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’s Something Good is making a little bit of magic for a young child during a pandemic summer that has made life difficult for everyone, but kids especially.
Dave, of Canyon Chasers, posted a video entitled “How I Deal With Kids Playing in My Driveway”. He said he would get an alert from his security camera every evening when a preschool biker, on walks with his family, would be “tearing it up” on his flat cement driveway. One would perhaps think that, taking into account the title of the video, Dave was going to lay down the law. He even says he was annoyed – presumably by the alert, not the kid, considering what he did next.
Thanks to being given a great idea by his wife, he started drawing a sidewalk chalk cycling track for the child to navigate through the driveway on his bike. Every time it rained, he would create a new one and, as the child improved, the course got harder. Dave had fun creating the race course, possibly even more fun that the miniature rider had.
His goal, aside from making life for a neighborhood kid better, is to improve rider safety.
The video has gone a bit viral, for lack of a better term. Dave, who continues to create chalk tracks, and the kid, who continues to ride them, are both receiving goodies from several NASCAR drivers, according to this Twitter thread:
Better yet, Dave set a great example of how easy it is to be kind and make life good for those around us. It’s easy to be grumpy right now because life is turned upside down but with a bit of effort, life can feel good and “going viral” can bless a lot of people with a smile.
Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!