John Krasinski is going above and beyond to keep people entertained during quarantine. Concerns about the novel coronavirus have led people around the globe to isolate themselves at home to slow the spread of the disease. To combat boredom and lift people's spirits, The Office alum John Krasinski started a YouTube series called Some Good News, where he relays uplifting anecdotes and heartwarming news from all over the world.
With many high schoolers missing prom this year, Krasinski threw a star-studded virtual prom on the show, with special quests including the Jonas Brothers, Billie Eilish, and Chance the Rapper, along with a guest appearance from Krasinski's The Office co-star, Rainn Wilson. Sounds a lot better than my prom, that's for sure! And according to Entertainment Tonight, on May 3 Krasinski went above and beyond for those missing their graduation ceremonies this year due to the pandemic by hosting a virtual graduation.
Clips of graduates played, with students urging people to stick together and remain hopeful. "The thing about a crisis is that it brings out the very best in humanity," said one woman in a graduation gown. You can watch the full video below.
The real treat was the lineup of guest speakers Krasinski had gathered to speak to the graduates. The actor surprised students with the likes of activist Malala Yousafzai, filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and all around baller/executive Oprah Winfrey to answer questions about life after school. "Dreams are a great test, because dreams are going to test your resolve. You're going to know a dream from a pipe dream," Spielberg shared. "A real dream is something that not only hangs on to you, but you will hang onto it. And it will power you though every obstacle people and the environment will throw against you."
Oprah was reflected on overcoming challenges and the strength she found in the face of adversity. "I believe that failure is an opportunity to move yourself in a different direction," Winfrey shared. "It gets better because you learn the lessons from the first time."
Krasinski is really out here providing top tier entertainment from the comfort of his home! Even if the graduation was virtual, the advice was real and will hopefully stick with grads throughout their lives. Congratulations to the class of 2020!