I'm a huge fan of "The Office" and John Krasinski, aka Jim, so when the actor decided to start a YouTube series called "Some Good News" during the COVID-19 pandemic to cheer up the world, I thought how smart. I didn't sit and watch all the episodes but caught snippets here and there. My favorite was when Krasinski reunited "The Office" cast over Zoom to recreate the show's wedding dance for a couple's virtual wedding. The actor and director announced last week over Twitter that his popular series was going on break, but to remember "There IS and ALWAYS WILL BE ... good in the world!"
As a person in my chosen profession, I am often the bearer of bad news and during this COVID-19 crisis, there have been days when I felt that is all we reported on at National Hog Farmer. I am so grateful to post a story about a pork or personal protective equipment donation our producers have made. I appreciate the social media posts of pork production systems recognizing their hard-working employees and frontline essential workers in their communities.
Pork producers truly care for their communities and there are numerous examples each day of producers giving back in a variety of ways. These stories provide a surprising and welcome break from the bleak news of the day. Here I would like to share some of my favorites over the past few weeks.