“No matter how dark it gets, there’s always good in the world.” ~Some Good News

The fifth episode of John Krasinski’s Some Good News dropped and once again, there was levity, catharsis and a reminder that humans, the ones that are following the rules even if inconvenient and painful, are inherently good and creative. Their hearts know no limits.

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The intro this week (from @bygeorgeaudio) had sock puppets so, you know, the episode was immediately awesome. Krasinski then went on to highlight some crafts that were made in his visage, and some incredibly wonderful chalk art. 

The main focus of this Some Good News episode, entitled SGN Potluck, is restaurants and the employees that work in the restaurant industry. Did you know that said industry is the second largest employer in the United States? I sure didn’t but when I think of the many, many restaurants jobs I’ve had in my life, I’m not surprised. 

Krasinski highlights the good that many restaurants and their employees are doing when it come to feeding those who need it even those these fine folks are suffering themselves. Chef José Andrés has already served 3 million meals this week alone and Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives Guy Fieri has set us a COVID-19 relief fund for restaurant workers. 

Some Good News put out a call for family recipes this week and some good, lucky Americans got to see their meals and drinks recreated with a little help from Stanley Tucci, Martha Stewart, Fieri and David Chang. It was a joy to watch.

The big tear jerker of the episode is a quick highlight of a taxi driver in Spain who drove COVID patients to and from the hospital and no charge. I won’t give that one away, it heart-swelling. One thing we didn’t have this week was a weather report! I missed that. But, seriously, no complaints here about Some Good News. Watch the video. Cry cathartic tears. And, thank you John Krasinski for sharing Some Good News every week. 


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This article was originally published 4/27/20

Audrey Kearns