Like many of us, John Krasinski is having a bit of a time in self-isolation. So the sweet, good man decided to create a YouTube channel called Some Good News, which does exactly what it says on the tin.
In episode one, Krasinski, the late night host I never knew I needed, delivered good news sent in from fans across the world. But that’s not all, because he also interviewed his Office co-star Steve Carell to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the hugely adored series.
“Yes, without question we are all going through an incredibly trying time. But through all the anxiety, through all the confusion, all the isolation, and al the Tiger King, somehow the human spirit still found a way to break through and blow us all away,” he said.
He shared stories of people showing their appreciation for the global healthcare community, neighbours being kind to each other, and the grandfather who met his grandson for the first time through a window. This last one always melts me.
Three generations of social distancing as my dad meets his grandson for the first time ???????????? pic.twitter.com/uyHHgBBXxb
— Emma (@emmabethgall) March 21, 2020
And if all the good news wasn’t enough, then came The Office reunion with SGN’s entertainment correspondent, Steve Carell. Together they reminisced about the very good show, and Carell told Krasinski that one of his all time favourite moments is when Michael shows Jim his micro flat screen TV in The Dinner Party (season 4, episode 13), bloopers included.
“I think most of the memories have to do with things that we shared as a cast,” Carell said.
The pair also threw it back to when Jim came to work as Dwight (Rainn Wilson), which has brought me so much joy. Then they talked about Michael’s exit from The Office and I cried.
To conclude the first episode of SGN, Krasinski introduced us to his new hero, a girl named Coco. The 15-year-old recently finished her final round of chemo treatment and to welcome her home – while practising social distancing – her friends threw her a parade from their cars. Coco said that it was really awesome to see people look out for others with low immune systems, both in her community and around the world.
Coco also said a final thank you to all her nurses and doctors, who are “all working right now”.
I both laughed and cried so hard.