You don't need me to remind you that 2018 had some serious low points, but thankfully there were some shining stars who helped us slog through this year. Especially our fave human, Harry Styles. This British bonbon, who's practically a perfect beacon of light on a rainy day, spread his message of kindness while bopping around on concert stages in front of thousands of fans.
Whether it was just by walking down a street in his Gucci grandpa loafers or donating tour proceeds to charities, Harry seemed to make the world a better place every day. Keep reading for our absolute favorite moments from this year—and get ready for him to give us even bigger, better, Gucci-er things in 2019.
1. When He Took A Stand Against Gun Violence
Harry uses his celebrity platform in quiet and powerful ways, and throughout the Harry Styles Live on Tour, he promoted his message by putting these "End Gun Violence" stickers on his guitar. He also waved Black Lives Matter flags and showed support for the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims by wearing an orange ribbon at his Florida concert.
2. When He Sold Shirts To Support LGBTQ+ Youth
Harry's message has always been to Treat People With Kindness, and he carries that through with everything he does. He even created special rainbow TPWK shirts to sell during Pride Month to benefit GLSEN, an organization that helps foster inclusion in schools.
6. HE SUPPORTED.
Harry's really just out here trying to get people to be nicer to each other and respect each other and live in peace and harmony. We should all be more like Harry.
7. When He Donated Over $1 Million To Charity
Harry sold TPWK hair bands to raise money for a different charity each tour stop. When rolled in with ticket contributions, Live Nation contributions, matching payments, and the GLSEN PRIDE campaign, Harry raised about $1.2 million (P63.23 million) over the course of his 10-month tour.
8. When He Helped A Fan Come Out At A Concert
At the San Jose, CA, show this summer, Harry had the whole crowd help a fan tell her mom—WHO WASN'T EVEN THERE—that she's gay.
9. When He And Timothée Chalamet Agreed That Toxic Masculinity Sucks
When Harry interviewed Internet Boyfriend Timothée Chalamet for a profile in i-D, he used it as an opportunity to go deep with the actor about the state of masculinity in 2018. After asking Timothée if he felt obligated to be masculine, Harry shared his own answer:
"I think there's so much masculinity in being vulnerable and allowing yourself to be feminine, and I'm very comfortable with that."
Timothée elaborated on that point by saying, "If us having this conversation, in any infinitesimal way, can help anyone, a guy, a girl, realize that being vulnerable is not a weakness, not a social barrier. It doesn't mean you're crazy or hyper emotional, you're just human." Snaps for both of you.
10. When He Gave Us This Picture
Look, I'll be real with you. I love Harry Styles for a lot of reasons—many of which are inspiring and profound—but I also love to look at him and his tattoos.
11. When He Showed Off His Flair For Dramatic Flares
Have you ever seen bigger flares? Actually, I think the flared pants he wore in Chicago might have been bigger, but how amazing is this suit? Honestly, how amazing was every suit he wore ever?
12. When He Blessed Us With New Music On Tour
13. When He Fully Committed To Helping Make America Gay Again
If you ask Harry, love is love is love is love. That's ever apparent at his shows, which are chock-full of Pride flags and signs of acceptance.
14. When He Just Couldn't Bear To Leave The Stage At His Last Show
Harry always ends his shows with fan-favorite "Kiwi" so he can prance around like the rockstar he is. But for his final show in Los Angeles, he sang it not once, not twice, but three whole times.
15. When He Wore A Freakin' Kilt In Scotland
Harry dancing in a kilt basically saved all of 2018. Truly.
16. No But Really, He Wouldn't Leave
Rather than leaving his final show immediately after it ended to go home and get some much-needed rest after his whirlwind tour of the world, Harry stuck around The Forum until all hours of the night soaking it all in and just generally being precious.
17. When He Dressed As Elton John For Halloween
Dare I say Harry makes a better Elton John than Elton John? (OK, no one beats Elton John, but Harry looks pretty damn fine in this costume.) The b*tch is back, indeed!
18. When He Dances Like This
There are few things more pure in this world than Harry Styles dancing his little tush off to
"What Makes You Beautiful."
19. When He Recreated One Of His Epic 1D Photos
I think I speak for the entire One Direction fandom when I say we collectively lost our minds when Harry recreated this 1D photo from Madison Square Garden. BRB, shedding a tear.
20. When He Looked Like This
That's all. That's the caption.
21. When He Left A Kissy For Us
To close out his world tour, Harry posted this selfie heard round the world with his iconic pink Gucci glasses and actually wrote "Kissy" in his caption. Even if everything else went wrong this year, at least we all got a kissy from Harry.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.