“It has been quite the year for Boston’ is a phrase we could likely say at the end of any year. There’s always truth to it though, especially in 2014. Our charitable resilience remained strong after a trying 2013– this year focusing on launching the ice bucket challenge to raise awareness for ALS. We inaugurated a new Mayor, and tearfully said goodbye to another. We saw Hollywood descend on our city unlike any other year, the fruits of which we will see in 2015. Our sports teams didn’t add any rings to the collection, but as your most frustratingly reasonable friend might tell you, “there’s always next year.”

As a sendoff to 2014, we’ve compiled a list of GIFs that summed up the Boston experience in our favorite form of moving images. Did we miss any? Holler at us with more.

Hawk attacks drone

Bruins fan gives fist bumps

Big Papi takes selfie with President Obama

Gronk’s London spike

Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo outruns the Green Line

Mark Wahlberg ignores Bob Kraft Fist Bump

Boy at Fenway gives girl behind him a foul ball takes the ice bucket challenge

Lackey pets Napoli like a dog

Giselle sprays Chanel

Gronk gets rid of Sergio Brown

Jerk steals ball from kid at Fenway

Baby cougar at the Stone Zoo

Tom Brady on a leash

Rem Dawg loses a tooth

Gronk shows off dance moves

Boston layer-lapse

Jonny Gomes takes a fly ball to the face

Brady takes a dive

Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger

Fenway Ball Girl scoops fair ball

Who will spike the ball?

Mitt Romney does the crab dance

Headbanging Sox fan

Nonchalant fan catch at Fenway

Canada Lynx kittens at Stone Zoo

Sox fan dives for foul ball, misses catch