Actor and director John Krasinski launched an online segment Sunday evening titled, “Some Good News,” in an attempt to shine light onto some of the more positive stories circling the globe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, Krasinski took to Twitter to ask his audience what were some of the latest stories that brought a smile to their faces. Two weeks prior, Krasinski was on the social media platform to post the latest on his upcoming feature, “A Quiet Place ll.” The sequel to his 2018 hit that grossed over $340 million was set to release on March 20 before the increasing effects of the outbreak caused Paramount Pictures to shelf the film for a later date.
Alright everybody, how about #SomeGoodNews ! Send me the stories that have made you feel good this week or the things that just made you smile!
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) March 25, 2020
What followed Krasinski’s tweet was an outpour of heartwarming stories from the U.S., to Ireland and beyond. Stories include three generations practicing social distancing while a grandfather meets his newborn grandson, an interview with a young girl who underwent chemo therapy, communities giving thanks to their hardworking medical workers and a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the hit NBC show, “The Office,” featuring a guest appearance from Steve Carell.
Carell and Krasinski share old time banter from working on the series, from behind-the-scenes talk to how the show brought on some of the best moments professionally and personally. “People would step back when it was time for other people to shine and celebrate it,” says Carell of working with the cast. The two, although sharing a conversation via video call, are transported back to the laughter from the eight years being on the show. As Krasinski signs off, he reminds viewers that “no matter how tough life can get, there’s always good in the world and we will see you next time.”
Check out the first installment of Krasinski’s new show, “Some Good News,” below! During these pressing times, it can be a refresher for many.