The year 2013 is almost here, which means that we'd like to take a second to look back at all the amazing, heartwarming, inspiring, uplifting, and hilarious things that happened in the past year.
Luckily, YouTube user Jean-Louis Nguyen compiled all of our favorite moments in a beautiful video homage that seriously gave us goosebumps.
In the video, you'll recognize John Unger cradling Schoep, the arthritic dog who saved his life, while he falls asleep in Lake Superior.
You'll also see brothers Meyers and Bailey Leonard tearfully embrace as the older brother -- a Marine --surprises his younger brother at basketball practice after serving in Afghanistan.
The Internet's favorite pets make an appearance too. Where would 2012 be without its most influential cat?
By the end of the video, our faith in humanity was officially restored.
2012, you were amazing. 2013, you have big shoes to fill.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that John Unger cradled Schoep in Lake Michigan. It actually happened in Lake Superior, and we apologize for the error.