Pets, Especially Dogs, Help During Quarantine

Good News Notes: “Throughout human history, we have used animals for food and for work. But thousands of years ago, we began using them for something else – companionship. They became our pets. Pets are a source of comfort and happiness. They give their owners good feelings and a sense of purpose, especially during stressful or difficult times. And we…

Students at O’Quinn School gather toys for Kids Comfort Kits

Good News Notes: “Earlier this month, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, Mount Pleasant Police Department and the O’Quinn School came together to gather stuffed animals that had been collected by the students of the school. The animals will be used in Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy’s Kids Comfort Kits. Kids Comfort Kits are bags that are given to first…

Resident leads effort to provide comfort kits to those with cancer

Good News Notes: “Each item in the tightly packed kit was specifically chosen to provide comfort to those struggling with cancer. Playing cards gave them something to do during long treatments. Hand lotion and chapstick would help counter the dehydrating effects of chemotherapy. Chocolate candies were simply a treat to raise a person’s spirits slightly….

AOC Got a New French Bulldog Puppy

 Good News Notes: “New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a furry new constituent: She just got a French bulldog puppy. Ocasio-Cortez, a 30-year-old who has quickly become one of the most famous progressive lawmakers in the country, welcomed her new friend to the world via her Instagram Story early Tuesday. ‘Hey boo boo! Hi, welcome…

Students create comfort pillows for patients in hospice care

Good News Notes: “A third grade class from Marcy Elementary school helped give to terminally ill patients this holiday season. It all started back in 2005 when Miss Tucci lost her father in hospice care. During his time there, she noticed that there was a need for comfort pillows, so she decided to have her…

O’Hare comfort dogs bring smiles to travelers

 Good News Notes: “A local charity has brought in golden retrievers to cheer up weary travelers at O’Hare.” “They come around the corner and their mouths drop open,” Shar Farran, with Lutheran Church Charity Comfort Dogs, said. “Smiles and like ‘oh my gosh, dogs!’” “The group doesn’t just drop off cute goldens like Adeena at…