What have you Googled this past year? It’s time for Google’s “Year in Search 2018” video, and the results won’t disappoint. The last 365 days were filled with some pretty amazing and just plain rad moments. Most strikingly, families and kids took front and center in Google’s recap of 2018.

This year’s recap montage opens with moving clip of a baby hearing his mother’s voice for the first time—and it only gets more inspirational from there. (Grab your tissues. You’re going to need them.)

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2018 was quite the year—and Google wanted to capture and share all the good that happened over the past 12 months. The “Year in Search” includes clips from the dramatic rescue of the Thai soccer team trapped in a cave for two weeks to Americans doing our civic duty and proudly voting on Election Day.

We celebrated the crazy-good moments of inclusion in Hollywood, from Crazy Rich Asians to the lasting impact of Black Panther and “Wakanda forever!” We celebrated all the little moments, from singing out loud (like the so-sweet seven-year-old who showed off some serious vocal chops while belting out the National Anthem) to all kinds of dancing gone viral.

There were lots of big moments this year, too—from the Royal wedding, to the loss of the iconic Stephen Hawking or New Zealand Premier Jacinda Ardern being the ultimate working mama. LeBron James continued to be awesome. U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth gave birth in office (not literally in her office, of course).

What did we love in 2018? Cute puppies, kids doing the floss, Cardi B doin’ her thing and Chloe Kim killin’ it in the Olympics.

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As the video comes to a close, Google shows us some moving military family reunions ends with a poignant quote from the late, great Anthony Bourdain: “Life is good. The world is filled with people doing the best they can, you know? Who love their kids and who would like to live their lives with a little dignity and hope—just like everybody else.”

Watch the video below—and make sure you’ve got those tissues handy.

Wow—what a year! And here’s to great things for you and yours in 2019.

—Erica Loop

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