From supermarkets opening at special times to accommodate the elderly to celebrities coming forward to make generous donations, these are just a few examples of how love can make the world a better place.
While China is gradually moving towards normalcy, many countries are still fighting hard with the coronavirus pandemic and are in lockdown. While the statistics continue to make people anxious, a large chunk of people are trying to spread a little cheer in these times of darkness.
From corporates coming forward to supply essential commodities, to celebrities making donations, to neighbors going out of their way to spread positivity in the neighborhood; the world truly is fighting as one big family to protect one another.
We saw numerous videos of Italians trying to cheer each other up by singing and playing music from their respective balconies and that was followed by a wave of such heartwarming videos which shows ordinary people doing extraordinary things or maybe simple things that have little thought, positivity and a whole lot of love.
Not just that, it also appears that now that human beings are locked inside their homes, the reset mode of Earth has been activated as nature has reclaimed its rightful place. From the return of Dolphins in the canals of Venice to a reduction in pollution in the densely populated cities of the world, our planet is truly healing.
Here are certain instances of such positive and heartwarming activities that could bring a smile to your face and could make you strengthen your belief in the beauty of life.
A young woman wanted to give her grandfather the big news of her engagement but she wasn't allowed to visit him in his ward, so as to not compromise his safety as he was kept in isolation. So she decided to flash her engagement ring through the window of his ward and this turned into a heartwarming moment!
Thee elderly best friends who have been by each others' side and supported each other through divorce and sufferings decided to move in together to deal with this phase of quarantine. Older adults are said to be at high risk, so isolation for them becomes necessary but it needn't be boring right? These three best friends thought as much and decided to turn quarantine into a bonding phase.
Bob Shellard's wife was in isolation but he had to wish her for their 67th wedding anniversary. Love is indeed real!
Today is Bob Shellard’s 67th anniversary with his wife, Nancy. Due to coronavirus precautions, Nancy’s nursing home is not allowing visitors inside right now...so Bob paid a visit from outside Nancy’s window! @NBCConnecticut pic.twitter.com/qBB4vOAzhp— Caitlin (@caitlinc118) March 14, 2020
Americans started putting their Christmas lighting back up to spread light and hope during a time of darkness.
Today a few of my neighbours decided we needed a bit more light in this dark time and decided to turn their Christmas lights back on. I hope it brings a smile to you face like it did mine. pic.twitter.com/MukgY36FTj— Nadine (@NadineGB204) March 18, 2020
These kids decided to entertain their elderly neighbor as they were in self-isolation. What followed is a fine display of humanity.
My elderly neighbor is self-isolating. So the neighbor kids are playing her a cello concert from her patio. pic.twitter.com/g6Nr2HNVho— Jackie Borchardt (@JMBorchardt) March 16, 2020
Penguins go on a field trip and also watched some fishes in Chicago's Shedd aquarium which was closed due to the lockdown.
The adventure continues! 🐧🐧— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
This morning, Edward and Annie explored Shedd’s rotunda. They are a bonded pair of rockhopper penguins, which means they are together for nesting season. Springtime is nesting season for penguins at Shedd, and this year is no different! (1/3) 👇 pic.twitter.com/VdxN3oQAfe
Dolphins and swans were spotted in some of Italy's waterways after the nationwide lockdown was imposed.
Venice hasn't seen clear canal water in a very long time. Dolphins showing up too. Nature just hit the reset button on us pic.twitter.com/RzqOq8ftCj— Gianluca De Santis (@b8taFPS) March 17, 2020
After a couple of supermarkets in Australia witnessed panic-buying, they allotted special work hours exclusively for the elderly.
Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up with flags of countries affected by the coronavirus.
Two friends from Queensland have donated toilet rolls and tissues to elderly neighbors with their own pocket money.
Not just them, many celebrities, like Bruno Mars, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ellen DeGeneres, Roger Federer, etc. have come forward to offer help and donations to fight this pandemic.
As the whole country has been fighting the virus outbreak for weeks now, home-quarantined Spanish people applaud the healthcare workers for their commitment and services.
Spain has now reached the advanced stage of the coronavirus outbreak and almost the entire country is going through a lockdown. While it is the duty of the police to make sure people stay at home, they decided to take it a notch higher by entertaining quarantined people through song and dance. How adorable is that?
Thinking about how people of power abuse their power during times of struggle VS Police in Spain bringing smiles to citizens by singing and dancing. This warms my heart. pic.twitter.com/Etgwq0ihVX— z (@namjay94) March 23, 2020
The #police in #Mallorca are extending their services to also include singing and dancing to keep up the good spirit. 😁 #Spain is hit very hard by the outbreak but these great vibes are helping us all - quoting the singer - "I will survive!!" #StayHappy pic.twitter.com/EWwc7nVHph— Expand To Spain™ (@expandtospain) March 24, 2020
The list won't be complete without mentioning the Italians who started this trend of song and dance from their respective balconies to lift each others' spirits and spread cheer! In this video, they can be seen singing the famous Italian song Bella Ciao from their balconies.
Italians people singing the Italian resistance song 'Bella ciao' in Bamberg, German, in solidarity with people in Italy which is under lockdown to contain #Covid19 outbreak. pic.twitter.com/ghXuw5tCHZ— Newsvia (@NewsviaTV) March 21, 2020
What are some of the best acts of kindness you've come across during these trying times?