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People share wholesome things that are happening in the world that aren't being covered in the news

Jon Cena met a Ukrainian refugee after learning a woman told her son that they were going to meet the wrestler to convince him to leave the country.

People share wholesome things that are happening in the world that aren't being covered in the news
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It's been a tough few years as the world has collectively experienced a pandemic, repercussions of an unnecessary war, and near-universal economic challenges. The past two to three years have felt like a constant stream of bad news, so we could all use some good news to uplift our spirits. When one Reddit user asked the community to share some good news that they had come across, people responded with little nuggets that highlight the many positives in our world. Reading through the replies should fill you with hope and make you feel optimistic about the future, even in these dark times. "This is the type of thread I need right now. All this doom scrolling has me down too much," wrote one person in the comments. Here are some of the top replies we came across:

1. Worm that digests plastic

"Scientists have discovered a worm that can digest plastic, and they are currently trying to copy its digestive system. This can help solve a huge problem." — u/my_username_30


2. Solar-powered raise

"An Arkansas school district installed 1400 solar panels, turned a $250k deficit into a 1.8 million dollar surplus due to the amount of energy they saved, and is now raising teachers' salaries by 2,000-3,000 dollars." — u/washyourhands



3. Wonders of the Mars Rover

"On the surface of Mars, the mars rover was able to successfully separate oxygen from carbon dioxide." — u/Upstairs_toe_1402

4. Cancer treatments

"Several extremely promising treatments for cancer are being developed." — u/46from1971




5. No more polio in Africa

"Polio was officially eliminated from Africa last year." — u/Less_Reflection_7601

6. The kids are alright!

"I was at the Phoenix airport a couple of weeks ago. An older gentleman sat next to me at our gate. Both his feet were wrapped in some sort of bandage and he was struggling to get around with a cane. On his other side were a pair of teenagers just giggling over kitten videos on their phones. They were strangers but made sure this man got helped to the restroom, had a drink, carried his bag, got to his seat, and had access to a wheelchair when he got off the plane! It was seamlessly selfless. The kids are alright. They really are. I'm 47. I am seeing it around me so often." — u/GoingApeCostume


7. Compassionate kids

"I’m a high school counselor and high schoolers today think a hell of a lot more compassionately, empathically, and globally than I did when I was in high school (20 years ago). I’m very hopeful for the future." — u/aibrah1




8. Removed a child porn site

"I removed a child porn site from the Internet." — u/jezuzgraffiti

9. Guy planting his wife's favorite flowers

"I heard on the news, a guy spent a whole year planting his blind wife’s favorite flowers, and that really warms my heart." — u/Longjumping-eye-1925

10. A baby mammoth was found

"They found a baby mammoth so that's pretty cool." — u/AlternativeAd8044


11. Amicable end to whiskey-war

"Canada and Greenland (Government of Denmark) have just come to a peaceful resolution of the 38-year territorial dispute over the highly coveted Hans Island, where they've agreed to share the island and split it right down the middle. This is of course the famed 'Whiskey War.' The main aspect of it (swapping schnapps with whiskey or vice versa), I imagine, will remain in some part as a celebrated border-crossing tradition." — u/Reddit


12. Breaking the cycle of hurt and trauma

"More people are seeking to 'break the cycle' of all the crap they had to deal with as children, and I couldn't be prouder." — u/No-Championship21

13. R Kelly gets jail time

"R Kelly got sentenced to 30 years. It's about time IMO." — u/mommallama


14. Jon Cena being kind

"There is a video going around of this Ukrainian refugee woman who told her son that they were going to see Jon Cena in order to get him to escape with her. Jon Cena heard the story and flew over there to see them so he could meet her son." — u/idk0897


15. Bees are thriving

"I bought a ton of milkweed and wildflowers and got rid of 20% of my grass lawn to make a meadow. Bees are thriving on my lawn. I also successfully seed bombed quite a few places in my area from last year's fall that are BLOOMING this year. ✌️" — u/SadlycantgototEDC

16. Bald Eagles numbers up

"Bald eagle populations have made a MAJOR comeback." — u/Rampageroosters

17. Racing pigeon goes AWOL

"Bob, a racing pigeon was supposed to race from Guernsey to Newcastle in the UK. In fact, he was rescued in Alabama, just the 4,000 miles off course. He will be repatriated soon. Bob is a good fly boi." — u/Crab_Jealous

18. Ozone layer healed

"The ozone layer has been almost 100% repaired after the CFC bans from years ago." — u/Reddit

19. Cure for colorectal cancer

"In recent drug trials, Dostarlimab had a 100% success rate in treating colorectal cancer. 14 out of 14 participants were in remission 1 year after being administered the drug. Enormous news as this is the closest we’ve ever been to cancer 'cure.'" — u/Reddit

20. Guardian angel of stray animals 

"A woman from Philly goes around the neighborhood rescuing stray animals. A literal Saint." — u/cbrrydrz

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