You’d be forgiven for thinking the entire world is a dark and dismal place right now but there are actually some good things happening, they’ve just been a bit overlooked (because, you know, 2016 is terrifying).
So have a read of these happy stories from the past week that you’ve probably missed and breathe a much-needed sigh of relief.
1. These US firefighters bought a little girl a new Minnie Mouse desk to do her homework on after her old one was destroyed in a fire.
It brightens our day when we get a chance to help, hopefully this video brightens yours. pic.twitter.com/GW0oJAJoDj— Santa Clara CA Fire (@SantaClaraFD) November 15, 2016
2. Ireland is building the largest redwood forest in the world (outside of California) as a tribute to the many people who’ve left the country over the years.
3. Several strangers on the subway in Canada all pitched in to help out a man who was running late for an interview in the most lovely way.
4. Turns out drinking a beer (or two!) a day might be very good for your health, according to this study by Pennsylvania State University researchers.
5. A run-down dog park in Radleigh, North Carolina has won a $30,000 makeover meaning there’ll be lots of happy dogs bounding around soon.
See? Rays of sunshine…