In 2015, there was no shortage of moments that made us grin from ear-to-ear.
We rounded up some of the year's most feel-good stories that'll make you look back fondly on the past 12 months. From a dog who somehow mastered the public transit system, to a mailman who made one young reader's dreams come true, these stories were so moving, we just couldn't help but crack a smile.
Check them out below.
When This Little Boy Couldn't Keep It Together After Meeting His Heroes
Some things in life are just too good to handle.
Quincy Kroner had that exact feeling on March 13 when he met his heroes -- the neighborhood garbage men, Mark Davis and Eddie Washington. The Cincinnati 2-year-old has been fascinated by the garbage truck “since about the age he could walk,” the toddler’s father, Ollie Kroner, told The Huffington Post. But this was the first time he met the garbage men in person, and it was all too much for him -- resulting in the adorably priceless photo above.
When This Mailman Got The Internet To Come Together For A Boy Who Loves To Read
Twelve-year-old Mathew Flores loves to read. But until recently, advertisements were the only reading materials available to the boy.
Flores approached his mailman, Ron Lynch, in a Salt Lake City suburb to ask if he could have any junk mail.
Instead, Lynch asked his Facebook friends if they could spare some books for Flores.
People from around the world, including the UK, Australia and India, sent books to Mathew. Lynch told HuffPost hundreds of books have been delivered to the boy's door.
When This Dog Stunned Everyone With Her Bus-Riding Abilities
Seattle's public transit system has had a ruff go of things lately, and that has riders smiling.
You see, of the 120 million riders who used the system last year, at least one of them is a dog.
Seattle's KOMO-TV reports the 2-year-old black Labrador mix, named Eclipse, has become a regular fixture on the city's D-Line after she figured out how to ride the bus alone to the dog park.
When This Orphan Kangaroo Stole Hearts Everywhere With His Teddy Bear
We're just as in love with this little kangaroo as he is with his stuffed teddy bear.
Timothy Beshara, who lives in Tasmania, shared a photo on Twitter this past Tuesday of an orphaned eastern grey kangaroo named "Doodlebug" -- yes, DOODLEBUG! -- clutching his stuffed teddy bear in New South Wales, Australia.
When This Man Tugged At Our Heartstrings With His Train For Rescue Dogs
Everyone deserves a little fun in life, even stray dogs.
Eugene Bostick, an 80-year-old retiree and his brother decided to take abandoned dogs in, giving them shelter and food. He also wanted to take them on trips outside the farm.
So he put together a makeshift train to take the dogs through the streets, to a nearby forest or creek.
"Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited," Bostick told The Dodo. "They all come running and jump in on their own. They're ready to go."
When This Teen Made All 1,076 Girls At His School Feel Like A Million Bucks
Wanting every girl at his high school to feel loved on Valentine’s Day, one big-hearted Oklahoma teen decided to surprise all of them with cards and candy this year -- a total of 1,076 girls.
According to KFOR, Dan Williams, a student at Edmond High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, had to work all summer to raise enough money for the surprise gifts. “To know that someone cares about them, that's the best feeling in the world I think,” he told the news outlet.