From discovering animals in unexpected places to a tense moment at a local restaurant - these are the top 10 videos that caught the attention of our NBC Washington audience in 2018.
10. DC Woman Finds Live Frog in Salad From Cava
A little frog made a big splash when it appeared in a D.C. woman's Cava bowl. The woman said she ordered her salad, but didn't notice the little critter inside until she arrived home. She says she told the Cava store's managers and let the frog free outside.
9. Watch: Rascally Rat Jumps and Pulls Fire Alarm at DC Condo
In another animal-related video, security cameras caught a rat pulling the fire alarm at a D.C. condo building. Residents were forced to leave the building when the alarm went off. This rat might just be more mischevious than Pizza Rat.
8. Parent of Great Mills High Student Speaks
A deadly shooting at a high school sparked a panic among parents in the tightknit community of Great Mills, Maryland. In this video, News4's Darcy Spencer spoke to one parent who had rushed to the school to pick up her daughter.
7. Chuck Todd Responds to President Trump's Vulgar Jab
President Donald Trump described "Meet the Press'" Chuck Todd using a vulgar phrase at a campaign stop in western Pennsylvania back in March. Todd responded to the insult during a one-on-one with News4's Adam Tuss.
6. Video: Wigs Whip, Fists Fly During Robbery at Silver Spring Shop
Surveillance cameras captured this knock-down-drag-out fight between a group of thieves and two wig store employees in Silver Spring, Maryland. In the end, one suspect got away with an $80 wig.
5. Family's Dog Kills Woman in Southeast DC
"I just left out the house for just 15 minutes and I come back - she was dead," Robert Frazier said after his dog attacked and killed his wife. Neighbors said they often saw her walking the pit bull and the dog never seemed to be aggressive.
4. 'Everyone on the Plane Threw Up': #Windmageddon Turbulence Makes Passengers, Pilots Sick on Dulles-Bound Flight
Nearly everyone on a United Airlines flight bound for Washington Dulles International Airport vomited when a windstorm caused severe turbulence. Even the pilots were on the verge of throwing up.
3. What You Can and Can't Do During a Government Shutdown
The federal government was shut down for three days in January before Congress could come to an agreement on a spending bill. This video that explains what was open and closed during the shutdown was the third-most watch video as people across the country were affected.
2. Student’s Cellphone Video Captures School Shooting
The Feb. 14 massacre at Stoneman Douglas that left 14 students and three faculty members dead shocked the country and invigorated a youth-led, pro-gun control movement. In the second most-watched video of the year, a student captured the sounds of gunfire erupting nearby while hiding in a classroom.
1. Woman Harasses Family for Speaking Spanish in Virginia Restaurant
A hostile moment captured at a Virginia restaurant takes the top spot for the most-watched video of the year. A Latina woman and her family said they were verbally harassed by a white woman for conversing in Spanish. “You don’t freeload in this f------ country,” the woman is heard saying on the video. “You get the f--- out, back to your f------ country.”