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. Anxious rescue goat calms down when she wears her duck costume
Polly the baby goat lives at the New Jersey animal rescue Goats of Anarchy. Polly suffers from anxiety so to help her cope, she wears a duck costume. The outfit helps Polly calm her nerves and she looks adorable wearing it.
- Read more on The DoDo
2. Soccer player stops game to rescue seagull
Sydney FC’s goalkeeper Danny Vukovic is a great goalkeeper but last Wednesday he made a game stopping move–literally. During the game, the soccer ball accidentally hit a seagull. The bird ended up landing on the pitch and Vukovic stopped the game to make sure the seagull was ok.
- Read more on The Good News Network
3.Puppy is amazed when he sees mom going down the stairs
This puppy was amazed seeing his mom go down the stairs, and we promise it is one of the cutest things you’ll see today.
4. West Jet surprises Fort Mac residents with free plane tickets dropped from the sky
Canadians know that residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, have had a rough year. And they couldn’t have handled these tough times any better. WestJet decided to do something special for those in Fort McMurray by putting on a ‘Snowflake Soiree’ for those impacted by the fires. This was not any ordinary party. West Jet dropped hundreds of tiny parachutes from the sky for residents that contained a free roundtrip ticket to any of the 150 locations that WestJet flies.
- Read more on Daily Hive
5. Boy makes hundreds of stuffed animals for sick kids around the world
Campbell “Bumble” Remess is no ordinary boy. When he gets home from school, he starts sewing for a good cause. That is because he makes stuffed animals for sick kids all over the world. Over the past three years, Remess has made over 800 plush animals and he has also delivered them to kids at his local hospital
- Read more on Today
6. Giant lobster set free by Canadian vegan
— BBC Monitoring (@BBCMonitoring) November 30, 2016
A huge 23-pound giant lobster caught off the coast of New Brunswick has been set free by one Canadian. The lobster, nicknamed “King Louie”, was waiting to be a meal at the Alma Lobster shop. But vegan Katie Conklin from Nova Scotia decided to spend $230 to buy King Louie and set him free into the ocean.
- Read more on BBC
7. Elderly couple mark 70-year anniversary with special photo shoot
A couple from the US who have been married for 70 years are celebrating their anniversary with an adorable photo shoot. Ferris and Margaret Romaire of Louisiana were treated to the photoshoot by their granddaughter Amanda Kleckley. Mr. Romaire wears a tuxedo and Mrs. Romeire is in an off-white gown as they pose for the heartwarming pictures.
- Read more on The Huffington Post
8. Alberta great-grandmother wins $50 million lottery
Canadian great-grandmother, 80, wins $50m lottery: ‘I’m too old for this’ https://t.co/jXPsyIZIaS
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 1, 2016
Lois Olsen is probably the richest great-grandmother in Canada. The 80-year-old from Irma, Alberta won $50 million in the lottery last week. Olsen says she is too old to spend the funds on herself.
“For me, I’m too old for this. I would have liked to have won this 20 or 30 years ago.” So, she is planning on giving it to her family.
- Read more on The Guardian
9. Dog that loves Santa gets to meet real Santa and freaks out
My dogs favorite toy is Santa, so we brought her to see him pic.twitter.com/vPl6YMyOIz
— John (@jjmontaldo) November 23, 2016
Kya the dog is obsessed with her plush Santa toy but when she got to meet the real Santa she freaked out. Kya’s owners took her to meet Santa at their local mall in Orlando, Florida, and the dog was beyond excited making for a great photo opp.
- Read more on USA Today