7 Uplifting News Stories from Last Week

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Struggling to get back into work mode after Halloweekend? Make the transition a little smoother with these uplifting news stories from last week!

1. Viola Davis’ daughter dresses up as her for Halloween.

No matter what your Halloween costume was, we guarantee it wasn’t as cute as this one! Viola Davis’ daughter Genesis skipped Elsa and pirates to dress up as her real-life superhero mom for Halloween. Everybody say aww. Check out the post here.

2. Florida cafe helps out those in need.

Mosaics Community Cafe in Bartow, Florida, which opened today, has a unique mission: help out the hungry. The cafe has a pay-what-you-can system, listing suggested donations instead of prices on its menu. If you don’t have money, you can work one volunteer hour for a token you can use at any time. And if you have extra, you can buy tokens and give them to others. Read the full story here.

3. Sick kid becomes superhero for a day. 

10-year-old Collin, who suffers from Jarcho-Levin syndrome, has always wanted to be a superhero. Springfield, Missouri organizations made that dream come true last week! When Missouri State University mascot Louie the cardinal was kidnapped right before the big game, Batman and Collin were able to save him. Watch the video here.

4. NYC Marathon full of real-life superheroes and heartwarming stories. 

More than 50,00 real-life superheroes ran the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, so it’s no surprise that tons of lovely stories made the news! Learn about the marathoners who overcame their disabilities to run 26.2 miles, and watch a heartwarming mid-race proposal.

5. Two families finally return home after Hurricane Sandy thanks to kindness of strangers.

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the coastal town of Belmar, New Jersey and destroyed the Sperber and Keefe family homes. Most of their neighbors moved home in 2014. But even after receiving state and federal grant money, these two families couldn’t afford their repairs. So the town of Belmar launched a fundraising campaign to help them out, and the kindness of strangers far exceeded everyone’s expectations. The campaign raised $40,000 over its goal, and the families were finally able to move home 3 years after Hurricane Sandy upended their lives. Read the full story here.

6. Revlon shows how self-love transfers women’s lives.

Revlon partnered with Fordham University in a study that proved that 97% of women who started a daily ritual to appreciate themselves each day felt significantly better about themselves within a week. They then showed how it transformed their relationships in this sweet video about love.

7. Aladdin takes a magic carpet ride throughout New York City. 

Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat added a little Disney magic to New York City last week when Wellens dressed up as Aladdin and took a “magic carpet ride” around town. Watch the ride and the thrilled onlookers in the viral video here.

Liked this? Check out Why You Should Decorate for the Holidays!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

Struggling to get back into work mode after Halloweekend? Make the transition a little smoother with these uplifting news stories from last week!

1. Viola Davis’ daughter dresses up as her for Halloween.

No matter what your Halloween costume was, we guarantee it wasn’t as cute as this one! Viola Davis’ daughter Genesis skipped Elsa and pirates to dress up as her real-life superhero mom for Halloween. Everybody say aww. Check out the post here.

2. Florida cafe helps out those in need.

Mosaics Community Cafe in Bartow, Florida, which opened today, has a unique mission: help out the hungry. The cafe has a pay-what-you-can system, listing suggested donations instead of prices on its menu. If you don’t have money, you can work one volunteer hour for a token you can use at any time. And if you have extra, you can buy tokens and give them to others. Read the full story here.

3. Sick kid becomes superhero for a day. 

10-year-old Collin, who suffers from Jarcho-Levin syndrome, has always wanted to be a superhero. Springfield, Missouri organizations made that dream come true last week! When Missouri State University mascot Louie the cardinal was kidnapped right before the big game, Batman and Collin were able to save him. Watch the video here.

4. NYC Marathon full of real-life superheroes and heartwarming stories. 

More than 50,00 real-life superheroes ran the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, so it’s no surprise that tons of lovely stories made the news! Learn about the marathoners who overcame their disabilities to run 26.2 miles, and watch a heartwarming mid-race proposal.

5. Two families finally return home after Hurricane Sandy thanks to kindness of strangers.

In October 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the coastal town of Belmar, New Jersey and destroyed the Sperber and Keefe family homes. Most of their neighbors moved home in 2014. But even after receiving state and federal grant money, these two families couldn’t afford their repairs. So the town of Belmar launched a fundraising campaign to help them out, and the kindness of strangers far exceeded everyone’s expectations. The campaign raised $40,000 over its goal, and the families were finally able to move home 3 years after Hurricane Sandy upended their lives. Read the full story here.

6. Revlon shows how self-love transfers women’s lives.

Revlon partnered with Fordham University in a study that proved that 97% of women who started a daily ritual to appreciate themselves each day felt significantly better about themselves within a week. They then showed how it transformed their relationships in this sweet video about love.

7. Aladdin takes a magic carpet ride throughout New York City. 

Jesse Wellens and Casey Neistat added a little Disney magic to New York City last week when Wellens dressed up as Aladdin and took a “magic carpet ride” around town. Watch the ride and the thrilled onlookers in the viral video here.

Liked this? Check out Why You Should Decorate for the Holidays!

Written by Sasha Graffagna

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