her portrait under the lid. He’d thought it was lost. With trembling hands, Richard opens the box
and sees the watch and a letter… “Hey Dad, We moved again, and I found this
in one of the boxes. I thought Mom would’ve liked you to have
it. Don’t lose it again, okay? Love, Harry.” Richard turns over the sheet of paper and
smiles. Tears run down his cheeks as he reads the
other side: “P.S., We’ll be over in the first week of March. It’s your birthday, after all!” ***
Anne’s been worried sick for the last few weeks. Sam’s never worked so hard before — recently
he’s taken to staying late hours at the office, while she’s all alone in their apartment
on the fourth floor. Today isn’t an exception. She ordered a dinner from Sam’s favorite
restaurant, but it’s gone cold, and all she got was a text: “Sorry, Annie Mouse,
be late 2nite again.” Anne’s hope that he’d come home earlier
for Valentine’s was in vain. Now she’s trying to read a book but can’t
focus, so she turns off the lights and goes to bed. Anne’s fast asleep when the key turns in
the lock and Sam comes in. He’s very quiet, sliding his shoes and jacket
off right on the doorstep. He tiptoes to Anne’s bedside, sits on the
edge, and gingerly caresses her hair. She wakes up and looks at him. “Hey,” she says groggily. “Hey yourself,” Sam replies, looking guilty. Anne feels something’s wrong with him. She sits up in bed, looks at him intently,
and says, “You’re breaking up with me, aren’t you?” Sam opens his mouth, dazzled, and suddenly
bursts out in laughter. Anne’s confused. And then Sam produces something from his shirt
pocket. “It’s for you. Open it.” He hands her a little wooden box. She lifts the lid, and her eyes get huge. “Is this… why you’ve been working so
much lately?” she asks. “Yes,” Sam replies and gets down on one
knee. “Anne Howard Wilkes, will you marry me?” Without a single word, Anne flings herself
into his arms. ***
Johnny lives in one of the smaller apartments on the sixth floor, crammed with his parents
and big brother. Him and Alex have never been on good terms
— sibling rivalry, he supposed. But a week ago, they had a really nasty fight,
and Johnny got so worked up that he accidentally broke his camera. Johnny loved that thing, and their parents
didn’t have the money to buy him a new one. Today is Johnny’s birthday, and Alex is
nowhere to be seen. Mom and dad look upset too — they don’t
know where he is either. He’s not even picking up his cell — he
seems to have turned it off. Johnny’s mad and gloomy. Suddenly, the doorbell rings, and mom rushes
to open — but it’s just Jim and Kimberly, Johnny’s friends he’d invited to the little
party. Evening comes, everyone’s sitting at the
table, and Alex is still missing. Dad looks at his watch, sighs, winks at Johnny,
and goes to the kitchen. Mom takes the cue and turns off the lights. And then two things happen at once… Just as dad steps into the living room with
Johnny’s birthday cake, the door bangs. Dad stops in his tracks with the cake still
in his hands, candles burning, and a red-faced, sweaty Alex rushes into the living room. Everyone looks at him, and he stares at Johnny. “Hey, lil’ bro,” he says, still panting. “I see I’m not late, after all. Here you go. Happy B-day.” Johnny opens the package and finds a camera
inside, just like his old one. He can’t believe his eyes, and a question
is about to leave his lips. But then he sees there’s no bulge on Alex’s
jean pocket and realizes why he didn’t answer the phone. Swallowing a lump in his throat, Johnny says,
“Want a piece of cake, big bro?” ***
Danny’s sitting at his desk in his eighth floor apartment. He’s holding a pen and staring at a blank
piece of paper. He swore he’d write this letter when February
14 came, and he can’t back down now. But gosh it’s hard! His hands are shaking and he doesn’t know
what to write, so he stands up and starts pacing around the room. He thought writing about his feelings would
be easier than confessing in person. Ha! Yeah, right. But if he doesn’t do it now, he won’t
ever. So Danny clenches his teeth and gets down
to writing. Finished. Good. He stands up, his knees buckling, and goes
outside to send the letter. When he gets back, though, there’s an envelope
in his mailbox. He fishes it out, nervously chuckling at how
similar it looks to the one he just sent, and tears it open. Inside is a plain white sheet of paper, folded. He reads the contents and slides down on the
floor. The letter reads, “Hey Danny! Didn’t know how to ask you, so writing this. I think you’re cool. Wanna hang out some time? Henry M.” Danny laughs with relief — and
disbelief. Turns out he was worried for nothing. ***
Mr. Jameson is looking at his watch. Five minutes to six. He goes to the window to check up on his violins
one last time before calling it a day. He takes off his favorite from its stand,
sits down near the window, and plays. He’s been alone for as long as he could
remember. No one ever shared his passion for strings
— and Mr. Jameson didn’t really mind. Violins were his life and his bread. He made them and played them, and each of
them had a name and a story to it. This one in particular he called Agatha, and
she was perfect. He loved every sound she made, and doubted
he could ever sell her. Mr. Jameson finishes the tune and realizes
he’s not alone anymore. Someone is standing right outside the shop
window. He looks up and sees a woman in her early
thirties, staring straight at him. She doesn’t look familiar. She starts, shakes her head, and goes to the
door to knock. Mr. Jameson opens. “This instrument… She’s beautiful,” says the woman as a
way of greeting. “Do you have a name for her?” Perplexed, Mr. Jameson stutters, “Y-yes,
she’s Agatha. And you’re?..” The woman blushes. “Oh, I’m so sorry. My name’s Linda Crane. If you forgive my impertinence, may I hold
her? Mister…?”
“Jameson. Randall Jameson. Yes, please, come in. Do you play?” Instead of answering, Ms. Crane takes the
violin, presses her cheek to its body, and brings the bow to the strings. The tune is simple, Mr. Jameson knows it well,
but he’s never heard anyone put so much force and feeling in it. He quietly takes another violin and starts
playing the supporting part. When they finish, Randall and Linda sit in
silence and look at the floor. Then they both raise their eyes to each other,
and they know they’re not alone anymore. ***
Love comes in all shapes and forms, and it gets to everybody. It’s what makes this whole world go round. And it will — eventually — find a way
even to the loneliest heart.

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100 Comments
  1. Nana Quashie

    You just had to today.🤦🏾‍♂️

  2. Siva Sudhanan K.P

    Bs tell about hinterkaifeck case

  3. Cartoon Kids TV

    Poor old man 🙁

  4. Dave Donle

    Happy valentines Day 😀

  5. xshawnlan 123

    this brings tears upon my eyes

  6. Zeytrixx

    Love – Something I will never experience in my entire life

  7. Lela Mahmud

    Who agrees they do a face reveal .

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    I ain’t beggin I want to see who agrees

  8. Ryu Wade

    Do you change your logo according to the holidays?
    Happy Valentines Day everybody!!

  9. Joyanne Paul

    Happy Valentine's day everyone!!!

  10. Keash Mill

    💘💘💘

  11. Grace Morgan Speaks

    Nice video. Would you love to be youtube friends?

  12. George Ross

    Just curious.
    Who came up with Annie Howard Wilkes?

  13. Elijah Bussey

    u guys have an amazing way of saying a whole lotta nothing.

  14. Pharaoh Status

    well put together video as always

  15. gacha friends

    We are having a family dinner this February 14

  16. Noah Calderon

    969th like😏

  17. Starsfarm

    Happy

  18. ttv sweat btw

    Hi

  19. LOLlawrence

    This got me moved.

  20. BRIGHT SIDE

    So, have you found the love of your life? 💗

  21. Azwad Mustahid

    the story was so good that i also shed some tears.😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍^_^

  22. Curious Cat 3 Google

    Happy Valentines Day everyone!
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  23. Fat Dude Entertainment

    Really good video man. We all need love!

  24. ฐิติวัสส์ กุลธัญวัฒน์

    Valentine'a Day. It's someone else's day, not my day.

  25. Yasaswi Bhai

    Not yet dude

  26. Caleb the Gamer2011

    Dear: everyone

    This day is all about love and being friends! I hope you have a wonderful valentines day! I guarantee that you’re gonna get love ❤️😃
    Your love will love you forever 😉! Have a great Valentine’s Day
    From: Caleb

  27. ŘÁŇĐŐM ĢÍŘŁ

    Love it

  28. bomber001

    This is a such a sweet video, I love all your videos

  29. Tanggal muda

    Dear a random person who read this. Talking about love, it's okay if human don't love you, but hey you have God. You can find your love in God.

  30. Matthew's Life by Matthew Dykstra

    Happy Valentines Day and Thank you for sharing. I will be taking out my friend of 29 Years for Lunch we will be Friends of 30 years this September when we met in Grade 5. These stories were so sweet and heartwarming thank you again.

  31. Laura Bryce

    Awwww, thank you. So so beautiful. Made me cry, in a good way. Whoever you are, you are a blessing. You have a beautiful soothing voice and a wonderful heart. Happy Valentine's Day to yoy

  32. Armadian Pangestu

    what happens if there is a disaster on earth and humans must flee into space, but find no new place to live
    …?

  33. Lilpoke

    Thanks

  34. MY Channel

    How to convince girl whether my love is true if anyone knows the answer please comment it

  35. prasanthi k

    Those stories were just awesome.
    No words to express..

  36. theya alumno

    Happy Valentine's day to everyone, hope all of us will continue spread love all over the world 😍😍😘😁😁

  37. Shakeela Naeem

    I'm before 200 comments

  38. Wil Rosz

    You don’t find love if you asexual tho

  39. trinityturkey11 l

    Imma try to ask my crush today at school

  40. Rajoishwarya Dhar 1

    Bright side is very inspirational….thanks bright side for telling us your ideas

  41. Mosbate 18

    Quick summary for those who r in a hurry

    1.Alice , Second floor : having a PET

    2.Richard , Third floor : Having a good SIBLINGS

    3.Ann , forth floor :Having a good SPOUSE

    4.Johnny , Sixth floor :Having a good FAMILY

    5.Danni , Eighth floor :The Life is empty , Don't bother yourself

    6.Jamson , First floor :You've never been alone ….

    Love comes in all shapes and forms !❤️❤️❤️

  42. one direction forever

    I think I don't even deserve love. Cause all this time my love of life has cheated on me for someone else… I know im not saying im better than him or anyone else. And my friends tell me to "wait and see u'll find someone else, just give it time man u'll find the one "… But I know in my heart I don't want anyone else, i don't wanna find anyone. I know she is the one and she doesn't love me that's fine. I'll wait for her. I'll still love her .

  43. DailyVlogs YouTube

    Who even narrates this channel?

  44. Mr. Hatred

    Happy valentines to all bright side fans Godbless❤️❤️❤️

  45. Bharatinaidu Pathivada

    We love you bright side

  46. Emelyn Apole

    I like your voice.

  47. Vj Dj

    Original Title : Six sides of love

  48. Vj Dj

    Original Title : Six sides of love

  49. Jason Portillo

    Is anybody a kid here I am

  50. Catz adventures and Ideas ESL teacher

    Happy Valentine's day to tjose couples and with partner. Happy independence day to those who just free from the past like me haha

  51. Lily Torbett

    bright side can you make a video about trash and we need to save our world to start a clean planet pls

  52. Annapurna Anantha

    Did u forget about black day of India today

  53. leo king

    sad life

  54. Lokesh Vashist

    Who is reading may you become a millionaire
    ( Hit like to activate the charm)

  55. young boy playzz

    Ur my favorite utuber happy Valentine's day if u play fortnite add me:TTV_maxlegand_yt

  56. •M i n t y E d i t s•

    A GREAT WAY TO START VALENTINES DAY

    periods.

  57. Optimal Ace

    Who are all single and are watching this just like me😭😂

  58. Adam does animation :

    I almost cried

  59. PlayedGamersIND

    You have friend from indonesia?,

  60. Jayashree Nair

    Best vedio found on Valentine's Day ♡♡♡♡♡

  61. Karen Luna

    That was so darn cute, so many emotions. It’s a lot different than the usual, I like it!

  62. FadeTheGamer

    What’s 9+10=?

  63. denmark david leuterio

    Y am I watching this it just reminds me that I don't have a date for valentines day

  64. Ayham Hima

    Not if your heart broken already like me 🙁

  65. Mimi Mine

    If Linda Crane is in her early 30s I’m 21!

  66. 항상 긍정적

    who else cried? HVD!

  67. Jose Miguel Herrera

    Dude,sometimes these methods don’t work,believe me I tried a LOT

  68. TECHNICAL ARYAN

    Today is black day for "India"

  69. MANISH RAWAT

    Bhai emotional kr diye tune toh😢😢

  70. druvan druvan

    We can make a better movie by ur story
    Keep it up bright side 😉

  71. Pham Long

    This is how many times I cried 🙁

  72. Muhammad Suleman

    HEY BRIGHT SIDE IM NEW

  73. Robert Noel

    Much love from Africa (Tanzania)

  74. Diana Gonzalez

    Loved this.

  75. Sam Way

    That was such a beautiful video.

  76. SamsStuff

    Love lives in my bag of takis

  77. Jaclyn Love

    haha look my name

  78. wendy t

    Value your ❤ heart happy valenttine

  79. Vaisakh P

    Anyone alone , I need someone to love ♥️💙♥️💙♥️

  80. Brighter Side

    Happy hearts day 🙂

  81. Laman Digital

    Love u all. Love me back?

  82. Urvee Wade

    Very Nice😍

  83. Fardeen Ali

    2:30 "Why did u say tht name?"

  84. Food, crafts And DIYs

    He called her Anne mousse but then said a completely different name when proposing…🤔

  85. Ballhog4Life Tennessee

    Where’d Smokey Gooo ?! 👀

  86. Beauty care 2

    Love

  87. Mr. Maruf

    bright side is awesome.
    i make some video about photo editing.please support me guys

  88. LINK HAMIYE_YT

    hey man,i told my crush that cane me hang out sometime then she said no…i have a boyfriend then i said sorry and felt so…heart broken and i have never had i girlfriend before and im now 17 years old 🙁

  89. gelo almario

    I been 22 years old now and i know some will say im still young and i have alot more to do and more girls to meet but you wont understand cause your not iny situation. If its easy for others then its not for me. Hays sad life hahha😅🤣🤣🤣

  90. Danielle Riverin

    Happy Self Love or St Val's Day 💞 and beyond, long Lives & blessings, Namaste! 💞

  91. chai latte

    "Where love lives"
    Me, an asexual aromantic person with bad social anxiety: well it doesn't live here

  92. Antonia Traistaru

    Is it just me or does this guy's voice sound just like the guy from the infographic show?

  93. Double M

    Nice Story

  94. Jade Ngoc

    Absolutely!

  95. Cactus彡Dev

    1:46 its neighbour from hello neighbour and please watch my video of painting goku

  96. mai_02

    This is so pure and beautiful I nearly cried

  97. Mince Lande

    You had to do this on valentines?

  98. Tamara Pierre

    4:38 that is so emotional

  99. Tamara Pierre

    This is wonderful! Such amazing stories and feelings attached to them. I lighted up my day! This is an amazing story with Love in the lives of those peoples. The feeling seems so true. Thanks for doing that. This is one step of making Valentine’s day(today) better for every subscriber

  100. Catfish Hunter

    That [email protected]:45 is making a big mistake..do buy the cow when you can get the milk for free!

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