Although 2020 will be remembered for a devastating pandemic, there were many inspiring moments that proved the resiliency of the human spirit. To help us get through one of the worst years in history, we rounded up some of the most inspiring and touching moments of 2020. From the little girl who danced her way to a friendship with her mailman, to the millions of people around the world who cheered on front line workers each night at 7 p.m. each night, these moments will warm your heart
This was a year we will never forget, and it was full of memorable moments that were caught on camera. A woman pleads for help on the phone with 911 as her minivan sinks. A mom opens her bedroom door and is met with a barrage of gunfire from invaders. A man feeds dozens of racoons on his back porch as they climb on him. Children greet their father, who they haven't seen in over 100 days while he worked on the front lines of the pandemic as a paramedic. In 2020 we all had to adjust to a new way of life, with online working and remote learning bringing unique challenges. From remembering to hit mute or turn off camera mode, to "Zoom bombing" pets, children and boyfriends, to a general forgetfulness to put on pants, take a look at our favorite embarrassing Zoom moments of 2020. "We cannot permit that closed nationalisms block us from living like the true human family that we are," said the pontiff, in his traditional "Urbi et Orbi" Christmas address. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. has surpassed 18 million. Our correspondent Sean Callebs shares the most compelling and memorable moments he experienced during his reporting on the pandemic this year.