Best Life: Giving hope through letters to battle depression

Good News Notes: “The uncertainty of the pandemic, job loss, isolation — all of these are contributing to the increase of people feeling depressed, lonely and mentally unstable. But for thousands of people around the world, a simple act of kindness is helping them pull through. Robert Mason writes letter after letter after letter to…

Shelter dog proves you can train older dogs to be therapy animals

Good News Notes: “They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but can you? One shelter dog is proving that maybe you can. If Willa Mae could really speak, she would have quite the story to tell.” “‘Willa Mae is breaking down myths that we have been trying to spread the facts of…

“Niagara Falls Grocery Givers” helping neighbors in need

Good News Notes: “A Niagara Falls couple is helping out their fellow neighbors in need. Joshua and Erin Albert are Niagara Falls natives. They’ve grown their family there and just welcomed a new baby girl, as the pandemic started.  But they spend their time thinking about others. ‘We’re sitting here during this isolation and quarantine realizing…

Coronavirus: Andy Serkis reads entire Hobbit live online for charity

Good News Notes: “British actor Andy Serkis has raised more than £283,000 ($351,000) for charity by reading The Hobbit in full on a live stream. More than 650,000 people worldwide tuned in for the online performance of JRR Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy adventure. Serkis, 56, played the corrupted character Gollum in the big-budget film trilogies Lord…