Feel Good Friday

“Potenzano had met Elkind, 83, at his sister’s wedding in 1959. She was the groom’s cousin and the maid of honor, and he was the best man. After the wedding, they’d dated a couple of times, but it hadn’t led to romance.” Then some time passed… WaPo (Gift): He was a lifelong bachelor. Now he’s getting married at age 93. (What’s the rush?)

+ If you missed it earlier in the week, I featured an amazing story about how AI gave a woman her voice back.

+ Virginia man meets Chilean family 42 years after he was stolen as newborn.

+ A cargo ship that harnesses wind power has set sail on its maiden journey. Boats powered by wind. What’ll they think of next?

+ “Burger King cook and cashier Kevin Ford was happy to receive a small goody bag from management as a reward for never calling in sick. But people on the internet were less thrilled. They believed Ford deserved more — over $400,000 more.” Have it his way.

+ “Iceland has made significant progress toward closing its gender pay gap in the past 50 years. In 1975, Icelandic women made around 40 percent less than what men made. Today, that number is around 10 percent, making Iceland one of the few countries in the world where women are paid almost as much as men.” The day women shut down Iceland.

+ Scientists strengthen concrete by 30 percent with used coffee grounds.

+ A 5-Year-Old’s Lemonade Stand Raises Over $16,000 for Maui Fire Victims.

+ Lego to sell bricks coded with braille to help vision-impaired children read.

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