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Feel Good Friday: Mr. Ratburn Finds Love

You probably grew up watching Arthur and you’ve probably heard about a recent episode where Mr. Ratburn gets married... to a man! This shouldn’t be a big deal because it is 2019, but unfortunately, there are some factions of society who aren’t ready for true representation. Fortunately, this storyline is getting loads of support and positive shout outs. It’s nice to see one of my favourite shows from childhood showcasing diversity and maintaining its relevance!

This isn’t the first time the Arthur franchise has made a point to include diversity. Here are some past highlights:

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2005/jan/28/broadcasting.usnews - this was way back in 2005!

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/remember-when-arthur-beautifully-described-autism

If you want to reminisce and get inspired check out these other 90’s era shows that strived to embrace diversity:

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/03/07/90s-kids-shows-diversity_n_15192796.html

The idea of Feel Good Fridays started because, we believe the simple things that bring a smile to our face, are some of the best things. Smiling and laughing has been proven to reduce stress in our lives! When we smile or laugh it releases neurotransmitters in our brain called endorphins, which are in charge of making us happy and helping to relieve stress.