It's been a real roller coaster of a year - one of those scary roller coasters where mummies and vampires jump out at you - so it's important to look back at all of the good things that made it bearable.
With so much uncertainty in the world this year, it was important to rely on things that will never let you down: family, friends, and cute dogs on the internet.
To celebrate their unique ability to make this year less awful, we've collected 21 of the best dog gifs from this year. Only the goodest of the good boys made it on, so we guarantee you'll be feeling better about this year by the time you finish this list.
1. This is how you win a staring contest
2. Look at this smooth operator
3. "To infinity...and beyond!"
4. You missed a spot
5. "Don't play with your food!"
6. Um...I think he wants in
7. Trust fall!
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