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#NotBadNews: Sesame Street Teaches Us “Q” Is for Quarantine

From PBS’ biggest stars working from home to a dog who doesn’t want to go back inside, these are the things that made us smile today.

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.

Dogs Just Want to Have Fun

Quarantine has been hard on every single one of us, and we’ve learned that pets are included. When this owner took his dog for a walk, it was made clear that going back inside was not in the plans. Laying-out on the sidewalk, this dog put his paw down—he will not be kept in any longer.

Is there anything better than lounging outside on a nice sunny day? This golden retriever has the right idea (though we should all do it from our respective homes).

A Dad Joke a Day Keeps COVID-19 Away

While there is no treatment for the new virus, there are ways to fight low spirits. This neighborhood jokester decided the cure for a bad day is a good joke, so they started posting dad jokes on their front lawn.

My neighbors front lawn dad joke #30 from r/LosAngeles

There is never a bad-time for a good laugh, but there are moments when we need it more than others—now is that time! This dad joke is much appreciated.

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Sesame Street Works From Home

The show must go on! That was PBS’ motto when they sent each puppeteer their Muppet counter-part this week. With children at home all day, the show is greatly needed (for their sake and their parents). To keep things moving, the puppeteers are working from home, ensuring that our favorite characters continue coming to our screens.

Looks like we’re moving our quarantine to Sesame Street.

Two Unlikely Friends Together on Instagram Live

If I told you Cardi B. and Bernie Sanders were friends, would you believe me? Two days ago, I would have laughed at the idea—what does one of the top female rappers and a democratic-socialist have in common? Turns out, a lot. The two met on Instagram live to discuss politics and share some laughs.

While the livestream with “Uncle Bernie” was sweet, this behind-the-scenes photo of a taped-up iPad, steady so Sanders can use his signature hand gestures, is what really made us laugh.

It might be an unlikely friendship, and though bizarre, this union definitely had us smiling.

A Prom to Remember

With school canceled, seniors everywhere are missing a few of their biggest events including graduation and prom. For many, dresses were already bought in anticipation of the big celebration. This family decided to put her already purchased prom dress to use with a prom at home.

These parents ensured their daughter had the special dance she’d been dreaming of, and while there was no DJ and no one to crown king or queen, this night is one the family will remember forever. It might not be the prom she expected, but it was perfect in its own way.

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