Therapy dog Buddy visits NYC essential workers

Good News Notes: “He may be out of a job, but he’s still one of the hardest-working hounds in New York. Buddy, a licensed therapy dog who lives with owner Michael Gill in Manhattan, has reinvented himself as a furry freelancer since his regular volunteer gig with the Caring Canines program at Memorial Sloan Kettering…

NJ Transit cop revives baby born at train station

Good News Notes: “A newborn who was not breathing when she was born in a train station bathroom is doing well after a police officer performed CPR on the child and rushed her to a hospital. Body camera videoreleased Friday by NJ Transit police showed what happened when officers arrived at the women’s restroom in Newark’s…

Actor Jeffrey Wright’s Brooklyn charity gets big $$ from AT&T & WarnerMedia

Good News Notes: “Renowned actor and Brooklynite Jeffrey Wright started his Brooklyn for Life! initiative in mid-March to help first responders and healthcare workers. The initiative will now be able to expand further supporting more restaurants and delivering approximately 30,000 more meals to frontline healthcare workers, with a newly announced $250,000 donation from AT&T and its sister company…

Nurse Marries in Times Square After Moving to Help with COVID-19

Good News Notes: “A Texas nurse tied the knot in the heart of New York City after traveling to the Big Apple to work on the frontlines of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Amanda Stuart and Ronnie Dooley were married in Times Square Sunday night, PEOPLE can report exclusively. They said ‘I do’ with masks on,…

Random Acts of Kindness That’ll Give You Hope

Good News Notes: “Life as we know it has changed significantly as the novel coronavirus pandemic spreads across countries and continents around the world. From closed restaurants and bars to spending more time indoors, staying at home and away from friends and family has become a way of life. Thankfully, acts of kindness, no matter…

D.C. firefighter uses bagpipes to give a welcome pause from pandemic

Good News Notes: “The lone bagpiper, dressed in blue jeans, a flannel shirt and a baseball cap, stood beneath a flagpole in front of a hospital. He played “God Bless America.” Five nurses in scrubs listened nearby, one lying on her back in the green grass, soaking in the sun. They work at MedStar Montgomery…

Technology To Clean And Reuse PPE Is Being Deployed To Hotspot Hospitals

Good News Notes: “Several large metal shipping containers are lined up in a warehouse under a large American flag. Their doors are ajar and workers stream in and out, power tools buzzing. These are no ordinary shipping containers: They represent a huge scientific breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19.” View the whole story here: https://www.npr.org/2020/03/30/823803831/technology-to-clean-and-reuse-ppe-is-being-deployed-to-hotspot-hospitals

22-year-old runs from ocean to ocean for Clean Seas

Good News Notes: “On 26 July 2019, 22-year-old Sam Bencheghib asked the crowd of friends, supporters and media gathered around him, to take two deep breaths as a reminder of the importance that the oceans have in giving life. Bencheghib was about to embark upon a 3,100-mile run across the United States of America from coast…