If you’re tired of reading negative news stories, you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading in order to discover some of the most heart warming news stories from 2019.
Positive News Stories From The Last Year (2019):
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became parents for the first time:
On the 6th of May, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle became first time parents. When Meghan gave birth to their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Archie is the first cousin to the future king of England, Price George.
Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg successfully drew attention to the importance of combating climate change:
In 2019, a Swedish teen environmental activist became a household name around the world, after she gave an impassioned speech about climate change at the World Economic Forum. During her speech Greta berated the world’s leaders for failing to focus on the long term effects of global warming.
As a result of her speech, which quickly went viral, Greta inspired thousands of individuals around the world to hold protests in order to encourage their governments to make changes to fight climate change. Greta managed to inspire great change around the world by showing the world how one individual can make a huge difference in the world and that teens also hold the power to bring about lasting change in the world.
The first all female space walk took place at the International Space Station in October:
The very first all female space walk took place in October of 2019. Jessica Meir and Christina Koch, who are both American astronauts completed the first all women space walk in order to replace a power controller at the International Space Center. Both women hoped to inspire future female astronauts to pursue careers as astronauts.
Following the event, NASA spoke out about their plans to eventually place a male astronaut and a female astronaut on the moon. A huge feat, when you keep in mind that NASA hasn’t sent humans to the moon since the first moon landing back in 1969.
New Zealand rallied as a nation to support their muslim community after a devastating terrorist attack:
In March a gunman entered a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand and shot 51 individuals dead. After the racially motivated attack New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern lent her support to New Zealand’s muslim community and was pictured wearing a headscarf, hugging mourning family members of the deceased. Jacinda also was out spoken about her desire for New Zealand to unite as one community.
As a nation, New Zealand impressed the world by standing behind the muslim members of their community and raising funds to take care of the victims’ families. Following the shooting many New Zealanders also visited their local mosques in order to pay their respects to the deceased.
The US women’s national soccer team won their fourth World Cup:
The US women’s national soccer team became the first women’s team to win four World Cup titles. Furthermore the 2019 World Cup broke records as 82.18 million individuals tuned in to watch the World Cup final live. An increase from the previous final of 56%. Which shows that women’s sports are becoming more popular.
After hearing negative news stories everyday, hopefully reading a few positive news stories from the past year, has put a smile on your face. As sometimes a little positivity can brighten your mood.