This week’s Good News Sundays is full of exciting, happy, wonderful news to give you a break from the heaviness of the world’s problems. The Pokemon Go revolution features this week, along with a much-anticipated new vaccination and a reunion amongst the heartbreak of Nice.
There is still good news in the world.
Let’s get happy!
Amongst all of the tragedy currently happening in Nice, France, something beautiful did occur. Yohlaine Ramasitera lost her 8-month-old baby boy in the chaos, taking to Facebook to plead for his safe return. The post was shared by a friend, Rebecca, who has a large social media presence, which quickly sent the post viral. Within two hours, the baby boy was found and reunited with Yohlaine, who is understandably over the moon. Rebecca offered her heartfelt condolences to everyone effected, saying “It’s in the darkest hour that our light must shine brighter.”
It’s no secret that winter can be a miserable time if you’re not able to stay warm and toasty. At least as humans, we’re able to rug up, put on some extra layers and sit by the fire. Animals, however, can only do so much. Vicki Haines from New South Wales got the shock of her life when she and her partner discovered a koala sitting in front of a heater on the couch in their lounge room. “When things calmed down, it was pretty cute,” said Vicki, who discovered that the male koala had managed to get in through the doggy door.
Scientists have made a breakthrough, meaning we are well on our way to having a vaccination for Alzheimer’s disease readily available within five years. This vaccination will be given to healthy people when they hit 50 years old to stop their risk of contracting the disease. Not only that, but the vaccination will also be given to people showing early signs of the disease, which will reverse the symptoms altogether.
Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm after its release last week, with people heading out all over the world to catch the characters wherever they’re hiding. However, a group of teenagers found more than just Pokemon when they were out playing – the bunch came across a cage full of hamsters and mice, which had been left in the middle of a park. They rescued the furry critters, which are now being looked after at the Houston SPCA.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation to make free menstrual products available in all NYC schools, shelters and jails. The bill had come before the city council previously, being passed unanimously. “These laws recognise that feminine hygiene products are a necessity ― not a luxury,” said the mayor in a statement. It has been estimated that a woman will spend $18,000 on feminine hygiene products in her lifetime.
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