If you’re after a midweek mood booster, and a look at some of the people hitting the headlines that are making the world a pretty good place to be in, then you’ve come to the right place – as it’s time for this week’s edition of The Good News Week.
If you enjoy the stories we’ve found this week, let us know – remember this is a place for you to share any good news you find too, be it local or national – and from wherever in the world you are!
So if you find something positive in the news this coming week that you think we should feature next Wednesday then you can leave your comments below or Tweet us with the hashtag #GoodNewsWeek!
THE BEST SON IN BRITAIN
First this week, to BBC News, and to a remarkable story about a teenage boy from Bicester in Oxfordshire. Whilst working on his Saturday job at Clarks shoe shop, aspiring firefighter Jacob Tayler received some feedback to make his parents proud of him from a customer with an autistic child. Read more about it here.
SWEETS FOR MY SWEET, SUGAR FOR MY HONEY
And from one amazing son to another now, in this story from The Guardian this week. Javier Larragoiti is currently studying for a degree in chemical engineering in Mexico City, and has just made a breakthrough discovery in finding a palatable sugar alternative for his diabetic father. See more about his findings here.
OFFERING HELP AND HOPE
Finally, we head to the States, to Queen Anne in Seattle, and the amazing story on Yahoo! News this week of Colby Wallace, a 42 year old dad who has been helping a local organization to support those suffering from mental health issues and suicidal thoughts by posting up signs around his town to help raise support and awareness to those who might otherwise be suffering in silence. Head here to see and read more about his incredible work.