The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic is putting systems and individuals around the world under entirely new pressures and people are dealing with it in different ways and with various levels of success.
There is a lot of death and heartbreak occurring at the moment as well as a lot of uncertainty, both economic and otherwise. The one silver lining in these dark times is that there are good people all over the world who are rising to meet the challenge that coronavirus is posing to humanity. These hometown heroes are doing what they can to make their fellow human beings’ lives a little easier in this difficult time.
People are stepping up to help those who are struggling, and it’s wholesome as hell.
1. “He came out of retirement after 35 years to help with this epidemic. This man is a legend in Italy as he helped with the first heart transplant.”
2. Neil Gaiman and LeVar Burton teaming up:
3. An Arab immigrant who lives in Italy and owns a fruit market is giving away fruit for free. His sign reads: “You welcomed me into your country for 10 years. Today I return my favor to you.”
Crying at Winn Dixie. The woman in jeans stepped up and paid for the groceries of the young man in front of her whose card was declined. He was on the phone frantically trying to figure out how to get $$ to pay. “We all have times like this,” she said. People can be amazing ❤️ pic.twitter.com/luZjaSvJI1
— Annie Blanks (@AnniePNJ) March 28, 2020
5. “I (27m) mentioned that I am out of work and my elderly neighbor left this on my doorstep.”
Yesterday I knocked on my Tennant’s door and told him he can stay in the property rent free for 5 months. He is self employed with 4 kids. I don’t need Boris to tell me what is morally correct. Landlords, if you can, do more, do something. #COVID19 #BeNice
— Paul Bradshaw (@bradshaaaw) March 22, 2020
7. “Our neighbor doesn’t have Wi-Fi, so we talked her through joining ours. Once on she received 70 messages from her children living overseas.”
Back in 2016 we sponsored a refugee family to come to Canada. Today, knowing that we’re self-isolating because of travel, they brought bags of food to my front porch. Beans, dates, noodles, lentils, tahini, veggies, meat, and candy for my kid. So kind… and I’m so grateful♥️😭🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/BksTcxl62y
— Robin Stevenson (@robin_stevenson) March 24, 2020
This literally brought me to tears. I come from a family of doctors and I chose the circus. My city called out and these people selflessly answered the call. They are the best of us and we quite literally owe them our lives. Thank you. https://t.co/ma5zgJz4lB
— Stephen Kunken (@stephenkunken) March 31, 2020