The Better Parts of 2020

The Better Parts of 2020

Abby Phillips, Staff Writer

For many, 2020 has been a terrible year. With the ongoing pandemic, the many deaths, people losing their jobs, and the protests going on in places like Hong Kong, it’s been a difficult time for everyone. But that doesn’t mean all of 2020 was bad. Here’s a list of some of the better things that happened this year:

Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, sent two astronauts to space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.

A World War II veteran beat the novel coronavirus at 103 years old and was discharged from the hospital just two days before his 104th birthday.

The Netflix documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness excited millions and brought many people together in a time of social distancing. The bizarre true story helped people get through the lockdowns happening across the country.

Dr. Fauci said that even in a pandemic Santa Claus would be able to deliver gifts to children on Christmas Eve because Saint Nick is in fact immune to Covid-19.

Drive-in movie theaters have made a comeback due to social distancing and have even inspired drive-in concerts to be a thing now.

The app TikTok became extremely popular and inspired lots of new challenges and dances across the world.

Essential workers like health care professionals and teachers were finally acknowledged for their hard work and were recognized by many as heroes.

In October, a baby was born from an embryo that had been frozen more than 27 years prior. The birth of the baby set a new record. The previous record for longest-frozen embryo ever to be born was actually set by the baby’s sister, who was born in 2017.

It was announced that the hit show Friends, which debuted in 1994 and ended in 2004, would be getting a reunion, something their fans had been wishing for for a while now.

Many musicians started giving concerts at their own homes and live streaming them across social media.

People realized the importance of small businesses and started shopping there instead of at big retailers.

Because people were at home all of the time, they started adopting and rescuing pets so that they wouldn’t be as lonely. In fact, some animal shelters were actually empty.

Okay sure, 2020 has not been the greatest, but there were definitely a few amazing things that happened. It has been a very memorable year. Let’s hope for a better 2021.