It’s another week of #NotBadNews. Today we found out how New Yorkers enjoy a sunny-day and came across the great American Hedgehog Warrior.
Welcome to #NotBadNews, our new (and hopefully short-lived) daily column where we round up the good, surprising, and weird things that have happened around the world during this coronavirus pandemic.
Healthcare Workers Take a Stand
These Colorado healthcare workers took their message to the streets. When lights turned red, they filled in crosswalks to remind those driving why a lockdown was in place.
Remarkable scene at 12th and Grant, where two healthcare workers from a Denver-area hospital — they declined to say which or give their names — are standing in the crosswalk during red lights as a “reminder,” they say, of why shutdown measures are in place. pic.twitter.com/7xTjXvGN2E
— Chase Woodruff (@dcwoodruff) April 19, 2020
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These workers take no breaks when it comes to ensuring your safety. With them risking everything for us, let’s make sure we’re doing everything in our power to help them.
This Beach Made Room for More Cute Animals
With beaches in Thailand shut down, the animals that inhabit them have been more active than ever—introducing the newest batch of baby sea turtles! Scientists in the area say that the beaches are seeing more hatchlings than they have in the past two decades.
Sea turtles are thriving after coronavirus-related beach closures in Thailand. Some Thai beaches have seen the largest number of turtle nests in two decades, says one expert. https://t.co/TZTki0Vax6
— CNN International (@cnni) April 20, 2020
New York’s Hottest Club Is “The Roof”
This place has got it all: space to run, places to sit, the perfect spot for kite flying, and no risk of contamination! It appears that throughout NYC, every resident has found the roof to be the best place to do their thing without risking running into others.
Roof Culture during Quarantine in NYC pic.twitter.com/uO2tREheMu
— Jeremy Cohen (@jerm_cohen) April 18, 2020
Why picnic in the park when you can just take a short walk upstairs for a meal with the best views in town?
The Hedgehog Who Won Gold
If you’re not familiar with Ninja Warrior, it’s a show in which contestants take on a giant obstacle course, and it’s not for just anyone–you need to be athletic, agile, and willing to push your body to its limits! And out of the crowd of viewers, one hedgehog rose up to say, “I can do that.” Competing in the first-ever American Hedgehog Warrior, we watch as this small guy takes on a course designed to trip him up.
Can he make it? Will he succeed? We are rooting him on as he climbs his way to Hedgehog Mount Midoriyama!
The Newest Take on Water Aerobics
Monterey, California is home to more than our favorite big little liars, it is also home to our favorite (and newest) dancing group. The workers at Monterey Bay Aquarium took a break from exhibit maintenance to practice their newest routine.
Exhibit maintenance: You gotta jump on it pic.twitter.com/qyZZ247xyi
— Monterey Bay Aquarium (@MontereyAq) April 17, 2020
If this is their audition for the aquarium’s open show time-slot, give it to them! We are ready to buy our tickets.
Amsterdam Serves Us a Lesson and a Laugh
With protests throughout the United States last week focused on reopening the country, a server in Amsterdam took a moment to show people what re-opening now might look like. This hilarious video shows us what your restaurant experience could be like if reopened in the next week.
A restaurant in Amsterdam is training their servers to work from a safe distance. We need to consider this before we “open up America again”
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) April 18, 2020
Only ask for a refill if you’re looking for a full-body cool-down.
The Taxi Driver Saving Lives
Those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms need a way to get to the doctor to receive treatment, and for some, that is more difficult than for others. For those without a car, few options remained until this taxi driver began offering his services. Not only is he giving rides to and from the hospital, he is doing it all for free.
After getting a call from the hospital for a pick-up, this driver arrived to a surprise thank you.
I’m not crying you are.
A taxi driver in Spain who has taken patients to the hospital, free of charge, got a call to pickup a patient from the hospital.
When he arrived, doctors and nurses surprised him with a standing ovation, plus an envelope of money. pic.twitter.com/lOdCele0G3
— Giles Paley-Phillips (@eliistender10) April 19, 2020
The team gathered to say thank you with a gift in one hand and a negative COVID-19 result in the other. Talk about good karma.
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