The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to get caught up in the spin cycle and let it get us down. Never fear… The News Blender has you covered. Once a week, we feature Something Good and, in return, all you have to do is tell us something good that has happened to you this week, something you are thankful for, a joke, a cute animal story, an inspiring tale of heroics, a Random Act of Kindness… SOMETHING good.
This week’s Something Good will bring a tear to your eye and warm your heart.
Andrew Olson, father of two, is a beloved social studies teacher who coaches football and basketball at Northridge High School in Utah. His wife, Tina, told Good Morning America that her husband lives to serve others. Andrew, a captain in the Army National Guard has been deployed for five months in Afghanistan.
Students at Northridge High School were told that they were having a guest speaker on Monday but had no idea the surprise that was going to be sprung on them.
When Coach Olson stepped into the room, his athletes were overcome with emotion. They rushed to hug their beloved coach – one leaped over a chair to get to him and another jumped into his arms- and they all huddled together joyfully as they reunited.
Aaron Tanner, one of the athletes in the video, told Good Morning America, “He’s taught me so much about hard work and commitment, he showed that he really cared about my team and their success. He set a great example by committing to serve our country.” Aaron said there was “a moment of disbelief” followed by a “wave of excitement” when Olson entered the room.
It is wonderful to see a soldier welcomed home so warmly. Military homecomings are definitely Something Good.
Now it’s your turn… tell me something good!