It’s not all been doom and gloom (Pictures: Tyger Williams/AP/Wellburn Care Homes/SWNS/South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center)

2020 has been an experience to say the least.

This eventful year has been chock full of events most of us would probably prefer to forget, but it hasn’t been all bad.

This Christmas, we thought it would be particularly prudent to look back at some of the happier things to have happened this year.

That’s why we’ve put together the list of heart-warming news stories below.

From a hairless oppossum with a donated wardrobe of plush knitwear to reunited high school sweethearts, there’s enough to pull at even the frostiest of heartstrings.

Now’s your last chance to grab the tissues…

Dr. Kerry Anne and Michael Gordon looked stunning (Picture: Tyger Williams/AP)
He used his pocket money to buy his mum flowers (Pictures: FAMILY LOCKDOWN TIPS & IDEAS/Facebook
Tim and Alsya Mounce dated during high school and went to prom together before marrying other people and getting divorced (Picture: Alysa Mounce/Metro.co.uk)
Monet the mini horse made them very happy (Picture: Wellburn Care Homes / SWNS)
Golden retriever Lily-Mae was glowing(Pictures: @shaunakiely_photography)
Oliver and Melody married despite living 5,000 miles apart (Picture: Collect/ PA Real Life)
Monique had a lonely birthday but now she’s got a forever home (Picture: Battersea)
From online chats to IRL love (Picture: Rachel Smith)

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Charmain McGuffey was elected as sheriff in Hamilton County, Ohio (Photo: Twitter)
Strangers have donated her jumpers (Picture: South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center)
They named him Tuscon Prime (Picture: @tucson_prime)
Dot was able to watch the whole thing with a three-course meal and canapes (Pictures: PA)
Ping’s bones weren’t formed properly (Picture: Hamlilton Specialist Referrals / SWNS Provider)

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