Tell Me Something Good 8/8/21

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The news these days is often depressing at worst and frustrating at best. It’s easy to 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 some tiny and adorable Olympians, in honor of the Tokyo Summer Olympic games.

Nurses at Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Missouri came up with a special way to welcome the newborns in their care as the Summer Olympics kicked off, according to CBS News.

Not only did they stage a mock Opening Ceremony, complete with a plastic torch passed from nurse to nurse, they also turned the babies into miniature Olympic athletes. They crocheted tiny costumes – tennis, weight lifting, swimming, basketball, gymnastics, and boxing – for the babies born during the Olympics to wear during a photo shoot with an adoring crowd, comprised of cheering parents.

The tennis “player” had a tiny crocheted racket, a little crocheted dumbbell accompanied the 7lb 6oz weight lifter, and the swimmer had the cutest little crocheted swimming cap and goggles.

There were also gold medals for the babies, made by Stephanie Peterson, a nurse at Saint Luke’s. She spent about two hours making 20 crocheted medals.

Stephanie said, “Delivering during Covid is hard,” noting it’s nice to be celebrated. She wanted to do something special for the new babies to celebrate “how amazing they are for coming into this world.”

The babies got to take the handmade outfits home with them, as a memento of being born during the Olympics.

My daughter was born just a couple days before Christmas. The nurses brought her to us tucked into the bassinet in a (rather large) red stocking on Christmas Eve, before we got to take her home. It’s one of my fond memories of her birth and I’m sure these parents will never forget this lovely gesture.

The Olympics are good, babies are good, and nurses are good. Now it’s your turn… Tell me something good!

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