Many kids—maybe even most kids—are adorable and special and kindhearted and lovable, yes yes yes. Et cetera. But they also are kind of dumb. They can't even read! Some of them even wet the bed and throw temper tantrums in the middle of the supermarket just because you wouldn't let them get Froot Loops! 

These nine kids aren't like that. These kids know what's up, and were working to right wrongs and speak truth to power all throughout 2015. Learn from them, people!


1. The girl who asked her divorced parents to be friends.

"If I can be nice, I think all of us can be nice too," she said, while wearing cartoon bunny pajamas. "If we live in a world where everyone is being mean, everyone is going to be a monster in the future."

2. The 8-year-old boy who wrote an open letter to his school asking his classmates not to bully.

Letter to bully