Some Good News Amid the Outbreak Vol 5
Guess what, friends? So many people are taking this opportunity to do good within their community, spend quality time with family, and spread joy. Here are ten more good news stories amid this outbreak.
Back in October, Justin Stuart and Andrew Scites bought a LOT of toilet paper for a YouTube video they planned, where they built a huge fort out of their amassed TP. They followed up that video with an update of them all that potty paper away to people on the street.
Neighbors in Milwaukee, who had time on their tiny hands, put on a bunch of inflatable T-rex costumes and organized a dinosaur parade. Of course, they stayed six feet away at all times, and marched through town to cheer up local kids.
A five-year-old's birthday party had to be cancelled in California due to assembly restrictions. His principal wanted to do something big to cheer him up, so a birthday parade was organized to drive by his house to help him celebrate his big day.
Like a lot of tourist spots that attract thousands of visitors daily, the Eiffel Tower has been closed for weeks. But every night the tower lights up and shines for a few minutes to show support for healthcare workers.
A New York company that makes 3-D printers came up with a design for a simple plastic faceguard that hospitals can easily print out and snap together. They posted the instructions for free.
The Sikh Center of New York has now given out more than 30,000 home-cooked meals to bring to people in isolation.
Teachers are dealing with teaching virtually in wonderfully goofy ways. BuzzFeed posted a video round-up of teachers keeping students entertained and engaged during online classes. One professor told his students they're in good hands, and he's used to the camera. Because he was an extra in Dirty Dancing.
There are more and more ways to keep your kids (or yourself, for that matter) busy and entertained. McHarper Manor in Ohio is now offering free online art classes to kids (and the young at heart) all over the world.
A woman in Indiana was helping her 89-year-old neighbor by running errands and picking up groceries, and when she dropped them off, she noticed her neighbor didn't look well. Instinct told her to lay her on the couch and call 911. Her neighbor didn't have the virus. She was having a heart attack. Running errands and checking on her neighbor ended up saving a life.