9 heartwarming news stories from 2017 that will restore your faith in humanity
Much of what the media report can seem negative or downright depressing.
That's because two of the main objectives of journalists, especially those covering people in power, is to expose wrongdoing and shine a light on problems in society so they can be fixed.
But it's also important to highlight the good that happens around the world - stories of triumph and courage, community and giving back.
This year was more divided than most, but Americans still came together to lift each other up. Here are nine heartwarming news stories from 2017: