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. This pile of sleeping puppies will make life better
Ok, so this week has been a little stressful with all that drama going on down south. So let’s just all take a minute to forget about the election gong show and watch some very cute, sleeping puppies instead.
2. Student gets sweet outcome after Kit Kit thief strikes
— Kit Kat (@KitKat_US) November 3, 2016
Hunter Jobbins left his car unlocked and unattended for a few minutes on October 30 and someone broke in. The thief ended up taking a Kit Kat bar that was sitting in his cup holder and left behind a note that read:
“Saw Kit Kat in your cup holder. I love Kit Kats so I checked your door and it was unlocked. Did not take anything other than the Kit Kat. I am sorry and hungry.”
Jobbins took to Twitter to share his disbelief about the Kit Kat thief and the chocolate company noticed. Kit Kat ended up sending Dobbins hundreds of boxes of the chocolate, so even if the thief strikes again, he will be prepared.
- Read more on TODAY
3. Dog who can’t walk teaches baby how to crawl
Artie the Dachshund and 15-month-old Ben are best friends. Artie is partially paralyzed and has trouble using his back legs and Ben is a baby and he only crawls, but this has created a strong bond between the two. Because the dog is used to getting around with his two front legs, he managed to teach Ben how to crawl and it is the most adorable thing ever.
- Read more on The DoDo
4. Jeremy the lonely snail finds true love
— CBC Radio (@cbcradio) November 9, 2016
Jeremy is a British garden snail suffering from a very rare left-spiralling shell, ruling out almost all chances of him being able to mate with another snail. But luckily, Jeremy has found a potential mate named “Lefty.” Scientists thought that Jeremy would never be able to find a girlfriend but he has defied the odds, making for a true love story.
- Read more on CBC
5. Golden Retriever gets styled at the salon
This Golden Retriever showed up at the salon to get a blowout, and it’s pretty much the cutest thing ever. Go on, get your diva on.
6. Service dog helps kids testify in Ontario court
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) November 5, 2016
Merel, an 18-month-old Black Labrador mixed with Bernese Mountain dog is helping kids and teens in London, Ontario, calm their nerves before testifying at the London Courthouse. Merel is the first dog in Ontario to provide this kind of service for kids at the courthouse and she is doing a great job being a comfort to kids before they have to testify.
- Read more on ABC
7. Ireland creating world’s largest redwood forest outside of California
— IrishCentral (@IrishCentral) November 9, 2016
The largest forest grove of giant redwood trees outside of California will be planted in Burr Castle Gardens, Ireland. Giants Grove will be designed to sustain decreasing numbers of the trees and help with their long-term growth over the next 1,000 years.
- Read more on Irish Central
8. Toys R Us begins ‘Quiet Hour’ in stores to accommodate kids with autism
— Good News Network (@goodnewsnetwork) November 9, 2016
UK branches of Toys R Us are implementing a ‘quiet hour’ in stores so kids and adults on the autism spectrum can peacefully browse the store. “Autistic children and adults can become overwhelmed with too much information inside a busy store,” Daniel Cadey of the National Autistic Society told the Good News Network. “Simple changes like this can make a huge difference. We hope that many more major retailers will follow the great example set by Toys R Us.”
- Read more on The Good News Network
9. Girl uses Google translate to befriend new student
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) November 6, 2016
A girl from California has found a way to make a new friend using Google Translate. Ten-year-old Amanda Moore used Google Translate to write a letter in Spanish to her new classmate Rafael who can’t speak English. Moore noticed that Rafael was having trouble making friends because of the language barrier so she decided to take matters into her own hands and find a way to communicate with him. “Look for me and I will show you where I sit,” wrote Amanda in the letter. “We can colour or simply tell scary stories.” Now that is the kindness and compassion we need to see in the world right now.
- Read more on 9 News