THE HAPPINESS REPORT (6.22.21)
Photo cred: E. Fletcher
DOG RESCUES BABY DEER FROM DROWNING IN VIRGINIA LAKEA 6-year-old Goldendoodle named Harley jumped into a lake outside his Virginia home to save a baby deer from drowning.
"Not sure how the fawn got out there but Harley obviously didn't ask why, he just jumped into action," said Ralph Dorn, 62, of Culpeper, Virginia.
Dorn said he was looking for Harley when he saw him about 200 feet from shore herding the little fawn back to the shoreline.
Source: Sunny Skyz
MAN GOES ON 2000-MILE QUEST TO MINE HIS OWN DIAMONDS FOR ENGAGEMENT RING—AND FINDS A 2.2 CARAT BEAUTYFor years, this 26-year-old had been dreaming of finding his own precious gems to create a special engagement ring for his future spouse—something one-of-a-kind.
After a coworker told him that he could actually mine for diamonds in a state park in Arkansas, he hatched a plan to go on a cross-country road trip to Crater of Diamonds State Park.
Source: Good News Network
SEE THE SMILING HORSE THAT MADE THIS MATERNITY SHOOT GO VIRALA horse named Buckshot was the mane event at one Indiana couple’s maternity shoot.
“THIS photo session…I laughed so hard!” Kristen Zaffiro, who took the images, wrote on Facebook. “Who knew when I told THIS horse to smile, he would!”
THIS UNUSUAL GREENHOUSE IN FRANCE IS GROWING INSECTS INSTEAD OF VEGETABLESThough it may look like a normal hothouse that grows vegetables, the Savéol experimental greenhouse in Brittany boasts a very different kind of crop — insects. The goal? To breed plant-friendly invertebrates that can enable farmers to produce pesticide-free tomatoes.
From bumblebees to wasps and bugs, the unique insect ‘nursery’ is home to a variety of different insects, all on a mission to get rid of pests during the farming process and help encourage pollination.
Source: The Optimist Daily
ONE-LEGGED WOMAN IS A WORLD CLASS SALSA DANCER AND INSPIRATION TO ALLA salsa dancer in Venezuela has become a YouTube sensation and an inspiration to differently-abled people everywhere.
After losing a limb in an accident five years ago, Andreyna Hernandez returned to the very spot of the tragedy to show that she’s still got the moves.
In a video that went viral, she sways gracefully with her partner, Robert Terán, at a Social Dance festival, the Salsa Casino.
Source: Happy News
SENIORS ARE NOW TEXTING GRANDCHILDREN AS A WAY TO BOND, AFTER LEARNING THE SKILL IN LOCKDOWNAccording to a new poll, Americans over 65 have finally mastered the art of texting—and 33 percent of them now prefer texting to phone calls.
The survey also revealed that their favorite emoji was the heart, which tied with the happy face, with 43% using those the most. Other popular senior emoji favorites included the beer mug and assorted animals.
Source: Good News Network
CROCODILE DAD CARRIES AROUND HUNDREDS OF BABIES TO KEEP THEM SAFELast year, wildlife photographer Dhritiman Mukherjee visited the National Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary in India hoping to catch a glimpse of a unique-looking crocodile.
The gharial has a long, thin snout perfect for catching fish and is critically endangered. This large crocodile used to be common in rivers and sandbanks across South Asia, but now there are believed to be fewer than 250 adults left in the wild.
Source: The Dodo