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Not Everything Is Terrible: Good News That Happened Recently

It seems like every time I pick up my phone, it’s a CNN alert telling me about the latest scandal or White House chaos, and it can be very emotionally draining. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with hurricanes and politicians, but it’s important to remember that not everything is horrible. There are good people out in the world and so many good deeds being done. Because acts of kindness aren’t always as eye-catching, news sources tend to overlook these stories.

I got sick of reading every heart-breaking headline, so I went and found good news stories and they definitely lifted my faith in humanity and I hope that they can do the same for others.

Here are seven news stories that won’t make you lose hope:

  • Scientists may have found a cure for HIV
    • Again, they may have found a cure for HIV. The U.S. National Institutes of Health partnered with the company Sanofi for a study in which they combined three naturally occurring antibodies.Together, they produced a result that allowed for 99% effectiveness in killing the HIV virus. This is exciting news for sure and trials on humans begins in 2018.
  • A soldier stood in front of a woman who was about to be hit with debris from an exploding car
    • Sargent Cory Hinkle bravely rescued a woman from a burning car, right after a collision. Hinkle went above and beyond when after saving her life for the first time, he did it again a few moments later when he shielded her from the shrapnel flying after the car exploded. The woman, Brandy Guin, even said he told her, “It’s going to have to go through me to get to you.” A truly selfless act like that is hard to come across and luckily both the Sargent and Ms. Guin are expected to make a full recovery.
  • California just banned non-rescue dogs in pet stores
    • In a big win for animal rights, California became the first state to ban pet stores from selling dogs that do not come from a rescue. This prevents stores from selling puppy mill dogs, which are often abused and neglected for profit. It reduces a big source of problems in adopting a dog and hopefully, other states will follow suit.
  • A hairdresser went beyond her duties and saved a depressed teen’s hair
    • Kayley Olsson is a hair stylist from Iowa who took her service to another level. A sixteen-year-old depressed girl showed up and asked for her head to shaved and Olsson refused and became determined to save her hair, which had been severely matted after a long period of neglect. After 13 hours of work, the girl’s hair is completely transformed and says that will have a genuine smile on her picture day.

If you need more inspiring news, the following websites post uplifting news regularly:

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