Amid the outbreak of the coronavirus, bad news has been ubiquitous for the past two months. COVID-19 has been dominating all news outlets and it can be difficult to maintain your mental health during this time.
If there’s ever been a time to be compassionate and kind to others, it’s now.
For your sake and mine, here’s some uplifting news stories and examples of people being caring towards other people:
Yale University’s most popular class “The Science of Well Being” is now available for free online
Two million people are already enrolled in this free online class taught by Professor Laurie Santos. In this course, people will “engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits” (via coursera.org). If you’re interested in signing up for the class, click here.
Brooklyn landlord waives April rent for all of his 200+ tenants
Mario Salerno, a Brooklyn landlord, told his hundreds of tenants: “don’t worry about paying me, worry about your neighbor and worry about your family” (via NBC News). Salerno hopes that other landlords will replicate his kind and unselfish gesture.
Animal shelters are running out of cats and dogs to adopt
Here’s a happy kind of shortage. The coronavirus has caused a massive increase in the amount of animals that have been adopted and are now in loving homes.
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, has pledged $1 billion to coronavirus relief efforts
$1 billion represents 28% of the 43-year-old’s net worth. This is just one impressive example of numerous acts of generosity.
John Krasinski created a Youtube channel named “Some Good News”
If this article has gotten you wanting to hear more good news, John Krasinski’s Youtube channel is a good place to look. Here is the link to episode one.
Another good place to see good news during this difficult period is the Good News Network.
There’s plenty of heart-warming videos and stories you can find on social media or with a google search if you just sift through the first few bad news stories.