by Team Henné <3 / May 11, 2021

THE HAPPINESS REPORT (5.11.21)

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TEACHER VISITS STUDENT WITH LEUKEMIA AT HIS HOME EVERY DAY SO HE WON'T FALL BEHIND

The workday for veteran teacher Barb Heim is not done until she makes a 20-minute drive from school to deliver the day's lesson to a special student in a fight for his life.

Heim, who is in her 35th year as a first-grade teacher at Conneaut Valley Elementary School in Conneautville, Pennsylvania, has gone the extra mile to make sure second-grader Harrison Conner keeps his spirits up and his learning on track as he goes through treatment for leukemia.

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https://www.today.com/news/teacher-visits-student-leukemia-every-day-so-he-won-t-t217754

Source: TODAY


HOMELESS NIGERIAN BOY BECOMES CHESS CHAMPION OF THE UNITED STATES AT 10-YEARS-OLD

Tanitoluwa Adewumi—more commonly known by his nickname “Tani”—may be just 10 years old, but he’s already become an official Chess National Master, with an impressive rating of 2223.

The 28th-youngest person ever to achieve such a title in a States, Tani was only introduced to the game of chess a few years ago, while living with his family in a homeless shelter.

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https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tanitoluwa-adewumi-refugee-chess-champion-national-master/

Source: Good News Network


'SO IN LOVE': WATCH A GORILLA AND A NEW MOM BOND OVER THEIR BABIES AT THE ZOO

The internet is going wild over a video of a gorilla and a human bonding over their babies at Boston’s Franklin Park Zoo.

In the heart-melting clip, Kiki the gorilla is seen gazing at and attempting to pet Emmelina Austin’s sleeping newborn son, Canyon, through the glass of her exhibit.

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https://www.today.com/parents/gorilla-new-mom-bond-over-their-babies-zoo-viral-video-t217947

Source: TODAY


SCIENTISTS USE DISCARDED CITRUS PEELS TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE TRANSPARENT WOOD

Turning a tree into glass may sound like magic, but creating transparent wood to replace the glass in your windows is something scientists have been working on for some years. This emergent wood-based glass substitute holds great potential as a more sustainable, durable, and thermally-efficient material for making windows as well as other applications.

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https://www.optimistdaily.com/2021/05/scientists-use-discarded-citrus-peels-to-create-sustainable-transparent-wood/

Source: The Optimist Daily


5-YEAR-OLD IS A NEIGHBORHOOD HERO FOR DRAWING COLORFUL MESSAGES OF HOPE ON HER HOUSE DURING LOCKDOWN

A little girl has become famous in her neighbourhood after drawing colourful messages of hope on her family’s garage door in lockdown.

Mom-of-two Christine Hilditch has been letting her five-year-old daughter Eilidh turn their black glossy garage door into a massive art project.

Twice a week since April 2020, Eilidh has let her imagination run wild, covering the space with mermaids, dolphins, Spiderman, and dinosaurs.

Continue reading:
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/eilidh-hilditch-garage-drawings-scotland-covid-19/

Source: Good News Network


DAD RUNS WITH DISABLED DOG TO HELP HIM HAVE FUN DURING PLAYTIME WITH SIBLINGS

Recently, TikTok user Jooseline shared a video of her father’s sweet routine with their dogs, including Canelo, who has hypertrophic osteodystrophy. The disease can lead to limited mobility, making it difficult for dogs like him to run and play.

“He can't exert much effort because it hurts,” Jooseline wrote.

But rather than leave Canelo feeling left out, Jooseline’s dad found an adorable solution — he carries Canelo in his arms, lending his own legs so the pup can keep up during playtime.

Continue reading:
https://www.thedodo.com/daily-dodo/dad-runs-carrying-disabled-dog-so-he-can-have-fun-during-playtime-too

Source: The Dodo


7 IN 10 AMERICANS AGREE THAT 2020 MADE THEM A BETTER PERSON – HERE’S HOW

According to a new survey, 74% of Americans say 2020 has made them more aware of the needs of others—and more selfless than ever before.

A poll of 2,005 Americans revealed that since March 2020, people are more often embracing the idea of neighborly love.

Continue reading:
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/7-in-10-say-2020-made-them-more-selfless/

Source: Good News Network