Look — in this day and age especially — sometimes it feels like the ONLY news out there is BAD news.
And, while this can absolutely be disheartening, it's important to remember that there ARE some people out there seeking to change this — and that's where The Happy Broadcast comes in!
Described in their own Instagram bio as "ANXIETY-FREE NEWS," The Happy Broadcast is a group of artists who've come together to highlight and illustrate some of the amazing, wholesome, and uplifting news stories that happen all over the world, but fly completely under the radar.
And this week, creator and artist Mauro Gatti spoke with BuzzFeed about exactly what inspired all of these sweet, pure works of art to come to fruition.
"As a contribution (rather than a resolution) for 2018, I wanted to create something positive to balance out the fear-mongering and shocking headlines that pervade our media," Gatti said. "I am not a journalist or an influencer, but I wanted to use my art to spread some positivity."
"It's an ongoing project that I nurture and cultivate in the hope that it brings some happiness, and inspires people to spread some good news," Gatti said.
"A lot of time goes into the curation of this project," Gatti said. "Since this is an international project, I select and illustrate positive news that shows how we can solve or have solved issues on a global scale."
"This project is not an alternative to the negative news, as a matter of fact, it is very important to report problems and issues in order to prevent them from happening again," Gatti said. "But I believe there is so much good in this world that just needs to be found and promoted. And this good news can really create a perfect balance in our daily news intake."
Gatti also noted that The Happy Broadcast features a guest artist each week — like below artist Kyle Jones — allowing them to collaborate with a whole bunch of amazing artists from all around the world in order to get multiple perspectives and better highlight ALL of the incredible things that are happening out there.
Overall, I think I speak for everyone on the planet when I ask: Who among us couldn't do with a little more good news in their life?! Especially news involving dogs, like one of my personal favorite stories featured:
So, if you love what Gatti and The Happy Broadcast are doing and want to support them in their mission to spread joy, be sure to check out all of their beautiful work on Instagram, as well as the official website!