The reality of life with this deadly virus is becoming more real, as social distancing seems set to continue for way longer than we thought.
But one teacher who was missing her students had an innovative way to keep them close.
It's been a strange couple of months.
via: GettyIn countries all over the world, strict lockdown regulations have been in place to avoid any further spread of the ongoing medical pandemic.
For months now, millions of people have been self-isolating.
via: GettyAnd, as a result of fewer people out and about, our economy has taken a beating.
One of the devastating effects of this pandemic is the closure of our restaurants, shops and schools.
via: GettyTo prevent the spread of the virus, landlords and owners all over the world have been forced to close their doors.
It has been a truly dire time for our workers.
via: GettyAs a result of the closures, millions have been forced out of work, and business owners are seriously struggling.
If our restaurants and bars don't reopen soon...
via: GettyThey could be forced to close permanently, and the dreams of the owners will be over.
But now, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
via: GettySlowly but surely, restaurants, cafes, and bars are gradually reopening their doors.
All over the world, lockdown restrictions are gradually being lifted...
via: GettyWhich means we begin some normality again.
Many restaurants and shops are back open for business...
via: GettyWe are finally on track to returning back to normal life, and we couldn't be happier about it.
But the threat of the virus is still prominent...
via: GettySo things aren't back to normal just yet.
Despite lockdown restrictions being eased, there is still the risk of a second spike of the virus.
via: GettySo we have to go to extra lengths to protect ourselves.
Just like many schools are.
via: ShutterstockBecause its better to be safe than sorry.
The debate on reopening schools is contentious.
via: ShutterstockIt's extremely difficult to know how to keep children (and teachers) safe.
There are a lot of changes and precautions in place to restrict much of what they do.
via: ShutterstockAs the children won't be able to play with each other.
But certain schools still aren't risking it.
via: ShutterstockAnd one Dutch primary school teacher has come up with a way to stop missing her class quite so much.
Miss Ingeborg Meinster-Van der Duin was really missing her pupils.
via: RedditDuring the pandemic she hasn't been able to see them for several months.
So she decided to knit them!
via: RedditAll 23 of them, in fact.
via: RedditThat's some serious dedication!
She paid exceptional attention to detail.
via: RedditSo much so that every child managed to identify themselves in the knitted lineup!
And the internet has gone wild for these dolls.
via: FacebookSome are even demanding the teacher set up a business!
It's nice to see something heartwarming amidst all the terror.
via: FacebookWant more cheering stuff during this weird time? Scroll on for the celebrities trying to cheer us up over quarantine.