The numbers of new coronavirus infected cases keep going higher and higher, with now going over 1M, and it just makes this whole situation seem more and more hopeless. People bulk-buying groceries and toilet paper supplies just add more bad news to this utterly chaotic situation created.
But, as a saying goes ‘Tough times are a blessing in disguise. It always reveals the true color of people around us.‘ And, fortunately, we’re about to show you some hope through the deeds of some amazing people who make looking forward to this life a worthy mission. Some people who give color to these gray, darkish times.
Check the photos below to warm your heart up with some good news in the mids of coronanews, and if you have similar stories, share them with us in the comments to keep the light of hope on!
Arafatdotyeasin – Belgian woman, Suzanne Hoylaerts aged 90, dies of #Covid_19 after refusing a respirator, telling her doctors “Save it for the youngest [who need it most], I’ve already had a beautiful life.” Not all #Heroes wear capes!
Marlena Hartz, the director of communications at the nonprofit organization GlobalGiving said that, fortunately, people are happy to help during the crisis. “Our data shows that giving continues to be strong right now, and people are responding generously to help those in need.” GlobalGiving runs a Coronavirus Relief Fund that has already raised more than $1 million.
But Marlena warns that “many nonprofits in our communities are struggling to survive in the time of the coronavirus, with lost revenue from fundraising events, sudden technology needs, and an increase in demand for help from people who need food, access to health care, and more.”
Marlena finds it inspiring to see an outpouring of support on social media for stopping COVID-19. “People are so creative. From this hand-washing parody to celebrity giving challenges, we’re continually surprised and overjoyed by the ingenuity and kindness of people in the midst of this global crisis.”
And some people are making heartwarming donations without having much themselves. Marlena recounted the moment when Jacqueline, a nonprofit founder herself, made a generous gift to Coronavirus Relief Fund. “She said she does not ‘know what tomorrow holds’ for her nonprofit, but ‘she told us that she gives not because she has much, but because she understands what it means to have nothing.’”
San Antonio restaurant owner Steve McHugh explained that “gift cards are like interest-free loans.” The income from gift card purchases is seed money for many eateries that may help get them up and running after the crisis is over.
So, let’s take an example here and start something ourselves.
mali.lopezherrera – We’re quarantined but this was the most beautiful thing I saw today, and it deserves to be shared.
Man feeding neighbor’s dog.
Update: this photo was taken before the coronavirus outbreak
reddit.com – After 11 hospital days and losing 12kg, my 78yr old dad is home and recovered from Covid in Madrid!
reddit.com – 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.
reddit.com – Gas station helping elderly.
reddit.com – Can someone buy me 3 bottles of milk?
reddit.com – My Great-Uncle visits his wife every day. She’s in an Assisted Living facility as she has Alzheimer’s, so he can’t go in right now for safety reasons. That doesn’t stop him from showing his endearing love.
reddit.com – I (27m) mentioned that I am out of work and my elderly neighbor left this on my doorstep