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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: People wait to celebrate New Years eve in Times Square on December 31, 2019 in New York City. Because of the mild weather, a larger than usual crowd of people visiting from all over the world is expected to watch the ball drop. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

I think it’s safe to say that for the majority of people in America, and around the world, 2020 was hands down the worst year.

Obviously the Coronavirus pandemic was the largest grey cloud over the entire year, but for all of us, it has been rough. As the year finally comes to an end, we are still fighting the Coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that people are excited for a new year.

Before we head into 2021 though, here are some good things (believe it or not) that happened in 2020.

  1. Scientists discovered Coronavirus vaccines

    • The disease was unprecedented, but scientists were able to find a vaccine which leaves us hopeful for 2021.

  2. Family-owned Drive In Movie Theaters saw a comeback

  3. A record number of Americans turned out to vote in the 2020 election.

  4. America made history by electing the first female vice-president, first Black vice-president and first Asian American vice-president: Sen. Kamala Harris of California.

  5. Carbon dioxide emissions declined

  6. Scotland became the first country to offer free period products for all

  7. We brushed up on more basic skills.

    • Even if it was out of boredom, many people learned new skills in quarantine.

  8. Pet adoptions and foster homes were way up this year

  9. Africa is now free of Polio.

  10. For the first time in a very long time the Northern Lights were seen as far down as central Wyoming.