It's tough to stay positive when coronavirus deaths top 10,000 globally and entire nations go on lockdown. And in the midst of the fear and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, each day seems to bring news that's worse than the day before. However, as in most major disasters, tragedies, and public health threats, there are reasons for a better future.

So, even though it's difficult to be the “it could always be worse” type of person during these difficult times, let's try. After all, what other options do we have? Bored Panda has compiled a list of good news about COVID-19 to complement the ones we already have, so scroll down and check 'em out!

#1

These Are Epic Times

These Are Epic Times

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Water Bottle
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2 months ago (edited)

I’m going to Staples now

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It's worth mentioning that most people with COVID-19 recover. Current estimates suggest that 99% of people infected will beat it. Some people even don't experience any of the symptoms at all. Yes, thousands have died, but the overall death rate is about 1% (or perhaps even lower), far less than MERS (about 34%), SARS (about 11%), or Ebola (90%), though a lot higher than the average seasonal flu (0.1%). Condolences to all the lives lost to this illness, and we should expect many more cases, but if we were to isolate the fatality rates, it could be far worse.

#2

Leadership Indeed

Leadership Indeed

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Cee Mor
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2 months ago

That's a leader!

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Also, scientists have found out how the novel coronavirus breaks into human cells. This will significantly help to develop treatments. It began when researchers revealed the first picture of how the novel coronavirus binds with human respiratory cells to produce more viruses. The scientists in China then solidified the images all the way down to the level of the atoms at the binding points. With this news, understanding how the virus enters cells will significantly aid researchers in finding drugs and vaccines to fight the virus.

A good example of this also comes from China where local medical authorities reported that a drug used in Japan to treat new strains of influenza appeared to be effective in coronavirus patients. Zhang Xinmin, an official at China's science and technology ministry, said favipiravir, developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm, had produced promising results in clinical trials in Wuhan and Shenzhen involving 340 patients.

#3

Not Often Do We See People This Young And Mature. Bravo Edmidgley, We Are Sorry You Had To Step Down

Not Often Do We See People This Young And Mature. Bravo Edmidgley, We Are Sorry You Had To Step Down

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Water Bottle
Community Member
2 months ago

Damn

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Next, humanity's response to future pandemics should improve. "The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed shortcomings in healthcare systems throughout the world that provide an opportunity to improve them," Robert H. Shmerling, MD, wrote in the Harvard Health Blog. "For example, a faster global response, better and quicker distribution of testing kits, and more coordinated and coherent public messaging should be expected the next time around. (No guarantees, of course.)"

The new coronavirus epidemic is a huge problem that's probably only gonna get bigger in the following weeks and months. For those who are infected and those trying to avoid infection, these are definitely tough times. But, as Shmerling put it, "Amid all the doom and gloom, there are some positive stories, positive messages and reasons to remain hopeful."

#4

Husband Celebrates 67th Anniversary Outside Wife’s Nursing Home

Husband Celebrates 67th Anniversary Outside Wife’s Nursing Home

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slackjack
Community Member
2 months ago

UDAMAN!

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#5

Lots Of Strange Things Happening In The World Lately. Adopted This Rescue Kitty Today To Help Make Both Our Lives Better

Lots Of Strange Things Happening In The World Lately. Adopted This Rescue Kitty Today To Help Make Both Our Lives Better

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Dinetk
Community Member
2 months ago

A black one! I have a black almost 17 year old black lady and she's so special. I'm sure she'll give you joy.

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#6

We Don’t Deserve John Bon Jovi

We Don’t Deserve John Bon Jovi

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Firework
Community Member
2 months ago

That's really nice to risk coronavirus without getting paid, I hope the kitchen stays open.

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#7

Heroes

Heroes

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
2 months ago

Now u see how unfair and ridiculous some wages are?

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#8

My Local Chinese Restaurant Fed 100 People For Free Today. This Is What Community Is All About

My Local Chinese Restaurant Fed 100 People For Free Today. This Is What Community Is All About

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

Bloody good on them. That food looks amazing!

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#9

This 103 Year Old Iranian Women Beat The The Corona Virus And Was Allowed To Go Back Home! She’s Holding A Piece Of Paper Saying “I Defeated The Corona Virus”

This 103 Year Old Iranian Women Beat The The Corona Virus And Was Allowed To Go Back Home! She’s Holding A Piece Of Paper Saying “I Defeated The Corona Virus”

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Real Joe Biden
Community Member
2 months ago

Good for her. I like this lady.

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#10

Husband And Wife On First Line Of Defense Against Coronavirus. Finally Meet For Couple Minutes

Husband And Wife On First Line Of Defense Against Coronavirus. Finally Meet For Couple Minutes

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Spinaap
Community Member
2 months ago

damn onions

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#11

Stop Hoarding

Stop Hoarding

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes, be like Ashley

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#12

That's How You Do It!

That's How You Do It!

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Falcon
Community Member
2 months ago

Yup, similar story here, my landlord, whom I've rented the appartment for 5+ years, called me and told me that if I'm struggling with money, I don't need to pay the rent for the time being if things at work get bad.

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#13

This Church Has The Right Idea

This Church Has The Right Idea

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 months ago

Good Christians them. They're not all lunatics.

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#14

He Comes To Talk To His Dad Every Day Since The Nursing Home Is On Lockdown

He Comes To Talk To His Dad Every Day Since The Nursing Home Is On Lockdown

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Autumn Galloway
Community Member
2 months ago

awww that is a real son. I feel for him.

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#15

China Sent Medical Masks To Italy

China Sent Medical Masks To Italy

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Micah Patchen
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm from America and so wish that ANYONE in our broken government would be even half as helpful. Or hell PRETENDED to give a crap about others the selfish pigs.

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#16

Great News

Great News

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Charolett Wells
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Who, who ,who, who. Finally, someone was able to answer it.

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#17

This Japanese Shopkeeper's Smile 

This Japanese Shopkeeper's Smile 

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 months ago

That is so wonderful!

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#18

100 Years Old Today And The Nursing Home Is On Coronavirus Lockdown So They Sang To Her From Outside

100 Years Old Today And The Nursing Home Is On Coronavirus Lockdown So They Sang To Her From Outside

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J.Norton
Community Member
2 months ago

Dang it, stop making me cry! 💕

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#19

Humans Above Business. Always

Humans Above Business. Always

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 months ago

💖

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#20

Jennifer Haller, The First Person In The World To Be Injected With The Experimental Vaccine For The Covid-19

Jennifer Haller, The First Person In The World To Be Injected With The Experimental Vaccine For The Covid-19

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Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
2 months ago

Praying for her!

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#21

I'm Gonna Cry

I'm Gonna Cry

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Hannah Spivey
Community Member
2 months ago

thats so heartwarming

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#22

Granddaughter Telling Grandfather The News Of Her Engagement

Granddaughter Telling Grandfather The News Of Her Engagement

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Adam C
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Who is keeping grandpa company?

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#23

A Doctor In Wuhan Stopped To Let A 87 Year Old Patient To See The Sunset During A Transfer

A Doctor In Wuhan Stopped To Let A 87 Year Old Patient To See The Sunset During A Transfer

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Human #1,232,867
Community Member
2 months ago

With the production stopped, finally people can see the sky again in China.

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#24

Someone With A Generous And Kind Heart

Someone With A Generous And Kind Heart

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Firework
Community Member
2 months ago

💛 This is their heart. Notice that it's golden.

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#25

Distancing Solution In A Danish Supermarket

Distancing Solution In A Danish Supermarket

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Petra Schaap
Community Member
2 months ago

and no one has a 10 year supply of toiletpaper with him!

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#26

During The Quarantine, A Pianist In Barcelona Went To His Balcony To Play “My Heart Will Go On”

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Magpie
Community Member
2 months ago

THANK YOU !!!!! trying to upvote this a hundred times. Thru' chills and tears.

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#27

My Wife Off To Fight Covid-19. Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Wear Ppe

My Wife Off To Fight Covid-19. Not All Heroes Wear Capes. Some Wear Ppe

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A2Bros
Community Member
2 months ago

PPE: Personal Protection Equipment.

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#28

A Customer Left A $2,500 Tip To Support An Ohio Bar That Had To Close Because Of Coronavirus

A Customer Left A $2,500 Tip To Support An Ohio Bar That Had To Close Because Of Coronavirus

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Lady Laura
Community Member
2 months ago

This so so sweet!

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#29

Sometimes A Bad Situation Brings Out The Best

Sometimes A Bad Situation Brings Out The Best

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 months ago

God love Alec and Leandra.

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#30

Boyfriend Lost His Serving Job Because Of Corona. Bosses Cleared Out The Kitchen To Provide Food For Employees And Intend On Making Them Weekly Care Packages

Boyfriend Lost His Serving Job Because Of Corona. Bosses Cleared Out The Kitchen To Provide Food For Employees And Intend On Making Them Weekly Care Packages

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Water Bottle
Community Member
2 months ago

That is a restaurant I would love to work for

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#31

Father Of The Year

Father Of The Year

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Water Bottle
Community Member
2 months ago

This is awesome

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#32

A Local Bank In My Area Bought All The Corned Beef From A Local Deli After They Had To Shut Down Do To The Coronavirus

A Local Bank In My Area Bought All The Corned Beef From A Local Deli After They Had To Shut Down Do To The Coronavirus

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Water Bottle
Community Member
2 months ago

That is a great way to get customers

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#33

My Kindergarten Teaching Wife Holding Daily Zoom Sessions For Her Students.  Because She's A Real Hero!

My Kindergarten Teaching Wife Holding Daily Zoom Sessions For Her Students.  Because She's A Real Hero!

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

@boredpanda Can you please ban this Real Joe Biden please? He's a complete asshole.

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#34

Stay Safe Be Kind

Stay Safe Be Kind

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Water Bottle
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

It’s not a movie I want to be in right now

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#35

Wholesome

Wholesome

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Hannah Spivey
Community Member
2 months ago

is soooo adorable

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#36

Spanish Soldiers Helping An Elderly Woman During Quarentine

Spanish Soldiers Helping An Elderly Woman During Quarentine

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panda to nobody
Community Member
2 months ago

*Quarantine, not quarentine. It's from Italian meaning "40 days" because they used to hold ships in the harbour for 40 days before they let people enter the country.

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#37

A 98 Year Old Patient Recovered From Coronavirus In China

A 98 Year Old Patient Recovered From Coronavirus In China

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Jim Kang
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not propaganda, the elderly are more susceptible to corona, like they are with influenza, and many other illnesses. It doesn't mean that some won't survive this pandemic. Just like some of the younger victims will sadly die from this.

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#38

This Student Created A Network Of 'Shopping Angels' To Help The Elderly Get Groceries During The Coronavirus Pandemic

This Student Created A Network Of 'Shopping Angels' To Help The Elderly Get Groceries During The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Summer Woodsong
Community Member
2 months ago

Another hero, bless her!

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#39

We Need More Efforts Like These

We Need More Efforts Like These

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panda to nobody
Community Member
2 months ago

Many distilleries doing this, including one in my home town!

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#40

NZ Supermarket

NZ Supermarket

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Katerina Huskova
Community Member
2 months ago

Here in the CZ we have 2 hours shopping window for only elderly people.

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#41

Reasonable And Appreciative Customers? No Way

Reasonable And Appreciative Customers? No Way

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PyroKitty
Community Member
2 months ago

So kind.

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#42

Drew Is A Legend

Drew Is A Legend

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Water Bottle
Community Member
2 months ago

Maybe I should do this

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#43

Nice

Nice

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Sori
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes! Their wages are so low compared to others and super market employees usually have to work during times that others stay home for.

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#44

Took Mom To Walmart This Morning To Grab A Few Things And As Usual, The Toilet Paper And Paper Towels Were Nowhere To Be Found

Took Mom To Walmart This Morning To Grab A Few Things And As Usual, The Toilet Paper And Paper Towels Were Nowhere To Be Found

As we were walking to the car, we see this guy stopping some elderly folks and handing them bags of toilet paper.... Out of his trunk. I was blown away because I'm usually expecting the worst in people. He came over to us and asked if we needed some then handed my mom a bag with, I think 5 or 6 rolls. Then he says he didn't want money... He was just out helping the older folks that needed it! That was pretty rad.

Thank you, toilet paper guy!!

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Dynein
Community Member
2 months ago

This is would not be necessary if supermarkets would limit the amount a single person can take for the most popular items. The supermarket where I usually shop did that - and guess what, we were able to find everything we needed this week.

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#45

Chris Is Definitely A Bro

Chris Is Definitely A Bro

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Aria Whitaker
Community Member
2 months ago

This. This is humanity.

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#46

Neighbours On Lockdown Sing Happy Birthday To 80 Year Old From Their Balconies

Neighbours On Lockdown Sing Happy Birthday To 80 Year Old From Their Balconies

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Magpie
Community Member
2 months ago

What impresses me ; is that they know it is her birthday. Well done!

#47

This Is Darryl Falzarano, His 12 Member Research Team Is Currently Testing A Vaccine For Covid-19

This Is Darryl Falzarano, His 12 Member Research Team Is Currently Testing A Vaccine For Covid-19

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 months ago

Read more about these amazing Canadian scientists at VIDO-InterVac here: https://www.vido.org/

#48

You Amazing Humans, We Thank You

You Amazing Humans, We Thank You

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 months ago

Stay safe Superheroes!!

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#49

China Permanently Bans Consumption Of Wild Animals

China Permanently Bans Consumption Of Wild Animals

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

I doubted this but: https://vegnews.com/2020/2/china-permanently-bans-consumption-of-wild-animals

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#50

We Had To Cancel Our Wedding, But We Didn’t Cancel The Marriage

We Had To Cancel Our Wedding, But We Didn’t Cancel The Marriage

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Dinetk
Community Member
2 months ago

All the best!

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#51

Due To Coronavirus, We Decided To Just Go To The Courthouse Today Instead Of Stressing About The Wedding We've Been Planning For Months. Couldn't Be Happier

Due To Coronavirus, We Decided To Just Go To The Courthouse Today Instead Of Stressing About The Wedding We've Been Planning For Months. Couldn't Be Happier

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Zorena Deckard
Community Member
2 months ago

Congratulations! Now go stay safe!

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#52

Covid Power Couple Working Long Shifts In The ER! I Cannot Tell You How Happy I Am To Have My Boyfriend Who Understands The Stresses I’m Going Through

Covid Power Couple Working Long Shifts In The ER! I Cannot Tell You How Happy I Am To Have My Boyfriend Who Understands The Stresses I’m Going Through

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

All doctors and nurses dealing with this virus are putting their own health on the line. Americans often say "Thank you for your service" to military personnel. I would like to say it to all medics everywhere: Thank you for your service!

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#53

Policeman Feeding Birds Near Erbil Citadel During COVID-19. No One Else Is Out Due To The Pandemic

Policeman Feeding Birds Near Erbil Citadel During COVID-19. No One Else Is Out Due To The Pandemic

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Aria Whitaker
Community Member
2 months ago

Hey, the sky-rats have to eat too!! Thanks officers!

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#54

My Mom Saw Phil Woodman, President Of Woodman's (Major Grocery Chain In The Midwest), Stocking The Chicken At His Store This Morning

My Mom Saw Phil Woodman, President Of Woodman's (Major Grocery Chain In The Midwest), Stocking The Chicken At His Store This Morning

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Carol Emory
Community Member
2 months ago

That's an awesome owner. Ok Waltons..he set the bar high. Ball's in your court!

#55

Shout Out To My Sister For Singing Happy Birthday To Me While I’m Self Quarantined. Here’s To 28!

Shout Out To My Sister For Singing Happy Birthday To Me While I’m Self Quarantined. Here’s To 28!

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Jennifer Gould
Community Member
2 months ago

They look so much alike! Happy Birthday!

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#56

Oink, Oink

Oink, Oink

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Dinetk
Community Member
2 months ago

I was in Genua last year and saw them during the day.

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#57

My Sister On The Left, Chicago Fire Department Paramedic. Thanks For Being Awesome, Dork

My Sister On The Left, Chicago Fire Department Paramedic. Thanks For Being Awesome, Dork

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J.Norton
Community Member
2 months ago

Yay!!!! 🥰 Dorks unite!

#58

Good Socializing Etiquette In The Era Of The Coronavirus

Good Socializing Etiquette In The Era Of The Coronavirus

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Donna Rakowiecki
Community Member
2 months ago

I love this. They are smartly enjoying a social gathering.

#59

Elderly Residents In A Care Home In Scotland Have Not Been Allowed Visitation From Their Loved Ones Due To Covid 19. The Carers Are Using Facebook To Keep In Touch With Their Families To Let Them Know They Are Safe

Elderly Residents In A Care Home In Scotland Have Not Been Allowed Visitation From Their Loved Ones Due To Covid 19. The Carers Are Using Facebook To Keep In Touch With Their Families To Let Them Know They Are Safe

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Sori
Community Member
2 months ago

Awwww

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#60

Give A Little Smile In This Troubling Time. My Work Is Giving Away Free Toilet Paper When You Spend $5 In Our Drive-Thru. Everyone Gets A Good Laugh About It! Love My Job

Give A Little Smile In This Troubling Time. My Work Is Giving Away Free Toilet Paper When You Spend $5 In Our Drive-Thru. Everyone Gets A Good Laugh About It! Love My Job

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Vicky
Community Member
2 months ago

One quick question where is this ? I have a bunch of elder neighbors and would like to give it to them.

#61

My Neighborhood Converted Our Library To A Food And Supply Bank During The Covid-19 Pandemic

My Neighborhood Converted Our Library To A Food And Supply Bank During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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Rick
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice idea... but I am confused - this is a library? It looks like a giant post box. How do you rent books out from there? Surely there is nobody manning it all the time?

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#62

My Local Distillery Started Making Hand Sanitizer And Giving It Away For Free

My Local Distillery Started Making Hand Sanitizer And Giving It Away For Free

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REDNEKNATION
Community Member
2 months ago

love the name

#63

Butcher Dave Jones, The Owner Of D Jones Butchers In Earlsheaton, UK, Posted On Social Media Offering To Deliver 2-Week Food Parcel At No Cost, After A Rise In Coronavirus Cases Across The UK

Butcher Dave Jones, The Owner Of D Jones Butchers In Earlsheaton, UK, Posted On Social Media Offering To Deliver 2-Week Food Parcel At No Cost, After A Rise In Coronavirus Cases Across The UK

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Sori
Community Member
2 months ago

What a good guy!

#64

The Red Cross In Italy Helping Deliver Food And Goods To The Quarantined

The Red Cross In Italy Helping Deliver Food And Goods To The Quarantined

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

That resident is overwhelmed. Beautiful.

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#65

The Owner Of My Local Supermarket Hitesh Is Opening Early And Allowing Only Pensioners For An Hour

The Owner Of My Local Supermarket Hitesh Is Opening Early And Allowing Only Pensioners For An Hour

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Louplou
Community Member
2 months ago

I wish my local IGA was as kind. Living in a small rural town (1500 people), only one supermarket & they've jacked up all their prices - because life isn't difficult enough atm. Examples: $7(au) for a lettuce, $19 for 5kg potatoes and regardless of family size (we're a family of 6) only allowed to purchase 1 of any item

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#66

Free Books

Free Books

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Summer Woodsong
Community Member
2 months ago

No worries, just place the box of books outside for a couple days before sharing. The virus dies on paper and plastic fairly quickly. If you put the books each in a ziplock and folks use gloves, it could still work. Maybe add a note/sign to explain what precautions had been taken and how to be safe. Not a bad idea, just needs some detail added.

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#67

School Staff In Wyoming, Standing Out In The Storm With Lunches For Students

School Staff In Wyoming, Standing Out In The Storm With Lunches For Students

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 months ago

Hero!

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#68

A Hotel In Wuhan Has Been Providing 1000 Free “Love Box Lunch” Meals A Day For Frontline Medical Staff At Hospitals

A Hotel In Wuhan Has Been Providing 1000 Free “Love Box Lunch” Meals A Day For Frontline Medical Staff At Hospitals

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REDNEKNATION
Community Member
2 months ago

love the hats

#69

Salute To All Health Workers Around The Globe Sacrificing Their Comfort And Safety To Help Another

Salute To All Health Workers Around The Globe Sacrificing Their Comfort And Safety To Help Another

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Magpie
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope they are looking after their own health as well.

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#70

A Patient’s Daughter Writing Messages To Her Mom During The Visitor Ban Amidst The Corona Outbreak

A Patient’s Daughter Writing Messages To Her Mom During The Visitor Ban Amidst The Corona Outbreak

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#71

My Local Trader Joe's Making Sure People Get What They Need

My Local Trader Joe's Making Sure People Get What They Need