The Instagram Account Dedicated to Lifting Your Spirits

The Instagram Account Dedicated to Lifting Your Spirits

Meme mastermind @tank.sinatra has launched @tanksgoodnews in an effort to lift your spirits with stories of human kindness.

Meme mastermind @tank.sinatra has launched @tanksgoodnews in an effort to lift your spirits with stories of human kindness.

Text: Cassidy Morrison

Famed meme producer @tank.sinatra has launched a new Instagram account @tanksgoodnews and no, it’s not more funny memes: it’s the heartwarming good news that often goes unnoticed. After being active for only three days, the account has 68,500 followers, followers in search of pure human kindness.

It's completely run by students (doing way better at life in college than I was).

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“I've always felt like the media tended to focus too much on what went wrong during the day,” George Resch, the mastermind behind the accounts, tells V. “I remember being a kid, watching the news with my parents, and it was just murder, kidnapping, terrorism, etc. I remember thinking ‘Man, you get 30 minutes to tell us what happened in the world, and this is the stuff you want to focus on?’”

The account has dedicated most of its posts to sharing good news and stories about Hurricane Harvey and the goodness of its survivors.

Harvey may have destroyed Houston, but it completely restored my faith in humanity

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“I started this account in an attempt to counteract and neutralize all the toxic information being pushed on us all day, everyday, for the sake of ratings,” said Resch. “I want to fill a void and create a platform where people can come to read about and see the amazing things going on in the world each and every day. I truly believe the world and its people are filled with way more bad than good.”

Resch does not solely hope to spread good news, but uplift those who read his posts. He feels as though the media focuses too much on the negative for the sake of profit, and there remains a need for positivity, especially on social media.

“My goals for this account are to grow it, reach more people, and seek out more good news to share with them,” Resch continued. “I think out of all the people following this account, I'm going to benefit the most. I already sought out what was right with the world instead of wrong, but now I'm going to have to dig even deeper, and that can only benefit me spiritually and emotionally.

Each post is sure to lift your spirits, and give you some measure of hope in a variety of dark situations. While funny memes offer a few seconds of laughing, hearing good news can brighten your day or even your week.

But does he get to keep all the dogs?

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Resch looks forward to releasing his book, Happy is the New Rich, as a way to show his followers there is good in the world. While people today are inundated with political news, social disasters and all around grimness, @tanksgoodnews has already proven to be a bright light for almost 70,000 people. It’s news with a purpose.

Credits: IMAGE COURTESY OF @TANKSGOODNEWS

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