Coronavirus sparks acts of kindness, resilience across world
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One of the most insidious effects of the novel coronavirus is fear.
But sometimes when times it feel as if things are at its worst, we can see hope through the actions of others.
People have been using the #coronakindness on Twitter to spread positive stories on how communities are coming together.
Several NBA players are stepping forward and donating thousands of dollars to assist hourly employees missing out on their regular pay because of the suspended NBA season.
Basketball star Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha are raising money to buy 1 million meals for children in California who may not have access to lunch anymore because of school closings.
Rebecca Mehra from Oregon tweeted about an elderly couple too afraid to go in a grocery store.
They had been sitting in their car waiting for 45 minutes asking for help when Mehra finally came over to assist.
She went in instead to get their food.
Her tweet has been shared over 100,000 times.
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump sent Senator Lindsey Graham a care package.
Graham is currently self quarantining after coming into contact with multiple people who tested positive for coronavirus.
And in Italy the entire country is on lockdown.
But their resilient spirit was on full display Friday when people all over the country stepped out onto their balconies and belted out the national anthem.
They called it “flash mob Sonora” which included people playing instruments and singing.
They also broke out into a round of applause from their balconies in a show of gratitude for the doctors and nurses caring for the sick.
Posted – 3.15.20