The strength of the human spirit is great, and the willingness to help others is inspirational. It's these characteristics for which our community is known.
It's been a special year of neighbors helping neighbors, strangers helping strangers, and ABC11 Together spotlighting good deeds and community needs.
North Carolina poet Maya Angelou once said, "When you give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed."
It's in that spirit that ABC11 Together highlights ways our community gives back to others.
Watch the videos in the players below for some of the most memorable stories from 2016.
Want to learn more about these stories? Check out the links below:
Elderly man surprised with act of kindness at Chapel Hill auto shop
Raleigh man provides free lawn care for the elderly
Teens of mission trip repaid homes in Fayetteville
Community pitches in to make home wheelchair-friendly
Hometown hero family receives their new home
Holly Springs officer helps family with his own money
NC collects 10,000 bottles of water for Flint, Michigan
Kids' lemonade stand raises money for law enforcement
Raleigh man collecting supplies for Louisiana flood victims
Hope Mills Alzheimer's facility gutted by floods
Tarboro animal shelter gets help after flooding
Thank you! ABC11 viewers make Matthew food drive a huge success
Food Drive items already helping feed Goldsboro victims
ABC11 Together Food Drive collects more than 1 million meals
Honoring 9/11 victims with day of service
Fun and fireworks in downtown Raleigh
La Fiesta is a party for all
Sights and sounds from Cary's Lazy Dayz
ABC11 joins the Angels Among Us 5K in Durham
Stogner Strong: Walk to Defeat ALS
Larry Stogner, veteran ABC11 anchor, dies
Family, friends come out to ABC11 Match Madness
Raleigh 9-month-old gets his bone marrow match
Local contractors donating life-changing bathroom renovation
With help from ABC11 viewers, Wake Forest mom finally gets special van
Knightdale woman gets dream porch in time for the holidays
Family struggles to get modified van for wheelchair
Father's lost class ring returned to Cary woman
Duke cancer patient, 13, gets dance video birthday wish
Superheroes swoop in to cheer up terminally ill child
Girl with rare condition gets heartwarming surprise
Boy with cerebral palsy becomes an ABC11 weatherman
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