More "Good News" Stories from the Coronavirus Outbreak

October 28, 2020
Coronavirus Good News

Here are a few more good news stories from the outbreak...

1.  The owner of the famous Strand Bookstore in New York said it might have to close down after the pandemic cut sales by 70%.  But then within 24 hours, thousands of orders had been placed online, and people were lined up outside to buy books.

2.  Someone in Montana returned a guy's stolen Harley-Davidson motorcycle this month . . . four years after it was stolen.  The owner says he came home one day, and it was just leaning against his garage.  He posted about it on Facebook and said, "I guess there’s GOOD things happening in the world too."

3.  The comedy group Improv Everywhere built the "most socially distanced" office in New York.  It's a full office with a desk, filing cabinet, printer, and water cooler . . . all floating on a wooden raft in the middle of the East River.

4.  A guy in the U.K. wanted to cheer up his dad, a former music teacher with dementia.  And getting him to play the piano usually helps.  So he asked for an old party trick the dad used to do.  If you give him four notes, he'll improvise a song around them. The song he came up with was so good that the son posted a video, which went viral.  Then someone arranged it for other instruments . . . and members of the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra played along to it from their homes. The final version is so good, Stephen Sondheim sent him a video.  Now it's being released as a single to raise money for two dementia and Alzheimer's charities.