Kevin & Bean: GREAT NEWS!!!

Every Monday morning we bring you feel good stories to balance out all the bad news

May 28, 2019

Today on Kevin & Bean we have GREAT NEWS stories for you. We find news stories that make you feel good and restore your faith in humanity to balance out all the bad news you hear on the news.

This morning Jensen introduced us to Valeri Abrego. She organized a "Drag Queen Story Time" event at the Leander, Texas Public Library. It was to be a place of safety and inclusion, but one month before the date of the scheduled event the city of Leander decided to cancel the event on behalf of the library due to controversy from the citizens. Amid the controversy, the Open Cathedral Church decided they would pay the fees to rent out the room, to hold the event at the same exact time, place and location. So the church stepped in to help make sure the library gets to follow through with its program. So, rather than let the trolls make the decisions for them, they will let the parents decide whether their children participate. This freedom to choose was Jensen’s Great News!!! Click here to read the entire story.

We all know how much Bean loves the Postal Service, so it’s no surprise he brought our attention to a Retiring United States Postal Service Mail Carrier, Floyd Martin. After working nearly 35 years as a postal carrier he decided to retire. He worked in the Suburban Atlanta neighborhood of Marietta. The entire neighborhood showed up for his last day and it turned into a block party over 300 people, food, and music. The people on his route came out to give him hugs and take pictures with him. They gave him gifts and decorated mailboxes in his honor. One little girl even dressed up as the mailman. They also gave him one final surprise. They set up a Go Fund Me to send him to Hawaii for his dream retirement trip. He retires with the love of his community, and now Aloha Floyd. This was bean’s Great News!!! Click here to read the entire story.

Today Allie told us about Terri Matula. When she and her husband were in college, their beloved cocker spaniel named Gator suffered from an urgent third-degree heart blockage and couldn’t afford the procedure. Matula has now been working as a cardiovascular nurse and she has been using her experience in the hospital to help sick pets as well. After her husband’s pacemaker was replaced she asked if she could keep the pacemaker, then donated it to the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. As a result of her husband’s successfully donated pacemaker, Matula was inspired to start collecting pacemakers in order to give them to animals in need. In February 2018, Matula formed the Pacemaker Donation Program. Since launching, the university has received 41 pacemakers. Many of the pacemakers have at least five and a half years of battery life remaining, which means aging dogs have the opportunity for many more walks and games of fetch. This Was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!! Click here to read the entire story.

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