Today we’re going to take a cue from an NBC anchor in New York.
How about a little good news?
Believe it or not journalists really do tire from writing and reporting on the doom and gloom of the economy, crimes, death, destruction and just plain old bad news.
While it is our duty to bring you missives on bad events, and one we take seriously and responsibly, we would like to hear of some good news.
So we’re going to do what Nightly News anchor Brian Williams did following a recent Wednesday night telecast. ‘We’re looking for good news. Nominate people doing good work, perhaps a random or regular act of kindness in a cruel economy, and we’ll tell some of their stories,’ he told the television audience.
The responses were so overwhelming that there is no earthly way possible for the NBC staff to do all of the stories.
Mr. Williams learned of a man who keeps a full can of gasoline in the trunk of his car and gives it to people who have run out of gas, asking only that they do the same for someone else.
He heard of a landlord who had not only lowered the rent for his tenant, but was even helping him pay his bills.
And he was told of a woman who goes up to strangers in the street and gives them money – something many of us wouldn’t expect in New York City.
But it is proof that everyone gets tired of depressing news all of the time.
So do we.
So we’re going to borrow Mr. Williams’ idea and ask our readers to submit story ideas about uplifting news; about people who are making a difference through their acts of generosity and kindness.
We can’t promise that we will be able to cover each story, but we will take on some of them.
Surely you know of people who go out of their way to make sure an elderly neighbour gets a hot meal at least once a day.
Maybe there is someone in East End or North Side who weekly does a random act of kindness but doesn’t receive recognition.
Certainly there are people who do good things in Bodden Town, Savannah, George Town and West Bay and on Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
Let us know who they are.
Send your suggestions to [email protected] or drop them off at the Compass Centre on Shedden Road. You can also mail them to us at P.O. Box 1365, Grand Cayman KY1-1108, CAYMAN ISLANDS.
We’re ready to print a bit of good news.