Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . .
1. For the last three months, a woman who works the drive-thru at a Wendy’s in Oak Harbor (yes, Washington) has been saying “I love you” to every customer, just to lift their spirits. She keeps track of how many say it back. And so far, around 2,700 people have.
2. We love this trend: Another “2021” tip is in the news. Someone walked into a smoothie place in Florida called Miami Squeeze . . . bought $72 worth of drinks . . . and left the staff a tip for $2,021.
3. Celebrity chef José Andrés was one of the first people to use his restaurants to give out free food when COVID hit. And after the chaos at the Capitol this week, he stepped up again. He handed out a bunch of free food to cops and first responders in D.C.
4. A janitor at a hospital near L.A. has raised a bunch of money by asking coworkers to donate their spare change, even if it’s just a penny. In week one, he raised $1,400 for the Boys & Girls Club. And it inspired a new payroll deduction program at the hospital. Workers can now have 50 cents to $5 automatically deducted from their paychecks.