Good News: May 6, 2020

Posted at 6:18 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 19:51:00-04

Sweet rolls and skydiving! KATC's Dave Baker takes a look at good news stories happening amid the pandemic.

It gives the term 'Sweet Gesture' a whole new meaning. Portland's Whitney Rutz started baking giant cinnamon rolls to cheer herself up and give her daughter something to do.

She then started selling them to raise money for the Oregon Food Bank, bringing in 35-thousand dollars. But her generosity didn't end there. Rutz's Rolls have also been donated to local healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic.

Dancing the stress away. It's what nurses at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California did yesterday.

They weren't just celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a Mariachi Band, the nurses were celebrating the recovery and release of patient Armando Mendoza, who spent 45 days in the hospital battling COVID 19.

The pandemic has forced couples across the country to cancel or reschedule their wedding ceremonies. But one couple in Arizona decided to do something different, they went sky diving.

Katie and Collin Cardwell said their I do's surrounded by a few family members on the ground before taking the leap. They say they wanted something fun, and memorable.

There've been plenty of stories about teachers helping students study at home amid the pandemic, but some students in Connecticut wanted to show a little teacher appreciation with a car parade.

Students from Ansonia's Prendergast School say they miss their teachers, and teachers say the feeling is mutual. This is teacher appreciation week.

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