Sometimes life just isn't fair. Sometimes the bad rises to the top, leaving all the good people at the bottom of the pile without any sort of recognition.
It's rare that you hear of any positive stories and 2018 hasn't exactly been brimming with them, but as it's the end of the year and we're in dire need of some sort of sign that everything will be OK, we've dug into our archives and found eight stories that put a smile on our face and let us know that the world wasn't such a terrible place.
When the Royal Mail received an unusual request from a seven-year-old boy asking them to deliver a birthday card to his dad who had died four years previously, they gave the best and most heartwarming response ever.
Sean Milligan, who works for the Royal Mail, wrote:
While we've been delivering your post, we became aware of some concerns.
So, I just wanted to take this opportunity to contact you about how we succeeded in the delivery of your letter, to your dad in heaven.
This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects on route to heaven.
However, please be assured that this particular important item of mail has been delivered.
Royal Mail's priority is to get customers mail delivered safely I know how important your mail is to you.
I will continue to do all I can to ensure delivery to heaven safely.
We'll end this little burst of positivity with this small act of kindness from a builder in Australia who paid for an old man's McDonald's meal after he noticed that the man was struggling to find the right change.