The good news


Rachel Donaldson, Editor in chief

At the open of an app, glance at the television or look at the news, the latest coronavirus updates and subsequent restrictions immediately appear. With Earth’s current beat-up state, the world is hungry for something else. The world needs good news. And luckily, you don’t have to look far to find it.

In Boca Raton, Florida, a doorbell camera captured a Fedex deliveryman sanitizing a package after reading a note posted on the front door to inform visitors of a little girl with an autoimmune disorder inside the house. Rather than just leaving the package on the doorstep, 28 year-old Justin Bradshaw took the time to get out a sanitizing wipe and disinfect the box. 

“I sanitized your box once I’ve seen the note on the door. Stay safe,” he wrote with a smiley face on the side of the package.

In Venezuela, a school teacher has mapped out a route he uses to ride his bike to his students’ house and pick up homework. Each day, he collects the homework, grades it and then returns it. 

Free of charge, New Jersey paper deliveryman Greg Dailey has been delivering groceries to senior citizens each day along with their newspapers. 

With each paper delivery, he leaves a note that reads: “My name is Greg Dailey and I deliver your newspaper every morning. I understand during these trying times it is difficult for some to get out of their house to get everyday necessities. I would like to offer my services free of charge to anyone who needs groceries, household products, etc. I will be shopping at ShopRite and McCaffrey’s and can deliver the goods directly to your front door.” 

More than 100 senior citizens reached out to Dailey for help, who says he will continue this service for however long it’s needed. 

As we battle 2020’s global pandemic, it’s the people in simple yet profound stories like these that remind a weary world that there is hope, good and happiness to be found in every situation.