Good News: Horseback Rides, Tiny Dogs, and Deserving Moms

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . .

1.  Two lottery stories are in the news:  A 61-year-old guy in Iowa bought a lottery ticket on April Fools’ Day, and thought he was being pranked . . . but he really did hit the jackpot for $40 MILLION.

And a woman in Florida spent her life savings to help her daughter beat cancer . . . then hit the lottery for $2 million.  She won the day after her daughter finished her last treatment for breast cancer.

2.  A fisherman in Texas was in the right place at the right time last Friday morning, when he saw a Jeep that was almost fully submerged in a lake.

He called the cops, who showed up to pull the Jeep out.  Then they realized a woman inside it was STILL ALIVE.  She’d been reported missing a few hours earlier, and they got her to a hospital.

3.  Speaking of Texas:  A 24-year-old guy named Cyril Bertheau just quit his job to spend 100 days riding a horse 2,300 miles from Austin to Seattle.

He says there’s a family tradition on his dad’s side, where he has to go on a “great big adventure.”  His great-grandfather started it.  He could choose any adventure he wanted, and this is what he picked.  He left on Sunday.

4.  A two-year-old chihuahua in Orlando named Pearl has set a new record for world’s shortest living dog.  She’s only 3.6 inches tall, and weighs just over a pound.  The previous record holder was her aunt Milly, who was 3.8 inches tall.  (Here’s a photo of Pearl.)