Another week done, and it was filled with good news guys!
The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a lot of sadness, anxiety and upset globally. We have, of course, been asked to social distance from each other, in the hopes of stopping the spread of the illness.
If you have turned the news on at any stage in the last 2 weeks or so, you will have been bombarded with news about the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). And while we do think it’s important to stay informed, it can get a bit overwhelming.
So, I have decided to share some good news with you all. Lovely things that have happened this week, stories that show how amazing communities are, and just general stuff to make you smile at a time when you may really need a reason to.
Penguins got a tour of the zoo
So as we all know, all non-essential businesses across the globe have been asked to close, to ease the spread of the Coronavirus. Among the businesses that have closed their doors? Zoos! And in Detroit Zoo, a few of the penguins were given the freedom to wander and roam, because of the closure. According to the Zoo, Michigan’s recent temperatures are ideal for letting penguins explore outside of their chilly habitat, which is great for animal enrichment. HOW CUTE?
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Google donated €800 million and 3 million masks
Honestly, you’d almost forget just how much money Google is worth, and then they go and donate close to A BILLION to fight the coronavirus. The money will go to supporting businesses and health organisations fighting the COVID-19 illness. In a blog post, CEO Sunday Pichai announced that the company is working with supplier Magid Glove & Safety to ramp up production of masks in the coming weeks. Good on you, lads.
‘Keep Them Lit’
This morning, I stumbled across the most gorgeous video on Instagram, that I had to share. Entitled ‘Keep Them Lit’ the video is a call out to people to help support their local shops, restaurants and bars during this uncertain time. Whether it’s buying a voucher, ordering something to go or making a booking and paying in advance, we need to try to #KeepThemLit.
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A new kind of mask
One thing I found this week that genuinely put a smile on my face was an invention by Ashley Lawrence. The college student has created special masks for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The masks have a clear plastic window in the middle, “for anyone who uses speech reading, lip reading, anybody like that.” What a lovely thing to do!
Crocs made a donation
Listen, whether you like them or not, you can’t deny that Crocs are a great shoe for people working in healthcare. Earlier this week, Crocs announced that U.S. health-care workers who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak can get a free pair of the rubber clogs.
Have a great weekend, and be safe!