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When Molly Miskiewicz noticed the pandemic’s impact on her local food banks and their beneficiaries, she took it upon herself to start her own direct home donation pic

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Popcorn for the People is a non profit established to create meaningful employment for those with Autism and other disabilities.

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The Blue Angels Drumline is not only keeping New York’s youth off the streets, but also providing the community with positive entertainment.

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Captain Planet Foundation works collaboratively to engage and empower young people to be problem solvers for the planet.

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João Carlos Martins has not been able to play piano with all ten fingers for years — but a pair of bionic gloves is finally giving him hope.

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Bridgett Kolls used the Chicago Cubs’ platform to get a kidney transplant, and it worked when a rival White Sox fan stepped up.

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After battling the Sepsis and becoming a quadruple amputee, Merlyna Valentine shares how she finally recaptured her self-worth.

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Koki Ozora suffered from depression and anxiety as a teen. Now, he has a service to help others from experiencing the same.

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In Egypt, an ambitious reforestation project has successfully brought forests back to the desert using recycled wastewater.

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Orion Jean is only in fifth grade, but his charitable work continues to go viral.

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Eduard Seitan runs a successful restaurant group, but with many of his businesses closed he has taken to volunteer work instead.

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An NGO in Thailand has reached nearly 100,000 people on the ground with meals, financial aid and care packages.

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Scott Thompson planted 2 million sunflowers in his strawberry farm to help cheer people up and give them a place to picnic.

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Ginni Bonnell launched the Be Kind movement in 2018, and now her signs are in every state and 38 countries.

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In honor of Chadwick Boseman, who inspired many with his iconic roles as Black Panther and Jackie Robinson, watch his commencement speech at Howard University.

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An Ohio couple decided to donate their catered wedding party to a women’s shelter after their ceremony was delayed due to COVID-19.

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Leigh Downing built a roller coaster in his backyard based off of drawings his nephew completed.

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Pedro Reid spent 20 years on the streets, but thanks to a good samaritan he is now reuniting with his family.

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After a viral video of a boy from Nigeria dancing in the rain went viral, he was offered a scholarship to New York’s American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of

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Rishika Jeyaprakash is being recognized for a community service nonprofit that does just about everything.

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Dr. Aenor Sawyer was shocked to learn there were 21 million expired N-95 masks in California, so she set out to fix them.

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After a video of John Capron playing the piano at an antique shop went viral, the store’s owner gave him a 1964 Steinway Piano for free.

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Gabby Galbo died of sepsis in 2012, and since then her father has been fighting for laws to improve hospital protocols in identifying the body’s response.

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Two Pensacola, Florida, sisters are stepping up and trying to sew and collect masks for every student in their county.

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Thanks to a flower planter for sale on Facebook, Nashat Cassim was reunited with a teacher that helped him immensely as a five-year-old student in a new country.

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Despite struggling to make ends meet, Shetara Sims wanted to donate $100 she won in a lottery.

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Mary’s Meals was feeding students facing hunger insecurity across the globe.

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Country Time has created a relief program, “The Littlest Bailout,” that will provide lemonade stand owners that have been impacted by COVID-19 with $100.  

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Ryan Dwyer and his stepdaughter Violet have been fighting cancer for two years. Now, they’re giving back to their doctors.

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Lane Harper runs the Power of Life Foundation, and now he’s helping distribute thousands of masks across the southern United States.

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Tara Travieso, a mother of two, used the imagery of bubbles to explain to her kids why we have to keep our social distance.

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The first trial results on humans in the effort to develop a COVID-19 vaccine have shown promising signs that the vaccine boosts a healthy person’s immune system.

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While the coronavirus pandemic has hurt many people, it’s been a boon for dogs in need of adoption.

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With flights canceled, Juan Manuel Ballestero became stuck in Portugal back in March and unable to get home to his family in Argentina. So he got on a boat and sailed home.

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Chris Buckley used to be a proud member of the Klu Klux Klan. Now, he’s fighting hatred with Parents for Peace.

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A former U.S. Marine and Kalamazoo football player caught a three-year-old boy who was thrown from a burning building.

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A group of high school students has launched “Project Kind Packs,” which aims to help elementary school students in need of support.

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An underwater art gallery in Estonia is causing a ton of buzz for its unique setting.

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A GoFundMe for Don Rosario, a paleta vendor in Chicago, has raised over $60,000 so he can retire.

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Through the #CreateThanks campaign, kids across the country are showing their appreciation for essential workers through works of art that are being displayed in Grand Central S

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A Delta employee made a handmade Elmo mask and shipped it to a father who said his son was scared to fly with a surgical mask on.

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A group of local officials in Cornwall have dedicated a lamppost to a boy who spends his free time identifying streetlights that are flickering or broken.

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After seeing an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn, Rodney Smith Jr. started Raising Men Lawn Care Service.

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Michelle Brenner used her stimulus check to make lasagna for her neighbors after being furloughed. Then word of her cooking spread like wildfire.

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After Spain ended their state of emergency, Barcelona’s Liceu Opera opened again with a full house of plants.

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Fashion Designer, Anifa Mvuemba, displayed her latest fashion line through a virtual fashion show.

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June 19th, 1865, is the day slaves in Galveston, Texas, were told they were free. Now it is growing in popularity as a national holiday.

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Johns Hopkins has made a class on psychological aid free to anyone who wants to enroll.

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Experts on bullying say remote learning is giving new opportunities for kids to make bonds and bullied students to flourish.

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A family in Chesterland, Ohio, is using their mailbox to spread love in the community.

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Astronaut Kathy Sullivan, who became the first American woman to walk in space in 1984, recently became the first woman to reach the deepest known part of the ocean.

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Forrest Fenn’s treasure has been discovered after 10 years and hundreds of thousands of people searching for it.

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New research using ground-penetrating radar shows an astonishingly detailed map of Falerii Novi, an ancient Roman city.

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After watching peaceful protests turn into riots late at night, Antonio Gwynn Jr. started cleaning up the aftermath and didn’t stop for 10 hours.

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Rob Kenney’s YouTube channel “Dad, How Do I Do?” is taking off after a series of viral tweets and articles about his story.

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Meghan Markle addresses a graduating class of 2020 with a heartwarming message on the death of George Floyd.

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A Buffalo police officer sang a hymn to bring protesters together during demonstrations in upstate New York.

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Cynthia Kudji and her daughter Jasmine graduated from medical school on the same weekend.

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The day after some protests turned into riots, volunteers who had been out the night before returned to help clean up.

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At demonstrations against police violence all across the U.S., there were protesters and police who managed to come together.

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Jack Rico, at 13 years old, is the youngest to graduate from Fullerton College.

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The Detroit Mower Gang holds a yearly competition in which they go around the city to mow the grass of public parks.
 

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An Alaska man is taking a 14-hour boat trip from his small island every week to keep 450 residents fed.

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With courts closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chad and Paul Beanblossom adopted their foster son through a Zoom adoption hearing.

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A 13-year-old boy found a prosthetic limb while treasure hunting and was able to locate its owner and return it.

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Carly Marinaro and her kids missed hugging their Nana Rose so much that they created Hug Time, a contraption that allows them to hug her while still preventing direct contact.

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After the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts, secured masks for all of the city’s residents, volunteers stepped up to help distribute them to everybody.

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Bill Hanisch, a bakery owner in Minnesota, is delivering hundreds of free or discounted cakes to seniors near his bakery.

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To deal with the combination of food banks facing a shortage while farmers are being forced to throw away millions of pounds of food due to a lack of buyers, a group o

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A new program called Gowns 4 Good is repurposing graduation gowns as personal protective equipment for frontline workers.

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A Connecticut teacher responded to the call and stepped up to care for a student’s newborn baby brother while his family fights COVID-19.

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American Airlines and Hyatt have teamed up to provide the staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst with free round trip tickets and a three-night stay anywhere in the U.S.

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With social distancing preventing some families from being physically together on Mother’s Day, people got creative to still make it a special day.

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An airport in Vilnius, Lithuania has transformed into a drive-in movie theater.

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Leah Edwards and Dimitri Pitta put on weekly opera performances for their neighbors to keep them connected during coronavirus lockdown.

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Ed Jackson was told he’d never walk again in 2017. He just climbed the height of Mt. Everest on his parents’ stairs. 

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Friends and family celebrated the 72nd anniversary of Jesse and Priscilla Jones.

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A Texas principal traveled over 800 miles to visit each of the graduating seniors at his high school.

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At New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, a team of five environmental service workers are volunteering to disinfect Covid-19 patients’ rooms.

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A 6-year-old boy in Canada is putting smiles on the faces of his neighbors with his joke stand.

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Good Good Good is publishing a print newspaper, The Good Newspaper, that you can order for free.

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Twin doctors are fighting the coronavirus from emergency rooms in two cities across the country from each other.

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Whitney Rutz one day made a giant cinnamon roll for her family as a way to pass time. Now, she is making and auctioning them off to raise money for The Oregon Food Bank.

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Mayor Derek Kawakami of Kauai County in Hawaii, is posting nightly videos of crafts and activities for families to partake in while locked-down in their homes.

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A Trader Joe’s employee who is deaf was struggling because he could not read lips when people had on face coverings. He figured out a solution.

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An Iowa woman is hanging hand-sewn masks on a tree near her home that community members can take for free.

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The Fort Meyers Police Department formed a giant heart out of their patrol cars to thank the workers at Lee Memorial Hospital.

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Adam Lilling has had his life saved twice now thanks to Northwell Health hospitals; once with life-saving surgery as a newborn and then on his 40th birthday from Covid-19.

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Reese Loggins is in the hospital fighting Leukemia, but he just got an uplifting surprise from outside his window.

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Through the Grace Farms Alliance Against COVID-19, 120,000 respirator masks and hundreds of thousands of additional PPE have been delivered to hospitals and first responders.

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A taxi driver in Spain got a round of applause from healthcare workers as a thank you for his countless free rides he was giving to patients.

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This Earth Day, the Polar Bear Institute is sharing fun facts about polar bears and helping inform people about how to protect them.

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As schools remain closed, No Kid Hungry is providing critical assistance to ensure kids relying on free school meals are now able to receive food at home.

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Americans across the globe are posting tributes to their local USPS workers or their family members who worked there.

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Despite the coronavirus outbreak, Zane Powles is still keeping an eye on his students. Every day, the assistant headteacher is delivering meals to students in need.

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The Jacksonville, Florida, Mayo Clinic is moving coronavirus tests from a lab to the clinic with autonomous vehicles.

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Doctors and nurses are attaching pictures of themselves smiling to their PPE so patients can see their faces when they are wearing masks.

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Melissa Scott-Walker and her daughter, Emmanuelle, are posting heartfelt and sometimes silly covers of their favorite songs that will be sure to put a smile on your face.

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TJ Kim launched “Operation Supplies Over Skies” to help deliver much-needed medical supplies to rural hospitals. He’s just 16 years old.

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The Taylor family used their time in quarantine to color in all the bricks of their house to create a “rainbow house.”

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Staff at the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston received a bonus this week.

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Gareth Allen ran around his backyard over 1,200 times for a grand total of 30.8 miles while raising money for charities.

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A Kentucky college student is creating masks with plastic windows around the mouth so the hearing impaired can still read lips.

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Mario Salerno, a New York City landlord, waived April rent for tenants in 18 apartment buildings across Brooklyn.

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There were 5 good news stories that you may have missed from the last week.

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The Getty Museum challenged people in isolation to recreate famous paintings using household objects and people in their home.

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By launching the COVID-19 Response Fund, Feeding America is working to ensure the most vulnerable people in our communities have access to food.

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Grand Traverse Academy Secondary Principal Michelle Floering surprised student Kaitlyn Watson at her job to reveal that she was this year’s valedictorian.

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An Ohio artist is live streaming free art classes around the world every day, Monday through Friday.

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Tayla Porter, a 22-year-old emergency care assistant, was brought to tears as she received applause from her entire block as she headed out to work her night shift.

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The Vice Mayor in Rimini, Italy, says that a 101-year-old man survived coronavirus.

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People around the world are applauding healthcare and other essential workers from their homes to show their appreciation.

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While the coronavirus has put the world in a pandemic state, it has also brought out some heartwarming moments.

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An upstate New York couple is using their resources for good by 3D printing face shields for health care workers.

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An Australian book store is delivering books for free to people who are self-quarantining during the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Sharlene Brunjes is living proof that it is never too late to get strong as the 67-year-old grandmother recently took gold for her 270-pound deadlift.

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Robots and online videos are keeping residents of nursing homes in isolation active and connected to their loved ones.

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Blood donations and food pantries are running into shortages during the coronavirus outbreak. Here is how you can help.

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People are doing what they can to keep each other active and connected while they are self-isolating.

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Comp-U-Dopt is distributing computers to children in the Houston area who don’t have access to one at home so that they can partake in online classes.

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A science teacher showed how he made hand sanitizer and a hand sanitizer dispenser while home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Grocery stores across the planet are now offering elderly-only hours to help keep grocery stores safe for senior citizens.

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You can now tour some of the world’s most famous museums through virtual tours on Google.

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Two siblings performed a beautiful cello concert for an elderly neighbor in self-quarantine.

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A convenience store owner is helping ease the burden on the elderly by giving out coronavirus kits.

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Blake Leeper is appealing a ruling that deemed his prosthetic legs as ineligible. If he wins, he would become the first American double amputee to compete in the Olympics.

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Adam Roe reminds us to appreciate our experiences and not forget that we are enough just the way we are.

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A cafeteria worker in South Carolina is cheering kids up with some very special dance moves.

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Unite America’s Nick Troiano explains why we can trust the 2020 election and how to get involved by voting.

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Dr. Ali Karim joins the A Plus Upside to talk about what we’ve learned, how to stay safe and tips on avoiding quarantine depression.

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Joe Huston, the managing director of Give Directly, makes the case that giving people money directly is the best way to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dr. Ali Karim joins the A Plus Upside to share his thoughts about why he’s optimistic in the fight against COVID-19.

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