Raquel Martinez: The woods were quiet, aching with age, and the sunlight dripped down from above, landing in leopard print to the leaf-strewn flood. Here, I walked with her, my little toddler cousin, hand in hand, and pointed out all the little flowers growing in the shaded hollows and dotting the meadow-sides. A butterfly slitted past, and I told her it could have been a fairy. She looked at me with disbelief and began to laugh, the sound cracking the forest quiet. A loud sweet cackle, stirring birds from their perches, a toothy grin, with gums flashing, and eyes twinkling. Her small round cheeks were dimpled, her noose crinkling with the gesture as if the smile wished to consume her whole face all at once. It was a pure smile, an expression of innocence and wonder that remained captured in my mind for years to come.
Mr. O'Bryan: A baby smile beats all. And if you are the person that makes the baby smile, well that is a pretty awesome thing. I always try to make a baby smile when I see one in a shopping cart to the grocery store as I wait in line. The baby and I will make eye contact and I will make some goofy face and usually the little tyke breaks into a wide grin. If the mother turns around and sees me doing this I usually stop so as not to be accused of being some kind of weirdo. If I do stop, the baby looks at me like, dude, that was hilarious! Do it again! So, the baby smile does it for me.
Muhammad Khwaja: The most beautiful smile I have seen would have to be the smile of my youngest sister. She is only 18 months old so her smiles are beautiful to everyone. The reason I find her smile the most beautiful is because it was the first smile of a younger sibling that I remember when they were still toddlers. Although I have 4 younger siblings, I was too young to remember their smiles when they were very young. This is why I think my sister's smile is the most beautiful smile I have seen.
Isabel Swann: The best smile I ever saw was when I hadn't seen my best friend, Sara Riley, for a long time. I went to her musical play and watched her dance as a police officer. When the cast took a final bow and got off the stage to greet their parents and friends I went up to Sara and patted her on the back. She turned with a confused expression not knowing who else would be at her play but immediately smiled so wide I thought it would stretch off her face. She embraced me in a long meaningful hug and thank me for coming to see her. That smile I will never forget.
Fatima Az-Zahraa Dadou: The most beautiful smile I have seen is my baby sister, Rahima's smile. If I had to describe her heart-felt smiles in one word, I would say "contagious". When my 3 year old sister laughs, the sound of her laughter rings through the house and lights faces up with smiles and lets us beam with joy and gratitude. Often, tears spring to my eyes when I realize how blessed my family is to have her, how much I love her, and how much I love God for blessing me so abundantly with even more than I had prayed for. I have never seen the little princess smile without having myself breaking into one.