Volunteers Form Human Chain in Tireless Effort to Save Beached Whales in New Zealand

Good News Notes: “In a tireless, two-day effort, volunteers in New Zealand joined together to successfully refloat a pod of long-finned pilot whales stranded on the beach. On Monday, the pod of 49 long-finned pilot whales was found stranded on Farewell Spit, a remote beach on the South Island, AP reported. In response, rangers from New Zealand’s Department…

Gabby Barrett Gives Birth to First Baby With Husband Cade Foehner

Good News Notes: “Good tidings continue into 2021 for 20-year old breakout country star Gabby Barrett, as she and her husband, 24-year old Cade Foehner, are the proud new parents of Baylah May Foehner, born January 18. Via social media, the ‘I Hope’ singer and her husband alerted fans to the birth, saying, ‘Gotten to…

New app helps police rescue stranded hikers in Sault Ste. Marie

Good News Notes: “Three people who got lost hiking Jan. 10 in the Connor Road area of Sault Ste. Marie were able to use the ‘what3words’ app to let police know where they were located. One of the hikers called the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service at 3:57 p.m., and dispatchers were able to get…

Modesto Firefighters Rescue Man in Burning Dumpster Enclosure

Good News Notes: “The Modesto Fire Department early Friday morning saved a man who was locked inside a burning dumpster enclosure in south Modesto. A bread delivery driver called 911 around 1:15 a.m. when he spotted the fire at a strip mall on Crows Landing Road, south of Glenn Avenue, and heard a man yelling…

Stunning footage shows firefighter rescue dog from burning barn

Good News Notes: “Lucky dog. Dramatic first-person footage shows the moment a firefighter broke down a window to save an adorable pooch from a burning barn in Pennsylvania. In the daring rescue Saturday, firefighter Ryan Balmer’s helmet camera captures the dog — which appears to be a black lab — frantically barking and trapped in…

Police rescue toddler from San Diego house fire

Good News Notes: “Police officers rescued a woman and a toddler from a house fire in San Diego, California, on December 30, officials said. San Diego resident Vero Larios, who called the police and captured the rescue on camera, told Storyful: ‘I was grateful that they showed up so fast. I didn’t think anyone was…

Cheektowaga Police officers rescue dog clinging to tree in creek

Good News Notes: “Cheektowaga Police officers waded into a freezing creek to rescue a dog that was clinging to a tree in the middle of the water. Police were called to an area off Genesee Street around 3:20 Wednesday afternoon, after someone spotted a dog in a creek. Just before that, the dog’s owners were…

This freezing baby owl was saved in a Bangor cemetery

Good News Notes: “The day in late April was uninviting. It was cold, damp, raw, miserable . . . you name it. The temperature was in the high 40s, with a cold mist in the air. Mother Nature was trying to make it rain, but it wasn’t quite working. I was snug in my warm…