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#NotBadNews: This 103-Year-Old Coronavirus Survivor Knows How to Celebrate

From a long-distance hello to a hospital wedding, 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.

Australia’s Wildlife Returns

Following the Australian bush fires, there was serious worry regarding the country’s native wildlife, but those concerns are slowly abating. Just this week, one of Australia’s wildlife parks welcomed their first baby koala since the previous months’ bush fires.

This new baby’s name is Ash, and while he might be an incredibly cute baby, he’s also a sign of hope for Australian wildlife! That’s a couple reasons to celebrate.

The Long-Distance Way to Say Hello

When this daughter informed her dad that she often times watches their doorbell videos when away at school, he decided to use that knowledge for good. Stopping in front of the camera on his way in, this dad always makes sure to say hi.

@emilyybranddI told my dad I watch the ring videos at home when I’m away at college and he started leaving me messages ##college ##ring ##funny ##heyemily ##foryou ##fy♬ original sound – emilyybrandd

As if our hearts weren’t already melted by the koala, now we’ve got this adorable greeting! What can we say, it’s a cute news day.

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She Defeated Coronavirus. We’ll Drink to That.

At 103 years-old, Jennie Stejna defeated coronavirus. While a win of this magnitude might eventually require a trip to Disney World, for now, a celebratory beer will do.

Now, this is something we can drink to.

This Sermon’s Surprise Guest

Many churches have taken their services online and for one priest, it made for a hilarious and viral moment. In this midst of his live-stream, this priest was greeted by none other than the neighborhood cat, who seems to have wanted in on the action.

Not sure what we love more, this cat’s need for the spotlight or the priest’s ability to remain calm and collect despite this surprise visitor.

The Couple Trading out Scrubs for Wedding Attire

As their wedding approached, these healthcare workers found themselves in a tough situation. Though they were unable to have the wedding originally planned, they weren’t going to let quarantine stop them from tying the knot. Thinking outside of the box, this doctor and nurse decided to wed at their place of work.

We’re thrilled this couple, who has spent months saving lives, was able to a moment for themselves to say, “I do.” They deserve a thank you and congrats!

Check-in every day for an update on the wonderful and weird things happening in our current coronavirus world.