Mondays are never easy, and getting back into the workweek swing isn’t always our idea of a fun time. However, a dose of wholesome news can have the power to turn a crappy day into a great one. So why not start there?
Here’s your Monday morning roundup of all the good news you may have missed over the weekend—because we could all use a little positivity.
This 99-Year-Old Woman Is Returning To School, Proving It’s Never Too Late To Learn Something New
At nearly a century old, Eusebia Leonor Cordal is returning to school. The Argentine woman was forced to give up her education at an early age due to familial issues and has decided she wants to pick up where she left off.
Cordal attends the Primary School for Adults of Laprida where she has learned to read and write again and hopes to learn how to use computers. One of her teachers, Patricia, drives the 99-year-old to class every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
A now-viral video shows Cordal in class with other students diligently taking notes and people are in love with her story. She’s living proof that it’s never too late to learn something new.
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Fans Of ‘Queer Eye’ Raise Over $100,000 To Support Woman’s Education
Jess Guilbeaux became a fan favorite after her appearance on the popular Netflix show Queer Eye. The 23-year-old opened up about her difficult journey coming out to her parents, who disowned her because of her sexuality. At 16, Guilbeaux was on her own and financially struggling. She was even forced to drop out of college in order to continue making a living.
Needless to say, her story touched the hearts of fans everywhere and inspired one fan to launch a GoFundMe in hopes of helping Guilbeaux go back to school. The fundraiser, started last month, has already raised over $100,000.
Guilbeaux is beyond excited to pick her studies up again and says any money that is left over from her education fund will be donated to GLAAD, an organization formed to accelerate acceptance of the LGBTQ community.
“I’m really excited to go to school, but I’m also really excited to give back because I’ve never been in a position where I’ve been able to do that,” she said.
Read more from CBS News
Police Officers Bring Pigs To Cheer Up Kids Who’ve Lost Their Siblings
A non-profit organization in Charlotte, North Carolina called KinderMourn works to help families who’ve had to endure the devastating loss of a child. It’s not the first place you’d expect to see a lot of smiles, but a local police force recently made it their mission to provide a dose of happiness.
Veteran police officer Chad Webster and his pigs (yes, pigs) Sgt. Snuggles and Frank surprised kids at KinderMourn last month.
“They never smile and there they were, just laughing at the pigs,” Webster said.
After seeing the kids’ joyful reactions, the officer decided to start what he calls the ‘Bacon Response Team’. Webster and his pig pals visit schools, cancer wards at hospitals, and community events in hopes of spreading a little happiness. He also hopes the team will help adults and children feel more comfortable with the police.
“How many times do you see a pig on a leash? That’s an instant ice breaker,” says Webster. “It’s just a done deal once the pig comes out. It took me two months to convince my wife to agree to get a pig, but now she and everyone else are totally on board.”
The pigs now have their own dedicated Instagram account and are training to become certified as official therapy pigs.
Read more from Yahoo
That’s your roundup for this week, we hope your Monday is off to a great start!