Everything is going wrong because Mercury is in retrograde, but there is one thing that’s going right: It’s Friday! Here are eight actually good things that happened this week.
1. A new study found that there are about 200 million fewer hungry people in the world than there were 25 years ago. The U.N. counted 795 million hungry people worldwide in 2015, versus 1 billion in 1990. This is happy news and great progress, but we clearly still have a long way to go.
2. Riley Curry finally got the audience she deserves. Riley for president!
3. Anheuser-Busch is working to produce drinking water for victims of the Texas floods. Instead of producing cans of beer, they produced 50,000 cans of portable water and donated them to the Red Cross.
4. The observatory at One World Trade Center opened on Friday. And the panoramic views are gorgeous.
5. Light-up bracelets from a Taylor Swift concert saved the lives of three teens. The trio were traveling home from the 1989 tour in Baton Rouge when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed the car. Two of the girls were trapped and the other was knocked unconscious. It was so dark that nobody passing by spotted the wreck, and they couldn’t get to their phones, so they used the light-up bracelets Swift gave out at the show to signal for help. All three girls are okay and recovering from the accident.
6. A high-school senior class gave away their senior-trip money to their principal. The principal of Profile Junior-Senior High School in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, was recently diagnosed with cancer, and instead of using the $8,000 they had for their senior trip, the school seniors donated the money to her instead. “She’s just very caring, very selfless, and we wanted to be selfless, too,” one of the students said.
7. The teen pregnancy rate is at a record low. Teens are still boring though.
8. A dog in Canada adopted a lamb after it was rejected by its mother. The two are now besties.