Happiness & Hope

Need a pick-me-up? These feel-good tales of people changing the world for the better will restore your confidence in humanity and put a spring in your step.

Image: Gary Duschl with his Guinness World Record award and his winning gum wrapper chain!

A True Chain Reaction: Linking People with Gum Wrappers!

Clocking in at over a hundred thousand feet, this staggeringly long chain was created by one man over almost 6 decades, with a bit of heartwarming help along the way. Here's the story of Gary Duschl, a very unique Guinness Book of World Record holder who will inspire us all! 
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Image: Jeffrey (middle) with his grandparents!

Meet the Teenager Teaching Karate to Your Grandma!

Can you imagine your grandma learning karate? 15-year-old Jeffrey Wall can teach her! He's bringing joy and movement to the lives of seniors all around the world, just by sharing what he loves. Here's the heartwarming tale of how sharing joy and giving back to your community can take the same form. Presenting, Golden Age Karate! 
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person planting trees in a desolate area

How #TeamTrees Proves the Internet Can Do Good 

20. Million. NEW. Trees. You read that right! When fans of YouTuber MrBeast sparked a lofty goal of planting 20 million trees in 2019, the mission spread like wildfire, exploding to include thousands of content creators and hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Check this story out for proof that when people come together for good, there’s no end to their impact.
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Why Optimism Is Our Most Powerful Tool for Change

Are we thinking about "optimism" all wrong? Could this frame of mind actually bring about a brighter future? In her fantastic TED Talk, diplomat Christiana Figueres shows us her trick to creating the realities that we want in life; something she calls, stubborn optimism!
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Can Kindness Get You Further than Money?

How far can kindness really get us in life? In 2017, Two brothers set out to travel the world with nothing—no money, no plans, not even clothes—and traded homemade t-shirts for everything they needed! They made their way into some unique and wonderful situations, all the way relying on their blind faith in the kindness of strangers. Here's what they can show us about the value of a good story and a kind smile!
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