Imagine one of your early morning scrolling drills on the phone and reading about how Vegas shooting attack victims are being helped by civilians and airlines, instead of all the hate associated with the crime.
In the day and age, where our feeds are dominated by news of wars and crises, wouldn’t it be great to have a source of information for all the good things happening in the world? The Instagram handle @tanksgoodnews is out there to do just that.
The account describes itself as ‘a breath of fresh air in a world suffocating from negativity.’ According to it, you can turn on post notifications ‘to get good news throughout the day’ through direct messages. With around 250 posts so far, the account is fast approaching half-a-million followers already.
The images are usually screengrabs from various news outlets, usually concerning stories of common human interest. The video content also concerns people from varied walks of life, sending out good vibes your way.
Incepted earlier this year, he account is run by the 37-years-old George Resch alias Tank Sinatra, who is a popular Instagram influencer and celebrity. He lives off the American East Coast on the Long Island.
“I have a newborn, a 4-year-old, and then a 10-year-old stepdaughter. Two awesome dogs. Great wife. Great job. Busy. Great life. I wouldn’t give away anything, and I asked for all of it,” he said in a recent interview to Yahoo, wherein he also revealed that he works for a fence company.
Breaking free from his funny man avatar, he believes that positive news is the need of the hour.
“I believe it’s truly toxic for people to turn on the news and see all the negativity. So here’s some good news. It’s all out there. Yes, a baby was murdered. OK, that happened. But this also happened, and then this other good thing happened.”