It's not too surprising that some highlights this year were celeb-centric (i.e. "the royal baby") or that others revolve around this year's tragedies (i.e. "Typhoon Haiyan," and "Boston Marathon").
But most of what we see is people overcoming challenges, acts of kindness and a multitude of reasons to celebrate the world we live in.
Of course, no year is perfect, and we should always strive to be better, kinder, nicer. But Google -- and our team here at HuffPost Good News -- wanted to remind you that good always wins the day.