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
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5 months ago

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

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4EVER PANDA
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5 months ago

yay!

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Slinkman
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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 :-)

panda to nobody
Community Member
5 months ago

Québec has a premier. The prime minister is the leader of Canada.

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OffKeySinger
Community Member
5 months ago

Meanwhile in America, the President told his citizens to try injecting themselves with disinfectant. I wish my country's leader gave reassurance about wholesome things like this.

bryguy
Community Member
5 months ago

Fingers crossed that all his die-hard supporters give it a try

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Sue Knerl
Community Member
5 months ago

Your prime minister rocks, our POTUS sucks.

Claire
Community Member
5 months ago

Please ignore any medical suggestions he might make.

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Kelly Hartle
Community Member
5 months ago

This is the same woman who rides her bike to work, and who brought her newborn baby to work with her.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
5 months ago

This is a good read, ending with some simple, yet probably extremely important words; "since the very best leaders are both strong and decisive and capable of displaying feeling, women could, perhaps, “lead the way in showing that these are not competing and conflicting attributes, but complementary – and necessary for good leadership" https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/25/why-do-female-leaders-seem-to-be-more-successful-at-managing-the-coronavirus-crisis

Angela
Community Member
5 months ago

That is just lovely! Love Jacinda

Paige Garberding
Community Member
5 months ago

New Zealand PM for POTUS!

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
5 months ago

I hear they have one great Prime Minister there!

Mini Shnauzer
Community Member
5 months ago

This is the kind of leadership we need. People who care about the children. People who care about the happiness of our communities as well as the country's well-being. The New Zealand Prime Minister, the Prime Minister or Quebec, and the leader of Western Australia have all issued statements like this. These are the passionate leaders we need in this pandemic.

Stan Brooks
Community Member
5 months ago

Would NZ please consider annexing the US?

Sue Hazlewood
Community Member
5 months ago

Sorry, no. We have our own nutbars without adding millions more.

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Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
5 months ago

She's great! I'm so proud of her and her leadership in these times! I love this country :)

Mark
Community Member
5 months ago

Will we have to do the same with Santa Claus though :(

Sheri Lattimer
Community Member
5 months ago

That's too cool!

Fernleaf
Community Member
5 months ago

so cute...

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
5 months ago

The children are in need, they would not understand, so very confusing !!!

jevais
Community Member
5 months ago

This is very good news and so sweet of the Prime minister.

Jaishna Marwaha
Community Member
5 months ago

they're keeping the little people calm good job!

Daniel Lewis
Community Member
5 months ago

What about the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

Sarah Melville
Community Member
5 months ago

Oh, that is so reassuring!

Margareta Hagman
Community Member
5 months ago

nope that is not what she said

Foregone Conclusion
Community Member
5 months ago

New Zealand also asked people to put Teddy Bears in their windows. This happened so when adults take their young children for a walk they can go 'on a teddy bear hunt'. The Prime Minister also has one sitting in one of her windows. It's a great idea to make a boring walk more exciting for young ones.

Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
5 months ago

It's such a lovely idea! I love going on walks and seeing them around :)

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Kanga9ine
Community Member
5 months ago

Can't have one without the other. Job security in a symbiotic relationship.

Ireland Gacha
Community Member
5 months ago

SO CUTE!

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
5 months ago

Love this

Avery S Alberico
Community Member
5 months ago

This makes me super happy

jevais
Community Member
5 months ago

They make so called laws to pull the wool over the Occidentales, that's all, nothing real changes. To eat dog meat is considered in China very chic and it's supposed to make you strong . The Asian countries are very backwards in many ways. They still eat rhinoceros horn instead of Viagra also tigre testicles, bears are equipped with a water faucet into their gall blade, to drain the bile to cure all sort of diseases, I could go on and on about this subject of using animal parts for some absurd medicine.

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Hans
Community Member
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
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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
Community Member
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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