cute 20 Awesome People Who Won Our Hearts in 2014  

Keshvar Alikhani
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Want to feel good about this year? This list of loveable celebrities will definitely help! Ebola, police brutality, political unrest. There were plenty of things to be upset about in 2014. But the year wasn’t all death and despair. In fact, plenty of adorable, awesome, and downright uplifting things happened that could brighten anyone’s mood.

The year’s most inspiring people taught us about love, life, and the best parts of Pennsylvania county fairs (Apparently Kid, we’re looking at you). From relative unknowns who became Internet celebrities to longtime stars who reached new levels of bad ass-ness and success, these people totally won our hearts in 2014.

Have you heard about teen Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s fight for childhood education? Or Lupita N’yongo’s standout red carpet fashion? How about the hero cat that saved her owner from a stray dog?

If you’re not feeling warm and fuzzy after each and every one of these heartwarming stories, then you might just be incapable of happiness. Check out the amazing people on this list and get inspired by the best success stories of 2014.
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Apparently Kid


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Apparently, all it takes to win the hearts and minds of millions of American is a microphone and a strong opinion. That is, as long as you're also as adorable as this guy. 

When "apparently kid" visited the county fair in Pennsylvania, his family probably had no idea he'd become a world-wide phenomenon. But it's no wonder, apparently the kid's got major TV chops. He's even become a pint-sized reporter for The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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Hero Cat


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Not a cat person? This will change your mind. Hero cat Tara was caught on camera defending her family (a four-year-old little boy) from a vicious stray dog in Bakersfield, CA.
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Batkid


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In one of the largest and most elaborate Make-a-Wish foundation projects ever, thousands of San Francisco residents and business owners came together to turn SF into Gotham City for the day.

Five-year-old cancer survivor Miles Scott became Batkid and traveled around the city with his favorite superhero (Batman, obviously) and saved it from impending doom. He received the key to the city from San Francisco mayor Ed Lee, and even President Barack Obama took part.

Malala Yousafzai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Awesome People Who Won Our Hearts in 2014
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The youngest ever Nobel Prize recipient, Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai won the award for Peace in 2014. The 17-year-old became famous after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for attempting to go to school.

After recovering, she went on to fight tirelessly for women and children's rights, and for access to education for people all over the world.

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