It Wasn't All Bad

Kids on field trip discovered new species of giant penguin
King penguins.
natural history

Kids on field trip discovered new species of giant penguin

Thailand is turning plastic waste into personal protective equipment
A monk in Thailand wearing PPE made from plastic bottles.
getting creative

Thailand is turning plastic waste into personal protective equipment

Plumber gets record deal after client hears him singing in his bathroom
Kev Crane.
good pipes

Plumber gets record deal after client hears him singing in his bathroom

Minnesota woman is head chef of cooking program she attended as a child
Bowls of colorful fruits and vegetables.
full circle

Minnesota woman is head chef of cooking program she attended as a child

5-year-old is one of the youngest people to hike the full Appalachian Trail
Harvey Sutton and his dad Josh.
feats

5-year-old is one of the youngest people to hike the full Appalachian Trail

Wife surprises baseball-loving husband with wedding gift from his favorite team
The Boston Red Sox logo.
now that's love

Wife surprises baseball-loving husband with wedding gift from his favorite team

New Orleans celebrates oldest known World War II vet's 112th birthday
A poster for Lawrence Brooks' birthday.
happy birthday!

New Orleans celebrates oldest known World War II vet's 112th birthday

Immigrant family in Washington welcomes Afghan refugees into their home
A living room.
coming together

Immigrant family in Washington welcomes Afghan refugees into their home

Artist retires after spending 50 years making butter sculptures at the Minnesota State Fair
One of Linda Christensen's butter heads.
nobody does it butter

Artist retires after spending 50 years making butter sculptures at the Minnesota State Fair

Texas furniture store turns showroom into shelter, sends truckloads of supplies to Ida victims
Volunteers load trucks with supplies for Hurricane Ida victims.
helping out

Texas furniture store turns showroom into shelter, sends truckloads of supplies to Ida victims

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Madrid Zoo
Hua Zuiba.
pandamonium

Giant panda gives birth to twin cubs at Madrid Zoo

4-year-old pianist who started with Zoom lessons wins global music competition
Brigitte Xie playing the piano.
a high note

4-year-old pianist who started with Zoom lessons wins global music competition

Bone marrow recipient thrilled to meet her 'brave' donor face-to-face
Tia Jensen and Gage Tappe.
it wasn't all bad

Bone marrow recipient thrilled to meet her 'brave' donor face-to-face

Mom of 6 earns diploma years after being forced to drop out of high school
Dafani Peralta.
where there's a will

Mom of 6 earns diploma years after being forced to drop out of high school

93-year-old fan of the Hokey Pokey gets the perfect birthday surprise
Phyllis Brinkerhoff is greeted by a Hokey Pokey flash mob.
that's what it's all about

93-year-old fan of the Hokey Pokey gets the perfect birthday surprise

Knitting group in Minnesota creates special arm warmers for dialysis patients
A person receives dialysis treatment.
made with love

Knitting group in Minnesota creates special arm warmers for dialysis patients

Hawaiian teen uses money from recycling to fund college scholarships
Genshu Price with cans and bottles he will recycle.
win-win

Hawaiian teen uses money from recycling to fund college scholarships

Study suggests new approach to fighting malaria could reduce severe illness and deaths in kids
Vials of the world's first malaria vaccine.
good news

Study suggests new approach to fighting malaria could reduce severe illness and deaths in kids

From hundreds of miles away, a ham radio operator saved his friend's life
Bill Scott uses his ham radio.
good news

From hundreds of miles away, a ham radio operator saved his friend's life

Restaurant finds creative way to send blind customer a birthday message in Braille
A person reads a book in Braille.
inclusivity

Restaurant finds creative way to send blind customer a birthday message in Braille

After 77 years, veteran reunites with Italian siblings he saved during World War II
Martin Adler with the Naldi siblings.
reunions

After 77 years, veteran reunites with Italian siblings he saved during World War II

Father and son bike 3,300 miles to fulfill dream of seeing the Statue of Liberty
Shepherd and James Colver at the Statue of Liberty.
a trip to remember

Father and son bike 3,300 miles to fulfill dream of seeing the Statue of Liberty

Illinois girl brings her fight to protect bees to the statehouse
Scarlett Harper.
buzzworthy

Illinois girl brings her fight to protect bees to the statehouse

This Georgia man is changing his neighbors' lives, $1 at a time
A stack of $1 bills.
paying it forward

This Georgia man is changing his neighbors' lives, $1 at a time

Paralyzed man surprises family by walking at his college graduation
Corey Borner walks at his college graduation.
a graduation to remember

Paralyzed man surprises family by walking at his college graduation

Cat leads rescuers to owner who fell into a ravine
A black cat.
purr-fect endings

Cat leads rescuers to owner who fell into a ravine

2 massive new dinosaur species discovered in China
An illustration of two new dinosaur species found in China.
dino-mite

2 massive new dinosaur species discovered in China

Sri Lankan teen uses scraps to build a solar-powered tuk-tuk
Suntharalingam Piranawan's solar-powered tuk-tuk.
the next generation

Sri Lankan teen uses scraps to build a solar-powered tuk-tuk

Dog missing for 2 years reunited with family after they saw him on TV
A brown dog.
good news

Dog missing for 2 years reunited with family after they saw him on TV

Mother and daughter serve side by side on Navy ship
Tonya McCray and her daughter, Racquel McCray.
dynamic duo

Mother and daughter serve side by side on Navy ship

Sanitation workers find envelope containing $25,000 that was accidentally thrown away
A stack of $100 bills.
a needle in a haystack

Sanitation workers find envelope containing $25,000 that was accidentally thrown away

Texas boy on a 'race to kindness' is getting toys, books to kids across the state
Orion Jean delivers books to kids in Texas.
amazing

Texas boy on a 'race to kindness' is getting toys, books to kids across the state

Artisan brings new life to wood damaged by fire and drought
Burned wood in the Sierra Nevada range.
sustainability

Artisan brings new life to wood damaged by fire and drought

California teen invents new type of fire extinguisher to protect homes
F.A.C.E. devices.
good ideas

California teen invents new type of fire extinguisher to protect homes

Minnesota man's yard is now a destination for all the dogs in his neighborhood
The neighborhood dogs in Keith Roles' front yard.
friends furever

Minnesota man's yard is now a destination for all the dogs in his neighborhood