Thursday, July 31, 2014

Let's hear it for positive news

I just read online that an 8-year-old boy in Minneapolis, Dylan Spoering, wanted to play a free concert for people. He put a sign on his parents' front lawn advertising his concert. He just expected a few neighbors and friends. But fellow musician and neighbor Thomas Rehbein saw the sign as he biked home, took a photo of it and posted it on Facebook.

What happened is so heartwarming and just shows the goodness of people, something about which we hear little in news broadcasts, it seems. Hundreds of people showed up in the rain to hear his 10-minute concert as Dylan played from his elementary school music book. The crowd cheered him and gave him a standing ovation. Now the young musician has plans for another concert on August 2.

Don't you love to hear stories like that? So much news is negative—murder and mayhem, political fights and name-calling. So it's just a delight to hear a story like this. Positive news deserves to be shared, and this little story went viral.

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