After reading the news, you’d be forgiven for thinking the planet is about to burst into flames in protest against all the awfulness on its surface. But it’s not all that bad. No, seriously. Hey! Don't run away! This isn't some sort of Live Laugh Love, “always look on the bright side of life” kind of thing. There's serious stuff here that will bring a smile to your face. We practically have Joker scars just from putting these memes together, except if the Joker was a really successful clown who just made balloon animals for children and jumped in bounce houses and then went home to his loving wife. This is tangible, real-world positivity. We've got examples of animals maybe not going extinct, coral reefs being restored, and even some happy news about some really good doggos.  


Here are 13 pieces of encouraging news that had slipped under our radars this week:

Mexico's strategy to protect jaguars from extinction seems to be working. Jaguar numbers in the country grew by 20% from 2010 to 2018 - that means there's about 4,800 jaguars running around right now. CRACKED.COM


We've found out that the Pfizer vaccine is actually 100% effective in children. - - vot - 1 - - I - - ~ media - That's according to a long-term study, that looked at the vaccine's efficacy in 12- to 15-year olds. CRACKED.COM


A company in the UK reduced its workweek to four days, but didn't cut pay. And that move affected all of the 430 workers at Atom Bank, a digital-only bank. CRACKED.COM


Apparently, the Great Barrier Reef is having a massive coral spawning event. This birthing event is really good news, as it means the Reef is recovering from coral bleaching. CRACKED.COM


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