Amid the coronavirus outbreak, there have been some incredible acts of kindness. From celebrity donations to people offering to do the grocery shopping for those who are vulnerable, people have really been going above and beyond to help in any way they can.

The latest act of generosity comes from the CEO of Texas Roadhouse, who is giving up his salary and bonus to pay workers...

As so many sad and morbid stories continue to dominate headlines, it's nice to see something positive like this for a change.

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc, so many people are pulling together to make the best out of the situation.

And there have been some heartwarming acts of kindness across the globe.

So, before we get into this incredible story, let's have a look at some of the amazing things people have been doing to help.

Let's kick off with donations.

Several celebrities have been donating money to coronavirus relief efforts to try and help find a cure for the virus.

Legendary fashion designer, Ralph Lauren, donated a generous $10 million last week.

But, of course, that wasn't all. The fashion brand also announced that it is also preparing to produce medical-grade protective materials such as gowns and masks for frontline healthcare workers. WWD reports that the brand is working with its U.S. team to create 25,000 isolation gowns and 250,000 masks.

L.A. Clippers owner, Steve Ballmer, has pledged $25 million.

The former Microsoft executive made the donation on behalf of himself and his wife.

Even Kylie Jenner has also done her bit to help.

Kylie Jenner donated the sum of $1 million dollars to help fight coronavirus. Her money will go towards providing face masks and other essential equipment.

Some celebs have come up with more creative ways to raise money.

Elton John hosted a benefit concert, titled iHeart Living Room Concert For America, on Sunday featuring a ton of famous faces performing from their homes including Billie Eilish, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Backstreet Boys, Sam Smith, and Lizzo. As per the BBC, the amount raised from the event was not immediately revealed, but Procter & Gamble gave $500,000, which was also matched by Fox.

But of course, it's not just celebs who have been making a difference...

Organizations, companies, and of course, ordinary people have also been mucking in.

One man turned his school bus into a delivery truck for Food for Kids.

"They delivered 10,000 meals Friday. Made my day."

Pay it forward.

This is such an amazing idea.

Helping kids stay creative.

"We delivered two dozen creativity bags before our Facebook post exploded. Now we have 700+ requests and cannot continue to self-fund. These bags are designed for low-income families with kids between 4 - 11 years old. They include activity books, crayons, pencils, pipe cleaners, construction paper, play-doh, stickers, and more. Each bag has a variety of items to keep your kids engaged," their page reads.

Even the smallest of gestures can go a long way.

Motivational messages and rainbows have been popping up on sidewalks and windows across the globe.

The latest positive news to come out of the pandemic?

Kent Taylor, CEO of the popular steakhouse chain, Texas Roadhouse, announced on Thursday that he will be forgoing the rest of his 2020 salary and bonus to pay employees amid the outbreak.

The remaining salary and bonus amount to $525,000 each...

Totalling up to $1,050,000.

Taylor has already donated $5 million of his personal funds to Andy's Outreach, a non-profit helping employees in times of need.

"Kent Taylor has always said that Texas Roadhouse is a People-company that just happens to serve great steaks. His donation of his salary and bonus to help employees is the embodiment of that saying," a Texas Roadhouse spokesperson told The Hill. "We are blessed to have his leadership."

Although, this isn't the only thing Texas Roadhouse has done to help...

A group of the popular chain's employees in Houston, TX, came together to provide over 2,600 free meals to families in need at a local high school.

Taylor's charitable move has earnt him significant praise online.

"I always liked Texas Roadhouse, but this makes me love them so much more. Thank you Kent Taylor. Class act, sir."

He's earnt the respect of many across the globe.


In fact, some are already saying they've received checks from him.

"Thank you Kent Taylor for that $200 check today," wrote one employee. "Texas roadhouse really cares about their employees. got my deposit this morning. Such a blessing in this time of need to work for such a great company. thankyou kent taylor!" said another.

His move is sure to make a huge difference to his employees during this time of crisis.

What an incredible act of kindness. Hopefully, it'll urge more people to do the same! Fancy some more positivity? Keep scrolling to see all the celebs who are trying to cheer us up during the pandemic. Just wait until you see the video of John Legend...