This 2 minute long video published on Google’s youtube channel on December 14th, is a montage of 2016’s most iconic images and emotional quotes, covering the election debate between US politicians Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, along with the death of celebrities and the ongoing conflict in Syria affecting young children.

I find the ad seriously meaningful and powerful; I cried throughout watching it as the video displays some of the unbelievable events that took place in 2016. But the main message I think Google wanted to put across was the fact that although there were many bad things that happened in 2016, we can’t just focus on them, we have to look forward and remain optimistic about what the future holds.