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Good News in History, January 4

On this day 375 years ago, perhaps the greatest physicist the world has known, Isaac Newton, was born. Widely recognized as one of the most influential scientists of all time, he invented his own calculus when he was 26 years old. An English mathematician, astronomer, and theologian, his book Principia, “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”, formulated our understanding of the mechanics of motion and gravity, which dominated scientists’ view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. This farmer’s son also built the first practical reflecting telescope, and made pathbreaking observations in optics, figuring out that white light is really made of multiple colors. WATCH a cool video… (1543)

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Preschool Teacher Who Was Laid Off After 20 Years Wins $250,000 Lottery Prize

After a difficult few months, a preschool teacher hit a stroke of good luck when he decided to buy two lottery tickets, instead of one. Joe Camp was laid off in September after 20 years teaching preschool in Charlotte, North Carolina. “A month after that, my dad passed away,” said Camp. “And it put me […]

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Trucker Hero Pulls Over When He Sees ‘Frantic’ Man Running Up Highway After Wreck Flings His Toddler into the Dark

Joe Hylton, has been driving big rigs for two years and, by his count, this is the seventh time he’s come to the rescue on the scene of an accident—and this time, perhaps, was the most heartwarming. Driving for Perdue Farms, he was traveling at night down Delaware’s Route 1 recently, when he came across […]

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13-Year-old Texas Boy Raises $6,000 to Buy Christmas Presents For Kids in Homeless Shelter

A young teen in Texas became the secret Santa for 61 homeless children, showering them with Christmas presents this year. Jaxson Turner raised $5,900 through GoFundMe and social media to supply all the kids at The Samaritan Inn with new sneakers, coats, socks, toys and a hot meal for the holidays. “I think we need […]

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Inspired By Brother With Autism, New App Helps Adults With Special Needs Make Friends

Juliana Fetherman’s 22-year-old brother has autism and ADHD and has been very lonely, due to his lack of friends. Michael doesn’t have the social skills to meet and engage with new people and it’s bothered her for a long time—so she made an app for that. Called Making Authentic Friendships, the app can connect people […]

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Good News in History, January 3

95 years ago today, George Martin, the English record producer, composer, audio engineer, and musician, was born. Known as “the 5th Beatle” for his extensive influence on the sound of the Beatles records, he is considered to be one of the greatest record producers of all time, with 53 number-one hit singles in the UK […]

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Grandparents Finally Get to Hug Grandkids After 9 Months Thanks to Inflatable Polar Bear Costumes

Grandparents who hadn’t hugged their grandsons since March shared a loving embrace, thanks to a bright idea to use inflatable polar bear costumes. Barbara and Clive Walshaw said the heartwarming hug was the “best six minutes” they had all year. They got to hold their three grandkids Quinn, six, Morgan, eight, and Mackenzie, 14, for […]

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When Life Changes, Success Puts on Different Clothes

“I didn’t know where I was going until I got there.” When we were kids, life was so fun and fresh. Maybe it’s because we dived straight into adventure. Because we didn’t think of success or failure in …

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