Monday’s Good News


The World War Two vet who raised over $50 million for charity now has a #1 single.  Someone got him to cover the Gerry & the Pacemakers song “You’ll Never Walk Alone” with a bunch of healthcare workers.  He’s now the oldest person to ever have a #1 hit single in the U.K.  He’ll be 100 years old this Thursday. (story)


A “land artist” named Stan Herd paid tribute to frontline workers by mowing a design into a field in Kansas.  So from the air, it looks like flowers in a vase with the words “Thank You” written on it. (story)



Two neighbors in California who’ve become friends during the lockdown just realized they’re related.  They both have relatives in Norway, and it turns out they have the same great-great-grandfather. (story)


A six-year-old kid in Canada set up a free “joke stand” at the end of his driveway, where he tells jokes to people who walk by, just to lift their spirits.  He says he knows about 16 or 17 jokes that are pretty good . . . plus a few from his sister that he doesn’t think are that great. (story)



Even Santa is stuck at home right now, so he’s using his time to check on children. Old Saint Nick is making virtual visits to kids to see how they’re doing. He’s even on social media and parents can reach out to him on Facebook to schedule a call. (story)


A 102-year-old woman with coronavirus has beaten the odds and is now recovering. Esther tested positive at her assisted living facility, but after six days of treatment, she tested negative. The Florida woman jokes that her secret to a long life is “tryin’ to behave.” (story)

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