Monday’s Good News!

Be sure to click on the highlighted words and phrases to see pictures and videos from each story!

1.  Two 12 and 13-year-old boys in Rhode Island recently saved three dogs from a fire.  They heard their neighbor’s smoke detectors going off . . . realized no one was home . . . got the door code from another neighbor . . . and got the dogs out.

It turned out one of the dogs had jumped up and turned on a burner to the stove while a wood cutting board on top of it.  The cutting board is toast, but the house survived.


2.  A 19-year-old from Belgium named Zara Rutherford just set a cool record.  She’s now the youngest woman to ever fly solo around the world.  And she didn’t just break it, she crushed it.  The previous record was a pilot who was 30 years old.


3.  A guy from Utah broke a record last week for fastest marathon while dressed as a vegetable.  He wore a carrot costume . . . finished in 2 hours and 44 minutes . . . and raised a bunch for the Release Recovery Foundation, which deals with addiction issues.


4.  A high school football team near Pittsburgh is in the news after their weightlifting session got cancelled by severe weather last week . . . so they went out and shoveled people’s driveways instead.

The coach of Bethel Park High sent out a message telling his team to shovel the driveway of someone who’s elderly or disabled, and to not accept any money for it.  Turns out it’s actually a tradition for the team that dates back more than 20 years.