There are some moments in life that hit us in such powerful, raw, and emotional ways, it’s hard to even prepare ourselves for them. During these moments, we have to remember to remain strong and remember that nothing, not joy nor pain, is permanent – so take each and every moment as it comes. These photos are a celebration of life’s emotional moments, for better or worse. They capture the raw emotion of what it means to be human: Sometimes, the human experience is beautiful. Other times, it’s mired in tragedy. Either way, these photos will bring a tear to your eye. #21 is just heartbreaking.
When Meghan Vogel carried Arden McMath, a competitor, across the finish line when she collapsed during a race.