It’s hard watching the news right now. It’s depressing constantly seeing all of the terrible things happening around the globe. But we all have to stay positive if we’re going to fight COVID-19 together. That’s why John Krasinski decided to start his very own program dedicated only to positive stories. And the premiere of Some Good News is so good his interview with fellow The Office co-star Steve Carell isn’t even the best part.
The Quiet Place writer and director recently asked his Twitter followers for uplifting stories that might be getting lost in the deluge of bad news. Their responses inspired him to make his own new show, filmed safely from his home. And the stories he shares genuinely made us feel better. They included massive showings of appreciation from around the globe from grateful citizens towards the medical professionals risking their lives on the front lines of the coronavirus battle. He also shared some heartwarming examples of generosity and kindness from neighbors and communities. And he even included some wonderful romantic gestures from couples old and new.
In the world of entertainment, he turned to Some Good News’s first correspondent, Steve Carell. The two talked about The Office, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary. Krasinski shared that he was so sure nothing would come of the show, he went back to waiting tables after filming the pilot. He and Carrell talked about their favorite moments from the show, including episodes and scenes when they couldn’t keep it together. They also discussed the difficulty they had filming their emotional last scene together.
But as much as fans of The Office will appreciate that interview, everyone will love Krasinski’s final interview. He spoke with 15-year-old Coco Johnson. She recently completed her last round of chemotherapy. Later that day friends, family, and neighbors welcomed her back with a social distancing parade.
And that’s not just some good news. That’s the best news we’ve heard in a long time. And it’s exactly the kind of story we needed to hear right now.
Featured Image: John Krasinski