I’m on social media a lot, and for weeks it wasn’t the happiest place. People didn’t know what was going on, misinformation was spreading, and people were angry and scared. But, I’ve noticed that more and more sweet posts are popping up as people try and deal with the new normal happening right now of isolation, quarantine, and social distancing. Here are a few of the posts that have made me smile in the past few days. I hope they make you smile too.
1. Mom And Dad Eat With Quarantined Daughter
I love that the tradition of eating together isn’t lost in this family even though the daughter has to be quarantined after she came back from Italy. These parents are ensuring she does the right thing while making things as normal as possible.
i just got back from italy & was required to self quarantine in my room for 14 days so my parents ate every meal with me from the hallway. i don’t deserve them :’) pic.twitter.com/0mwLSdkIdv
— mia (@miabongo) March 19, 2020
2. Quarantine Bingo
I know my parents are missing bingo right now! They would sure love the bingo interaction that this community is having!
Coming soon to a city, town near you, in Spain they are playing community bingo to fight boredom during #COVIDー19 quarantine. People are finding so many creative ways to cope with isolation. pic.twitter.com/TDluO8sbU8
— FJ Newman (@fj_newman) March 14, 2020
3. Still Visiting Granny
There are plenty of seniors in nursing homes or at high risk that we need to protect during this time. Thankfully, there have been a lot of sweet pictures and videos of family visiting their parents or grandparents in homes through windows and lifting up their spirits or just making them happy in general. This is one of them.
Happy St Patrick’s day! ☘️ Living alone 4000 miles away from home and not knowing when I’ll see my family again means I am so homesick today! This video of my aunts dancing at the nursing home window for my granny who’s in isolation definitely cheered me up though 💚#COVID19 pic.twitter.com/bvolnTO4qP
— Dr Grace Hallinan (@GraceHallinan) March 17, 2020
4. Updating All The Friends And Family From Isolation
We are doing fine! What a sweet way to update all friends and family at once about how you are doing during your isolation. And I love how Sue forgot her part and Trevor lets everyone know that fact.
My friends Trevor and Susan updating their friends and fam from isolation THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE SEEN TODAY pic.twitter.com/Joc2QzJpge
— Mandy (@Mrsmandyv) March 20, 2020
5. Social Distancing With Music
We may not be able to dance and sing close together right now, but we can still dance and sing at a distance. There are so many sweet videos like this going around right now on social media.
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So GOOD SO GOOD ❤️🌎Repost from @mariasansone • I couldn’t LOVE this more! 💚 • repost: @nbc10boston Bostonians were outside on their balconies singing Sweet Caroline last night while self distancing. (📸: Jessie Stettin) . #socialdistancing #combatcovid #bostonproud #staypositive #coronamemes #isolationfun #bostonlife #bostonians
6. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Donkey And Pony
Whiskey and Lulu eating carrots with Arnold represents all the animals enjoying the company of their humans as they stay home more and give them all the treats! I know our dog is appreciating us being home right now.
Stay at home as much as possible. Listen to the experts, ignore the morons (foreheads). We will get through this together. pic.twitter.com/FRg41QehuB
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) March 16, 2020
7. Pets Are Getting More Kisses During Self Isolation
This clip is so cute to me. I imagine many pets all over the world are getting many more kisses and cuddles during this time of self isolation.
More things to do with your dog while in Isolation! Keeping fit!! @Shellby1101 @DartmoorGSD @yogithedog1 @V1964Paul @DarblesM @Bigmaxmastiff @AngelaYHaworth @AngeliaOllerman @sampson_dog @bunsenbernerbmd @rexthetvterrier @paulcshipley @DoodleNessa @farmerbon #POstables pic.twitter.com/1GAH0fHl40
— Dorothy Eubanks (@dottie_eubanks) March 20, 2020
8. Entertaining The Kids
Yes, there has been a lot of wine drinking and hair pulling videos coming out since kids have had to stay at home, but there are also some really cute ones where families are bonding and enjoying an increased amount of quality time. This one is so cute to me.
The quarantine presents us a precious opportunity to be with our kids. A gift of gifts.
— THE PETE EFFECT (@ThePeteEffect) March 15, 2020
9. The Words Of Encouragement
We’ve seen a lot of community-based videos coming from all over the world. I know that when Wuhan was first quarantined, there was a video where everyone was shouting words of encouragement from their homes. It was encouraging to see. Here is a compilation of Wuhan’s words of encouragement to each other.
10. The Sense Of Community Connection
I also really like this one from Italy where all the neighbors are singing together. Music is universal and connects people in a way that nothing else can. I’m hoping that after all this is over, community connection will be on a whole new level going forward.
— Selena Gomez Charts (@SelGOnCharts) March 16, 2020