This Artist Is Making The World A Better Place With Simple (But Hilarious) Flyers

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We’re reminded that our world can be a dark place each and every day. Every time we turn on the TV, scroll through social media, or pick up the newspaper, it seems like we’re greeted with more bad news.

South African artist Jaco Haasbroek is all too familiar with that fact. While he was out driving one day, he noticed that this negativity wasn’t limited to the media. After seeing a flyer for a stolen dog, he realized that heartbreak is everywhere. That’s when he decided to channel his creativity into a project that would spread some much-needed joy throughout his community.

Haasbroek’s collection — fittingly called The Good News — is designed with one goal in mind: to make people smile.

The Good News #28

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on Nov 4, 2015 at 3:21am PST

Not today, curiosity! Not today.

The Good News #21

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:26am PDT

So sleep in, would you?

The Good News #19

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on Aug 3, 2015 at 2:19am PDT

That was nice of them.

The Good News #16

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:17am PDT

This artist has made it his mission to breathe new life into what could otherwise be misinterpreted as bad news.

The Good News #15

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on Jun 9, 2015 at 3:58am PDT

After he saw the sign for the missing dog (which simply read “Stolen”), he thought, “By adding ‘Our Hearts’ at the bottom of the poster, it would completely change its meaning and turn it into something positive.”

The Good News #18

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on Jul 26, 2015 at 11:10pm PDT

Anything is possible, kids.

The Good News #9

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on May 21, 2015 at 7:07am PDT

There’s an app for that.

The Good News #7

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on May 13, 2015 at 12:26am PDT

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Seriously…where do they go?

The Good News #4

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:52am PDT

Haasbroek’s favorite piece? This one. “This was his day,” he said. “But at the same time, not quite.”

The Good News #10

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on May 21, 2015 at 11:37pm PDT

It’s all good, man.

The Good News #6

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on May 12, 2015 at 3:44am PDT

Great for those angsty moments.

The Good News #8

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on May 14, 2015 at 12:47am PDT

All’s well that ends well.

The Good News #1

A photo posted by @thegoodnewsza on Mar 14, 2014 at 4:49am PDT

(via Mashable)

It sometimes feels like the only time we hear good news is after we hear about the bad stuff first. You know how it goes: “That’s terrible, but the good news is…”

But if you ask Jaco Haasbroek, that’s not enough. Why not break up all of that negativity with good news that’s good without any conditions…without any “at least” or “even though” in sight? With this wonderful project, he’s doing just that. To keep up with this artist’s awesome work, be sure to follow him on Instagram.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/positive-flyers/