Therapy llama is helping vulnerable groups in Oregon get through pandemic

Good News Notes: “Caesar the llama has had a busy few months. He’s been “leading” virtual story time with students, recording birthday videos, and even attending protests near his farm in Jefferson, Oregon. Caesar is part of a growing trend known as llama therapy, which has become a lifeline for some of the most vulnerable populations,…

Baby born in taxi during circuit breaker, Latest Singapore News

Good News Notes: “For expectant couples, the idea of giving birth during the Covid-19 pandemic and a time of social distancing can be worrying and isolating. But for Mrs Sana Lindberg, 30, a housewife, and her husband Per Lindberg, 35, a lawyer, the birth of their second child during the circuit breaker period took an…

Hawaii Island student innovators tackle plastic pollution

Good News Notes: “Several Hawaii Island student teams worked diligently from January-April to develop ideas for how to help solve one of the island’s urgent environmental problems. They competed in The Success Factory — NexTech’s Fish Tank, the first STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) competition of its kind on Hawaii Island designed to empower…

Zay Jones shares emotional random act of kindness with a stranger

 Good News Notes: “Right now, spreading love is on the forefront of many minds, including Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones. Over the weekend, Jones experienced a unique encounter he felt compelled to share on social media, and the tweets went viral.” “The encounter received national attention and was quickly picked up by a…

Coronavirus: Mental health advice for those with virus anxiety

Good News Notes: “A Cardiff trauma psychotherapist says many people are experiencing feelings of fear and uncertainty. This includes NHS staff, who are said to be at risk of high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, without the right support. Specialist Colette Hart said the virus ‘ticks all the boxes’ to trigger a distress response.” View the…

Catskill Animal Sanctuary offers innovative virtual options during pandemic

 Good News Notes: “Are you tired of that weekly office Zoom meeting? Some adorable rescued farm animals could be the next guests at your meeting thanks to a local animal sanctuary. The Catskill Animal Sanctuary and their sister sanctuary, Sweet Farm, have partnered with Goat-2-Meeting to provide fun and educational Zoom meetings that feature farm…

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…

Rescue Animals Visit Nursing Home Residents to Spread Some Joy

 Good News Notes: “Petting dogs and cats can scientifically reduce stress. It’s one of the reasons we feel such immense comfort when we pet, hug and cuddle our pets. But given the current situation going on in the world, we need to keep our distance from each other. This means therapy animals that may have…