The good news pepped him up.
Is this supposed to be a pep talk?
You're about as effective at pep talks as Rhyn.
Gabe turned towards Rhyn, in sore need of a pep talk as only his best friend could provide.
Entertained by her pep talk with the flowers, Deidre reached her towering apartment building a short time later and paused to collect the mail.
Some employers will not mind what color your hair is if your job location is not visible to clients or guests, or a funky hair color might be allowed to show school spirit at a dance or pep rally.