The current pandemic has had a devasting impact on employment - with record numbers of people losing their jobs.
But this week, a heartwarming story has come to light. Keep scrolling for the full story that is sure to cheer you up...
As you will all be well aware by now, the world is currently under siege by a devastating and deadly virus.
via: GettySince December 2019, global headlines have been adorned by continuously terrifying news about the spread of the notorious virus.
And, at first glance, the statistics are terrifying.
via: GettySo far, nearly 2 million people have been infected with the virus, and a further 120,438 have sadly passed away as a result.
It's been a truly dire couple of months.
via: GettyIn a bid to combat the spread of the virus, various world leaders have imposed lockdowns upon their countries.
Millions are now quarantined to their homes...
via: GettyWith strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.
It's an undeniably difficult time...
via: GettyAnd the only thing getting many people through these dark times is the idea that, by remaining self-isolated, they are helping to slowly rid the world of the devastating pandemic.
And, here in states, unemployment due to the virus is on the rise.
NEW: Another 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits this past week. A total of about 17 million peop… https://t.co/ubdH35lCtc— NPR (@NPR)1586436230.0
Shutdowns have caused layoffs in several corners of the market.
via: ShutterstockEspecially in the leisure and restaurant industries - which were the first to be hit when the lockdowns began.
The figures are stark.
Aerial footage above South Florida shows hundreds of residents risking possible coronavirus exposure — lining up to… https://t.co/tksrxqz7Wx— ABC News (@ABC News)1586304435.0
The thought of losing your job because of this virus is unimaginable.But it's a feeling so many people are experiencing right now.
After months and months of bad news...
via: GettyI think it's about time we had a little bit of good news, don't you?
Well, this story is sure to warm your heart.Amid all the negative headlines, it's nice to see something positive for a change.
A new dad in Australia recently lost his job due to the pandemic.
via: ShutterstockThe unnamed man from Australia, who is in his twenties recently received the devasting news that he was being laid off.
With a wife and a young baby...
via: ShutterstockHis situation was looking dire.
According to Ladbible, his situation caused him immense stress.
via: ShutterstockBut everything has changed now... with an unbelievable stroke of luck.
Why?Because, on Sunday, he won the lottery. Yep, really...
The man took home the top prize from the "Set For Life" game...
via: The LottBagging a total of around $3 million dollars.