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Re: WW Activity: Good news stories!

Hahaha @Tiny_leaf how unfortunate for the wine company - I'm sure people stuck at home were cheering 

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Also, just found out about this Social Distancing Festival which has been created for artists everywhere to have a place to showcase their work. 

 

 

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@Bre-RO  I love that idea so much, it's brilliant! I know a lot of people in the arts communities are going to be doing it really tough with so many major events being cancelled, but I'm loving the innovation and sense of community that is also starting to shine through. 

 

My good news story for today is in a similar vein - this article focuses on all of the wonderful random acts of kindness that people have been doing in their communities. 

 

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"Neighbourhood buddy systems are springing up across Melbourne as the coronavirus pandemic brings out the best in human nature.

While scenes of fighting over toilet paper and empty supermarket shelves have shown people at their worst, acts of kindness are becoming more common as people reach out to help the elderly and others in need.

People are offering to do shopping, run errands, collect medicine, borrow library books and DVDs and other support during periods of COVID-19 self-isolation or supermarket shortages caused by panic buying." 

 

To read the rest of the story, click here 

 

Kate Adamson and her sons; Banjo 11, Rupert 9 and Alastair 6, pin posters up around Elwood's streets offering help to the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

I have signed up on a FB group I'm a part of to offer to get groceries, home essentials, or run errands for anyone in my neighbourhood who's not able to leave their house - I am loving seeing so many communities coming together, and realising that it truly is small acts of human kindness that can make a really big difference to how we all cope in a really challenging time. 

 

It reminds me of this quote, which I've seen circulating again recently..

 

There are always people helping Heart 

 

Image result for look for the helpers meme

 

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I love that quote @Janine-RO :') The light in the dark is definitely how communities come together. Funny that sometimes it's these tough times remind us how much us humans need each other. Feeling very grateful for the spirit of humankind this morning and especially for all the brave healthcare workers around the world! 

 

lionel hutz simpsons GIF

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Absolutely @Bre-RO . I've been thinking a lot of all of the amazing frontline health care workers around the world (including some of my loved ones) - they are absolute heroes in my book. 

 

One more that I thought people here might enjoy! 

 

Some Japanese primary school students had their graduation ceremony cancelled due to COVID-19. 

 

Image result for japanese minecraft graduation

 

They decided to find another way - and took it on themselves to design an entire graduation hall on minecraft, then all gathered together and held their "graduation" on a minecraft server instead. 

 

Full story is here 

 

I love the creativity, problem solving, and happy smile on that little guy's face as he "graduates" with his class. 

 

 

 

 

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@Janine-RO that's amazing!

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@Tiny_leaf  isn't it awesome! 

 

I love the screenshots, and how happy the kids look. Minecraft sometimes gets a really bad rap among parents, but I really like how it encourages creativity like this (my bigger kid plays but only in creative mode Smiley Happy ) I also love how a group of 11 year olds showed so much ingenuity and creativity that it's now gone viral and is making people smile all over the world Smiley Happy 

 

Some more nice images here 

 

View image on Twitter

 

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Hey guys, I know that I have been pretty desperate for some good news over the last few days, so I thought I would share a few of the things that have warmed my heart lately here: 

 

This first one is from one of our gorgeous colleagues at ReachOut, she shared this via email with us all today and these are her words:

 

I just wanted to share something that happened in India yesterday with all of you.
 
Earlier last week the Indian Prime Minister requested the entire country to applaud those working at the forefront of COVI... - such as doctors and emergency workers at 5 pm by clapping and banging pots - and the country came together for just that!
 
It was amazing for me to witness the immense scale of unity via video call and on social media where everyone I knew stood in their own balconies and terraces and clapped. 
 
I found the image below on this article, it's originally from twitter  and the tweet that accompanies it reads
 
"Thank you from the deepest of my heart & soul to all those doctors, nurses, police staff, army soldiers, airline staff, chemist shops and all those working selflessly in this time of global crisis. God bless the world 🙏🏽❤️
 
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I also found this beautiful article about random acts of kindness that have been happening during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

 

There are so many gems on that page, one of my favourites is a team of people in Italy who worked out how to make new valves for respirators using a 3D printer

 

3d printer respirator valves

 

And this beautiful image of primary school students who are making hand-made cards to send to people in isolation

 

get well soon cards coronavirus

 

And the final one made me shed a little tear - this husband celebrating his 67th wedding anniversary with his wife, even though they couldn't be physically together

 

Anniversary

 

 

 

Has anyone else seen any good news stories that they'd like to share? 

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Hey guys, I don't normally do this but thought I'd tag in some people who may like some good news stories - and I would also LOVE to read any that you might like to share! I just remembered one more that I will post a bit later too. 

 

@Tiny_leaf  @Rattata  @MB95  @hellofriend  @xXLexi_Lou122Xx  @trashconverters  @liv1611  @Hozzles  @WheresMySquishy @scared01  @Tay100  @Bananatime04 

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@Janine-RO thanks so much for the tag, I can't wait to see what unfolds here Smiley Happy