Good news stories from around Australia

Our wrap of good news stories to get you through to the weekend

Feels like 2020? Homeschooling, standing on X's, watching for the latest updates from Gladys and Dan's press conference? Yep, we're tired, too.

We've trawled our websites across Australia to bring you a curated list of the most uplifting stories in the ACM network. If the cute video of guide dog puppies below doesn't get you through this, nothing will.

Quincy is a 12-week-old trainee guide dog who is working with his family to encourage others to volunteer to train guide dogs.

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A $145,000 custom-built trailer is providing shower and laundry facilities to homeless people in Wollongong. With its six washing machines, six dryers, three showers and on-board generator the laundry service on wheels provides comfort and cleanliness to anyone who wants it.

In COVID times, the trailer dispenses hand sanitiser and bacteria wipes. Visitors are sent away with their belongings washed and dried, fabric softener included.

"One lady smelled her clothes and she said, 'how do you make it smell so nice?'. It's because my wife buys the same stuff that we use at home."

When Mavis Trigg and Joyce McDonald met 71 years ago, they promised never to part. Today, the best friends celebrated Mavis' 101st birthday together at Lyndoch Living.

Mavis and Joyce met in 1950 through Joyce's cousin Syril, who introduced the pair. They've been inseparable since. Read the full story at The Warrnambool Standard.

When this is all over we're all over due a trip to somewhere different and it sounds like Ballarat is the place to after it was named as Victoria's Top Tourist Town at the Top Tourism Town Awards.

Three Victoria Point fishermen were blown away when they saw a full humpback whale breach off Coochiemudlo Island.

Norm Thompson and his friends who fish in the bay once a fortnight saw the spectacle from their boat in Pelican Bank.

He said the close encounter was the first whale he had seen in the area in 36 years

The Redlands City Bulletin has the full story.

This story Our wrap of good news stories to get you through to the weekend first appeared on The Canberra Times.