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Good News You Need for May 22

Posted at 9:29 AM, May 22, 2020

For the past eight weeks, Dan and Lisa Verhil, owners of "The Cottage Bar" in downtown Grand Rapids, have been making Chili at their restaurant and delivering it to first responders.

With rising meat prices, the community stepped in with some funding, helping them to reach their goal in 24 hours.

In total, they have fed more than 1,000 people in those eight weeks.

If people want to make donations, they can send checks to the Cottage Bar, payable to The Cottage Bar.


Wild animal lovers, it is possible to stay safe and still look cute, with these masks from John Ball Zoo.

The Zoo's gift shop has six different animal-themed masks for sale now on their website.

Sloths, penguins, tigers, and of course the zoo's popular and adorable red pandas. The masks come in adult, youth and toddler sizes.

They cost less than $20.


Thousands of ear buds are being donated to Michigan school systems as a way to help with distant learning.

Zagg Brands, a global leader in accessories and technology that power a mobile lifestyle, is behind the donations.

Making the announcement from their Kalamazoo Warehouse, Thursday, it included handing out 16,000 pairs of iFrogz to Michigan students alone.

Beyond Michigan, they have extended those donations to 47 other states, the four U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia.

The company realizes how access to technology can be a challenge for some families so this donation should help with distractions in the home.

There's a hilarious video showing a dad recreating an arcade claw grabber machine at home.

Using his daughter, a bin and the bathtub, Bradley O'Riordan, is seen dipping his daughter into a bath full of toys while holding her by the ankles.

His other daughter is seen "controlling" the human grabber with a joystick made out of a kitchen trash can.

After more than 700 days in foster care, a family in Florida is celebrating the adoption of their 2-year-old daughter.

Isla has been living with the Moody family in Jacksonville since she was just seven days old.

When it came time for her adoption, ceremony on April 30, the courthouse was closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But luckily that didn't stop this family!

Luckily, the court was able to hold a virtual adoption ceremony over Zoom to make Isla an official member of the Moody family.

After the ceremony, the family was surprised with a drive by parade.