In the midst of some of the scariest events in living memory, we're also seeing some of the best of humanity, too.
Things might feel out of control.You just have to glance at your phone or TV to be bombarded with nothing but bad news...
But in reality, there's so much to be positive about right now.
Whether you're rich or poor, this woman won't stop until we all get the healthcare we deserve.
Thoughtful Britons have started a new movement amidst the outbreak.
The hashtag #howcanihelp has already been used by thousands offering out their hand, figuratively speaking, to those who need it most.
"You've come along to save my life" 1000+ groups are now organising across the UK Checking in on your neighbour i… https://t.co/GuWpG35aiP— covidaiduk (@covidaiduk)1584453220.0
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful.
People have been using social media to reach out during the pandemic, as authorities warn anyone feeling unwell should self-isolate. But since the new movement, offers have been pouring in to help those who are most vulnerable.
I want to know how #howcanihelp. I live in West London, have a car and have quite a bit of extra time on my hands a… https://t.co/vcWhxwYQ0B— Lyndsey (@Lyndsey)1584359507.0
It was the co-founder of the Women's Equality Party that initiated it.
Catherine Mayer urged people to use the hashtag as a way to give support or ask for it. She said: "All of us rely on others for help and the coming weeks will see carers and support networks impacted by coronavirus. Use #HowCanIHelp to ask or offer practical assistance."
So far offers of help across London, parts of the Midlands, Brighton and Hastings. #howcanIhelp https://t.co/5vvK9j5iNO— Catherine Mayer (@Catherine Mayer)1584125710.0
The elderly are just one of the many at-risk groups.
The AARP is dedicated to empowering the over-fifties of America to carry on being as excited about life as they were in their twenties. They have donated an amazing 250,000 to Meals on Wheels to ensure those who are more vulnerable get the food they need.
. @AARP very generously donated $250k to the #MealsonWheels COVID-19 Response Fund to protect our nation’s seniors!… https://t.co/8kIozZawqM— Meals on Wheels (@Meals on Wheels)1584477057.0
The congressional aid package could indirectly help the homeless.
via: GettyThe measures include new money for unemployment insurance and food stamps.
Some cities are doing more to protect the homeless.
With talks of some leasing hotel spaces for those without a place to stay, as well as handing out hand sanitizer and other cleaning supplies to the people who need it most.
Oakland has brought in hand washing stations to homeless encampments throughout the city. Members of the homeless c… https://t.co/I1BUXtYgfr— Jodi Hernandez (@Jodi Hernandez)1584496126.0
People are really showing their best selves during this confusing time.People continue to check on family, friends, and neighbors (without physical contact) in a time where self-isolation might be difficult.
Being quarantined hasn't stopped people spreading love.
Now more than ever we can see communities coming together, maybe not in person, but definitely in spirit.
Painted and posted this sign in our yard in south Orange County to remind our neighbors and community that we can g… https://t.co/DJhxK5TEOD— Lauren Kutz (@Lauren Kutz)1584542992.0
There is always a balance in the world.
via: TwitterAmid the bad news following the outbreak, some things happen to be looking up.
The wildlife has returned.
Wildlife that typically kept away from the Italian coast due to water pollution, has now returned. Two dolphins have been spotted in an unconfirmed Italian port for "the first time in a long time."
Venice hasn't seen clear canal water in a very long time. Dolphins showing up too. Nature just hit the reset button… https://t.co/OuQ2AuaHmH— Luca (@Luca)1584441440.0
Twenty-one bullfighting runs have been canceled due to the outbreak.
via: GettyAs public health officials urge people to avoid crowds, events like bullfighting have been canceled, leading to the lives of 120 bulls being saved!
People are even turning to music to heal.
People from all over have been spotted coming together in these desperate times to share music and songs with the world.
People of my hometown #Siena sing a popular song from their houses along an empty street to warm their hearts durin… https://t.co/fXOdrd7X6R— valemercurii 🌍 (@valemercurii 🌍)1584053089.0
From all ages and backgrounds.
Neighbor to neighbor.
A room with a view.
"We often take what's outside our window for granted."
Their idea came from @lumadeline.
Now to spread some positive mental health strategies.
There are many social media accounts dedicated to helping people keep positive.
While it's always better to try and stay off social media as much as possible if you're feeling low or anxious, there are certain positive aspects to it, if used correctly.
Get after it. #MondayMotivation https://t.co/lVaZ8U1ZlL— Shay (@Shay)1517230732.0
It's ok to feel overwhelmed.
You don't have to know everything that's going on, you just have to know everything will be ok. @thehappybroadcast shares anxiety-free news if you're looking for something to counter fear.
The #mentalhealth impacts of the #COVID19 #Coronavirus health crisis are a critical factor to consider for all peop… https://t.co/EPzccfbXrB— Mental Health America (@Mental Health America)1584466437.0
Hang in there.
And stories of true heroes during these times can help lift spirits.
Like the incredible sacrifice made by Italian priest Don Giuseppe Berardelli, who gave up his own ventilator to save another patient's life.
This priest, Suffering from the coronavirus, gave up his ventilator to give to a younger patient and has died. His… https://t.co/mgSgBCnfc0— John Stone (@John Stone)1584997958.0
Whether you're religious or not, the selflessness of this man is absolutely staggering.
The Mayor of Casnigo gave a heartfelt statement. "He was a simple, straightforward person, with a great kindness and helpfulness towards everyone, believers and non-believers. His greeting was ‘peace and good’. Always friendly and available to the public administration, associations and not only those of the parish, he participated in all the events without ever being intrusive. He was loved by everyone, his former parishioners still came from Fiorano after years to find him. But he also had an incredible ability to solve economic problems, to knock on the right doors for help."
This was Don Giuseppe Berardelli. Don Giuseppe was a priest who loved smiles and motorcycles. When he got infecte… https://t.co/0eWSARm31Q— Dr. Laura Ingallinella (@Dr. Laura Ingallinella)1584991428.0