Watching the news (or even just your Facebook wall) it’s pretty easy to conclude that the world has finally, irrevocably gone to shit.
Well, Dear Reader, don’t let the man get you down!
Niceness isn’t news because it doesn’t sell, but also because niceness is a normal, everyday thing. All over the world there are people just being kind or pioneering or just bloody humane as they go about their daily business.
So here are 5 proofs that the world isn’t going to hell in a handbasket quite yet…
There’s a new treatment for Leukaemia!Clever scientist types have pioneered a gene therapy that reversed an aggressive form of leukaemia, thought to be incurable, in this adorable one-year-old girl.
People in Ghana are making poo into fuel!
Okay, kind of gross, but properly ingenious too, helping to reduce ocean pollution and deforestation. Boom! (Warning there’s a lot of poo on the BBC video!)
Almost a quarter of people in the UK give their time for free.
There are dolphins in the Thames!
50 years ago the River Thames was declared ‘biologically extinct’, now there dolphins and whales and seals all kinds of proper good animals swimming around in its clean waters. Over 2,000 of them. #ActualDolphins #winning
And finally… Sierra Leone is Ebola free!
And to celebrate someone made the most joyous music video ever. I defy you not to smile.