Good deeds in 2020: Tales of kindness in a trying year

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its “One Good Thing” series to highlight individuals whose actions offer glimmers of light in dark times.

Nine months later we’ve hit every continent except Antarctica to publish more than 180 stories of kindness, good deeds and serendipity.

Here is a look back at 10 of our favorite stories of people finding ways to make a difference, no matter how small: