In the midst of terrorist attacks and persecution, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by sadness and hopelessness. And while you can’t just tune out the bad and pretend it’s not happening, it’s important to acknowledge that good things are happening in the world, as well.
To that end, here are five good things that happened this week:
The collaborative duo made a trip after Rihanna’s Miami tour stop to a nearby hospital, in order to grant a Make-A-Wish request to Megan, an avid fan of the pop stars. Megan posted photos and video of the interaction and said, “[Drake] was so sweet & down to earth. Gave me and my family some OVO clothing. BEST DAY EVER. NO LIE.” Drake takes the affection to another level in an Instagram video that shows the rapper throwing in a heartwarming smooch.
A photo of a woman in a drive-through coffee stand is going viral, but not for the reason you might think. The photo shows three of the coffee stand’s employees reaching out of the window to hold hands and pray with a grieving customer. When the woman pulled up to the window, one the workers noticed she was in tears. “She’s like, ‘She’s just having a really bad day. Her husband passed.’ And as soon as she said that, I was like, ‘There’s nothing more you need to say. We got this. We’re going to do what we do every time we get someone who’s in pain or hurt. We’re going to give them our love,'” said one of the employees pictured. They offered the customer a free drink, then proceeded to join hands and pray with her, not knowing a customer in the next car back snapped a photo. Barbara Danner said she was in line at the Dutch Bros. stand on 138th Avenue in Vancouver on Saturday when she noticed the interaction between the baristas and the customer. She shared her photo on the Dutch Bros. Facebook page, where others quickly started re-sharing it.
While enjoying the musical again with her family and friends, the comedian added $1,000 to a $77 bar bill. “At intermission, a member of her party came to the bar with another order and when he handed the receipt to my co-worker, he said, ‘Amy wants to make sure you get this,'” the server said. Schumer has seen the show before, and during a previous visit left an $80 tip, reportedly saying, “I’ve been there, I get it, you guys are great.”
A fan of the Jane the Virgin actress, Jessica Casanova, reached out to Rodriguez on Twitter, begging to borrow the Badgley Mischka gown. Almost immediately Rodriguez responded, promising to make it happen. On Monday, Cassanova received the dress from Rodriguez. We all know who won best dressed at her high school.
Blossom, a dog with prosthetics on her hind legs, experienced a traumatic injury as a puppy. Shortly after birth, her mother chewed off her rear paws. After Blossom spent about two weeks in the shelter, she found a new home with now-owner Rodney Purvis who found a local prosthetic organization that provided custom prosthetic legs for Blossom and assisted in her physical therapy. “She has had many fittings and trials and errors to get her prosthetics just right,” her owner writes on Blossom’s Facebook page. “Being that the rear legs are different lengths it has taken her a while to adjust, but she is adjusting more every day.” Purvis described Blossom as very energetic and fearless. “She truly inspires me every time I take her out,” he said.
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