The week's good news: April 6, 2023

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1. Best friends celebrate turning 80 by traveling around the world in 80 days

A milestone birthday deserves an over-the-top celebration. Before they both turned 80 years old, Sandy Hazelip told her best friend Ellie Hamby they should mark the occasion by traveling around the world in 80 days. In January, the Texans departed for their first destination: Antarctica. From there, they went on to have adventures on the other six continents — Hazelip and Hamby tangoed in Argentina, rode camels in Egypt, and sat on the beach in Bali — and also saw the northern lights from the North Pole. They shared it all on social media, picking up followers from around the world, and even got recognized at the airport during a stop in Los Angeles. The pals became closer during their global escapade, but Hazelip told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth the part of the trip that excited them the most was hearing from their followers "about how we've brought people joy as they followed us on this adventure."

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