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Regardless of what language you speak, “we can all come together to share, enjoy and engage,” says Coral Malfaz ( @citomegalovirus), who gathered artists, photographers and friends for a WWIM15❤️ in Spain’s Canary Islands. Photo by @citomegalovirus

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For Maya Wardhani ( @mayaraniaa), a day of fun on a playground in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, is just one manifestation of kindness, WWIM15❤️’s theme. “Kindness is about creating happiness with friends,” says Maya. Photo by @mayaraniaa

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Bad weather couldn’t stop Gary Lin ( @s_way045) and his friends from joining forces for Taipei’s WWIM15❤️ this past weekend. “The rain is heavy,” he says, “but the hearts are stronger.” Photo by @s_way045

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Hello, world! It’s time for another edition of WeeklyFluff. Meet Bono, the newest edition to the @lorylorikeet family. This sweet, snuggly bird lives with his siblings, Lory and Theo, in Vitória, Brazil, and loves a good head scratch from his human. (Who could blame him?!) Follow @lorylorikeet to make sure you never miss a moment with this bright and beautiful brood.

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New friends and fun Boomerangs were made by Alfan Erdi Jozuna ( @alfanzu) at this WWIM15❤️ in Jakarta, Indonesia. Boomerang by @alfanzu

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This past weekend, thousands of community members — like Sam Vasquez ( @ettwas), here in Mexico — gathered around the world to celebrate Worldwide InstaMeet 15 (WWIM15❤️) and its theme: kindness. Follow along as we feature more of our favorite moments. Photo by @ettwas

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Actor Tom Holland ( @tomholland2013) found out he was Spider-Man on Instagram. “Marvel had posted a photo and said, ‘Go to our website to find out who the next Spider-Man is!’” says 20-year-old Tom, who grew up in London. “I rushed to my computer, and lucky old me, it said my name. I went absolutely crazy.” With one film as Spider-Man under his belt and a second, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” ( @spidermanmovie), coming out this summer, Tom adapted to his role and the physical training it demands, from freerunning to gymnastics — anyone who frequents his account is familiar with Tom’s signature backflips. But his favorite part about being Spider-Man is meeting kids while dressed as the superhero. “It’s such a joyous experience to see how happy it makes them to meet the real-life Spider-Man,” he says. Watch our Instagram story right now to see more from Tom. 🕷

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After driving along the twists and turns of Switzerland’s Maloja Pass, Jonas Skorpil ( @zrodyr) released his drone to take this nighttime shot. “I set it to a long exposure and tried my luck,” he says. TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @zrodyr

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Who’s a good dog? TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @lennyruizc

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“I can’t really say I had any female riders to look up to,” says motocross champion Vicki Golden ( @vgolden423). As a three-time X Games gold medalist, and the first female to qualify for Supercross and Arenacross, the 24-year-old from Southern California is paving the way for female riders. Despite concussions and major injuries, Vicki has one motto: never quit. “Broken bones and all that stuff is just part of the game,” she says. This post is in celebration of Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we’ll be highlighting the stories of women doing extraordinary things around the world. Photo of @vgolden423 by @matt_cordova

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A visitor to the sculpture garden in Rome’s Villa Medici takes a new look at some ancient relics. TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @lenovchi

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“I don’t normally shoot flowers,” says Yosuke Nishida ( @yosuke_0312), but these blooming camellias scattered along a woodland path in Japan changed everything. TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @yosuke_0312

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In the waters off of Vitória, Brazil, Pepê Silva ( @pepesilva_) draws inspiration from the sea and sunlight. “When I photograph someone, I try to put them in sync with these two elements.” TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @pepesilva_

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Paralympian Beatrice Vio’s ( @bebe_vio) relationship with fencing started at age 5. “It was love at first sight,” says the gold medalist, now 20, from Venice, Italy. In 2008, Beatrice contracted meningitis, which resulted in the amputation of both legs from the knee and both arms from the forearm, with severe scarring to her face and body. “Getting back into fencing was the only thing I had on my mind,” she says. “Some people said it was impossible, but I did it!” Today, Beatrice competes in wheelchair fencing, using a special prosthetic device, created by her father, to hold her foil (a fencing weapon). “In wheelchair fencing, you can’t move backward — you can only attack,” she says. “This is the same thing that you have to do in life, and I always do.” This post is in celebration of Women’s History Month. Throughout March, we’ll be highlighting the stories of women doing extraordinary things around the world. Photos by @bebe_vio

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This cool cat’s curled tail, captured in action by Volkan Çatıkkaş ( @volkancatikkas), swung its way into our BoomerangOfTheWeek. 😻 Add BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next Boomerang’s caption — yours might show up here on @instagram. Boomerang by @volkancatikkas

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InstaMeets have been a part of our community since the very early days of Instagram. They are gatherings of people who come together to connect over their shared passions and experiences. And Worldwide InstaMeet 15 (WWIM15❤️) is happening this weekend, March 25-26! Join tens of thousands of people around the world to share, explore and celebrate while spreading this InstaMeet’s theme: kindness. Our features like Instagram Stories and Instagram Live offer even more opportunities to get creative and capture your experience in real time. Browse WWIM15❤️ throughout the weekend to explore communities around the world, and check in on Monday for a look back at some of our favorites. To find an InstaMeet near you, check out community.instagram.com. Photo by @thiagolbrito

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“At our core, Girlvana is empowering the next generation of women through movement and mindfulness,” says yoga teacher Alex Mazerolle ( @allymaz) from Vancouver, Canada. Alex is the founder of Girlvana Yoga ( @girlvanayoga), a community on a mission to support teenage girls through yoga, meditation and mentorship. “I grew up competitively dancing. I had an eating disorder. I doubted myself and my place in this world. I came to the yoga mat as a physical practice — I thought it was going to keep me flexible and strong. What it ended up being was a big overhaul of my life. After I had been teaching yoga for four years, I realized if someone had taught me how to breathe, if someone listened to me from a place of compassion at 14 years old, my life would’ve looked a lot different. The work I do with Girlvana keeps me so accountable, and so real and transparent about my relationship to my body and food. Embedded in its philosophy, yoga has this this intrinsic self-care and kindness that this is your one chance, your one vehicle, and to honor and find love and compassion for your body is much more fruitful than being at war with yourself.” Photo by @allymaz

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The Embassy of Kindness ( @theembassyofkindness) all started at an InstaMeet in Melbourne, Australia. Kanesan Nathan ( @legojacker) and Amal Bleed ( @toffyinc) led a photo walk around the city, documenting what kindness looked like with fellow, local Instagrammers. Then, they started talking to strangers. “Our very first portrait of kindness was a man called Philip. He was kind but he was skeptical about the power of kindness to change the world,” explains Kanesan. “We looked at each other and thought, ‘Challenge accepted.’” Today, through their portraiture and captions, The Embassy of Kindness seeks to exemplify how kindness can connect us all. “Any act, no matter how big or small, has the power to change a person’s life in a profound way,” says Amal. “It’s about celebrating our shared humanity.” For this Worldwide InstaMeet (WWIM15❤), Kanesan will lead an event from Canberra, where he now lives, at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, and Amal will host from Melbourne’s city center. Both InstaMeets encourage participants to start conversations about kindness and create portraits that have become the basis for The Embassy’s photo project. @theembassyofkindness photos by @toffyinc and @legojacker

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“Yo what up! I’m Liza Koshy ( @lizakoshy) and I’m just a little brown girl with big dreams in a big tree. One of those dreams has been to simply spread some good ol’ positivity. It’s been a blessing to spread it around online. I found an awesome community of people who have the same dad-joke humor, same positive morals and appreciation for laughter. That’s a community I’m down to chill with. If I could take my 10.4 million followers out for pizza, I would ... (as long as one of them paid for it). **Three more things I’m grateful for:** 🙌 @daviddobrik. My boyfriend, who’s a pretty cute inspiration of mine. He is the most positive, kind and cute (did I say that yet?) human being. You can follow him ... but he has a girlfriend. 🙌 @humansofny is incredibly real. It makes me tear up, and crack up. Anyone can appreciate how they spread stories, spread insight and spread kindness. 🙌 @charitywater puts a face to such an important cause. Giving and helping where you’re able to see the impact made across the world. It’s freaking beautiful. If you could give a 🙌 to three Instagram accounts who support or inspire you, who would they be? Post using 🙌🙌🙌 for a chance to be featured on Instagram.

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