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More “Good News” Stories from the Coronavirus Outbreak

Here are a few more good news stories from the outbreak . . .

1.  Chick-fil-A did a drive-by birthday party for a 90-year-old employee in Texas named Ann Mefford.  She had to take six weeks off and stay home because she’s high-risk.  So she was thrilled to see her coworkers and favorite customers again.

2.  Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch know you have the virus before you do?  Your heart rate goes up when you get sick, so researchers are tracking 5,000 users.  And so far, smartwatches have been able to predict the virus an average of three full days before symptoms show up.

3.  Two little girls in Dallas got into baking after their families locked down together.  One of them is ten, and the other’s eight.  Now they’re running their own business called Rose Bakery and donating profits to the charity Feed the Front Line.

4.  Two college hockey players at the University of Massachusetts got bored in lockdown and bought rollerblades.  Earlier this month, they skated 900 miles from Massachusetts to Michigan and raised over $25,000 for the American Cancer Society.

5.  A new charity called “Put It on Pete’s Tab” is helping people in the service industry.  A bartender in Florida named Pete O’Brien passed away in March.  (It doesn’t sound COVID-related, but we’re not sure.)  And he was a big fan of leaving huge tips.

So his friends started leaving big tips as a tribute, which led them to start the charity.  Now they’re using donations to pay bills for servers and bartenders across the country.

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