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A look at good news across the country amid coronavirus outbreak

Posted at 9:19 PM, Mar 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-24 22:19:43-04

As people are locked down more and more, KATC's Dave Baker has a look at good things happening across the country!

Americans continue to look for ways to stay upbeat and connected during the novel coronavirus pandemic. For 70 members of Boston's Berklee College of Music, it means a virtual rendition of "What the World Needs Now."

The students each posted a video of their individual part, and when played altogether on YouTube, it becomes one big virtual orchestra.

The coronavirus won't stop a Rhode Island family from celebrating a birthday. Alfred Vecoli looked on in disbelief as his family put on a drive-thru birthday parade for the now 92-year-old at his Pawtucket home.

The family sang "Happy Birthday" and even had to keep Vecoli from getting too close.

As parents figure out how to navigate e-learning, teachers around the nation are looking for ways to show support for their students. In Noblesville, Indiana, about 30 elementary teachers staged a car parade, honking and waving at students who are stuck at home.

Teachers put signs on their cars like "Love You" and "Stay Well!". Students responded with signs of their own, like "Miss You!"

When life gives you lemons, Houston basted designer and project runway winner, Chloe Dao closed her namesake boutique last week because of the coronavirus. But she wanted to keep her nine employees working, and saw a growing need for surgical masks.

Together, they've sewn more than 400 cotton facemasks and have given them away for free to clinics and healthcare workers.

Those are just some of the good news stories that made headlines on Tuesday, March 24.