A Year of Good News 3
When I started creating cheerful textile images for the good news from the world in 2020, I primarily wanted to use them to cheer up my friends in the hard times of lockdown. When the idea turned into a book, and then another a year later, it became clear how much we miss good news in the flood of negativity. And when, thanks to foreign translations, it spread around the world, the reactions of readers across the globe confirmed that we are not alone in this. That's why we're bringing you the third Year of Good News. The illustrated stories in this book are not intended to spread false optimism, but the real news of people who, through their ideas and small actions, are transforming their neighbourhoods - and thus the world - for the better.

When on the shores of Scarborough, England a polar walrus came to rest, the town cancelled New Year's Eve fireworks to avoid causing him stress before continuing the arduous journey north.

A cat pulled from the rubble by a firefighter after the earthquake in Turkey didn't want to leave her rescuer, so the fireman took her home.

A Swiss hospital has recruited a dog, whose only job is to walk around the wards and alleviate patients' fears by being petted by them.

Postmen and postwomen in remote parts of Iceland deliver parcels to remote homes and farms, even according to a map that the sender is drawn on the envelope instead of the address.

Retired Thor Vikström is already 60 years old owner of a small Canadian island in the river Prairies River. For years he has resisted generous offers from developers who wanted to buy the island from him, until he finally donated it to the National Wildlife Refuge, to protect both animals and plants.

The driver of the Bratislava tram prepares small snacks and hangs candies for his passengers every year on his birthday. The passengers write him messages on paper and sing to him in return.

140 rescue dogs from all over the world searched for survivors with their trainers under the rubble of buildings after the earthquake in Turkey. Dogs who normally have to travel in the dark, cold and noisy luggage compartments airplanes, were transported home by a company Turkish Airlines first class as a token of their gratitude.

Polish athlete Maria Andrejczyk has decided to sell her silver medal from the Olympics and pay with the money an eight-month-old boy's heart surgery.

World famous Danish kit manufacturer has introduced cubes whose protrusions form the characters Braille characters. The playful aid serves the blind children in word and communication games or when solving mathematical problems.

Finland, which has been regularly ranked in recent years topping the list of the world's happiest countries, has decided to share its secret through a free "happiness course". Participants can improve their in areas such as health, lifestyle, design, food and everyday well-being.

When the parents asked their young son, why he learns Korean every day through Duolingo, he told them they had a new classmate in their class and he wanted to make him feel at home.

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