And while it’s admittedly troubling to see just how close the race was, it’s important to take a moment, reflect on what a monumental win this is and, of course, celebrate.
Because, after all that this year has thrown at us, this is a victory that belongs to the people that made it happen—who often had the most to lose. Through sheer will and determination to work towards a better, less divided world, they've proved that it's never too late for change.
Week-long champagne celebrations will definitely be on the cards, but we can't help but shed some happy tears when we witness the elated response of the U.S. citizens who said 'no' to a racist bigot in power and a big, fat 'YES' to a leader who will actively fight for equality, climate change action, gun control, and democracy.
From dance parties breaking out all across the country, to words of hope and optimism, here are the post-victory celebrations that are sure to make you want to dance.