We’ll start this Feel Good Friday with news that could only feel good to the sickest, saddest, most sadistic people on Earth: Dodgers fans. In one of the great games in a great series following a great season-long race, the Dodgers ousted my Giants by a margin as small as a terrible check swing call. I’ve never attended a sporting event that tense in my life. Thankfully, Adele has a new single out today, so at least I have a good explanation for why I’m crying.

+ Applications to US nursing schools rise as students want to ‘join the frontline.’

+ Good news: You don’t need to rake your leaves. (I’ve been living this reality my whole adult life.)

+ A half-mile installation just took 20,000 pounds of plastic out of the Pacific – proof that ocean garbage can be cleaned. (So what do we have, like a couple hundred pounds to go?)

+ WaPo: An unvaccinated man met a doctor at a bar. He left agreeing to get his first dose. (I once met a doctor at a bar and I woke up in an alley under a pile of colonoscopy results.)

+ At this Fort Worth lunch spot, customers pay what they can and everyone gets fed.

+ DC Comics reveal that latest Superman character is bisexual. (Unfortunately, I hear he’s faster than a speeding bullet.)