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Betty White Challenge results, help for healthcare workers, and a special diploma: It's All Good News

Sit back, relax, and smile with us!

CLEVELAND — You've made it to another week! *Virtual high-five!* 

We're happy you're joining us for another round of happiness in this week's episode. Here's what we're working on to make you smile!

Though losing Betty White was heartbreaking, there's been a powerful movement since her death. Her 100th birthday would have been Monday, and since she loved animals, people on social media encouraged the day to be celebrated with donations to local shelters- dubbed the "Betty White Challenge". Many local shelters got to take part- and we have the final tally of just how many donations they got. Check out the story to see!

There's nothing like a good milkshake, and nowhere better to get it than Tommy's cafe in Coventry. And the mainstay just celebrated 50 years in business! It was a rough last few years. In 2020, owner Tommy Fello feared he'd have to close the restaurant. But thanks to some quick thinking and community support, the food is still frying at Tommy's. And the public came out again for this special anniversary- you will feel the love when you see how they celebrated.

Despite the toll covid-19 is taking on our hospitals, there's a beautiful thing happening within covid unit walls as well. And- it stands on four legs! Meet the pups apart of Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals therapy dog programs. 

At UH, they're known as the pet pals program. At the Clinic, it's the facility dogs program. Each one gives tired staff time with these furry friends to de-stress from long days on the job. Meet these furry friends and you'll see why they're so special to the staff.

And lastly- a high school diploma some 40-years in the making. A World War II veteran wanted so badly to get the degree he never saw before enlisting in the army three months prior to graduating. But at 98 years old, Donald Huisinga got the surprise he never saw coming. And you have to hear how happy it made him, to really put a smile on your face.

We want you to share your good news with us, so that we can share it with the world! It can be something major -- like being reunited with a family member you haven't seen in a long time, or something small, like a random act of kindness. Whatever it is, we want to hear it. Email us at GoodNews@wkyc.com, post it on social media using #GoodNewsCLE, or watch the video below to see how to upload it with pictures and video using the 3News app.  

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