Feel-good Stories To Make You Smile

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Are you fed up with constant bad news and doom and gloom? So are we, so we’ve decided to bring you some good news stories to put a smile on your face!

Tiny discovery

After the devastating Australian bush fires at the start of the year, wildlife ecologists thought the tiny pygmy possums had been wiped out.

But there was good news!

Weighing only seven grams, these unbelievably cute little darlings have been found again on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

A special guest

When bride-to-be Kathryn was set to marry Tom Laws, there would be just one thing missing from her big day . . . her 91-year-old grandmother, Dot Bash.

Staff at the care home in Essex where Dot lives decided to help out — by livestreaming the service to Dot and the residents!

And they then kept the celebrations going by supplying a slap-up three course lunch.

Best boy

Stumpy the Labrador is officially retiring!

From what you may ask? Well, Stumpy is a doggy blood donor, and he has saved 120 of his fellow canines’ lives with his donations.

Originally earmarked for a job as a guide dog, sadly his front legs were too short. But he didn’t let that hold him back!

Congratulations, Stumpy, we salute you!

Happy meals

Six year-old Blake Durham was ordering something from a McDonalds drive-thru when he said he would also pay for the order of the person behind him.

The Stockton-on-Tees youngster told his mum that he wanted to “do something kind”.

It had a wonderful knock on effect, too, with car after car paying for the person behind!

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Tracey Steel

Having worked on a number of magazines over the years, Tracey has found her perfect place on The Friend as she’s obsessed with reading and never goes anywhere without a book! She reads all the PF stories with a mug of tea close by and usually a bit of strong cheese too!