Switch on the news or scroll through your socials and it’s easy to believe everything is doom and gloom ATM. And TBQH, for the most part things right now are a little Scary Spice. But, for every cloud there is a silver lining, and in this case, for every toilet paper hoarding boomer, there is an Italian singing from their balcony. In case you want to lift your spirits, or just share something positive on the internet for a hot minute, here is every wholesome moment to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This man who proved love really knows no bounds
Connecticut man, Bob, stood outside of his wife, Nancy’s, nursing home with balloons and a sign that read, “I’ve loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary.” He wasn’t allowed to visit her due to the risk of coronavirus, but he stood outside his wife’s window so she could celebrate with him from afar. I’m not crying, you are.
These messages between China, Italy and Japan
Honestly, this sounds so wholesome and poetic that if you told me Rupi Kaur had written it, I’d believe you.
This very long but worth the read thread about being kind at supermarkets
Take what you need and nothing more. Then share it with your neighbours.
These kind souls making sure everyone gets their share
And this guy, who tried to sell hand santisier for $40 a pop and is now being forced to donate it
When two Tennessee brothers, bought 17,000 bottles of hand sanitiser after the coronavirus pandemic broke out, we were all a little pissed. Then they tried to flip the lot for a profit on Amazon until Jeff Bezos and co shut them down.
Left with thousands of bottles of hand sanitiser at a time when shelves everywhere were bare, they buckled under the pressure and donated the bottles to “people in need” across the state.
Side note, these guys are getting a lot of hate mail RN. Let’s not do that. Sure what they did was shit, but they already know that. They don’t need the internet to tell them so every 1.5 seconds.
Penguins are getting entire zoos to themselves
Hey, we all need a day off work right?
Animals are reclaiming their natural habitat
The drop in pollution in major Italian cities has meant that animals and sea creatures are getting to return to their favourite places.
A whole bunch of artists are doing free concerts
Encouraging us all to stay in #TogetherAtHome is series of live stream concerts by artists like Coldplay and John Legend designed to entertain us while we isolate. Bonus points for Chrissy Teigen cameos.
Hang in there fam, Emma Roffey