John Krasinski, perhaps best known for his role as Jim Halpert in “The Office” or for his role in horror/thriller “A Quiet Place,” has some good news for Americans stuck indoors during the coronavirus.
In a new video that is currently number 3 trending on YouTube, the actor and director hosts his very own news show based entirely on positive and uplifting news stories.
Krasinski explains he had asked for positive stories over Twitter and people quickly delivered.
“Why not us, why not now, so ladies and gentlemen, this is your fault and this is SGN [Some Good News],” the actor said, beginning the video.
“I’m John Krasinski and if it isn’t clear yet, I have absolutely no idea what I am doing” he joked. “And now, for some good news,” he said, looking to another camera as a news anchor would.
“What a week for good news it was. Without question, we are all going through an incredibly trying time,” Krasinski continued in the video.
“But, through all the anxiety, through all the confusion, through all the isolation, and through all the Tiger King,” he said, referencing a recently released true-crime documentary series about Joseph Maldonado-Passage, “somehow the human spirit still found a way to breakthrough blow us all away.”
Pop Sugar reports Krasinski was joined on the segment by his former colleague Steve Carrell, who starred as Michael Scott, Krasinski’s boss in “The Office”:
During a time of confusion, John Krasinski is on a mission to share positivity with the world from his own home. The Quiet Place actor recently revealed “Some Good News” on YouTube; a place where he can promote heartwarming and impactful stories that can brighten a day. Part of this brightness comes in the form of his former costar on The Office Steve Carell, who made a virtual appearance to chat about the show’s 15-year anniversary.
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“This week I asked you all to send me #SomeGoodNews … And look what happened!” Krasinski said, sharing a link to the video.
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) March 30, 2020
The video drew many complimentary marks online, including one particular compliment from actor and producer Ryan Reynolds.
“There’s no reason anybody should be this good. LOVE THIS,” said Reynolds.
There’s no reason anybody should be this good. LOVE THIS. 🙌
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 30, 2020