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20 Heartwarming Posts From Global Citizens Celebrating Their #My2020Hero

Why Global Citizens Should Care
The United Nations' Global Goal 16 calls for peace, justice, and strong institutions. These qualities are dependent upon not only the leader of a society, but also its everyday citizens. The #My2020Hero campaign recognizes individuals who are contributing to peace and inclusivity through their compassion and strong sense of justice. Join us and take action on related issues here.

While 2020 presented countless moments of tragedy and loss, it was also a year of great courage and compassion. 

To celebrate this year's bright spots, Global Citizen launched the #My2020Hero social media campaign to invite people around the world to honor those who have brought hope and positivity to an especially tough year.

Your hero can be anyone who has made 2020 better for you or your community. They can be your friends and family who supported you through quarantine, or any of the incredible frontline workers you know who have put their lives at risk to help others.

Take a moment to think about the people in your life who stepped up this year and share a photo of your “2020 Hero,” along with a few sentences that highlight why you appreciate them.

By including #My2020Hero in your post, your hero could be celebrated as part of this year’s Global Citizen Prize, an award show hosted by John Legend on Dec. 19 that will celebrate the activists, world leaders, artists, and Global Citizens working to create a better future for all.

Here are just a few of the unsung heroes that Global Citizens have honored so far through this campaign.


1. A Frontline Worker


2. Behind-the-Scenes Public Health Workers


3. A Pair of Brothers


4. A Mother


5. A Father


6. A Sister


7. A Son


8. A Nurse


9. A Doctor


10. A Powerful Activist


11. A Fighter for Racial Justice


12. A Period Poverty Policymaker


13. A Wildlife Savior


14. A Gender Equality Organization


15. Scientists


16. Anyone Who Acts With Kindess


17. A Governor


18. A Minister of Health


19. The Director-General of the World Health Organization


20. Kids