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Good news: May 1, 2020

Posted at 6:41 PM, May 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-01 19:41:52-04

Even during the coronavirus pandemic, there are good news stories to be found. KATC's Dave Baker takes a look at just a few making headlines.

Every day, a principal in Wylie, Texas drives all over his district to stop and visit with graduating senior at their homes. It took Virdie Montgomery twelve days and 800 miles to reach 636 addresses to find every senior. He even brings them a Snickers bar, saying one day they'll look back on this and snicker.

Montgomery says he just wanted to do more, and finds the connections rewarding.

A New Mexico teenager who survived cancer wanted to make good use of his make-a-wish.

So Sam Neale wished for special care-kits that he donated to doctors and nurses on the front lines of the COVID 19 pandemic.They include hand sanitizer, cleaning products, and ear savers for N95 masks. Neale says he was inspired to give back, by the love and support he got when he was sick.

Two West Virginia nurses are given a hero's welcome home after treating COVID 19 patients in New York City for 25 days.

Shanna Snyder and Morissa Rupe worked at two different hospitals in the epicenter of the US pandemic. Family members and friends welcomed them at the Yeager Airport with signs, and even their pets. They'll have to quarantine for 14 days before returning to work.

Anyone who goes to the store or shops online knows how hard it can be to find essentials.

So a Stop and Shop in Connecticut filled 500 reusable bags with hard to come-by items like toilet paper, pasta and cereal and donated them to health care workers at Hartford Hospital. They say it's to help with one less thing for hospital staff to do when they're off work.

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