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Fresh good news that fills you with warmth and hope
Ajith Kumar reads three newspapers, one in English and two in Tamil, every day since the beginning of the lockdown to spot genuine stories of people who need help. Since March, he has helped many families, including a differently-abled artist who was running out of money and a generous donation to a barber’s family who dies by suicide due to poverty. His intent is to eliminate middlemen and directly route resources to families in need.READ MORE AT TOI
David and Loretta Bowen, both aged 90 years, have been married for seven decades. Recently Loretta was admitted to the hospital for colon surgery, and David was beside himself as he couldn’t visit her owing to the COVID-19 restrictions. However, when she was discharged, they reunited at their home with long-lasting hugs, which were captured and shared online by the granddaughter to show how their love is still going strong.READ MORE AT MSN
NASA recently made a Twitter announcement alerting citizens that a visual spectacle awaits them in the night skies on Aug 2, 2020. Saturn, Jupiter, and the moon were aligned in a way that both the former planets were clearly visible post-sunset in the skies. Many netizens captured breathtaking photos with special cameras and posted them on Twitter to share the beauty with the world.READ MORE AT HT
Positive news stories that will put a smile on your face
New Zealand was the first country to allow women to vote in 1893 and the first country to have a world leader opt for maternity leave in 2018. It has now passed an Equal Pay Amendment Bill that ensures that women in female-dominated industries receive the same remuneration as men in different but equal-value work. The bill helps level the playing field and ensures men and women are valued equally for similar work.READ MORE AT KINDLING
Giuseppe Paterno was born just before the Great Depression and later joined the Naval Force during the second World War. Since the focus was on rebuilding nations, Giuseppe Paterno had to trade education for jobs to support his family. However, he managed to pursue his dream 70 years later when he walked up the stage to collect his degree in History and Philosophy at the University of Palermo, becoming Italy’s oldest and dearest graduate!READ MORE AT MSN
When adopting dogs and pups, people often turn away from taking in senior and disabled dogs as they require much greater attention and concern. However, a couple in New York has come forward to adopt over 20 senior and special needs dogs so they can find a loving home. They have invested $55,000 to customize their home to the needs of their furry friends.READ MORE AT NEWS LAGOON
Daisy Dinero was working at her usual spot when Joseph walked up to her to ask for water and her most ardent prayer. Daisy mentioned that she needed to collect enough tips to get her car fixed since it had run out of battery, and she needed to jump it every time she wanted to use the vehicle. Joseph accompanied Daisy to an auto-repair shop and got her car fixed, leaving her utterly grateful.READ MORE AT FAITH POT
Jenny McLaughlin was reported missing on July 17, triggering an intensive search for her. She survived for two weeks in the woods by drinking puddle water and eating wild berries. Even though she saw signs of wild bread and coyotes, she kept her calm, and the idea of seeing her loved ones kept her going. Finally, a team rescued her, and she is now home and recovering from her injuries.READ MORE AT ATLANTIC
Ryan Reynolds put up a twitter post announcing a $5000 prize for anyone who would help Mara Soriano reunite with her lost teddy bear that also held the last voice note from her mother. A few days later, Mara posted an image on Twitter, smiling ear to ear squeezing her Teddy Bear, which was in plush condition with the voice message intact! Ryan retweeted the same calling Vancouver excellent for leading this reunion!READ MORE AT HT
Aya belongs to a Syrian refugee family whose education was derailed when war broke out in Syria in 2011. After years of fleeing to find safer shores, her education was just about getting back on track in Canada when COVID-19 interrupted routine life. As classes shifted online, Aya used borrowed computers to stay connected. But when her story was covered by Huffington Post, a donor came forward and gave two laptops to the family.READ MORE AT HUFFINGTON POST
Nikola Kovalenko and Stefan Ponova met in June last year while traveling and a year later tied the knot in a beautiful, intimate ceremony on the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset. With just an officiant in attendance, they didn't even have a photographer, but a Twitter user captured the lovely wedding and posted images on Twitter to find the couple! The tweet went viral receiving 137,000 likes and heartwarming comments, which left the couple surprised.READ MORE AT ABC
Shona, who is 28-weeks pregnant, has been on bed rest for six weeks in a hospital where her husband, Colin, is not allowed to visit due to strict COVID-19 restrictions. Colin arranges a table with flowers, candles, posters, and take-out food from their favourite restaurant, four floors down outside the wife’s window to enjoy a weeklyREAD MORE AT GOOD MORNING AMERICA
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