BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With the world dealing with an unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, the news can be a little scary.
But after making a social media call-out for some positive news, "The Office" actor and Newton, Massachusetts native John Krasinski has gathered heartwarming stories from around the web for a news program meant to highlight the good stories out there.
Last week, Krasinski asked his Twitter followers to point out stories that made them feel good, or just made them smile. He got thousands of replies.
On Sunday night, he gathered some of the best ones for "Some Good News," which he released on YouTube.
"Good morning everybody, even though it is very clearly the afternoon," Krasinski said to start off the very-homemade-looking news program.
He praised healthcare workers worldwide for putting their lives on the line, and then featured how people across the globe have shown their appreciation for them. He went on to highlight happy stories, like that of a Maine man who cooked 100 lobsters for his neighbors, or a homeowner who left out toilet paper and hand sanitizer for delivery drivers.
"Without question, we are all going through an incredibly trying time," Krasinski says in the clip. "But through all the anxiety, through all the confusion, all the isolation, and all the 'Tiger King,' somehow, the human spirit found a way to break through and blow us all away.'
Then, Krasinski notes that last week marked the 15th anniversary of "The Office" airing—so, he brought on his co-star and fellow Massachusetts native, Steve Carell, as SGN's "entertainment correspondent."
Krasinski talks about being a 23-year-old waiter before he got that job, and went back to waiting tables after filming the pilot.
"It's such a happy surprise that after all these years, people are still tuning in and finding it, even today," Carell said. "It's pretty cool."
Carell and Krasinski talk about their favorite memories from the show, and more.
Then, Krasinski interviews Coco, a 15-year-old girl from California who finished her final chemotherapy treatment—and was treated to a social-distancing parade to welcome her home.
Check out the video above.
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