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 we have a mom who put a smile on her child’s face and his exuberant joy will put a smile on yours.
Lau Patrón and her son João Vicente live in Brazil. João, who has cerebral palsy and a rare autoimmune condition called Hemolytic uremic syndrome, is a happy adventure-seeking seven year old. Lau’s Instagram account describes João as “curious boy, half smile, half courage”. Although his mother has attempted to steer him towards substitute activities, João dreamed of skateboarding at his local skate park, Lau told TODAY Parents.
Lau teamed up with some skateboarders who founded Skate Anima and build adapted skateboards for children with special needs and João finally got to go skateboarding. The video of him being pushed up and over ramps by his mom with a huge grin on his face, excitedly pointing to the next ramp he wants to tackle went viral and warmed the heart of social media users.
The love of a mom for her child and the unadulterated joy of a child are Something Good to start our week with.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me Something Good!