As we enter our 4th week of lockdown, the light at the end of the tunnel may still seem a while away. But we're here to banish the lockdown blues (even for a few minutes) with a couple of heartwarming news articles.
We'd be happy for this incredible man to captain our ship because the WW2 veteran vowed to raise £1000 for the NHS by doing 100 laps of his garden. Well his goal came and went and as of 17th April, his total has surpassed £18 million! This incredible feat will go a long way towards protecting our front line staff and beating this virus!
Fancy donating? Here is Tom's donation page. You can also show your appritiation by clapping for Tom's 100th birthday on 30th April. Captain Tom, we salute you!
A Lockdown Love Story
Dating and the lockdown - two things that just aren't compatible... right? Not for Jeremy Cohen. The New Yorker was minding his own business when a rooftop dancing beauty caught his eye. With the help of a drone and a long lens camera, he passed on his number....and the rest, as they say is history. Since they have been on a few 'dates' all recorded for your viewing pleasure on his Instagram. Check out parts 1 - 5 (with more being added all the time) on his page here.
Light at the end of the Tunnel
Even though the UK is facing more weeks of lockdown, there is hope ahead. A number of European countries have started lifting restrictions. In Denmark children are slowly returning to school, the Spanish are trickling back to normality with people returning to work in some sectors. So, even though 'normal life' is still a way away yet, these little things are rays of sunshine through the stormy clouds.
I Can See Clearly
Residents in the Punjab region of India are, for the first time in decades, able to see the Himalayas for the first time in decades due to reduced levels of pollution since India's Covid-19 lockdown. The mountains are visible from up to 125 miles away!
Being in hospital - COVID or no COVID - can be a scary situation, but with all the added PPE, doctors and nurses' faces are almost total obscured. Many workers are combatting this by adding photos of them smiling to thier uniforms to create a more personal, friendly service.
And If All Else Fails...
Be more like Annette Muller, who went viral thanks to her sign asking for a top up of 'the essentials'