An underdog’s triumph, furry hugs and cure for a hangover: The year in good news

It was a year headlined by death, disappointment and destruction. From war and disaster to the untimely passing of many notable figures, 2016 was packed full of terrible news. But buried within were nuggets of good news — the kind of stories that made us smile and softened hearts. Here are some of our favourites.

Furries meet Syrian refugees