I’ll be the first to admit that 2018 sure felt like a flaming pile of garbage. In between our nation’s vast socio-political divide, the state of the environment, and the passing of many beloved public figures, it became easy to forget that good people, good actions, good things—abound in this world.
Yes, a lot of really dumb stuff happened. Yes, it was emotionally exhausting, and people seemed to go especially out of their way to ruin the Internet, and I don’t know of a single person who didn’t struggle with their mental health in some capacity.
But also, these 45 things happened:
1. This adorable date:
2. This heartfelt goodbye:
This note was left on the gate at the water this afternoon. No name or number left but whoever you are, rest assured your rose is in place in the middle of the lake. pic.twitter.com/GAQcbQRSZJ
— BVGS Rowing (@BVGSRowing) October 18, 2018
3. This sweet grandpa:
4. This perfect parking spot:
5. These new best friends:
6. This professional photo:
7. This life-saving surgery:
Patient asks if I can also fix teddy bear just before being put off to sleep… how could I say no? pic.twitter.com/WOKFc5zr91
— P. Daniel McNeely (@pdmcneely) September 30, 2018
8. This precocious tipper:
9. This beyond-cute gaze:
10. This eatery truth:
we went to waffle house at 2 am and it was super icy outside so the workers gave us serving trays to go sledding outside of the restaurant, and our waitress took my phone and charged it when it died. its not a waffle house but a waffle home.
— sarah (@sarahhhclifton) February 11, 2018