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Happy Moments Vol. 8: Keeping positive in a not-so-positive time

Local 5 finds stories to make you smile.

DES MOINES, Iowa — We start with thanks to the Polk County Health Department for teaming up with Local 5 on our "Coping During Coronavirus" town hall.

A panel of experts generously donated their time to give us all ideas on how to protect our mental health during this time. You can watch the entire town hall here.

Credit: Don Schmith

Healthcare workers are our heroes right now, and there's a new Facebook group dedicated to showing them appreciation. Daniel shared this picture of signs of gratitude he's creating to thank the people looking out for us. You can find the "Signs of Thanks" group here.

Credit: Daniel Concannon

Here's another way to show your gratitude... coloring pages to thank our heroes. You can download the coloring pages here, then color them, share your work on social media, and tag them with #WeAreIowa.

Credit: Local 5

Darien shared these pictures of Kiwi the bird making new friends while avoiding people. Animals don't have to worry about social distancing so this is totally acceptable. Even a kiss from a pug!

Credit: Amanda Simpson
Credit: Amanda Simpson

And finally, my dog Mack, not having as much fun as kiwi the bird. Here's what he thinks of today's icy weather!