There were daredevils who went higher, farther and to the most extreme. There were dogs who made us laugh and people who inspired us to dance, dance, dance. There was one dad who dressed up as Spider-Man to make his kid smile, and another who zoomed around a racetrack to do the same. Strangers kissed on camera, Bill Gates took the Ice Bucket Challenge and athletes everywhere pushed the boundaries of what we thought was possible.
The aforementioned are just a handful of some of the best and most-watched videos of the year, videos that have all made it into a new, high-octane, year-end compilation video by YouTuber Luc Bergeron, aka Zapatou.
According to Bergeron, who has been creating these compilation videos for several years, the recent best-of mashup features a whopping 233 video clips.
Watch them all in the sequence above to relive some of YouTube’s funniest, most inspiring and most adorable moments of 2014.