We’re all having to come to terms with our entire lives changing – who’s gone the extra mile to help you through it?
While it’s too easy to get wrapped up in stories of people fighting for loo roll, I’ve been most taken aback by the extraordinary kindness people are showing.
I was worried about my elderly neighbours so, from a good few metres away, I asked if they needed me to get anything for them.
Nope. All sorted. A woman who works at our nearby petrol station is doing daily deliveries for them.
In my local area, three community clubs that support elderly people have had to close.
This should be devastating to the 90 people who use it, except three staff plus 25 volunteers are ringing regularly to chat, organise shopping, pick up prescriptions and run errands.
We also have very active local Facebook groups. People are banding together to offer support and services.
Anyone who needs help can get in contact and they’ll have someone there for them. They’re also encouraging people to look out for their neighbours, and are basically changing our entire culture of keeping our heads down and getting caught up in a too busy life.
It’s really helped lift my spirits to see people pull together at such as difficult time. So I thought it would be really good to create a space here where we can share our stories.
What acts of kindness have you seen? How has life in your community changed?
Share your positive stories with us in the comments, we’d be delighted to read them.