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9 good things that happened around the world this week

Daily Hive Staff Feb 09, 2017 4:22 am 2,063

Every time we try to catch up on the news, negative stories constantly seem to dominate the headlines. There’s a reason why we say some things “restore our faith in humanity” – it’s because we rarely get exposed to the wealth of good things happening around us everyday.

That’s why every week, we bring you a roundup of some of the biggest news stories about good things that happened around the world to help brighten your day.

Here are nine positive things that happened last week that you should know about (in no particular order):

1. New Yorkers unite to scrub off hateful graffiti on subway car

Gregory Lock was travelling on a subway car to Manhattan on Friday when his friends noticed racist graffiti covering the train. “The train was silent as everyone stared at each other, uncomfortable and unsure what to do,” Lock said in a Facebook post.

Then one passenger got up and told the passengers to grab some hand sanitizer if they had any because it erases permanent marker.

“I’ve never seen so many people simultaneously reach into their bags looking for tissues and Purell. Within two minutes, all the Nazi symbolism was gone,” wrote Lock.

2. Baby anteater loves her new teddy bear

Zookeeper Amy Heath found the perfect teddy bear to act as a surrogate mom to London Zoo’s newest arrival- a baby anteater named Beanie. The baby anteater was rejected at birth but she now has a cuddly teddy bear to help her feel loved.

3. Woman wins $3.3 million lottery jackpot after quitting her job

One Colorado women got very lucky with her big lottery win. Yahnique S. quit her job last week but just days later she won the $3.3 million lottery jackpot. Yahnique has been playing the Lotto for 30 years but it seems that her big win came at the right time. According to Inside Edition, Yahnique plans on using some of the money to pay bills and make home improvements.

4. Ontario cop joins street dancer, busts out some amazing moves

What would you do if you came across a professional dancer filming a video?

While a Toronto-based design company was filming recently, it appears as though a Durham Regional Police Officer came across their shoot.

And what did he do? He joined in the fun.

5. This otter can’t stop sliding in the snow

This otter had a lot of fun sliding on a frozen river in Yellow Stone National Park. The footage was caught on camera and watching this little guy will definitely make your day.

6. Crowd cheers as student scores final point in basketball game

Lainey Fredrickson sent the crowd cheering after she scored the final point at her high school basketball game. What made the moment extra-wonderful is that Fredrickson is a resident student with special needs at her Oklahoma high school. The coach called Fredrickson off the bench for the final shot and she managed to scored the last point.

7. Dog barks frantically to save neighbour suffering from stroke

Mack, the black lab, is being hailed as a hero after his barking saved a neighbour suffering from a stroke.  Mack started frantically barking in the backyard of his Iowa home. His owner, Dave Scott, brushed it off, but Mack’s barks started getting so loud that Scott sent his daughter to check what was wrong with their beloved pooch.

Turns out that Mack was barking because the next-door neighbour, Marica Allen, was slumped over in the mud, experiencing a stroke. Scott ran out to check on Allen and discovered she was not well. Emergency crews were called and Marcia has recovered.

8. These snuggling bunnies will make your day

It seems like all these rescue bunnies want to do is snuggle and we are totally fine with that because watching them will make your day a little better.

9. Over 3,000 people take part in UBC campus-wide snowball fight

Thousands of students, faculty, staff, and members of the public descended on to the Main Mall of the University of British Columbia campus on Monday for a massive campus-wide snowball fight. From the looks of it, this snowball fight was pretty epic.

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