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A Few Good News Stories That We Need Right About Now

Amber French
5 min readDec 5, 2020

Good news helps us to balance out all the bad we are hearing these days. With many of us staring at the same walls tenfold more than usual with the ongoing pandemic, why not put some pizzazz into our brains to throw off the negativity tailing our scent. I scoured the internet to find some of the most uplifting stories I could find, and to my surprise, it wasn’t too hard to find many of them. Here are just a few of many! Kick back, relax, and enjoy some goodness.

A Rescue On His First Day

In early August, Max reported for duty on his first day of being a K-9 rescue. His job was to find a missing mother and her 1 year-old child who had not been seen for two days in Powys, Wales. Once the mother’s car had been spotted near a mountain road, Max went to work and located her and the child near a steep ravine. Mom and baby were checked out at the hospital and other than being cold on the mountainside, they both recovered with no injuries. Max became a K-9 hero his very first day on the job! Just one more reason to love dogs. (

Double Amputee Army Veteran Scales the Matterhorn

Can you imagine being a double amputee and scaling a mountain? A former soldier from the U.K. did just that! Neil Heritage reached Switzerland’s Matterhorn peak on his third attempt in three years. He was determined and tried each year until he got there. He is the first above the knee double amputee to complete this feat. In 2004, Neil lost both of his legs from an attack by a suicide bomber in Iraq. After his recovery, he set his mind on amazing accomplishments including skiing, completing triathlons, and joining a team to row across the Atlantic Ocean. During the ascent, and very near the summit, Neil’s co-climber, and friend, Mark Hooks shared that Neil lost one of his prosthetic limbs of which took more than 20 minutes to reattach. It may have slowed them down a smidge, but it definitely did not stop them. If Neil’s story doesn’t motivate us, I don’t know what will! (

Commercial Whaling Comes to a Halt in Iceland

Amber French

Learning & unlearning on this parenthood journey. Mom, wifey, businesswoman, do-er, kitchen dancer. Lover of stories & people.