John Krasinski is a decorated actor that has featured in fan-favorite films and TV shows such as The Office and A Quiet Place – and now he’s conquering the digital world with his new YouTube channel ‘Some Good News.’
Krasinski has clearly been feeling the effects of the ongoing global crisis, with people from all walks of life tied up in their homes with no option but to entertain themselves in whatever way possible.
For John, this has come in the form of YouTube channel Some Good News, which is aimed at providing some of the more positive news out there rather than dwelling on the doom and gloom of the world today – and he’s gone viral with his very first video.
Within just 12 hours of uploading, the first episode of “Some Good News with John Krasinski” is nearly at 1 million views – a figure many won’t hit in their lifetime.
After reaching out to his Twitter followers to send him some of the week’s more positive news, and he used the video to praise the global healthcare community as well as showcase some of the most heartwarming videos he had seen on the internet in the days prior.
Of course, Krasinski has a bit of an advantage over other YouTubers: his connections. Before long, he had recruited long-time friend and former The Office colleague Steve Carell to call in on video and celebrate the show’s 15th anniversary, making jokes and showing that the comedic streak isn’t lost in either of them.
Krasinski and Carell’s recounting of some of the most iconic scenes to have been produced in The Office no doubt helped nudge the view count up a bit, but also kept along the lines of the aims of the SGN channel by keeping things upbeat and positive.
Later in the video, John spoke with a 15-year-old girl who had recently arrived home following her final chemotherapy treatment, with the video ending on a truly touching moment as she discussed what she had been through and the incredible celebrations that followed her homecoming.
It’s no doubt that a video like this struck a chord with a lot of people, and Krasinski will likely be delighted with the results as he approaches the 200,000 subscribers mark.
For everything going on in the world right now, this blast of positive energy appears to be exactly what people needed to see.