Positive news has the ability to strengthen our hope, and that's what I want to achieve with this collection; to offer help and support to everyone who is fighting the coronavirus in every sense of the word.

We are in this together and we will get through this together.

Some time ago, I created The Happy Broadcast as a counter to all the hate and fear that swirl around the world. Since then, I've been illustrating positive, anxiety-free news which I see as an antidote to the doom and gloom we see and hear in the media.

The Happy Broadcast is a form of celebration, showing that we can all make a positive impact. So, given the difficult circumstances we're all facing, here's a series, dedicated exclusively to the pandemic.

More info: Instagram

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Sheri Lattimer
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5 months ago

Couldn't do it with an audience!! Yay for more pandas!

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Coronavirus has the world on edge as the outbreak is now a global pandemic. While some people may be more susceptible to becoming ill with the coronavirus than others, none of us are immune to the pervading sense of anxiety that has taken hold of the world.

So I decided to use my good news platform, The Happy Broadcast, to focus on stories about people uniting in friendship and solidarity or climate/animal-related news to keep things in perspective. It’s a stressful period but we can take a second, breathe deep and look at some of the positive things going on.

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Slinkman
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5 months ago

Well, it's nice to sea that in this lockdown some creatures are coming out of their shells.

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My mission of helping people's mental health through sharing happy and positive news is more important than ever so I’ve dedicated most of my time to this. I’m in my seventh week of quarantine in Los Angeles myself, keeping in touch with my family in Italy.

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Luke
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5 months ago

Hey keyboard warriors, unless you are a Chinese or an expert on Chinese culture please don't make bold statements like "it's too ingrained in the culture." That is offensive to the majority of Chinese, like myself, who have known no such a thing as dog eating culture. It is as generalizing and as ridiculously wrong as saying white people are all narcissistic white supremacists because it is "in their culture" - see how wrong that sounds? Thanks.

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Fake news and misinformation are in vogue more than ever and misleading clues, ranging from unscientific health advice to inaccurate figures about the victims of the disease have made their way to the pages of newspapers and news websites and airwaves of TV and radio stations. Very seldom is positive news shared by major broadcasting companies but I’ve also seen the birth of many social outlets focused on highlighting the positive stories of the people in lockdown.

There’s a thin line between being aware and living in constant fear and anxiety. You don't have to be constantly seeking information. Get the facts, not the rumors and listen to public health experts who can help navigate the path ahead. For that reason, I just launched a newsletter full of optimism and unbiased fact-checked stories.

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Ryleigh
Community Member
5 months ago

Awww, he's such a kind man! Thank you for your service Tom.

Leonardo Ochoa
Community Member
5 months ago

Holland XD

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Mike Crow
Community Member
5 months ago

He continues to serve his nation even at the age of 99.

John Braines
Community Member
5 months ago

Actually it is not to fund the NHS but for a charity that supports NHS workers and patients who need help.

Mark
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Actually it is more than £28,000,000 not dollars, in dollars that is about $34,000,000. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tomswalkforthenhs

Lucas
Community Member
5 months ago

It's £28.6m and with gift aid of over £54m it adds up to £34m. His 100th birthday is on 30th April - I for one will be singing happy birthday to him on that day!

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Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
5 months ago

He is fantastic and a little bemused by all the attention bless him

Charl Marx
Community Member
5 months ago

Actually, as of this morning he's raised £28m which is around 34m US dollars!

Matthew Smith
Community Member
5 months ago

Now nearing 29 million quid.

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Mehraj Sodha
Community Member
5 months ago

How?

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
5 months ago

Thank you for your continued service to your nation sir.

Mike Skeats
Community Member
5 months ago

Including tax refunds against the donations and conversion at the current GBP/USD rate, Capt Moore has raised over $42,600,000. Remarkable.

Heather Menard
Community Member
5 months ago

and he sang a song that is number 1 on in the UK

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
5 months ago

Great man for sure, many half his age, do not walk around the block !!!

Audrey Bob-The-Builder
Community Member
5 months ago

It says " Captain Tom Moore, a 99 year old British veteran, has raised more than $33 mil for the National Health Service by walking 100 laps around his garden"

Jaishna Marwaha
Community Member
5 months ago

thank you tom moore

Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

Love and generosity of spirit; the only two things that can save our planet.

I love Hermione
Community Member
5 months ago

He turns 100 tomorrow. God bless him.

Alex Taylor
Community Member
5 months ago

His birthday is April 30th. Tomorrow is April 27th. :)

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Sarah Melville
Community Member
5 months ago

He's much better looking than that. And now he's been awarded the Price of Britain Award.

Teresa Balhou
Community Member
5 months ago

What a guy

cybermerlin2000
Community Member
5 months ago

For his birthday, well wishers sent him over 90,000 birthday cards and his grandsons school gave the grandson use of the rooms as a temporary sorting office so he could take photos of the cards to show his grandad

Jeannie Carle
Community Member
5 months ago

Rock on Cpt!!!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

Captain Tom has turned 100 and for his birthday, he also ended up with a No 1 single in the charts, a cover of You’ll Never Walk Alone! https://www.theguardian.com/music/2020/apr/24/captain-tom-moore-becomes-oldest-artist-to-claim-uk-no-1-single

Jen
Community Member
5 months ago

He also got to #1 on music charts.

Animal lover❤
Community Member
5 months ago

😣my heart.

Raine Soo
Community Member
5 months ago

Hooray for Captain Moore! Thank you kindly, sir.

chickiethehen
Community Member
5 months ago

it's just so wholesome when people do things like this! especially old people.

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4EVER PANDA
Community Member
5 months ago

yay!

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Slinkman
Community Member
5 months ago

This way of working together wil let us break down this virus! :D BRICKBYBRICKBABY!

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Kjorn
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5 months ago

our prime minister in the province of Québec too told us so :-)

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Hans
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5 months ago

I doubt this to have any lasting effect. A drop for a few months and not a permanent change in how we use the planet almost meaningless for the climate.

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Panda Kicki
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5 months ago

I hope they keep the pets afterwards as well.

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Well, I Tried
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm a little worried about the nurses and doctors who are coming out of retirement. A lot of them will be elderly and at higher risk of death from coronavirus. Stay at home everyone!

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4EVER PANDA
Community Member
5 months ago

yay again!

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GARRETT O'BANION
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5 months ago

thats awesome

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4EVER PANDA
Community Member
5 months ago

*gasps in a good way*

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SBW71
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5 months ago

They need to put that on the news instead of how many cases and deaths

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Slinkman
Community Member
5 months ago

I know i am ;) also pretty done with all this shit , i want to go out again and work, see my friends and family :( It is for a good cause though, that thought gets me outa bed every day ;)

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