Quarantine surely ain’t easy. Getting locked down, while your only places to visit being the bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom, and maybe occasionally, the balcony – that is, honestly, not the thing we wished for. Not good for our mental health nor physically one (as for this last one, you probably don’t go that much to the gym even when you were not on lockdown :p). Nevertheless, people seem to be creative with their spare time on this lockdown, to keep their spirit up.
But that’s not the case so much with the celebrities. Anyway, we’re all humans after all – we make mistakes, and they do too. And while some of them share their lockdown-breakdown on their million-dollar mansion, some others, like Angelina Jolie, donate $1M to fight child hunger during the outbreak of COVID-19.
“As of this week, over a billion children are out of school worldwide because of closures linked to coronavirus,” Jolie said. “Many children depend on the care and nutrition they receive during school hours, including nearly 22 million children in America who rely on food support. No Kid Hungry is making resolute efforts to reach as many of those children as possible.”
Another faith-in-humanity-restored example is Rihanna. Her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) has donated $5M to various organizations both in the US and around the world. The money will go towards food banks in America, frontline health workers, research to develop a vaccine, and work to speed up testing and care in countries such as Haiti and Malawi.
Roger Federer and his wife Mirka say they have donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04m) “for the most vulnerable families” in Switzerland. “These are challenging times for everyone and nobody should be left behind,” the tennis star said.
Other celebrities including Lady Gaga, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Gwyneth Paltrow, are also making a difference.
Let’s just hope that more will follow in their footsteps, including non-celebrities who can make a difference in any way whatsoever, and we won’t be seeing them in memes like these very often. In the meantime, enjoy scrolling!