20 of the Greatest Moments From 2018
This year came and went in a flash. No matter how you felt about the highs and lows of 2018, it’s impossible not to find delight in these incredible moments that happened over the last 12 months.
Blue Ivy Stole the Show
We love Jay and Bey, but we’re obsessed with Blue Ivy. The 6-year-old became our favorite Carter during the 2018 Grammys thanks to her now-famous side eye.
The ‘Queer Eye’ Reboot Happened
With all due respect to OG Carson Kressley and his pals, Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
‘Black Panther’ Is the Greatest Movie of the Year
Black Panther was the third-highest Marvel release ever, and the No. 1 movie of the year! Between the amazing action and strong female heroes, this movie will go down in history as one of the best ever.
Women Ruled the Olympics
Team USA celebrated taking the gold in the women’s ice hockey final at the Olympic games in Pyeongchang.
Another uplifting story from the Pyeongchang games. Mirai Nagasu made history as the first American female figure skater to successfully execute a triple axel during the Olympic games.
Elsa Saved Boston
Jason Triplett, a 37-year-old lawyer, found himself dressed as Elsa from Frozen one night. Naturally, he helped free a police van stuck during a blizzard outside of The Gallows restaurant in Boston.
A Yodeling Star Was Born
What a time to be alive! Here, Mason Ramsey poses on stage at Coachella after catching internet fame from a video of him yodeling in a Walmart.
A New Prince Arrived
Here, the Duchess of Cambridge is holding her newborn son, Prince Louis of Cambridge, who was born on April 23.
The First One-Handed Player Was Drafted by the NFL
Shaquem Griffin made his way to the Seattle Seahawks this year. His story is an inspiration to all.
Harry and Meghan Got Married
The biggest royal event of 2018 went down when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot. Shortly after, they announced they are expecting their first child together!
France Won Its Second World Cup
France’s Paul Pogba celebrates the team’s World Cup victory after they defeated Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. This is the country’s second win, the last being in 1998.
An Extraordinary Mission Saved an Entire Soccer Team
The world waited with bated breath for 12 boys and their soccer coach to be saved after becoming trapped in a cave in northern Thailand. Here, the team is all smiles after their rescue.
IHOP vs. IHOB Happened
IHOP made headlines this year in the best/worst way possible after a marketing flub where they announced plans to rebrand themselves as a burger chain called IHOB. The internet was highly amused.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Premiered
This year was a great one for rom-coms, and the big screen adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians proved it. The perfect casting and hilarious script left everyone clamoring for the sequels.
Animals Were Amazing (as Always)
A puppy plays with a white tiger cub at the Beijing Wildlife Park where a Golden Retriever milked eight abandoned cubs. Those cubs included hyenas, Siberian tigers, a white tiger, and an African lion.
An Emmys Proposal Happened
Oscars director Glenn Weiss proposed to his girlfriend Jan Svendsen after winning an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.
We Met Chile’s Newest Police Officers
This should really be the only picture in here. Police officers and soldiers in Chile march in the annual military parade with puppies training to be police dogs.
New Friends Were Made
Without question, one of the top five moments of 2018. A 70-year-old woman in Indiana sees a man eating breakfast alone at a McDonald’s and asks to join him. The strangers shared a meal and a side of viral fame.
Mandarin Patinkin Took the World By Storm
A mandarin duck mysteriously showed up in New York’s Central Park in late 2018, taking the city and the internet by storm. It’s been nicknamed Mandarin Patinkin.
A Sweet Reunion Occured
Lance Jones kisses his fiancee after meeting his 14-week-old baby for the first time. He was a crewman on the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which had been deployed for four months.