Some of the nicest stories are posted by users, not reporters. Journalists do this crap--work for a living and they pretty soon get jaded and some of them can't tell where humor crosses the line and turns snide. So in pro journalism work you often get a lot of wannabe humor that goes over like the proverbial lead balloon ... way too sarcastic for its own good. But when a user of a public news site posts a story, you don't have that jaded quality. You get a real news item, from a person who was there, saw it, did it, and is keen to share.
And here's a beaut: Brad Pitt’s N.O. housing efforts have Lower 9th Ward in the pink. It's a great little piece about how Brad and Ange are building 100 houses in one of the most heavily punished parts of New Orleans. I mean -- seriously cool. "Nice factor:" 11 on the scale of 1-10.
Go there -- read it and have a smile.
And while we're on the subject of the heavenly duo, let's have some more reasons to smile right here: