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Updated: Aug 3, 2020

If you didn't catch these online gems the first time around, check out these reminders that good things can come in the littlest of packages!

Colored paper lanterns hanging in white tent

When a travel photographer was suddenly stuck at home due to COVID, she found the smallest things around the house could be transformed into amazing, larger-than-life adventures. As "CBS This Morning" shows us, what counts as “travel” is in the eye of the beholder.

This tiny dancer and roller skater added her own beautiful artistry to the now-iconic Black Lives Matter street art in Washington, DC. You could probably guess when watching nine-year-old Kaitlyn Saunders skate that she’s usually doing her spins on the ice!

Nothing embodies life in miniature like dollhouses, often as cute toys for kids. But even adults marvel at the world’s most valuable dollhouse, Astolat Castle. If you missed one of its rare public displays, explore this work of wonder here! Appraised at a whopping $8.5 million, the details in its 10,000 interior pieces are jaw-dropping, like real oil paintings, working gold chandeliers and a library full of readable miniature books.

For one little library on Staten Island, the usual stash of free books turned into a treasured spot to share essential items during the pandemic. CBS News discovered it was part of a not-so-little trend of neighbors helping neighbors nationwide.

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