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316 Dutch Bus Stops Are Getting Green Roofs Covered in Plants as a Gift For Honeybees

All 316 bus stops in the city of Utrecht will soon be supporting lush green rooftops covered in sedum plants for improving air quality and nourishing bees.

Good News in History, July 7

On this day 35 years ago, Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the US album chart with Born In The U.S.A. Released four weeks...

Police Are Fighting Social Isolation By Creating Public ‘Chat Benches’ for Strangers to Chat

As a means of tackling loneliness and social isolation in English towns, local police forces have begun designating specific public benches that can be...

Man Celebrated Pothole’s ‘Birthday’ With Cake to Cajole City Officials – and It Worked

For three months, Frank Sereno had been asking city officials to fill up a particularly pesky pothole on his neighborhood street. When he finally...

With Anonymous Good Deeds Reigning Supreme in Tiny Town, It May Be the ‘Nicest Place’ in US

This quiet little blue-collar neighborhood has had a secret track record for anonymous good deeds – and almost every neighbor has participated.

Good News in History, June 26

On this day 60 years ago, the 370-mile St. Lawrence Seaway was officially opened, marking the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats...

Four Teenage Boys Rushed to Burning Home to Save 90-Year-old Neighbor Trapped Inside

Four teenage boys leapt into action so they could save the life of their 90-year-old neighbor after her house caught on fire last month.

Inspired By 6-Year-old’s Kindness, a 43-Foot Bridge is Donated to Flood-Affected Nebraska Town

A determined Virginia man has successfully managed to donate a 43-foot bridge to the people of Nebraska after he learned about a Utah youngster's good deed.

Man Taught Himself to Play the Trumpet Solely So He Could Play Taps for Fallen Soldiers

This Minnesota man is now 70 years old, but he refuses to stop paying his respects to fallen veterans soldiers as a means of atoning for his regret.

Good News in History, May 20

Happy Birthday to children’s author Mary Pope Osborne, best known for her award-winning Magic Tree House series, who turns 70 years old today. With...

First Smartphone App to Detect Ear Infections in Children Could Save Unnecessary Doctor’s Visits

Rather than waste time and money on unnecessary visits to the doctor, this app could give parents an easy way to diagnose an ear infection.

Muslim Cab Driver Broke Strict Police Curfew to Drive Hindu Woman in Childbirth to the Hospital

An Indian cab driver is being praised for his compassionate example of “Hindu-Muslim unity” during a strict police curfew earlier this week.

Having Dogs is Great for Your Social Life: Almost Half of Owners Have Made Friends While On ‘Walkies’

A new survey of 2,000 Americans shows that dogs aren't just man's best friend – they're also good for helping you meet new friends too.

Good News in History, April 29

120 years ago, the musician and composer Duke Ellington, one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time, was born in Washington, DC....

Five Teenage Boys Are Being Praised for Stopping Their Car to Help Fallen Senior and Clean His Wounds

Five young men are being hailed as heroes after they came to the rescue of an elderly man who had fallen onto the sidewalk.

When 18-Year-old Muslim Student Had Nowhere to Pray, Community Opened Their Doors

After this 18-year-old Muslim moved to California, she found that she didn't have many places to pray – so local businesses opened their doors instead.

After Family’s Thatched Cottage Burned to the Ground, Irish Town Built Them a New One in 3 Weeks

When this French family suddenly found themselves without a home, their Irish community rallied together to build them a new one in just three weeks.

When Family Can’t Afford Motorized Wheelchair for 2-Year-Old, High School Students Modify Toy Car Instead

A team of tenacious robotics students have changed the life of a little boy with mobility issues after his parents found they could not afford a wheelchair.

This is the Largest Village Built Exclusively to House the Homeless in US – and It’s About to Get Even Bigger

The Texas village is home to 200 men and women who used to sleep on the streets – and now, the community is preparing to rescue ever more future residents.

This Entire Mountain Now Has Guaranteed Protection After It Was Put Up for Sale By Private Owner

The mountain's new wardens will soon begin restoring its natural ecosystem so it can support and nourish local wildlife.