John Krasinski’s YouTube show Some Good News has served up sweetness and light in the midst of All This, and racked up over two and a half million YouTube subscribers looking for something to smile about.
This week’s episode is apparently the last before a little hiatus, which is fair given it can’t have been easy planning a star-studded prom, graduation, potluck, wedding, and all those celebrity weather reports and charity donations in the space of eight weeks. So Krasinski turned over the good news reporting and forecasts to some of the show’s many fans, including a promising young sports reporter, international correspondents, and an IRL Spider-Man, and shared some Zoom bloopers from his famous guests (they’re just like us! They can’t work out the mute button!).
He also brought back some highlights of people surviving the coronavirus pandemic in various ways, whether it’s walking out of hospital after beating the odds, finding creative methods to connect with sick or vulnerable family and friends, or just finding pockets of joy. And then Krasinski delivered an emotional little speech about what the show’s meant to him.
“The truth is I have been so blown away by the messages I have received telling me how joyful this show makes you, how uplifted and inspired you all can be, but I assure you all the pleasure and all the inspiration has been mine,” he said, his voice cracking.
“I told you from the very first episode, I only deliver the good news, you are the good news. And that’s why every single week, if you can look past the goofy guy wearing half a suit, you’d see what resilience really looks like. What unbroken really means. And through witnessing each and every simple act of kindness and generosity, you would see what the true definition of good really is.”