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.
Today we have a couple stories to lift your spirits and make you smile.
First, we have a sequel to the “BBC Dad” and his kids who made him famous. Robert Kelly, a political scientist and expert on North Korea, became an internet sensation when he was interrupted during a BBC interview by his young children who escaped their mother and blithely barged into his home studio.
You might remember the hilarious video from three years ago.
Robert, with a unique perspective on working from home, and his wife Jung-a Kim and their two children, Marion and James, joined the BBC once more to discuss the difficulties of being quarantined with young children. Predictably, the two children were rambunctious during the interview and provided another round of entertainment. They also give parents around the world a sigh of relief to know they aren’t the only ones struggling with working from home with cooped up children.
Our second Something Good is about a restaurant in Palo Alto, California. Tootsies at the Stanford Barn has found a way to stay open and give back to the community. Rocco Scordella decided to keep the doors open hoping to serve take out to healthcare workers nearby.
Then a customer suggested the restaurant take donations and the idea of “Adopt a Doctor or Nurse” was born. A person can select a department and an amount to donate and Tootsies will deliver the meals. Brian O’malley, a loyal customer, sponsored a week of meals for 50 people and the community has joined in. Tootsies quickly had orders for 2,000 meals to feed staff at Stanford Hospital and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital thanks to Brian and other customers.
Scordella told KRON4 that the first day he had 750 requests. “I was like oh my, I’m gonna be busier than when I’m actually open so its good. It’s really good to see the community coming in. It’s an amazing support,” Scordella said. He has been able to hire back a few employees because of all the community support and he hopes that this idea is one that restaurants around the country can use.
No matter how trying times get, there is always hope and Something Good.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!