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Good News: Five Positive Stories Spreading Smiles Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With surging coronavirus cases worldwide and stay-at-home orders in place to stem the novel coronavirus, some positive news can have an encouraging effect mood.

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With the surge in coronavirus cases worldwide and stay-at-home orders in place to stem the novel coronavirus, some positive news can have an encouraging effect on the mood. Among several perpetually devastating, emotional, and heart-wrenching events taking place worldwide, here’s some positive news from the day that can prove to be invigorating amid challenging times to make your day.

Captain Moore to be awarded a knighthood

War Veteran Captain Tom Moore who raised almost £33 million for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by taking laps of his backyard will be awarded a knighthood after a special nomination from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The 100-year-old National hero was promoted to 'honorary colonel' on the eve of his birthday this year. As an honorary colonel, his official title will be 'Captain Sir Thomas Moore' under the Ministry of Defence protocol. The knighthood, which has been approved by the Queen, will be formally announced on Wednesday.

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Migrants carry pets

As migrants are heading back home on foot with their families and belongings, several images of them carrying their pets along have taken the internet by storm. While a few days ago, a photograph of a migrant carrying his two pets, a duck and a puppy, went viral, recently more images have emerged where the pet parents can be seen taking their pets along with them instead of abandoning them.  Even though these migrants have a long road ahead, they refused to leave their ‘child-like’ pets behind. While several families, who can even afford to travel with their pets, chose to leave them behind, these migrants have been hailed on several social media platforms for not abandoning the ‘loved ones’ behind. Here are some of the trending tweets where the workers can be seen travelling with their pets. 

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Graduation ceremonies in US

As the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the world and with the USA being the worst affected country, educational institutions have been compelled to shut down over the spread of the virus. With the health emergency and lockdown protocols in place, some of the annual traditions such as graduation ceremonies and High School Proms which require large gatherings are now impossible to attend amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, a high school student organised a unique initiative called 'prom on wheels' to let students have their share of fun in the high school tradition and not miss it out due to the virus outbreak.

Officials rescue bears

Forest officials and staff from Maharashtra's Gondia district are being lauded on social media after they successfully rescued two sloth bears that fell into an open well in Salekasa range. According to reports, the four-hour-long rescue operation resulted in the bears successfully coming out of the well before being released in the wild. Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Susanta Nanda shared a glimpse of the rescue operation where a bear can be seen climbing out of the well using a ladder. 

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Youngest owner of the Internet's Coronavirus tracker

17-year-old high schooler Avi Schiffman is currently the owner of the Internet's most visited Coronavirus trackers in the world. Speaking to a news portal, Avi Schiffman revealed that this coronavirus tracker was now taking up 100% of his free time. Moreover, this 17-year-old owner of the world's largest Coronavirus tracker has rejected $8 million and has refused to include ads in his website to preserve its UI. 

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