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Kevin & Bean’s Great News: Meet the Grandma and Grandson Visiting all the National Parks

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

October 14, 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 Kevin introduced us to Dustin Wright, a former Marine raising money to pay student’s lunch debts. After reading stories of kids at school checking the hot lunch prices at school, and then putting them back because they didn’t have any money in their account, He wanted to raise money for kids in similar situations in the area. Wright created a fundraiser on Facebook with a goal of collecting $1,000.00 to put towards the negative accounts at the high school, then he found out the school’s lunch debt was $4,000.00. As usual, people went above and beyond and he ended up collecting over $7,500.00. Enough to cover all the schools in the Amherst area. This was Kevin’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Allie brought our attention to 89-year-old Joy Ryan a grandmother from Ohio. She’s never really vacationed in her life. She’s never seen the mountains or the ocean before, either. A few years ago her grandson had an idea to visit all 61 of the national parks. In 2017 the visited 21 parks in 28 days. On that road trip she climbed a mountain and slept in a tent, for the first time. She rolled down sand dunes, she came face to face with a moose. Three years and 28,000 miles later they made it to Colorado to visit 2 more parks to make it a total of 36. You can follow their journey on Instagram at @grandmajoysroadtrip. After hearing about their journey, Hyatt hotels are now paying for their stays across America. This was Allie’s GREAT NEWS!!!

Bean told us about a family that moved into a new home in Eldridge, Iowa. The sibling who once shared a room now had their own rooms. Six-year-old Hayden refused to sleep in his own room because he thought there were monsters in his room. His mom did everything to reassure him that his house was safe, but nothing worked and was unable to sleep. His mom ended up taking him to the police station so they could to reassure him that everything was fine. They met Officer Bruce Schwartz and he offered to return to the home with him so he could check to make sure that everything was safe. He used a flashlight to check underneath the bed and he looked in the closet, too. Officer Schwartz’s inspection was exactly what Hayden needed because the next day he woke up excited to tell his mom that he had slept the entire night in his room. Officer Schwartz returned the next morning so that he could check up on Hayden and make sure that everything had gone smoothly overnight. This was Bean’s GREAT NEWS!!!

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