This morning’s good news is brought to you by Moccona.
Sometimes it feels like we’re just surrounded by bad news.
When you turn on the TV or scroll through Facebook, you can’t escape the horrible things going on in the world.
That’s why it’s good to focus on the happy stuff from time to time.
Like right now, for instance. For the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you Moccona Mondays – a series of feel-good, happy news stories to help you get your week off to a good start.
These stories will get you through Monday with a smile on your face.
1. Watch rescue beagles put their paws on grass for the first time.
This is the kind of story that will make you happy-cry. Five beagles who have spent their entire lives in metal laboratory cages in South Korea have finally felt grass on their paws for the very first time.
A video published by the lab animal rescue group called Beagle Freedom Project shows the dogs tentatively taking in their new surroundings after travelling to find forever homes in Los Angeles.
You can watch it in full below (post continues after video):
According to the Beagle Freedom Project, the laboratory had planned to euthanise the dogs before Korean animal welfare groups stepped in.
“They just have to learn they are now safe, secure and protected,” veterinarian Dr Steven Manyak-Royzman says in the video.
Is someone cutting onions in here?!
2. Dog captures proposal on puppy-cam.
Some people get their friends and family to film their marriage proposal, while some hire professionals for the event.
But this guy went with man’s best friend.
When Kurt Gies proposed to his girlfriend earlier this month, he strapped a GoPro to his dog Roo’s back with a special camera harness to capture the moment.