15 Kim Kardashian Moments That Almost Made Us Like Her In 2013

It's been a hell of a year for Kim Kardashian. She began the year with a pregnancy announcement, endured fat-shaming for the subsequent months, had her romance with Kanye West questioned at every turn, had her divorce from Kris Humphries finalized, and launched about a million entrepreneurial Kardashian brands throughout the year. Still, the narrative around her and her persona continues to be one of hate for a seemingly vapid reality star who's got no discernible talent aside from looking really, really ridiculously pretty.

That being said, it's important to remember that Kardashian — for all her flaws — is a person too. And no, not in a "Stars! They're Just Like Us!" sort of way, but in a "Stars, they're humans with feelings, why are you such a jerk all the time?" way. Lucky for those of us with the hardest hearts, Kardashian gave us a few reasons this year to love her despite whatever creative, pop cultural, or hair-color-related disputes we may have with her.

So, without further ado, let us close out 2013 with some serious positivity and 15 things Kim Kardashian did that made us actually kind of like her. (Your soul will thank us later.)

She Took On Her Fat Shamers on TV

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When she spoke to Jay Leno, Kardashian opened up about the way in which people on the Internet who put her down for pregnancy weight gain “hurt my soul.” Hate her for a million other reasons, but don’t hate her for her body. Hearing the genuine hurt in her voice certainly softened my point of view towards her, and I doubt I was the only one affected that way.

Junk Food, You Betcha

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Knowing full well what the tabloids and Twitter-verse would do to her for it, Kardashian admitted she was a junk food convert. So what if she had a Double-Double and Animal Style fries from In and Out? The woman was carrying another life, she deserved all the cheeseburgers she desired.

Blonde Hair, Don't Care

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Kardashian wanted to return to her blonde ‘do and give it a serious bleachy upgrade, so she did. Lots of people on the Internet decided this was a bad decision. Did she care? Hell no.

Selfie-Worth For the Haters

After months of negative commentary about her body, Kardashian took the conversation and turned it towards her damn near perfect derriere. People can complain all they want about the way Kanye responded on Twitter (“HEADING HOME NOW”), but there’s no doubt she just got some sweet revenge on her haters — she even called it a ”middle finger” directed at them. Now the conversation is all hers. Snaps, Kimmie.

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Check Out Her Baby Love

Before she gave birth, Kardashian took to Instagram to embrace her pregnant body amid horribly mean commentary. While images of her “inappropriate clothing” was everywhere, she gave a big “Fuck You” to her antagonists.

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She is Kim K, Hear Her Roar

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“For the most part I deal with it because it’s a part of the business, but now that I’m pregnant, I don’t need to go through with it willingly,” said Kardashian on an episode of Keeping Up. She’s not taking your nonsense — it seems some of Kanye’s better traits are rubbing off on her.

Aww, Her Little [Angel Emoji]

Baby pictures of North West heal all wounds. No matter how much of a Kardashian hater you are, this adorable picture has to melt your heart a bit. I’ll bet if President Obama (who’s admitted having distaste for the reality TV fam) had a spare second to look at this, even he would have to admit Kim can’t be all that bad.

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Kimmie Got a New Job

Alright, so it’s for American Dad, a.k.a. Family Guy’s ugly step-sibling, and it’s only for one episode, but it’s a job that doesn’t entail her showing off her admittedly fantastic rear end. She’ll voice an alien on the Fox series. And if you remember correctly, fellow reality star Lauren Conrad has a similar role on Family Guy and that went over pretty well. Thumbs up, Kim.

Oprah seemed Pretty Jazzed to Meet her

Everybody gets a new perspective! When Oprah showed up giddy as can be in an Instagram picture with Kardashian, West, Sean Combs, and Jimmy Iovine, we had to admit that hanging out with Kim might be pretty sweet.

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That Time She Defied Kris

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She spent an entire episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians ignoring her mother’s wishes for an extravagant baby shower and claiming she wanted her “own life.” Sure, this was probably scripted, as evidenced by the part where Kris wears her down and gives a “last-minute” perfect shower with a speech that makes everyone cry, but any time someone even pretends to defy the overlord Kris Jenner, I’m pretty sure an Emoji Angel gets its wings.

She's Pretty Sweet to Poor Bruce

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Well, on the Internet anyway. In the wake of Bruce’s very public ridicule over his divorce from Kris Jenner, Kardashian took to her blog to sweetly wish him a very happy birthday. It’s not much, but it proves she’s got a heart.

Kanye Loves Her, He Really, Really Loves Her

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There wasn’t much to love about West’s appearance on Kris, in which he helped Kris Jenner fuel her empire, but there was a super sweet moment in which he explained just how long he’d pined after Kim. If she makes Kanye West giddy like a child, she can’t be that bad.

Bey Hive Approved... Sort of

At the 2013 Met Ball, the untouchable, celestial Knowles sisters, Beyoncé and Solange, posed for a photo with Kardashian and looked almost, sort of genuinely happy about it, which is basically a half endorsement. I mean, I’d give any friend of mine (or enemy from high school) incredible props for getting in the same frame as either of these goddesses, so let’s give Kimmie the same consideration, too.

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That Time She Gave Khloe "Lizard Legs"

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians is often a painful, cringe-worthy experience. There are fake Bruce Jenner and Kris Jenner sex tapes. Sometimes the trio of K sisters talk about vagina odor or camel toe. Then Kris humps Brody Jenner for no conceivable reason. But when Kim and Khloe joined their family in Greece, the sisters had an adorable bonding moment at the hotel during which Kim showed us how to navigate life with a pregnant belly and shared her miracle skin lotion which she called “Lizard Legs” with her sis while rubbing it all over herself in a total pregnant lady way — and not “babe in a hip hop video” sort of way. See, she’s sort of normal. Sort of.

Pure Joy With Kanye

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When Kim and Kanye got engaged, the pure joy on their faces was adorable and genuine, per a since-removed Instagram video (photo evidence here). Don’t tell me your heart is so hard you’re certain it isn’t possible they’re actually in love in the middle of all that Kardashian Kraziness. If you do have a heart as black as the night, there’s nothing any of us can do to help you.