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Good News Tuesday: Hostage Release, Orangutan Sanctuary, Altruistic Service, and a Rescue

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Seeking Balance One Tuesday at a Time

Hostage Release

The Taliban released two hostages who were kidnapped in 2016. American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks who were both professors at the American University of Afghanistan were released in a prisoner exchange.

I appreciate finding this story in my email homepage headlines which rarely include good news.  For details, you can check out this NBC article.

Sanctuary for Sandra

An orangutan named Sandra was born in a Germany zoo in 1986. In 1994, she was moved to a zoo in Buenos Ares, Argentina where “she lived alone in a small and barren enclosure.” In 2015, Argentina’s high court Judge, Elena Liberatori, ruled that a zoo orangutan was a “non-human person” who had a right to a life with dignity. This ruling led to the zoo’s decision to close and find sanctuaries for all remaining animals. After   research and a period of quarantine in a Kansas zoo, Sandra finally arrived at the Center for Great Apes in Florida last month. Here’s the story from The Good News Network.

Altruistic Service

This article from The Guardian tells about a hairdresser, a plumber, and a beautician in the UK who provide free services to people in need.

Salem is Home Safe

Finally, here’s a story about the rescue of an 8 year old girl from a kidnapper. I watched a few different videos of this incident and picked the least scary video I could find, one that did not show the  perpetrator who was tearful and in custody.

The good news: Thanks to tips from regular citizens that helped police find her, Salem is home safe. 

 

What’s your good news?

Please share in the comments!

Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Christian, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again. I also paint angels.

6 thoughts on “Good News Tuesday: Hostage Release, Orangutan Sanctuary, Altruistic Service, and a Rescue

  1. I wish I could see the prisoner swap as good news for anyone but the hostages and their families.

  2. Thank God that Salem is now safe. What a brazen attack!

    • I know! I want to be more mindful or my surroundings. One report indicated that the first police search of the hotel room did not find Salem who was well hidden and afraid to move due to threats. Yes, Thank God they found her on the second search.

  3. I love this post. There’s so much dang stress right now, I really appreciate having some things to be glad about, JoAnna.

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