It is fair to say 2016 was an insane year.

With everything from #Brexit to the Cubs winning the World Series—and dare we mention any of the happenings surrounding this past election. The last 12 months were full of nothing but surprises. And while there were plenty of social and news outlets working hard to report around the clock, none could capture the 2k16 craziness quite like Twitter.

This social platform does more than report the news. Twitter has the ability to capture the good, the bad and the ugly from all around the world—and occasionally it can inspire us to change it.

It is the creator of the hashtag, which in and of itself has birthed movements, created global inside jokes and has even pioneered revolutions.

Here’s a look back at 16 of the year’s most powerful tweets:

Lecrae on #BlackLivesMatter

Preemptive Love on Persecuted Christians

Bob Goff being Bob Goff

Omar Daqneesh

Carl Lentz on Aleppo

Pope Francis

Beth Moore on the Objectification of Women

Chance the Rapper

Charity Water

Beyonce Casually Dropping One of the Best Albums of the Year

John Gray on Healing a Divided Nation

Eugene Cho on the DAPL Protests

Mark Ruffalo Responding to Flint Water Crisis

Audrey Assad

Tim Keller Reminding Us That We Don’t Know Everything

Shauna Niequist on Rest