The Good of 2020
We are less than a week away from completing 2020, and must I say that I am proud of all of us. Because of the challenges we've all been facing this year, I wanted to show the good we've had through these troubled times.
You've gotten this far, though thick and thin. I feel like a proud mom. Keep living, there is so much in store for you! Keep that head high, love!
Drive-in movies made a comeback and DRIVE-IN CONCERTS/SHOWS came out of nowhere. Can you believe we brought back something this awesome? Tune into one station and you can watch a new movie on the big screen.
The new channel called "Some Good News" highlights the highs of the week, and shows that even in this pandemic there is still greatness out there.
"Some Good News" hosted a prom for all seniors in the Class of 2020. They had many special guests and plenty of music you could vibe to and have fun with.
Millions of people learned how to sew, and made many masks to those in need!
Major companies like Apple donated millions of dollars to help make masks for everyone.
Demi Lovato made a comeback at the Grammys, and then followed up with a beautiful performance of the National Anthem.
Puzzles and board games made a massive comeback, and my family even joined in on that fun.
Teachers got recognition for their hard work after kids started to stay home and parents had a hard time trying to teach us. Thank goodness, because my parents looked at my AP Physics and said, "Good luck kid, you're on your own with that one."
Hamilton came out on Disney+ and boy, was it a hit! I've probably seen it 17 times!
Weddings happened even with the pandemic with the one and only ZOOM.
J Lo and Shakira worked it at the Super Bowl.
The world came together to help stop the Australian wild fires.
California inmates helped battle wildfires, and many got firefighting jobs once they were released from prison.
HEALTH CARE WORKERS WORKED THEIR BUTTS OFF DURING COVID AND WE CAN'T BE MORE THANKFUL FOR THEM.
Tiger King swept the nation with conspiracy theories and memes.
Nigerian-Irish teens made an app for people living with dementia.
On August 26, Africa was declared free of polio since 2016!
The Northern Lights were seen in Ireland this year.
Many "extinct" animals started to show up!
Eminem has been sober for 12 years.
The oldest fossil of the modern bird was discovered, dated back to be 66 million years old.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released and I am pretty sure there are still millions of kids asking for the game for Christmas (my sisters and I included).
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Costa Rica.
Two patients have been cured of HIV!
Pollution levels dropped significantly.
New Zealand and 8 other countries are now COVID-19 free
PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X came out this year.
A New York based dog fostering organization had a 1000% increase in foster applications, and similar numbers were recorded across the country.
Many waterways were so clear you could see the wildlife pass by, like dolphins.
The world started to breathe again.
Many relationships were rekindled, and family became the most important thing in many peoples' lives again.
Gun violence went down for 2 weeks with no deaths in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Thanks to a movie on Netflix, chess has become a new hobby. Many people have picked up the sport, causing sales of chess sets to more than double (let's go!).