In the midst of an abundance of bad news – rising COVID numbers, unemployment, evictions, homelessness and hunger – some good news stories still bubble to the surface. We find ourselves mostly posting bad, sad or frustrating news in our Sunday newsletter. It’s not our fault, of course, but we want to make sure you come here and smile too. That’s why we’re bringing you this “Good News” column. “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” —T ennessee Williams Lynn Marchessault was not intending to depend on the kindness of strangers, but that is exactly what happened when she was driving with her two children, two dogs and Midnight the cat from Georgia to join her husband, a U.S. Army staff sergeant stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. After waiting months for their travel documents, she filled a U-Haul with their stuff and headed north… really north. Once she reached the Canadian border, the border patrol told her that she needed to keep up a good pace. Due to COVID, she was allowed only five days to drive across Canada. Her husband couldn’t get into Canada to join them and help. The weather was bad. Driving through the snow, she couldn’t see through the slush on the windshield and the tires were slipping everywhere. Collapsing in tears, Lynn stopped at a gas station. A woman came out to ask if she was okay. She quickly saw that Lynn was trying to battle the icy, slippery, snowy Canadian roads with […]