Despite what you read in your newsfeed, there’s been a whole lot of good news out there recently. (It’s true — we can prove it!) Now, more than ever, people are coming together to show their support in neighborhoods big and small, all across the country.

From uplifting and inspiring stories of people who go beyond what’s expected, to the touching stories of communities coming together for the common good, here are some of the stories that have warmed our hearts the most this year. (Warning: You might want to grab some tissues.)

Rapping subway conductor sparks smiles

Commuting by subway in New York can sometimes be — how should we put this — less than stellar. But there’s an …

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