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Good news: April 7, 2020

Posted at 7:04 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 20:04:22-04

It's not all doom and gloom around the world. KATC's Dave Baker takes a look at good news from across the country.

Neighbors in Albuquerque, New Mexico didn't want a centenarian's birthday to pass without some kind of celebration. So organizers put together a parade for Larry Johnson.

The 100 year-old watched from the comfort of his lawn chair. Johnson, a decorated senior olympian, called the parade a surprise but adds, "You can't grow up without family and friends."

A seventh grader in Baton Rouge, Louisiana watched healthcare workers on the frontline of the novel coronavirus pandemic and thought, "How can I help?"

What Henry Robin eventually did was use a 3-D printer he got for his birthday to make mask extenders.

They help keep nurse's ears from getting sore after wearing masks for hours on end. So far, Robin has made about 45 and plans to donate them across the country.

The Georgia Aquarium gets another special visit, kittens.

The attraction, which hosted dogs from the Atlanta Humane Society several days ago, welcomed Nemo, Dory, Guppy, Marlin and Bubbles to the aquarium to stare in awe at the fish. The humane society says the kittens loved the jellyfish the most.

One member of the Atlanta Opera decided to take his show on the road, in order to lift people's spirits amid the pandemic.

Tenor Timothy Miller performed his rendition of "God Bless America", at a safe distance for neighbors in a Marietta community. Besides the opera, Miller typically sings every Atlanta Braves Sunday home game during the seventh inning stretch.