What would it be to start the day with a ear-to-ear smile? It’ll be terrific, we think! Get a notification everyday on the new happy stories we share on The Happiness Shot. Share your details and take a shot at starting the day on a happy note!
Fresh good news that fills you with warmth and hope
Raiyan Chowdhury is an international student who lost his job at the pub owing to the pandemic. He covered bills by making food deliveries for UberEats until his rented bike was stolen, and he couldn’t do that anymore. He shared his story with ABC, and one generous listener felt so compelled that she mobilized resources to give him an electric bike leaving him overwhelmed with her kindness and empathy.READ MORE AT ABC
Anne Tudor and Edie Mayhew are a same-sex couple that has inspired the first dementia-friendly trail in Australia. Edie was diagnosed with dementia at 58, and the couple felt there was so much negativity and isolation around the disorder. When the State Government sought suggestions on how to restore Woowookarung Park, they suggested creating a trail for all stages of dementia to make an inclusive space for all.READ MORE AT ABC
The first-ever all-female fire crew in Florida comprises a female captain, driver, firefighter rescue lieutenant, and medic in the Palm Beach Gardens Fire Department. The women feel the stars aligned for them, and it happened to coincide with the day that Justice Ruth Ginsburg passed away, making it even more special. The crew believes that women can achieve anything and must never allow anyone to make them feel otherwise.READ MORE AT WTNH
Positive news stories that will put a smile on your face
Researchers have developed transparent solar panels that can be fitted into the glass panes of the building to convert sunlight into energy and power the entire skyscraper. The new material and the structure to support it balances multiple trade-offs to provide good sunlight absorption, high voltage, high current, low resistance and color-neutral transparency all at the same time. This exciting breakthrough can have a far-reaching impact on sustainable energy.READ MORE AT WITS NEWS
Agnelli and D’Alpaos met on their balconies during the lockdown when they would step out to listen to the music being played by their neighbours. Feeling instant attraction, they connected on Instagram and then later on WhatsApp! On ensued night-long chats, which finally ended in a meeting when Italy allowed workers to resume work in May. The couple is now engaged and all set to tie the knot soon!READ MORE AT REPUBLIC WORLD
Derlin Newey took up the 30-hour a week gig delivering pizza to make extra cash since his social security wasn’t adequate to cover his bills. One of his customers started recording and posting the deliveries to their home on his TikTok account, which has 53,000 followers. Endeared by Newey, the followers all contributed money, amounting to $12k, which left Newey completely overwhelmed.READ MORE AT TODAY
Lucille and Marvin Stone celebrated their 60th anniversary with a photoshoot that left netizens teary-eyed. They both wore attires from the day that they said ‘I do’ for the first time! The couple was surprised at the amount of love their photos received online as they didn't expect people to be interested in them. They also shared the secret to a long-lasting happy marriage: work hard and be kind to each other.READ MORE AT GMA
Scientists have unearthed an ice-age cave bear with all soft tissues intact, including the teeth and nose in the arctic region of Russia. Scientists at the North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk stated that this discovery was groundbreaking. Preliminary study suggested that this bear lived about 22,000 to 39,500 years ago. Scientists believe that the findings from the study of this bear will have far-reaching effects on study of evolution for the entire world.READ MORE AT NEWS 18
2-year-old Arnold is a Weimaraner who suffered from exceptional separation anxiety when separated from his guardians. His anxiety peaked, especially when his guardians resumed work. He often expressed it by barking, growling, and chewing incessantly on cushions. As a solution, a family friend introduced a right-sized dachshund who was up for adoption. Ever since then, the Instagram page of Arnold has been flooded with cute images and videos of both together.READ MORE AT THE BREEZE
10 students from different schools in New South Wales have been trained in primary industries through farm placements. The teachers of the agricultural program were surprised to see that many of the students who enrolled did not come from traditional farming families. Students believe that early hands-on training will help open new avenues of meaningful employment in the future.READ MORE AT ABC
Tourette syndrome is when a person performs unwanted repetitive movements or sounds called tics. 40-year-old dad of three kids, Glen Clooney, uploads videos of him baking cookies with his kids which end in a twist with him throwing an egg abruptly or rubbing custard in the kid's hair involuntarily. He has been using the platform to destigmatize the Tourette syndrome and has raked over millions of views in a short time.READ MORE AT BI
A dead tree in Brisbane, which was earmarked for removal, was saved due to the community spirit displayed to protect the same. The community started hanging bright handmade pompoms on the tree, especially during COVID-19, as a means to foster a sense of community. Since the tree doesn’t pose a threat to public safety, the authorities have decided to let it stay longer for the well-being of the community around it.READ MORE AT ABC
We are a news website that curates good news from around the world. We scout through hundreds of news articles to identify three heartwarming and positive news stories to feature on our website every day.
We started the website in response to the unprecedented times that have gripped the world. One look at our personal newsfeed that was often cluttered with grim news stories, was reason enough to feel anxious and helpless. So we decided to change the narrative and put the focus back on positive news and inspiring stories that are illuminating the world every day.
Whether you are an ardent pet-lover or are enamoured by scientific breakthroughs or simply looking at inspiring individuals who are creating a difference, we feature them all on our website. The good news stories cover a wide range of interesting topics- business, economy, scientific breakthroughs, heroic individuals, animals, environment, and more.
We also ensure maintaining geographic diversity in our stories to bring forth inspiring stories from every corner of the world. A glance through the website and you will see happiness shots from USA, Germany, Brazil, India, Dubai, Australia and even Antarctica!
We are simply here to point the light to millions of amazing things that are happening all around us, all the time, everywhere to perpetuate positivity, happiness and most importantly, hope.