More than ever, it's important to take some time to look at the positive things going on around us - here are 5 stories that will hopefully bring a smile to your face.

Going live from Galway city with the Teddy Bear News, eight-year-old Millie Reilly has enlisted the help of her furry friends to give a special news bulletin. The theme song is particularly catchy - hats off to Millie’s creativity!

Another creative display today comes from Rathfarnham in Dublin, where sisters Megan (12) and Ellie (9) Oldrey staged their own puppet show. The theme is the importance of washing your hands, and they made the video for their 4-year-old cousin Kai. With the 'germ monster’ looming, Megan and Ellie emphasise the need to clean your hands, and not just once - the germ monster will return, so regular hand-washing is of the utmost importance. What a great way to get the message across!

Clonmel, Co Tipperary has a new dancing queen, with 3-year-old Sinead Tobin keeping herself entertained by practising her dance moves. Her dad Darren said she is missing her gymboree at creche, so is dancing the days away at home instead.

An unlikely animal friendship can rarely not raise a smile, and on a farm in Kilchreest in Co Galway a newborn baby lamb has made friends with two dogs. The lamb was one of three born to its mother, and was so tiny she needed help to look after it - and it looks like the dogs are more than willing to pitch in!

Lastly, in Navan, Co Meath, Kevin Nolan has gotten his paint brush out and is aiming to cheer up his neighbours with a Jungle Book mural on his garage door. Kevin plans to do a new one every week - it’s Snow White next, and he said if he can raise a smile from even one child, it will have been worth it.

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