Good News

November 18, 2020

Inspiring Athlete Becomes First Person With Down Syndrome To Complete the Grueling Ironman Triathlon

Completing an Ironman triathlon is a feat for any athlete. The grueling multi-sport event begins with a 2.4-mile open-water swim followed by a 112-mile bike ride and, finally, a 26.2-mile (marathon distance) run. Chris Nikic recently celebrated his first time crossing the finish line of an Ironman, and his personal victory had extra significance; he was the first person with Down syndrome to complete this legendary race.

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November 12, 2020

Beloved Stray Cat Given Memorial Service at Church She Called Home for 12 Years

Pets have a way of quickly becoming part of our families. The loss of a beloved cat or dog is devastating, and a memorial offers a way to honor what they meant to us. The Southwark Cathedral knows this all too well, as the London-based church recently held a service to memorialize its beloved furry congregant named Doorkins Magnificat. The stray feline lived in the cathedral for 12 years (arriving in 2008)

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October 20, 2020

Family Raises Over $12,000 via TikTok to Tip 89-Year-Old Pizza Delivery Man

The year 2020 hasn’t been easy for anyone, which is why it’s extra important to spread love and kindness to those around you. One recent act of goodwill has caught the attention of many. When a local pizza delivery man, Derlin Newey, showed up at the door of the Valdez family in Roy, Utah, they were surprised to find that the “true hustler” was 89 years old.

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October 2, 2020

Bee Populations Have Grown 73% in Maine and Are Increasing in Many Other States

Environmentalists often worry about honeybees, but there's some good news that has recently emerged about the present state of these important pollinators. The new bee colony report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture describes a surprising increase in the number of colonies across the nation. Some states are experiencing a particularly rapid expansion of their bee population. Reporting the most dramatic growth, Maine counted a 73% increase in colony numbers since 2018.

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