Good News Friday: A heartwarming story about NHL star Sidney Crosby. A 3-year-old boy who’s housebound gets thrilling surprises every day. And a 4th-grader with a new device to help parents and babies

And a Happy Friday to you all out there! Hope you’re having half as much fun, at least, as I’ve been having this week, at the wonderful circus known as the U.S. Open. Have been writing a ton of stories (here’s one on Coco Gauff’s great first-round win on Tuesday, and one on Reilly Opelka’s upset win over Fabio Fognini on Monday, and one on Caty McNally’s first-round win)and watching more tennis than any one person should be allowed.

Sleep? Who needs sleep?

Lots of good stuff to share on this Good News Friday, and I want to start with a good story about an athlete who on the playing surface, I really hate: Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby. On the ice, he’s one of the top 5 players in National Hockey League, with skill and strength unmatched. He’s also a big whiner and crybaby who exaggerates injuries to the nth degree.

But off the ice, the dude just gets it. Always doing classy stuff. This little story about Crosby visiting a veteran’s hospital with the Stanley Cup, and what he did for a patient there, is just really beautiful.

I wanna hate you, Crosby! Stop being so nice!

**Next up today, get the tissues. A lot of them.
Three-year-old Quinn Waters of Weymouth, Mass. has been confined to his house for several months, thanks to a compromised immune system due to treatments for his brain cancer.

Quinn isn’t allowed to go outside at all, having to just stare out the window at all that’s going on around him.

But his friends, family and people in town have teamed up to give Quinn quite a show. This is just so wonderful.

**And finally today, one of the great tragedies of life is a parent forgetting an infant is in the backseat of the car, leaving the vehicle for a few hours on a very hot day, and the child dying in the backseat.

It is an awful, awful, awful accident that happens far too often.(51 kids in the U.S. died from this in 2018).

To possibly help this problem, fourth-grader Sophie Rapson came up with this idea for a school project: It’s a stretchy cord-like device that attaches to a car seat and a steering wheel, connecting parent and baby, literally.

Genius. Genius!

3 responses to “Good News Friday: A heartwarming story about NHL star Sidney Crosby. A 3-year-old boy who’s housebound gets thrilling surprises every day. And a 4th-grader with a new device to help parents and babies

  1. Sophie will go far. Her mother should mention to also attach this to a key fob. A lot of cars today are keyless. The first time we rented a keyless car we didn’t realize there was no key. The one bad thing is if you leave it in your car the doors will eventually lock. Good luck getting in.

  2. brilliant! the world needs more kindness. love that little boy and all the great folks in his town. great idea from Sophie. hospitals should buy them in bulk and give them out free at every birth. thanks for the Friday dose of happiness. xo

  3. Great stories. She ought to patent that project

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