It seems that nowadays, all the news we get is bad news. Whether it's political, environmental, or social, everything can often feel horrible and hard - and it can be all too tempting to just give up.
Which is why, when we hear some truly heartwarming news, we think it's important and valuable to share it. And boy, do we have a doozy today.
Good Morning America have discovered a nine year old Kentucky schoolgirl who might just be the kindest kid out there. Bella Smith, from Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary school, is clearly a generous lady. For the past two years, she's been making care packages for her classmates who otherwise would have to skip their birthday celebrations. The internet has gone wild for this adorable little girl - and we hope the world is more inclined to take a leaf out of her book!
We live in a near constant news cycle.While in the past, learning what was going on in the world was restricted to certain times and places, we now live in constant information overload.
And often the news we get is hardly cheering.Just look at this guy - if seeing him constantly isn't enough to dampen a mood, we don't know what is.
And there is plenty to be gloomy about.The state of the planet can serve as a near constant source of anxiety - and can serve to make us feel particularly helpless and doomed.
Often, checking your phone can feel like this.It can make it seem as though the world is a pretty bleak, scary place to exist.
It's enough to make anyone upset.Staying on top of the news, when it feels like a barrage of one negative after another, can feel like a thankless task.
But what's the alternative?Really, the only way to remain unaffected by the bad news cycle is to go totally apathetic - which doesn't seem very appealing, either!
Which renders us all feeling like Michael Scott.Which is really no way to be - and that is why we're really thrilled to bring you this story today.
Because when you hear some good news, it's important to spread it.It can cut through the noise of the negativity and serve to seriously improve your day - and your mood.
Reading some good news can seriously change everything.It can serve as a valuable reminder that, in spite of all the doom and gloom, the world isn't just a bad place.
It can give us a much-needed lift.And when you hear good news, it even works as inspiration to spread more joy to our (sometimes bleak) world.
It can be truly heartwarming.And when it feels like the world exists just to crush our spirits, it's nice to get a warm and fuzzy feeling instead.
Good news can bring people together.Because really, life is nothing without the people we share it with.
As this story proves.The particular news has taken the internet by storm this week, as people have found some much needed relief from the barrage of negativity.
The story comes out of Kentucky.
via: ShutterstockA nine-year old schoolgirl from Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School in Kentucky, has displayed more kindness and generosity than the vast majority of adults.
The form it takes?Birthday care packages. Third grader Bella Smith has dedicated herself to ensuring her classmates never have to miss out on a celebration.
Here's the girl in question.
via: ABC NewsBella has been undertaking her wonderful project for the past two years, starting when she was just seven years old.
Bella goes to Wyan-Pine Grove Elementary School.
via: ShutterstockAs Bella's mother told Good Morning America, "The school she attends is a Title 1 school, which means 80% of the population here is impoverished."
Many of Bella's classmates are from low income families.
via: ShutterstockBella's Mom, Marlena Evans. who also teaches at the school, went on to say, "We have students that struggle with a lot of things."
This lack got Bella thinking.One day, a friend of Bella's told her he wouldn't be celebrating his birthday this year because of lack of cash.
Which Bella thought was a real shame.She thought every kid deserved to have a birthday celebration - no matter what level of income their family has.
She wanted to help.Wyan-Pine already has a few different plans in place to help out their students who are most in need with essential items.
But Bella had another idea.What about the stuff that isn't technically essential - but still important to helping people live their best lives?
Bella decided this was her cause.
via: ABC NewsShe decided she wanted to make special "birthday boxes" to give out to kids who would otherwise miss out on their celebrations.
She hand-fills each box.Using donations from the school's Family Resource Center, Bella hand selects the perfect items for a birthday celebration.
These boxes are then distributed to kids in need.The donations Bella receives are all from the public, but it's through her creation of the boxes that she can truly turn a child's birthday around.
And she certainly knows what to choose.
via: ABC NewsBella's boxes tend to feature cake mixes, frosting, sprinkles, decorations, and balloons - ideal for turning an ordinary day into a party!
And Bella has had a lot of success with her project.So far in this year alone, Bella has packed and distributed sixty five of her hand-selected "Bella's Boxes" to her classmates.
She was interviewed by Good Morning America.
This 9-year-old girl makes 'birthday boxes' for her classmates to ensure that none of them miss a birthday celebrat… https://t.co/4IuEW8n5iG— Good Morning America (@Good Morning America)1555336800.0
It seems Bella has inspired people.
@DALLASCUTIE01 @GMA It would be cool to start your own. We can all do Birthday boxes like this sweet girl and make… https://t.co/KnVXf1mW2S— Christina Scott (@Christina Scott)1555344848.0
One thing's for sure, though.
@GMA This is a beautiful human being if only everyone had love like that— Grouch God (@Grouch God)1555338862.0