More "Good News" Stories from the Coronavirus Outbreak

June 8, 2020
Coronavirus Good News

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

1.  An uplifting poem about 2020 has been trending on Instagram.  It starts with the line, "What if 2020 isn't cancelled?  What if 2020 is the year we've been waiting for?  A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw . . . that it finally forces us to grow."

“What if 2020 isn’t cancelled?⁣ What if 2020 is the year we’ve been waiting for?⁣ A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw — that it finally forces us to grow.⁣ A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us from our ignorant slumber.⁣ A year we finally accept the need for change.⁣ Declare change. Work for change. Become the change. A year we finally band together, instead of⁣ pushing each other further apart.⁣ ⁣ 2020 isn’t cancelled, but rather⁣ the most important year of them all.”⁣ ⁣ --

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2.  Someone in Naples, Florida has been helping a restaurant stay afloat by paying for 100 sandwiches a day to give to healthcare workers.  Since the lockdown started, they've spent about $40,000.

3.  New York just announced schools will be able to hold outdoor graduation ceremonies starting June 26th.  Last Wednesday was the first day since March 12th with no COVID-19 deaths in New York City.  Also, California will let bars and gyms reopen this Friday.  And Fiji just declared itself coronavirus-free.

4.  A guy in India is organizing an "all-pet private jet" to help reunite dogs and cats with people who've been separated from them because of the lockdown.

5.  To cheer her kids up, a mom in New York has been redesigning the covers of famous children's books to make them coronavirus themed.  And they're a hit on Instagram.  For example, she reworked "Green Eggs and Ham", so it's "Green Eggs and Wash Your Hands."

#childrensbooksforpandemics #paperbagprincess #robertmunsch #robertmunschbooks #michaelmartchenko #girlsrock #wearamask #papermask @annick_press @munschrobert @smithsonian @americanlibraryassociation @amhistorymuseum

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