29% of people in a new poll said the crisis has helped them reconnect with friends and family they’d drifted away from.
An elderly couple in Ohio were planning a big wedding this spring, but had to cancel it. He’s 90 and she’s 85, and they didn’t want to wait. So they got married on Zoom last Friday while 20 friends and family livestreamed it. (source)
There’s a 99-year-old World War Two vet in England named Tom Moore, who recently broke his hip. And he’s raising money for charity by WALKING back and forth on his patio. He can only go about 75 feet at a time. And his goal is to do it a hundred times before his 100th birthday later this month. He was hoping to raise $1,200. Last we checked, he was already approaching HALF-A-MILLION bucks! (source)
A FedEx worker took the time to sanitize a package at a home where a child with an autoimmune disease lives. Justin Bradshaw went above and beyond to disinfect the delivery after seeing a sign warning of the kid’s condition. Carrie Blasi’s 11-year-old daughter has type 1 diabetes and the driver’s act of kindness reminds her there’s still good in the world. (source)
Delta Air Lines has donated tons of food leftover after cutting back on in-flight offerings. More than 200-thousand pounds of it will be given to hospitals and food banks. They’re partnering with groups like Feeding America to help get the food to those who need it. (source)
Lego is stepping in to help healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re now creating 13-thousand face visors for medical professionals in Denmark. The toy company famous for its plastic building bricks has converted some machines to make the safety equipment. (source)
An Oklahoma couple was in Florida to celebrate their anniversary when the pregnant wife’s water broke early. Suzanne Boyd will be in the hospital until June and her husband, Andrew, is relying on Uber to run errands. Kristin, his Uber driver, has not only given rides, but also delivered food, cards and stamps to send their kids back home, and toiletries to help the couple. (source)
A San Francisco man is serving coffee to essential workers from a window in his home. Ben Ramirez has a sign that says “Free Coffee” and offers it to mail carriers or healthcare workers walking by. He says he has the resources and location to make it happen. (source)