Know someone who showed up in a big way to help this year? Share their story and Upworthy will send them a Google Nest device

This holiday season, we'd like to say thank you and send a gift to those who have made this year a little bit better for the people around them. We're looking at all the frontline and essential workers, teachers, mail carriers, volunteers, and superstars in your life! 🙌

Tell us about how someone you know showed up to help this year, and they'll have the chance to receive a Google Nest device on behalf of Upworthy. We will be giving out hundreds of gifts so don't be shy!

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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