Good News: Boy Scouts, Playgrounds, and Dogs in Trees

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds.

1.  We’ve seen lots of cats stuck in trees, but this is rare:  Firefighters in Idaho rescued a dog in a tree last week.  His name is Izzy, and he climbed up while chasing a squirrel.  His owner says he never came close to catching it, but he tried his best.  (Here’s a photo.)

2.  A 14-year-old Boy Scout in northern Minnesota just hit his goal of sleeping outside 1,000 nights in a row.  He’s been doing it since April 2020, even in winter.  He says the coldest night so far was 38 BELOW, but he’s got all the gear and knows what he’s doing.  For his 1,000th night, he built himself an igloo to sleep in.  (Or technically, he says it’s a “quinzhee.”)

3.  Speaking of Minnesota:  A bunch of fifth graders in Minneapolis started a fundraiser to make their playground inclusive, so kids with disabilities can use it too.  They needed to raise $300,000, which is a lot of money.  But they’ve already hit that goal after anonymous donors donated 200k.  Now they’re trying to raise even more to upgrade other playgrounds at nearby schools.

4.  A video of a guy in Australia is going viral, because he stopped traffic on a busy road, just to help a koala cross the street.