There’s no denying that 2017 has been one hell of a roller coaster. Between devastating hurricanes that left thousands displaced from their homes, numerous ISIS-linked terror attacks, and the outing of countless public figures for their grotesque acts of sexual assault and harassment (oh, and the inauguration of one of the most controversial presidents in American history), it’s been a tad difficult to find a silver lining amid the madness. Thankfully, Barack Obama just swooped in to save the day like the freakin’ superhero he truly is.
On Dec. 29, the former POTUS shared a series of tweets highlighting a few positive stories that may have gotten lost in the shuffle this year. He prefaced them by writing, “For all the bad news that seemed to dominate our collective consciousness, there are countless stories from this year that remind us what’s best about America.” Leave it to Obama to restore our faith in humanity and simultaneously give us hope for a better 2018.
If you’re seeking a much-needed dose of positivity as you close (see: slam) the door on 2017, reading Obama’s tweets and the stories he shared should do the trick.