7 Things That Made Us Cry Happy Tears Last Week

Our weekly edit of the good news stories we spotted last week.

Carer’s kindness goes viral

When a carer noticed British war veteran, Ken Bembow, had been sleeping with a framed photograph of his late wife close to his heart each night, she decided to surprise him with a very special present.

Kia Mariah Tobin, one of the caregivers at Thistleton Lodge in Preston, presented Ken with a personalised photo pillow of his beloved wife and, naturally, he broke down in happy tears along with the rest of us when we viewed the footage.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Ken said it was, “the most precious thing anyone could wish for.” He went on to explain that he had been married to his wife, Aida, for 71 years before her passing just six months ago and described her as, “the best little woman in the world”.

Have you ever seen anything more wholesome? We can’t stop the salty tears from falling.

Running for heroes

Run For Heroes is the latest challenge taking over social media to raise funds for the NHS workers fighting Covid-19. Participants are encouraged to run 5km, donate £5 and nominate 5 others to complete the challenge for a good cause. A whole host of celebs have put the miles in, including Ellie Goulding, Oliver Proudlock, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Jimmy Carr and the fundraiser is now just a few sweaty jogs away from its £5million target. What a fantastic example of community spirit and the power of social media.

Princess Sofia volunteers alongside hospital workers

Princess Sofia of Sweden is joining the frontline efforts to help fight the pandemic. The 35-year-old royal started working at Sophiahemmet Hospital after completing an intensive online training program. Though Sofia won’t be working directly with patients, she will be assisting doctors and nurses with non-medical tasks such as cleaning and housekeeping. On the Royal Instagram account she shares with her husband, Prince Carl Philip, Sofia said, “To have an opportunity to help at this difficult time is extremely rewards. Thank You.”

Prince Louis turns two!

As Kensington Palace celebrated Louis’ 2nd birthday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge treated us to a few precious snaps of their little prince enjoying a spot of finger painting and obviously, they are beyond adorable.

In the series of adorable snaps captured by Kate, Louis looks as cheeky as ever covered in paint, alongside the caption Instagram vs Reality. How else do you celebrate turning two in lockdown other than putting on your favourite blue check shirt and going to town on the crafts! Toddlers will be toddlers.

Humans getting creative during lockdown

This endearing compilation video of roof culture during quarantine in NYC from Jeremy Cohen on Twitter made us all get something in our eye. The footage shows people shadow boxing, skipping, painting, flying a kite (we really felt that one) and even walking their dogs on their rooftops as they make the most of what outdoor space they have. Videos of humans just doing sh*t to get by – we can’t get enough of them.

Charlize Theron launches campaign against domestic violence

As domestic abuse continues to rise during lockdown, Charlize Theron is using her platform to support the global fight against gender-based violence amid the Covid-19 crisis.

In partnership with the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP), the actress is committing $1million to Covid-19 relief efforts, with half a million specifically dedicated to supporting women against domestic violence.

Taking to Instagram, Theron shared the details of her #TogetherForHer campaign and urged others to show their support.

“During this unprecedented global crisis, we are being told to shelter in the safety of our homes – but what if our homes aren’t safe? For the millions of women and children around the world sheltering with their abuser, home can be dangerous. That’s why in support of the global fight against domestic violence during the #covid19 crisis, @ctaop and I are joining forces with CARE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation in standing #TogetherForHer. My team is committing $1 million to COVID relief efforts, with $500,000 specifically designated towards our Together For Her campaign, supporting women against domestic violence through the provision of funds and resources to trusted domestic violence shelters around the world.
Our rallying cry is this: Please join us in showing women experiencing domestic violence that they are not alone – we are behind them, with them, for them, #TogetherForHer”

An incredible sight

Thanks to the drop in air pollution caused by the coronavirus lockdown, some people in northern India are seeing the view of the Himalayan mountain range for the first time in their lives. Those living in northern Punjab have shared pictures from their rooftops of the amazing view which has not been seen for decades due to pollution. Some good news in all this craziness: nature is healing!