When we all first learned about COVID-19 earlier this year, there were hundreds more questions than answers. Uncertainty was everywhere — especially on social media.
That's when Jessica Malaty Rivera, a microbiologist and epidemiologist, stepped into the limelight. After fielding tons of questions from friends and family, she started sharing the facts and her scientific expertise on Instagram. Her followers grew from 1,000 acquaintances to more than 115,000 fans in just a few months.
Filmmaker Thom McCallum set out to shoot a documentary about foster-pet life. But when he met Boomer, a badly abused rescue dog, he not only became Boomer’s dad — he realized he had a more important story to tell about love and healing.