Good news seems hard to come by these days as the United States enters peak political campaigning season. A lot of positive stories end up getting crushed by the 24-hour news cycle and the next salacious story.
Here are a few good things you might have missed in the past week or two that could put a smile on your face:
The story of a man, a skateboard, a bottle of Ocean Spray cranberry juice, and a tune from Fleetwood Mac.
Nathan Apodaca is getting his fifteen minutes of fame as he rides into the hearts of people all over the world after going viral recording himself riding his skateboard down a street, drinking cranberry juice, and lip-syncing along to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams”.
Nathan’s story took over the internet so much so that Ocean Spray bought him a brand new truck filled with cranberry juice and a wave of people all over trying to recreate his video with their own creative interpretations, including Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac.
Macchu Picchu opened up for the first time since closing down due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, this time was special. It only opened for one day, for one tourist from Japan.
Jesse Katayama has been stuck in Peru since March 14, when the pandemic began to wash over the world. He had plans to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, but his plans seemed thwarted.
But with the help of a local tour company and the Ministry of Culture, Katayama was able to finally reach his destination after living among the locals since March.
Payments provider, Sezzle teamed up with the University of Minnesota to offer a full 4-year scholarship to a student from an underrepresented community attending the school’s College of Science & Engineering.
The program will continue each year and the inaugural recipient, Jonathan Olaleye (pictured above), was the first to receive the scholarship.
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