COVID-19. Pandemic. Lockdown. Quarantine.
These are the only words we hear and read about these days. Even if we think of ourselves as sane and pragmatic individuals, the never-ending reports of statistics of cases and deaths can gnaw at our minds, causing anxiety and stress. Unchecked, they lead us to the paths of depression and melancholy.
But not all is sad and tragic. Let’s check out these heartwarming stories of people or groups whose actions and words bring some cheer and light into our homes. Hopefully, their efforts will take away a degree of the gloom and doom we have all been feeling since the coronavirus took away the world as we knew it.
Reading about these brave and thoughtful people and what they are doing may also inspire and encourage us to contribute our own ways of bringing a bit of gladness to whoever we reach.
“In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body, then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.”
What’s touching about the couple’s move, aside from donating the food to frontliners, is giving the credit to the charity workers for the delivery of the meals to the hospital.
Be the parent today that you want your kids to remember tomorrow
Credit this man for his creativity to solve the social distancing dilemma. His love and concern for his mom tugs at our heartstrings. Cherish your parents while they’re alive. That’s the lesson we get from this story.
A woman traded her high heels for workingman’s shoes to volunteer for grocery shopping for the elderly in London amid the lockdown.
Who was it who said, “When you give, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing”? This mom is taking the saying to heart. That’s true charity!
From students using their own money to buy masks and give them away to residents offering their homes to stranded workers/foreigners, Singapore doesn’t run out of people doing their share to help those in need.
Who else can get millions of dollars donation through a fundraising walk in one’s backyard? Only a WWII veteran who’s 99 years old and doing it for a good cause can pull this off.