#How2016CanRedeemItself begins trending—but can this year really get any better?

2016 is mercifully coming to an end. It’s the last month of the year, which means winter holidays, year-end lists, and the writing of resolutions. But, as dumpster fiery as the past 11 months have been, Twitter’s convinced it can still get better within a few weeks’ time.

Enter #How2016CanRedeemItself, an optimistic hashtag teeming with absurdism and genuine hope.

Perhaps the most frequent way people think 2016 can redeem itself, however, is by simply ending.

Relax, dear Twitter users. It’ll all be over soon.

April Siese

April Siese

A former Weekend Editor at the Daily Dot, April Siese's reporting covers everything from technology and politics to web culture and humor. Her work has been published by Bustle, Uproxx, Death and Taxes, Rolling Stone, the Daily Beast, Thrillist, Atlas Obscura, and others. Siese joined Quartz in December 2016.