Kevin & Bean: GREAT NEWS!!!

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

March 18, 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 Bean told us about a 57-year-old man from Manchester named Andrew Graystone who stood outside of his local mosque on Friday during prayers. He was holding a cardboard sign with a handwritten message, “You are my friends. I will keep you safe while you pray.” Graystone did this as a direct response to the Christchurch mosque shootings in New Zealand and to show a display of solidarity with the local Muslim community. People were suspicious of him as they walked in, “They thought I was a protester. But when they saw what was written on the board, people warmed to me.” During the interview, Graystone also made a statement that will be Bean’s next tattoo, “There’s so much terrible stuff going on in the world about which I can do nothing, but I can make sure that my neighbor is my friend.” His photo went viral and he’s also received almost 100,000 messages in the last 24 hours, with hardly any negative messages. Click here to read the whole story. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Jensen told us that the P’Zone (combination of Pizza and Calzone) is back at Pizza Hut! It was quickly shut down, but luckily he had a back-up story.  A 12-year-old boy from Orangevale California Jet Massagli was riding his bike and doing wheelies on Friday when he saw an 87-year-old man trip and fall on the ground face first. Chuck Martin was covered in blood and that is when Jet went over to the man and asked, “Sir, are you OK?" Martin is on blood thinners and he knew he needed imitate medical attention. He tried to use his phone but he couldn’t because it was covered in blood. Martin gave Jet his address and asked him to tell his wife about his fall. Jet rode his bike as fast as he could to let his wife Lisbeth know what happened. Jet and Lisbeth rushed back to Martin and waited by his side until help arrived. Thanks to Jet’s fast bike riding he was able to save Martin. Jet is a hero and he wants to be a sheriff's deputy or a dentist so he can continue to help people. This was Jensen’s Great News!!!

Today Allie told us about Alice Tapper. In 2016 she noticed that the girls in her class were not raising their hands with as much confidence as the boys. She discussed this with her mother, her Girl Scouts troop and Girl Scouts leaders and they came up with the idea for a Raise Your Hand patch. The patch became available in October 2017. Alice’s dad is CNN journalist Jake Tapper and he tweeted about how proud he was of his daughter and the new patch. That turned into an opportunity for Alice to write an Op-Ed piece for the New York Times. An editor for Penguin Children’s books read the piece and offered Alice an opportunity to write a children’s book. Jake Tapper tweeted about this again on International Women’s Day because Alice was being honored by the Girl Scouts and she was also presenting them with a check from the proceeds from the book. Alice's book, Raise Your Hand is available tomorrow. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!!

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