In a time where everything seems so, so bad, there are glimpses of happiness and hope. There are so many people offering to help others, help to our key workers, neighbours and even strangers. These acts of kindness aren’t being reported much so we plan to scour the world for good news stories and share them on here – feel free to raise a smile and share. Good News Today:
One college student has been going above and beyond the call of duty to protect people who are deaf or hard of hearing from risking exposure to COVID-19. Since the world has been struggling to cope with face mask shortages, 21-year-old Ashley Lawrence has been troubled by how the face masks might prevent people with hearing disabilities from communicating.Sign Language speakers rely heavily on lip-reading for grammar, face masks could obscure up to half of a person’s message.
A little girl is using her free time to write letters to elderly people at a local care home. Freya, 10, is just one of a number of pupils who have started to write letters to residents of local care homes amid the Covid-19 lockdown. She is a pupil at Cwmfelinfach Primary and put pen to paper after her teacher, Mr Evans, put a request on the school messaging system asking pupils to write letters to the residents of Ty Iscoed Care Home. Freya wrote about herself and her likes and dislikes and the time she visited the home with her class as part of the Christmas choir.
When asked about writing her letter, Freya said: “They are lovely people and I wanted to make them smile because I know they are missing their families. I hope I get to see them again soon.”
And finally… from Elephants in the wild, to Pandas in Scotland (yes really!) to a whole host of (very quiet) capital cities, live streams are becoming very popular during the lockdown with many people looking for things to do. So we thought we’d find maybe the most spectacular live stream of them all!
It comes from the International Space Station, which is travelling at about 17,000mph above our heads (and which you may have seen on a clear night).
You’ll witness a sunrise or sunset roughly every 45 minutes, and play a guessing game of “which country is that I’m flying over?” The live feed is available only when the space station is in contact with Earth – there’s an occasional loss of signal, but they’re not that common.
Go on give it a go – it is out of this world!
And Now The Good News…