John Krasinski released the third episode of “Some Good News” on Easter Sunday, April 12. The actor is on a mission to spread joy and kindness through the good things that are happening in our country and around the globe. He clearly knows how to punctuate the positive.

Healthcare professionals have been working tirelessly around the clock to care for patients during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. “Even in the midst of 24-hour shifts and sleepless nights, our healthcare heroes were missing baseball too,” said Krasinski, a Newton native. So, he reached out to Boston Red sox hitter David Ortiz to show gratitude to a few of these folks in a big way. Honestly, this might be bigger than Big Papi himself.

Staff members at Beth Israel Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston were featured on Sunday night’s episode and admitted that they are huge Red sox fans. Krasinski and Ortiz announced that Beth Isreal staffers would be gifted four Red Sox tickets for life in appreciation for all they’ve done during this difficult time.

As if getting the tickets wasn’t enough of a surprise, the staffers were then taken on a Duck Boat tour to Fenway Park where they threw out a ceremonial pitch and got to run the bases. The big screen featured a video from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, and Red Sox team members, thanking the healthcare professionals for their hard work during these uncertain times.

It might not technically be baseball season, but Krasinski proves that we are still “Boston Strong.” I cannot imagine how excited these healthcare workers must be to find out from Big Papi himself that Beth Isreal is getting these tickets. So well-deserved and it brought a tear to my eye to see this come together. I look forward to Some Good News every Sunday night to see what Krasinski will do next.

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