It’s time to grab some tissues and sit down to watch most touching viral videos of 2015. These inspirational videos remind us that no matter what terrible things are happening in the world, there are still beautiful moments that show us the best of humanity. It’s the perfect way to reflect on the past year and feel hopeful about the good things to come in 2016.
Johanna Channeling Aretha Franklin
Give this little lady some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.! The only thing more adorable than Johanna’s sassy moves are the shouts of her proud dad as he shoots the video.
Ex-Circus Lion Feels Grass for the First Time
Will the Lion spent 13 years in a circus, confined to a cramped cage before he was retired to Ranchos dos Gnomos, an animal sanctuary in Brazil. Will’s reaction when he feels grass, dirt and rocks for the first time is priceless and a little heartbreaking.
6-Year-Old Finds Out He’s Going to be a Big Brother
This is one of the sweetest viral videos from 2015. We dare you not to cry too when you see this boy’s incredible reaction to his mom’s pregnancy news. That’s going to be one lucky little brother!
92-Year-Old Sings to Dying Wife
You’re going to need to stop and get another box of tissues before watching one of the loveliest inspirational videos from 2015. Howard (92) and Laura (93) have been married for 73 years and they are absolutely devoted to each other.
6-Year-Old Tiana’s Wise Words for Divorced Mom & Dad
Tiana is wise beyond her six years as she explains to her mom that everyone needs to settle down and be friends.
Mom Surprises Her Transgender Daughter with First Hormones
This is one of the shortest viral videos yet it conveys so much. Fourteen-year-old Corey Maison has been waiting to be approved for female hormones for two-and-a-half years.
College Students Surprise Cafeteria Worker
Who says millennials are self-absorbed? These college students raised money on GoFundMe to pay for Kathryn Thompson to take her family to Disney World. Have you gone through the whole box of tissues yet?
St. Louis Alderman on Gun Violence
Alderman Jeffrey Boyd speaks passionately about gun violence after learning his 23-year-old nephew had been shot and killed. The best viral videos are people speaking their truth.
Dad Explains Paris Attacks
How do you explain the Paris attacks to a child? Even with subtitles this is one of those viral videos that gets you right in the heart as a Parisian dad tries to explain why they shouldn’t be afraid of mean people.