Hey, it’s Rick, Lean on Z presents ‘Feel good Fridays. Good news is good for your mental health, so here’s a story to help you feel good going into the weekend!

This week’s story comes from Abbott northwestern hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where a pastor from japan has been working as a hospital chaplain during the pandemic. Pastor Sekino asked the public to send in paper cranes to cheer people up. He says linking one-thousand of them together is considered good luck in Japan, and helps you heal. The response was overwhelming, and now 16-thousand hand-crafted paper cranes are hanging from the ceiling in the front lobby. He says visitors were always looking at the ground when they walked in, and it seemed a metaphor. So he wanted to give them a reason to look up. Thank you pastor, for helping your patients and all of us feel better!

— Rick Morton