Many things went wrong in 2017 and as the year ends, there are listicles for them everywhere.
Just like many of us, a 20-year-old biology major at the University of Iowa, was tired of the negativity and decided to do something about it.
So Jacob Atkins started a Twitter thread where he listed all the good things that happened last year.
Since I’m bored and 2017 was full of negative news stories, I’ve found some positive stories you probably didn’t hear about. A thread:— Jacob Atkins (@atkins_jacob1) December 21, 2017
And these were some of the positive things Jacob reminded us about:
Restoring mother Earth.
Because everyone deserves a roof above their heads.
Not endangered, anymore.
A major breakthrough.
Sting like a bee.
Providing employment, the sustainable way.
Restoring the damage.
Such a happy news!
The list, aimed at spreading positivity, did its work and people thanked Atkins for his efforts.
Thank you so much for this thread. Didn't even realize how much I needed to see good news again— Micah Lee Shoemaker (@ShoemakerMicah) December 22, 2017
I was actually sad when the good news stopped! Hahahha but it's so so good!— TLJ (@LunchJournals) December 22, 2017
All that goodness needed to be seen by a lot of people. Including me 😅— 🅱️Great (@BGr8_3) December 22, 2017
Thank you from the Netherlands , Jacob. Keep it up!— Karen Dagen (@hoekstrakaren) December 23, 2017
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!— Tay Swindle (@tayswindle) December 22, 2017
I actually cried happy tears for once this year. Thank you— SKYE 🌿 (@hawaiianlomein) December 22, 2017
They also added some more points to the list.
There’s a dog shelter in Florida that “sorts” dogs into houses from Hogwarts for a adoption. The choices from PAWGWARTS are GRYFFINDOGS, RAVENPAW,HUFFLEFLUFF, SLOBBERIN— paul blart mall cop 2 on dvd (@cerealweather) December 23, 2017
Gay marriage was legalized in Germany, Austria and Australia— HAJƎRA (@hajera9900) December 22, 2017
Because of a $165mil gift to the California Nature Conservancy, 25,000 acres of key SoCal coastal land, home to many animals including endangered species, will be protected in perpetuity: https://t.co/VhpVL0uN1Y— C Z (@supercyle) December 23, 2017