There were a lot of really depressing stories from the world of sports this year. Famous athletes were exposed as cheaters, racists, and even murderers. And at times, it seemed like we couldn’t go more than a couple of days without doing a story about something tragic or disheartening
However, for nearly every negative story, there was at least one that lifted the spirits and reminded us that humanity is, in spite of it all, fundamentally good. And today, with Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d send you into the weekend on a happy note by recapping the most amazing feel-good stories of 2013. If these stories don’t warm your heart up, nothing will.