These folks are surely making the best out of the outbreak!
That being said, this pandemic had reached over 150 countries and still counting, resulting in hundreds and thousands of deaths. Fear and panic have centered around most citizens, causing most to panic buy and most countries to go under a lockdown, including Malaysia. Despite seeing the worse out of people, times of crises could also bring out kindness and love out of humanity. Here are 8 instances of everyday people making the best out of unfortunate circumstances!
1.People from Spain, Italy and Israel held rounds of applause for medical healthcare workers and the entire world to fight COVID-19.
One tweeted: “On Friday 20th March at 12:00 noon, go to your door, window or balcony and shout, sing, bang pots, ring bells. We want to make lots of noise to show our appreciation for all those incredible health workers, without whom we would not have a fighting chance against the coronavirus!”
Citizens who are left to be self quarantined in their own homes have coordinated a specific time to cheer for the heroes of the world who have been fighting the COVID-19 disease.
— Michael Youn (@MichaelYoun) March 17, 2020
— jemcy (@petitJemcy) March 16, 2020
2.A group of neighbors on lockdown in Spain sang “Happy Birthday” to an 80-year-old woman from their windows.
The pictures filmed in Lavapies, Madrid, recorded an 80-year-old that is shocked receiving her 80thbirthday cake from her neighbour. Charo’s neighbors placed a cake with a birthday candle outside her door on her balcony and called for her to open the door. When she saw the cake, she began to cry. Her neighbourhood then started singing “Happy Birthday” in each of their apartment homes.
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3.Footballer Gary Neville offers up his hotels and free 176 beds for NHS Staff
Gary Neville and fellow members of Manchester United’s “Class of ‘92” are opening up rooms in the hotels that they own to be used by health workers dealing with the coronavirus crisis. The video on Twitter has officially garnered praise by many and they are doing us proud!
— Hotel Football (@hotelfootballuk) March 18, 2020
4. WestJet threw four students a mini-graduation on their flight home after their college closed due to the coronavirus.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, many classes of 2020 are not able to attend a graduation ceremony. These four seniors on the college’s volleyball team were on their way back from the CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championships when Briercrest captain Joelle Epp and WestJet flight attendants surprised them with an impromptu “graduation.”
5.Jennifer Le gave out face masks at a light rail station in Singapore when supplies ran low.
“It doesnt matter if you’re Singaporean or Vietnamese, If you’re willing to help, everyone can help”
Jennifer Le, a Vietnamese living in Singapore distributed free masks at Sengkang with her daughter and friends. When Jennifer Le saw elderly people waiting hours in line outside pharmacies in Singapore to buy face masks, she decided to help. She ordered face masks from Vietnam and had them delivered to a friend there, who brought them to Singapore for her to distribute.