The Brief: r/UpliftingNews is a subreddit for positive news stories bound to brighten your day.


Reading the news can be bleak. Thankfully, r/UpliftingNews offers a break from the unfortunate and shines a spotlight on the good in the world, from celebrating local acts of heroism to recognizing celebrities who use their wealth and influence for the betterment of humanity.

Man falsely imprisoned for 10 years, uses prison library to study law and have his conviction overturned. Becomes a lawyer and is now helping overturn other false convictions. from UpliftingNews

Hollywood Superstar Keanu Reeves Has Secretly Been Financing Countless Children’s Hospitals from UpliftingNews

Chance the Rapper Announces $1 Million Donation to Chicago Public Schools from UpliftingNews

Leonardo DiCaprio raises $100 million to fight climate change from UpliftingNews

13 Year Old Girl nicknamed ‘Trash Girl’ was regularly bullied for collecting trash on her way to school. On Friday she is to recieve a Points of Light Award award granted from Prime Minister Theresa May. from UpliftingNews

Mom with ‘gut feeling’ stops school shooter before planned attack from UpliftingNews

police dog fired For Being Too Friendly, Gets New Job As Greeter from UpliftingNews

Our favorite Skyrim playing grandma even made the cut:

82 year old youtuber know as the "skyrim Grandma" will be added as an nPC in the upcoming game The elder scrolls 6 from UpliftingNews

Killing hatred with kindness: Black man has convinced 200 racists to abandon the KKK by making friends with them despite their prejudiced views from UpliftingNews

Peter Wang, a 15-year-old member of the Junior ROTC who was killed as he tried to help fellow students escape a mass shooting in Parkland, posthumously admitted to the U.S. Military Academy. Wang and two other cadets, Martin Duque and Alaina Petty, both 14, were also awarded the Medal of Heroism. from UpliftingNews

Police say a teenager who attached uplifting messages to a bridge to help people facing a mental health crisis has helped save six lives. from UpliftingNews

First paralyzed human treated with stem cells has now regained his upper body movement. from UpliftingNews

Amazon tribe wins legal battle against oil companies. Preventing drilling in Amazon Rainforest from UpliftingNews

Nicki Minaj Quietly Kept Sending Funds To An Indian Village, Today It’s Fully Developed from UpliftingNews

Man finds $24 million lottery ticket in an old shirt — just two days before it expires from UpliftingNews

JetBlue caps direct flight ticket prices out of Florida at $99 ahead of Hurricane Irma from UpliftingNews

Aldi introduces wages higher than the ‘real living wage’ after supermarket has record year from UpliftingNews

10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear from UpliftingNews

After Denver hired homeless people to shovel mulch and perform other day labor, more than 100 landed regular jobs from UpliftingNews

10,872 New Yorkers to See Their Marijuana Convictions Disappear from UpliftingNews

To help his grandmother stay hydrated, man creates “water you can eat” Jelly Drops that look like candy and appeal to people with dementia. from UpliftingNews

4 teens rush into burning home to rescue their 90-year-old neighbor from UpliftingNews

Salt Lake mayor goes under cover, stays in homeless shelter to get information about growing homelessness issues. from UpliftingNews