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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3 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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3 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
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3 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
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3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 months ago

Now u see how unfair and ridiculous some wages are?

Malakai
Community Member
3 months ago

The cleaners and sanitation workers, too. We take out your trash and keep your cities and buildings clean so stuff like this doesn't spread further.

panda to nobody
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3 months ago

Don't forget mail carriers!

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
3 months ago

And bus and train drivers. I am so glad MARTA (Atlanta transit) is still running!

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Jane Griffin
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3 months ago

Cops, firefighters, dispatchers too!

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
3 months ago

And lo and behold, apparently the people producing toilet paper are on that list too.

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 months ago

There are no people producing toilet paper..it's a mechanized and runs 24 hours. That's the only reason why stores keep getting shipments.

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Tracy Mouaikel
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3 months ago

many of whom make minimum wage but by all means let’s keep paying CEOs mega bucks.

pusheen buttercup
Community Member
3 months ago

Damn cashiers have such a hard job too. I did it for a couple of years- I wasn't a very good one either. :) Most of it was silently thinking "please don't yell at me" and "damn my feet hurt".

AzKhaleesi
Community Member
3 months ago

the law enforcement to include police and correctional staff, the fire department, the military....

Magpie
Community Member
3 months ago

And garbage collectors ! and the plumber behind the scenes!! Sewerage treatment people....and oh god the people that make my hot water happen.

TrashPandaru
Community Member
3 months ago

THE FUCKING PUBLIC AREA CLEANERS!

boredkoala
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3 months ago

Upvote upvote upvote upvote

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Jane Campbell
Community Member
3 months ago

It's the folks on TV and radio and all their backup folks who keep us informed. It's the fire department, the police officers, and the EMA. It's the governments and bureaucrats who are trying to organize so very many details too numerous to mention. It's the scientists who are working to find a vaccination. It's even Amazon that is hiring 100,000 people to keep up with orders but helping laid off workers at the same time. It's the car companies volunteering to retool factories to manufacture key medical supplies.. Not all folks are front line but where would we be without all these other folks backing them up.

Freya the Wanderer
Community Member
3 months ago

We could last a lot, lot longer without obscenely overpaid actors, athletes, CEOs and hedge fund managers than we could with woefully underpaid cops, firefighters, bus drivers, teachers, etc.

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Tedus
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3 months ago

scientists aren't that bad either. Should listen to them more often.

Meyer Weinstock
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3 months ago

well stated! -Dr M

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Rachael Kipphut
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3 months ago

Yep. My dad worked grocery his entire life and taught us that you’ll always have a job in grocery

Nhaundar
Community Member
3 months ago

The apothecary, the plumber, the workers in industy to provide food, the farmers and so on....

Beth Arriaga
Community Member
3 months ago

And the only one of those that is paid a decent wage is the doctor. And even then, he/she is charged outrageous sums to insurance - at least here in the US. Ridiculous

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
3 months ago

not necessarily....malpractise insurance premiums elevate annually... -Dr M

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Jonahs Mrs
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3 months ago (edited)

And us Pharmacy staff are now probably the closest you can get to seeing a medical professional outside a hospital as GP surgeries are closed to face to face appointments, they are all being done over the phone(UK) x

Lindsay Davis
Community Member
3 months ago

And the cleaners! I recently started working housekeeping and my coworkers are working like crazy to make sure everything is clean to help keep everyone safe.

Jessica Temple
Community Member
3 months ago

Also WIC ladies:)

SirWriteALot
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope. Teachers stay home too.

Haleema
Community Member
3 months ago

They have always been the real key workers ,it is a shame that people do not see it at times of ease.

Misty Suarez-Forehand
Community Member
3 months ago

Im glad someone see us retailer worker

KoalaLa
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm a cop. I get extra shifts because people don't seem to understand the importance of a lockdown... Bars and restaurants secretly opened, curtains closed. Students organizing drinking parties. Because of this, I come in contact with a lot more people then I should. Stay. The. F. Home.

Bob Beltcher
Community Member
3 months ago

And the back of house bankers, the ones processing all your transactions.

Peter Bear
Community Member
3 months ago

Warehouse worker here, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this. We work our butts off to make sure that you can get all your online orders, and in these times, we're in an incredibly high-risk position. You're welcome, and I say that with no sarcasm at all. Thank you for your thanks.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
3 months ago

UK government has ALWAYS called them key workers. Not paid them as such, but called them that.

mca
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes and yes!! Why are we paying actors and sports professionals millions to watch them "play" for 2 or 3 hours and teachers with whom we entrust our children for 7-8 hours EVERY day pennies?? The logo is so twisted.

Martine
Community Member
3 months ago

All those people working now deserve the wages paid to football/soccer/tennis/golf/... players!

Ljdia
Community Member
3 months ago

YES!! Finally. And also the others already mentioned in the comments. It's eye opening.

Raven Wolfwillow
Community Member
3 months ago

The security guards

Kathy Mikesell
Community Member
3 months ago

I wish I could put your message on billboards all over the country, Rachael

Ben Steinberg
Community Member
3 months ago

A big company is like a pyramid, with all the workers at the bottom and the CEO or what have you at the pinnacle. Everyone seems to focus of the top but if all the workers disappeared, the top would collapse...

Marlene
Community Member
3 months ago

Don‘t forget about all those who work in critical infrastructure - electricity, waste management, telecommunications, water and waste water, public transport, road maintenance, power generation etc. These people are easily forgotten. There’s always a big uproar if any of their services malfunction/fail but nobody thinks about appreciating them when everything goes right. And if you are lucky to work from home (therefore, still having a job), don‘t forget to thank your IT department colleagues! Without them, there would be no WFH.

Ronnie Beaton
Community Member
3 months ago

So say we all! My eldest niece is a newly qualified nurse, and when all this blows over (whenever that may be) I'm taking her out to dinner.

Muriel Gillespie
Community Member
3 months ago

In our modern world we tend to make heroes out of the wrong people. I think we all know the kind of people i mean!! Let us realize we are surrounded by 'heroes' every day who quietly do the jobs that really make a difference to society. Let's remember that when all of this is over.

Josh Coker
Community Member
3 months ago

fedex delivery driver here. yes, i'm still working. no one signs the scanners anymore but me. some places won't even take deliveries. some businesses won't let me in the door but come out to take the deliveries. there's a MASSIVE pileup behind closed doors at work from businesses who won't accept anything till this is over. which makes sense!

JuJu
Community Member
3 months ago

The garbage men!!!!!

Doris Won-Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

The laundromat workers too to keep your laundry clean and dirt free

Veronica Vatter
Community Member
3 months ago

And the TRUCKERS!!!

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
3 months ago

Right on, sista! - Dr M

Kim Conroy
Community Member
3 months ago

all nurses and doctors deserve a payrise after this.

Phil Vaive
Community Member
3 months ago

This. All these highly paid corporate people get to go home, comfortable and secure and safe, while those of us at the bottom of the pecking order get to go to work and get yelled at by the assholes who shouldn't even be out, all while exposing ourselves to COVID-19.

Isabela Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't forget the Scientists!

Guglielmo Marconi
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

"Don't bring socialist talk to that house, young girl!" said my father in law... 😶

Laura Pantazis
Community Member
3 months ago

The bankers are pretty important too. People need to pull their money from the bank to pay for the supplies.

Ester Lazarus
Community Member
3 months ago

Actually in my country banks are required to be open as normal and we're still seeing customers (South Africa)

Ninja Kitty
Community Member
3 months ago

the people we thought were never busy -m-

Full Name
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh jesus. How do you think business start? From saving your paper route money? People wouldn't have jobs to begin with sans bankers, and they wouldn't have pensions either. How about people stop the virtue signalling. Lots of people are important. You aren't special. And what does this have to do with teachers and shelf stackers? Fuck off with the virtue signalling. Rich people are not inherently bad, but you're inherently jealous.

Meyer Weinstock
Community Member
3 months ago

Actually, lucre is sin, by definition. Ergo, inherently evil. -Rev. Dr. M

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Margaret Bulfaro Lapsley
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3 months ago (edited)

May I ask, why the teachers? They are safe in their homes, they are getting their full pay, and most of them are not even teaching, so why are they on this list? Don't get me wrong, I respect teachers for what they do, but I do not believe that they are doing anything heroic in this situation; they are not doing anything that is on par with the others who are mentioned here.

Ljdia
Community Member
3 months ago

Many teachers here, and also in Germany, have to still go to school, and take care of the children of the doctors, nurses and other medical staff, police firemen etc.

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Real Joe Biden
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3 months ago

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"Unfair" is a word that children use.

Sori
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3 months ago

Dude... I need a nice list right now to help not have a anxiety attack, could you just stop, please

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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
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3 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
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3 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
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3 months ago

damn onions

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#11

Stop Hoarding

Stop Hoarding

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ADHORTATOR
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3 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
3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
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3 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
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3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 months ago

Praying for her!

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#21

I'm Gonna Cry

I'm Gonna Cry

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Hannah Spivey
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3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 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
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3 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
3 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
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3 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
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3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
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3 months ago

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

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