Good News Roundup Vol. 2- 4/24/20

Volume two coming to you this final Friday of May! I hope each and everyone one of you are staying safe and finding some productivity or new hobby in your life. I’ve been working on playing guitar, reading, fitness, french, and my writing. I’m not sure any of them have improved, but I try.

So, as we continue to stay at home and work through these weird times, people are looking to something to take their eyes, ears and MINDS off all the negativity, polarization, argumentation, and downright shit-talking that we see across all platforms. Without further adieu… here’s some really GOOD NEWS.

1 | The Florida Aquarium celebrated Earth Day this year by announcing a history-making accomplishment that could help save the United States’ only living coral barrier reef from extinction. For the first time, scientists at the aquarium’s Center for Conservation reproduced ridged cactus coral in human care.

2 | Neighbors Throw Welcome-Home Parade For Dad Of 8 Who Beat Both Cancer And COVID-19 In 6 Months. Paul Lee finished his treatment of prostate only to be diagnosed with Coronavirus.

3 | Publix Supermarkets are Buying Food From Struggling Farmers So They Can Use it to Feed Families in Need

4 | A Regular of the Colonia Steakhouse in in Arkansas Leaves their entire $1200 stimulus check for tip.

This one really hits close to home. Despite the difficulties of remaining open during the COVID-19 shutdowns, the Colonial Steakhouse restaurant in Pine Bluff has managed to stay open by maintaining a team of four employees to offer curbside pickup for three days of the week.

Last week, one of the restaurant’s regular customers decided to leave a hefty tip for their takeout order—and the staffers were stunned by the amount.

5 | OH MY GOD! Yes… Parks and Recreation is having a reunion!

That’s right. One of the best shows to air is having a special COVID Reunion to raise money for Feeding America. Along with Leslie Knope, played by Amy Poehler, the special half-hour episode will see the return of cast members Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, Rashida Jones, Adam Scott, Retta, Rob Lowe, Chris Pratt, Aziz Ansari, and Jim O’Heir. The episode will air on April 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. The release said “several guest stars from the Pawnee universe may pop in,” too. 

And there you have it! Let’s keep the positivity rolling! Share these to your own profiles or create your own.

Go, Do & Grow!