In a year of adversity, there were some people who stepped up and went above and beyond to help others.
And for others, it was their strength of character day in day out which set an example for us all.
Here are 10 inspirational stories we covered this year.
1. Inspiring women on International Women’s Day
This is what they told us.
2. Down’s Syndrome campaigner marries
We first met Heidi Crowter from Coventry in 2019, when she told us about her work breaking down prejudices about Down’s Syndrome, and why she ‘loves every day’
We couldn’t stop her talking about the love of her life, James, who made her ‘the happiest girl in the world.
Heidi has also been to Downing Street this year, to hand in a petition against an abortion law.
3. Hezron Brown wins Pride of Britain
Hezron Brown didn’t have the easiest start in life, and he fell in with a bad crowd.
He was on the point of being jailed, but when the judge heard the difficulties he’d faced, she let him off.
From then on, he turned his life around, and won a Pride of Britain award this year for his work steering other young people away from gang crime.
4. Barbara Briley beats Coronavirus
Our cameras were there to capture the moment she arrived home after recovering, smiling and waving to her neighbours.
She told us to 'never give up,' and that she missed listening to her favourite musician, Andre Rieu - so we got in touch with him.
5. A lockdown rescue
Ben Canham from Melton Mowbray was struggling during lockdown.
He wasn’t leaving the house, and turned to social media for human contact.
There he met Shelagh Low, a retired social worker, who lives in Scotland. She was worried about him, so made the 700 mile round trip to collect Ben, and bring him home to live with her.
6. Reverend Eve on the Black Lives Matter movement
After the death of George Floyd in America in May, the Black Lives Matter movement drew attention to the injustices and challenges facing black people around the world.
We spoke to the Rev Eve Pitts, of the Holy Trinity Church in Birmingham, about her life and journey to becoming Britain's first female Caribbean vicar.
To mark the killing of George Floyd she and her parishioners had kneeled outside her church, in a symbol of solidarity.
She told us,
"I would like a different world for my grandchildren to grow up in and for little black boys and little black girls not to be limited by the colour of their skin, but by who they are as human beings - as Martin Luther King once said."
7. Elderly couple in isolation sing to their family
An elderly couple in Derbyshire were forced into isolation as the pandemic took hold.
Rex and Selina Taylor hadn’t left the house for two weeks, and missed seeing their family.
8. Grieving mother urges families to talk to their sons
He was studying at university and hoped to become an engineer with the army.
While still struggling with her own grief, his mother Helen urged families to talk to their sons about their mental health - before it was too late.
9. Doctor who nearly died from Coronavirus back on the ward
Dr Hamza Ansari’s family were stuck in Canada as he fought the virus, but he pulled through, and when he was discharged, a hospital colleague welcomed him into his own home to begin his recovery.
He's now back at work.
10. Police officer with Motor Neurone disease walks 5,000 steps
He was cheered across the finish line by his colleagues on the day he retired.