good things that happened in april

30 Good Things that Happened in April

Hello and welcome back to another edition of All the Good Things, a monthly series where I highlight all the good things (get it?) that happen in each 30-day (or so) span. I hope it can be a reminder that amongst all the well known bad, there is a lot of undercover good happening in our world.

Let’s dive right in!

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1) Officer Oliver reported for duty

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2) This Humboldt hockey player showed incredible bravery in the wake of a tragedy

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3) These dog nannies took care of their kids

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4) This 108 year old man met his great-great grandchild and namesake

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5) This incredible joke was made

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6) This girl’s video about bullying received a big response from the Yankees

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7) This boy got the photoshoot of a lifetime

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8) This woman tried to water her plants

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9) This man’s picture ended up being worth more than 1000 words

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10) This photographer went the extra mile to get the perfect shot

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11) The co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge got his voice back

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12) The police identified this missing dog by singing its favorite song

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13) This boy saw color for the first time

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14) Chuck E Cheese made this announcement

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15) This woman made geode art

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16) Google honored Maya Angelou for her 90th birthday

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17) This woman gave us an important reminder

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18) This family found their daughter after a 24-year search

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19) This girl tried her hand at captioning New Yorker cartoons

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20) The Rock surprised this girl over her school’s PA system

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21) This man got a nearly drowned prairie dog back on its feet

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22) Melissa McCarthy gave some inspirational words about finding success

“When you spend 20 years working your butt off, you know yourself better. If you’re handed everything you want at 19 or 20, you may actually believe all of the people who are like, ‘You’re amazing.’ I think I would have been probably cuckoo [if I’d been successful] at 18. I think the best thing I could have done was struggle until I was 30. I always assume every job is my last. Twenty years of desperately trying to get a single job gets deep in your DNA.”

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23) This dog taught his brother how to “sit”

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24) Model Nyles DeMarco politely called out this woman for creeping pictures of him

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25) The royal baby was born

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26) And so were a bunch of others whose parents didn’t expect to find paparazzi waiting for them outside the hospital.

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27) These truck drivers joined together to save a man’s life

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28) This girl surprised her prom date

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29) This woman drank alcohol for the first time since giving birth

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30) This boy ran home

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Wanna know the best part? There is SO much I didn’t include.

I can’t wait to see what May brings!

You can view last month’s post here.

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30 Good Things That Happened in April

I have good news and good news. I have only good news!

As mentioned in this blog post, at the end of every month I’m going to highlight all the good things that happened in that 30-day (or so) span, to give ourselves a break from the well known bad.

You can find last month’s here.

Happy April to you!

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1) Pink posted this reminder about weight, especially post-baby weight

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2) This article was posted about the proven benefits of baking for others

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3) This otter learned to swim

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4) National Burrito Day

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5) This girl got into all 8 Ivy League schools

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6) Pioneer Woman (a.k.a Rae Drummond) released this recipe for Triple Layer Confetti Cake

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7) This puppy got moving

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8) This girl celebrated Crazy Hair Day in the best way

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9) Chrissy Teigen paid this woman’s tuition for esthetician school

cruzanchoklate: “Something absolutely amazing happened last night. Many of you know how much I love skin care and my plans to attend esthetician school next month. Last night I posted my tuition fundraiser on twitter and something I never in my wildest dreams happened. My paypal alert went off, and as I looked at my phone, there was amount of $5605. I thought it was a glitch. I then look at my email and realized it came from my fundraiser. @chrissyteigen donated my entire tuition money for school. I have been crying all night and I cried in the office this morning as I paid my down payment for esthetician school. I haven’t been this happy in a very long time. Thank you Chrissy and thank you to everyone else who voted or rtd my link or have supported me this entire time. It means more to me than you’ll ever know.”

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10) This dad finally got to meet his son

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11) After his daughter had an accident at school, this dad picked up her in the best way.

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12) This baby had a bunch of great mornings

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13) This boy became the first person with his type of heart condition to complete a marathon.

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14) This pilot went above and beyond the call of duty.

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15) This girl’s whole family showed up for her game

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16) This easter egg hunt ended with one student learning he received a scholarship

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17) This husband found a way to keep his wife company during her isolation cancer treatment

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18) This grandpa saw color for the first time

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19) This girl found a really great stick she wanted to share with the world

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20) This guy set a new World Record by bowling the fastest 300 game ever

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21) This three year old packed the lunch of his dreams

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22) This marathon runner gave up his own race to help a fellow athlete finish

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23) This little girl tried whipped cream for the first time

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24) This brother put together a surprise princess photoshoot for his 5-year-old sister

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25) This little boy was mesmerized by his mommy

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26) These dogs hugged it out.

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27) This little boy gave his Nintendo Wii to the officers at his local police station

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28) Johnny Depp, dressed as Jack Sparrow, surprised Pirates of Caribbean riders at Disneyland

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29) This boy got to meet his hero, John Cena

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30) April the giraffe had her baby! (which you can vote to name here!)

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Wanna know the best part? There is SO much I didn’t include.

I can’t wait to see what May brings!

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