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2016 has been a rough year for America and the entirety of planet Earth. The news has been dominated by police shootings, terrorist attacks, and an angry a guy who loves walls and just asked Russia to hack his opponent.

But don't throw in the towel just yet. Some genius decided to ask strangers on reddit to share all the good things that have happened this year. Honestly, you'll feel a lot better after you read them. Here are 16 of the best responses.

1. cingalls recapped some of the awesome breakthroughs in the medical field that happened this year. These things are going to save a lot of lives. That's pretty cool.

We're closer to having successful vaccines for lung and brain cancer. New chemotherapy breakthroughs have increased the 5-year survival for pancreatic cancer from 16% to 27% and getting better. Thanks to our bad luck last year with Ebola, systems are now in place that speed up development and delivery of vaccines for the next outbreak. Scientists figured out how to link robotic limbs with the part of the brain that deals with intent to move so people don't have to think about how they will move their limb, it can just happen. Child mortality is down everywhere and it keeps going down.