Today, Google highlights heroes from around the globe in its decidedly hopeful “Year in Search” annual film, continuing the positive direction it started to take in last year’s look back.
The film shines a light on both famous and little-known folks who made the world a better, or more exciting, place over the last twelve months. In the entertainment sector, there are the superheroes in Marvel’s latest “Avengers” film, the valiant teens of “Stranger Things” and Arya Stark of “Game of Thrones.” In sports, the film celebrates soccer pro Megan Rapinoe as well as tennis player Nicolas Mahut and his little hero, his son Natanel, who consoled him on the courts after his defeat at the French Open. In science, there’s the team who successfully captured the first image of a black hole, while in education, the video revisits billionaire Robert F. Smith’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, in which he promised to pay off the student loan debts for the Class of 2019.
Google breaks down all the highlights on a dedicated page and also lifts the veil on the year’s search trends around the globe and country by country here.
Curiously missing: heroes in the world of politics, but perhaps (hopefully) we’ll see some of those next year.