Welcome to #NotBadNews, our new (and hopefully short-lived) daily column where we round up the good, surprising, and weird things that have happened around the world during this coronavirus pandemic.
This Dad Wins
Parents everywhere have been tasked with figuring out how exactly to keep a child entertained all day every day while being confined to their home—it sounds hard because it is! While some parents broke out the art supplies and said “fine” to soccer balls in the house, this dad decided to take a different approach, introducing his toddler to Evel Knievel-style stunts.
Some dads are better at this quarantine-thing than others… pic.twitter.com/jUKJNMkdT4
— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) April 10, 2020
By the time this quarantine ends, we’ll have a new stuntman on our hands thanks to this inventive dad.
The FedEx Worker Who Went Above and Beyond
When this family’s delivery man learned that their daughter had type 1 diabetes, making her more at-risk for coronavirus, he decided to take an extra step in assuring her safety. This FedEx delivery man now wipes down each individual box with sanitization wipes before leaving them at the front door.
We have a sign on our door for packages/mail as our 11 year old daughter is a Type 1 Diabetic
Our Federal Express delivery guy wrote this on our box “I sanitized your box once I’ve seen the note on your door” – and you can tell that he used sanitizer wipes on the box.
— Carrie blasi (@Cure4emma) April 6, 2020
This essential worker did more than just his job, he took the extra step to care for this family! Consider our hearts warmed.
Indiana’s Newest Weather…man?
Working from home gave this weatherman the opportunity to introduce his newest co-anchor, and his choice might surprise you.
— WholesomeMemes (@WholesomeMeme) April 13, 2020
If you’re looking for both a weather forecast and a good dose of cute animal content, this Indiana reporter has you covered.
This Pop Queen Applauds Healthcare Workers
While Mariah Carey might be used to being at the center of things, the one being applauded, she took time on Sunday to say some thanks of her own. Breaking from Easter festivities, the “Hero” singer shared her ongoing admiration: thanking health-care workers. Joining the rest of New York City, Carey took to her balcony to clap for carers.
7pm in NYC on Easter. Clapping for our heroes. Thank You pic.twitter.com/t8hEBhKT9A
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) April 13, 2020
From donations and charity concerts to now applauding, celebrities have shown us the various ways that they express their thanks. How’s your favorite celebrity saying thank you?
Koala’s First Easter
And now we present: The Cutest Video of the Day! At Australia Reptile Park, this koala got a chance to celebrate Easter for the first time, with a stuffed animal, an Easter basket, and colorful eggs aplenty.
Looking for a challenge? Try to not say “awww” while watching (rumors are, it’s impossible).
Welcome Home and Welcome Smiling Faces
After being hospitalized for three-weeks with COVID-19, this man’s family welcomed home their hero in a most appropriate way, with cheers and a round of applause.
my dad kicked coronas ass & today he came back home finally after being hospitalised for almost 3 weeks and at the hospital so we welcomed him cheering just like he deserves
i just want to thank all the doctors and staff working so hard at the hospital for making this possible pic.twitter.com/sOXRk2PgVa
— 𝑪𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒂; the manip maker (@HarryNextToLou) April 11, 2020
Not only were they cheering for their Dad’s return, but for the medical workers who got him through the virus and back on his feet and well enough to head back home.
And while this family welcomed their father back home outside the hospital, the workers inside have found a new way to make patients feel more comfortable.
To make sure that their patients felt more at ease, these medical workers, whose faces are covered by masks, taped pictures of themselves smiling to their uniforms.
These medics taped photos of themselves smiling on their PPE so frightened patients can see a reassuring and friendly face during this Coronavirus Pandemic.
— Rex Chapman (@RexChapman) April 10, 2020
Now patients can know the smiling faces behind the masks–what a genius and heart-warming idea!
Check-in every day for an update on the wonderful and weird things happening in our current coronavirus world.