There’s still been some good news in 2020, as people went out of their way to help each other, or tried their best to raise a smile.
1. The drawing which made one woman’s day
Dale Povey was isolating at home during the pandemic and relying on government food parcels. At the bottom of one of those boxes, she discovered a child’s drawing,
“It was so lovely and it was such a happy picture and I thought ‘people are so kind out there’.”
2. A rainbow cake for the NHS
A baker who was forced to close her cake business because of the pandemic used her leftover ingredients to cheer up NHS staff.
3. Dancing bin men
During the pandemic we all realised how much we rely on our key workers.
Some bin men from Wolverhampton went above and beyond, recording dances on their rounds - and they even had their eye on Christmas No.1.
4. Rapping kids with a Coronvirus message
Most people found a whole day of homeschooling was just too much. One family used their time to record this music video - documenting their experiences of the pandemic.
5. World record breaking wotsit
6. Wife moves into husband’s care home because they can’t bear to be apart
Betty Meredith wasn’t able to visit her husband Ken after he moved into a care home during the pandemic.
We asked the couple what the secret was to their long lasting marriage
7. Boris Johnson asked about his Spitting Image puppet
He said he thought the puppet was ‘rather too flattering’
8. Banksy brightens up Nottingham
Nottingham was the first area in the Midlands to go into Tier 3 in the first round of Coronavirus tiered restrictions.
9. Toddler learns ITV News theme tune
His dad said,
"It has kept us and our family and friends entertained and we are glad it’s making other people smile too."
10. Des does the weather on Good Morning Britain
And Des made us smile when we lent him to GMB to do the weather throughout the breakfast show - and he met Piers Morgan for the first time.
Piers wasn’t best impressed when the live signal cut out on the forecast, and the shot returned to him while he was still having his make-up done!
But we think Des charmed him by the end of the morning.