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The Year in Pau

Pau Gasol

The Internet can be a pretty negative place sometimes. Actually, the whole world can be a pretty negative place sometimes. And you know what fixes everything when the world gets you down? Pau Gasol’s Twitter account. It’s incredible. While the Internet turns most of us into sarcastic jerks, Pau somehow remains the most sincere, cheerful human on earth.

We all gotta live more like Pau.

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The Year in Pau is technically part of Grantland’s year-end series, but more than anything, it’s just a good excuse to give Pau a long-overdue tribute. We needed to put all his tweets in one place. We needed a reservoir of optimism and sincerity, something we can all come back to when we need a reason to keep the faith in humanity.

With that said, let’s relive the year of @paugasol. (All photos via Pau Gasol.)

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4. “Today I’ve started ‘A Dance with Dragons’, 5th book of the #ASongofIceandFire series. Winter is coming! @GameOfThrones

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7. “Soon I will do a twitcam and you will be able to send me all the questions that you want with #Pauanswers! Stay put!

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10. “Truthfully, we shouldn’t throw food away. Too many people are starving around the world. #doggybag.

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14. “19 years ago, Kurt Cobain left us. ‘Come as you are’ is one of my favorite songs that I still listen to often.”

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18. “Today is #InternationalDayOfFamilies ! There’s nothing like having a united loving family.”

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22. “Here’s a picture of my day! The water was pretty cold! I hope we can always enjoy of places like this one #nature.”

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25. “NBA star @paugasol calls for more help for #childrenofsyria after visiting #Domiz camp #Iraq http://uni.cf/163XyKa.” —UNICEF

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31. “The pumpkin cakes looked really good too! The kid was ready to dig in! #Thanksgiving.

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Really though. No. 1 human. And until he’s head of the United Nations one day, we’ll just have to be content to enjoy every single thing Pau Gasol has ever done on the Internet.

We are in Detroit with lots of snow! I’m thankful for my amazing family, for my friends, for my teammates, I’m thankful for having the fortune to do what I’m most passionate about in my life, playing basketball and being a positive influence on people’s lives. #HappyThanksgiving”

Now it’s December, so … Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Pau.