Illustration by Max Fleishman Remix by Jason Reed

Here are glimmers of hope to help you through a rough week

Because 2016 has been a dumpster fire and we need to be reminded of the good in the world.

 

Lyz Lenz

IRL

Published Jul 8, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 11:51 am CDT

2016 has been a rough year for America and we are only halfway though. We have seen the country’s largest mass murder, its deadliest police attack since 9/11, an endless onslaught of gun violence, and countless lives lost to hate.

Featured Video Hide

In times of pain, Fred Rogers encouraged people to “look for the helpers.” So here are the ways people are reminding us that there really is good in the world.

Advertisement Hide


Watch these #CarefreeBlackKids2k16

In the wake of the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile by police officers, writer Heben Nigatu started the hashtag #CarefreeBlackKids2k16 to show humor, joy, and love through turmoil.

Advertisement Hide


Share a reason to believe

Daily Dot writer Jaya Saxena called out to Twitter for stories of people who are doing good, and the responses are hilarious and heartwarming.

https://twitter.com/jayasax/status/751404003754405888

Advertisement Hide


https://twitter.com/embeedub/status/751419845133135872

Be grateful for love

Writer and editor Nicole Chung inspired people to thank the good and loving people in their lives.

Advertisement Hide

Recognize the heroes

Thirty-seven-year-old Shetamia Taylor was shot during the Dallas attack on July 7 while shielding her four sons, ages 12 to 17. She is expect to survive her injuries.

Read up on E Pluribus Unum 

Dan Rather posted a very inspiring status update that reminds us that our nation’s founding charter was to bring many into one.

Advertisement Hide

[Placeholder for https://www.facebook.com/theDanRather/posts/10157103770855716 embed.]


Remember puppies are a surefire antidote

Advertisement Hide

And then there’s always Lin Manuel Miranda

Share this article
*First Published: Jul 8, 2016, 1:30 pm CDT