FINDING THE GOOD NEWS DURING COVID-19

At isure we help people protect what matters so they can live their lives with the peace-of-mind knowing they are covered if something happens. During COVID-19, we find sharing good news stories is a great way to get some peace-of-mind; that knowing not all is bad and people are stepping up to do good during this tough time.

We know it’s important to follow the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is just as important to stay informed about positive, uplifting news stories. You can’t have the dark without the light, so here are five happy good news stories to lift your spirit, along with two excellent sources for your daily dose of happy news.

PET ADOPTIONS AT HISTORIC LEVELS

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began, animal shelters across the United States have seen an increase in adoptions. One of the most impressive stories comes from The Friends of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control shelter in West Palm Beach, Florida. According to their Facebook page, the accommodation is empty after every single dog was adopted. It is the first time in the shelter’s history this has occurred!

DEVOTED TEACHERS

According to an Instagram video, a teacher in Venezuela has continued to mark his students’ homework and drop it off at their homes. He picks up the homework outside their home, takes it home to correct, and brings it back when he completes the corrections. He continues to go above and beyond and bring a sense of normalcy to his students’ lives.

SANITIZING MAILBOXES

In Ottawa, Julia Hill and her seven-year-old grandson Nicholas spend time everyday sanitizing 100 mailboxes in their neighbourhood. This kind gesture allows residents to access the mailboxes freely and also gives Nicholas a chance to learn about looking out for his community.

TIKTOK SKATEBOARDERS

On the TikTok app, a man named Paul Hinton (@banjo757) has been entertaining followers by skateboarding around his neighbourhood with the hopes of cheering his neighbours up. He has gotten very creative with his endeavours, including playing the banjo, singing, and even cutting the lawn all while skateboarding.

CAPTAIN TOM RAISES MILLIONS!

Reegan Davies, an eight-year-old girl from the UK, has been inspired by World War Two captain Tom Moore’s journey to raise money for the National Health Service. At age 99, Tom has accumulated over 2 million pounds to support the fight against COVID-19 by walking laps around his garden. Tom’s goal was to walk 100 laps by his 100th birthday but has already surpassed this goal. Reegan has decided to create a campaign in honour of Tom and is asking people to send the veteran birthday cards in recognition of his upcoming big birthday at the end of this month.

INSTAGRAM FUN

Here are two Instagram accounts with these stories, and many more like them. Please give them a follow!

@thehappynewspaper

@goodnews_movement

ISURE HELPING OUT

At isure we are working every day to help clients manage their insurance policies during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Insurance Tip Sheets For Individuals and Families

COVID-19 Insurance Tip Sheet For Business

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As we are saying to everyone #StayHome #StaySafe #StayHealth #StayPositive

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