The #GoodNewsEcho: Week of March 30th

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1. Seven-year-old Zohaib Begg used his time off of school to donate 6,000+ PPE items to hospital workers in need.

2. Last week, the Internet Archive officially launched the National Emergency Library that provides digitized books to “displaced learners”—both students and adults—during the COVID-19 crisis.

3. In order to promote continued learning during self-isolation, Coursera announced that they will be offering free courses and online resources.

4. Protocol compiled a comprehensive list of grassroots projects happening around the world for those of us hoping to use our tech skills to help those in need.

5. Google put together a video about the work medical professionals across the country are doing to help combat COVID-19 and a resource page with helpful safety & prevention tips.

6. This pooch in Colorado is lending a helping hand (er, paw) by delivering groceries to his next-door neighbor.

7. As medical professionals nationwide fight COVID-19, hospitals are using AI to triage patients, take temperatures & more.

8. With humans sheltering in place across the world, animals are coming out to play. Take this town in North Wales, where mountain goats have taken to the empty streets.

9. Want to add a little spice to your next Zoom video call? From Tiger King to Pixar, this thread has a long list of backgrounds to make you the hit of your next meeting.

10. SiriusXM is making its service free for streaming on phones, online and other home devices until May 15.

11. Shoutout to the #BuildforCOVID19 Hackathon happening today and this weekend — we (mostly) cannot code but will be looking for ways to help.

12. Bored at home, one British family penned and posted on Facebook a COVID-19 video version of “One Day More”  from Les Misérables, to the delight of millions. “One day our daddy drink, see our mommy sigh...clapping for the NHS can make ‘em cry.”

13. Virtual calls have their… challenges. One woman learned this the hard way after leading an entire team meeting as a potato.

14. Clever responses continue to be posted to the Getty Museum’s Twitter challenge to recreate famous artwork using three things lying around the house.

15. This past week Apple Music launched their brand new “Come Together” series—a collection of seven different playlists designed to lift everyone’s spirits during this trying time.

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