We’re about 17 days into this social distancing quarantine, and it’s safe to say, cabin fever is VERY real my friends.
Thankfully, we’re not alone.
John Krasinski took to Facebook Sunday with a made up news broadcast called “SGN” or “Some Good News.”
The Office star went live from his home office, highlighting some good news from around the world after putting out a call for good news on Twitter last Wednesday.
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
“For years now, I’ve been wondering, ‘why is there not a TV show dedicated entirely to good news?’” Krasinski starts the 15 minute broadcast. “Well, desperately seeking my fix somewhere else, I reached out to all of you this week, asking, nay, begging, for some good news,” he continues. “And boy did you deliver.”
Over 3,000 comments and 1,000 retweets later, Krasinski had the makings of a news report featuring all the GOOD that’s happening around the world!
The actor says after reading the replies and the “incredibly heartwarming stories that came with them,” he couldn’t help but to share them.
John Krasinski highlights some good news from around the world, including an interview with Steve Carrell to mark the 15thanniversary of THE OFFICE, as well as John’s newest hero Coco. #somegoodnews
Posted by John Krasinski on Sunday, March 29, 2020
Krasinski covered everything from the heroism of the global healthcare community to people everywhere living out the true meaning of being a good neighbor.
And that’s not all! Halfway through the broadcast, Krasinski brought in fellow former The Office co-star, Steve Carell to mark the 15th anniversary of the hit TV show!
The two exchanged laughs and discussed the success and memories of the arguably greatest television show to grace our screens in the new millennium.
Krasinski closed out the good news roundup with a story about a 15-year-old girl from California returned home from her final round of chemotherapy treatments and was greeted with an INCREDIBLE social distancing party to celebrate. Coco, otherwise known as Krasinski’s newest hero, sat down and talked to the actor about the surprise.
Krasinski took to Twitter praising fans, saying he’s “totally blown away” by the response to SGN. “So you keep sending me #SomeGoodNews and making me smile… and I’ll keep trying to return the favor,” he wrote.
Wow!! Totally blown away by the response to #SGN ! Thank you thank you… But hey, you guys did this!! So you keep sending me #SomeGoodNews and making me smile… and I’ll keep trying to return the favor! Pass it on!https://t.co/smtSgIlNGG
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) March 30, 2020
We could all use a dose of good news this week. And the only thing better than hearing good news, is the interconnectedness that it brings with it. During this time of isolation, anxiety and worry, I’m thankful this week for actors and jokesters like John Krasinski who know the value of bringing a smile to peoples’ faces.