Welcome to #NotBadNews, our new (and hopefully short-lived) daily column where we round up the good, surprising, and weird things that have happened around the world during this coronavirus pandemic.
Lady Gaga Rallies Her Little Monsters for a Good Cause
Pop star Lady Gaga has done more this past month than just release our favorite quarantine banger, she has also made sure to help where she can. Partnering with the World Health Organization to put on a music festival later this month, Gaga raised over $35 million dollars for the organization’s global coronavirus response fund.
— nicole schiegg (@NicSchiegg) April 7, 2020
After this, we’re officially gaga for Gaga.
Introducing the Deca-athlon
While this made up athletic competition isn’t quite yet a thing, we’re thinking it could catch on after the video of former NHL player Jeremy Roenick showing us how it’s done went viral. The hockey player takes us through the 10 events, which involve things like dribbling a soccer ball, striking your favorite yoga pose, and landing a layup.
— Jeremy Roenick (@Jeremy_Roenick) April 8, 2020
Set up your own “-athlon” at home and race those you’re living with in our new favorite quarantined sporting event. And make sure not to forget Roenick’s post-race carb reload, arguably the best part.
A Gen-Z vs. Boomer Dance Off
In one of the cutest videos of the day, these two neighbors found a new way to socially-distance. Putting their best foot forward and hitting their go-to moves, this dance off is one you have to see.
So, who do you think won?
New Zealand’s New Essential Workers
After growing concern from children throughout the country that coronavirus would prevent the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny from doing their job, New Zealand’s Prime Minister held a press conference to ease their worries, declaring the two essential workers.
New Zealand’s prime minister has said the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are “essential workers” after some children were worried they would be affected by #coronavirus lockdown restrictions.
— SkyNews (@SkyNews) April 7, 2020
If you have a kid at home, let them know that their favorite gift-bearing creatures are still hard at work! NZ’s Prime Minister has it right, ensuring children stay in high-spirits during quarantine is absolutely essential.
A New Restaurant Opens in the U.K.
After having their kids ask over and over again to go out to eat, these parents decided to give them a fine-dining experience at their kitchen table. Sending their two children outside so they could prep, a restaurant was created inside, equipped with menus, a server, chef, and grape juice in wine glasses.
Cheers, to Glasgow’s newest restaurant, their parents’ creativity, and an experience these kids will not soon forget.
Check-in every day for an update on the wonderful and weird things happening in our current coronavirus world.