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WATCH: John Krasinski Launches ‘Some Good News’ YouTube Channel To Spread Cheer During The Pandemic
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 08: Actor John Krasinski attends the "A Quiet Place Part II" World Premiere at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 08, 2020 in New York City.
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In the midst of all the sadness brought upon the COVID-19 pandemic, actor John Krasinski wants to bring people some good news on his recently launched YouTube channel “Some Good News.”

Launched Sunday afternoon, the “A Quiet Place” star said that the channel will focus on bringing people cheerful content as a break from the onslaught of doom and gloom.

The co-star of “The Office” launched a YouTube series on Sunday afternoon called “Some Good News” that focuses on feel-good stories, rather than the more dire, doom-and-gloom reports surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic that have been breaking 24/7 for several weeks now.

According to Market Watch, the idea came about last week when the actor tweeted out to his followers asking them to share feel-good stories.

“Alright everybody, how about ! Send me the stories that have made you feel good this week or the things that just made you smile!” Krasinski tweeted.

After the post received more than 3,000 comments and nearly 20,000 likes, Krasinski came to the understanding that people are desperately in need of some happiness and cheer. Keeping it light, Krasinski opened his noticeably low-budget show on Sunday with his hand spinning a globe and hand-drawn “SGN” sign made by his daughter.

“After reading those replies and the incredibly heartwarming stories that came with them, I thought, ‘All right, enough is enough, world,’” Krasinski said on his new show. “So ladies and gentlemen, this is your fault. And this is SGN. Without question, we are all going through an incredibly trying time, but through all the anxiety, all the confusion, all the isolation and all the ‘Tiger King,’ somehow the human spirit found a way to break through and blow us all away.”

Krasinski cited several stories about the heroism in the medical community and the way in which people have stayed connected through the madness of social distancing. His interview with Courtney “Coco” Johnson, a 14-year-old who finished a round of chemotherapy, marked the arguable high point. Johnson went viral when she returned home to see her neighbors lining the street at a safe social distance welcoming her with balloons and celebratory signs. Krasinski said he “cried for a very long time” after watching it.

“No matter how tough life can get, there’s always good in the world,” Krasinski told his audience.

Another noteworthy moment, which maybe accounts for the show’s 3.5 million views, was his interview with Steve Carrell, his former co-star on “The Office.”

“The pair reminisced about their favorite memories on the set of the mockumentary series that aired for nine seasons on Comcast’s NBC,” Market Watch said of the moment. “And while Krasinski looked the part of a news anchor in his suit jacket and tie, Carrell told him, ‘I guarantee you that the bottom half of what you have on does not match the top.’ (Indeed, when Krasinski stood up at the end of the segment, he was wearing pajama bottoms.)”

For a solid stream of good news, the Good News Network offers a litany of stories across the world for people to digest in these trying times.

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