12 Wonderful Things That Happened In 2016

These great acts of kindness give us faith in humanity

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s a good time to take a look back and see some of the great things that people have done over the past 12 months. These stories will definitely make you proud to be part of the human race.


Manny Pacquiao helped build a thousand new homes for people living on the streets.

© Manny Pacquiao/Instagram

Manny Pacquiao may be a world champion boxer, but that hasn’t made him forget his upbringing as a boy from a poor family in the Philippines. Manny currently works as a senator in his homeland, and recently organized a project to build 1,000 new homes to help his country deal with the homelessness crisis.

A Syrian animal-lover decided to stay in Aleppo to help abandoned cats.

© Nobel Peace Prize to Alaa

Alaa Jaleel is a modern-day hero. When the city of Aleppo was being attacked and evacuated all around him, Jaleel decided to stick around. Why? To look after the city’s abandoned cats. It’s rare to see such incredible dedication to animals and Jaleel definitely deserves a lot of respect for the work he’s doing.