The world is never all bad, even when it feels that way. It can be hard to find the good news among the doom and gloom, though, which is where social media accounts like The Happy Broadcast come in – they gather and post the good stories for you.

If you’re looking for a pick-me-up, they’ve got your back – and yes, these 18 great things really did happen among the chaos of 2020.

18. That’s what I call an upside.


17. This IS great news.

For all of us, not just the animals.

16. We’ve got to get rid of that thing.

What better time than now?

15. Incentives are key.

And cake is a great one.

14. Who is going to be next?

There should be a line.

13. This just warms my heart.

Congrats to the new mum.

12. Humans doing good.

Just warms your heart, doesn’t it?

11. Feminism is spreading!

I can definitely get on board with that.

10. It’s about time!

Let’s only look forward, now.

9. Just like putting those stickers on your windows.

I’m surprised we didn’t think of this before now!

8. I just love this story.

We’ve always been a global society.

7. I hope he doesn’t have a dark backstory.

But either way, he’s doing good.

6. We’re still waiting.

But no one is giving up.

5. We can save the bees.

Slowly but surely.

4. Let’s all follow suit.

Scotland is really leading the charge these days.

3. The light at the end of the tunnel.

A very long tunnel, y’all.

2. That’s quite a big difference.

Let’s start making them today!

1. If this doesn’t make you want to dance…

With the elephants!

These just made me smile, which is the perfect antidote to all the rest.

Do you remember something else great that happened this year? Share it with us in the comments!