While novel coronavirus concerns continue to grip the nation, Canadians are coming out in droves to make sure there’s still a reason to smile. Although COVID-19 in Canada is definitely worrying, every day there are thousands of small (and large) acts of kindness happening. During these troublesome times, it seems Canadians are definitely stepping up.
Since the beginning of the year, the novel coronavirus outbreak has had many people feeling worried, anxious and stressed.
However, across Canada, locals have been coming together to spread love, positivity and good vibes, and they’re doing whatever they can to get each other through this unprecedented scenario.
In fact, kind-hearted Canucks even started a global “caremongering” trend, offering help and assistance to vulnerable people in their community that might need it.
To share support and advice, Facebook groups were set up across the country, with more than 30,000 people joining across Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax and beyond.
From turning breweries into hand sanitizer producers to feeding the elderly and sharing supplies, you can always rely on Canadians to help each other out during rough times.
If you're looking for a smile today, look no further.
To the students from Goulbourn Middle School and @SacredHeartOCSB who wrote these wonderful cards for us: thank you… https://t.co/ea1QjNyclc— Ottawa Public Health (@Ottawa Public Health) 1584967077.0
Earlier this week, a group of young students sent the hard-working staff at Ottawa Public Health a number of special cards.
"Thank you for being there when we need you most," one reads.
Shaia Penashue-Davis (16) doing her part to help those most at risk in Sheshatshiu. She’s been busy at her sewing m… https://t.co/uzaTGYXjId— Innu Nation (@Innu Nation) 1584923761.0
While the country combats a shortage of supplies like hand sanitizer and face-masks, one 16-year-old has got her community covered.
Shaia Penashue-Davis is making masks for those around her who need them most. Naturally, her grandma got the first one.
Kindness Is Free
Across the country, Canadians are sticking together. My next door neighbours, the Pu family, offered up food for… https://t.co/5Ej8iDMg54— Joyce Murray 梅麗喬 (@Joyce Murray 梅麗喬) 1584805507.0
This family is making a difference by sharing what they have, with those who may not have the means to get what they need.
Stocking up never looked so good!
When a Canadian company put out a call for help creating face shields to combat COVID-19, Kitchener Public Library stepped up.
Using their 3D printers and facilities, the library is helping production to get well underway.
One For All
Neighbours came to our door, asking my roommate and I if we needed anything! Told them we were good! Offered, foo… https://t.co/sBIdA32bWf— 🇨🇦🍁Cheryl🍁🇨🇦CANADA🍁🇨🇦 (@🇨🇦🍁Cheryl🍁🇨🇦CANADA🍁🇨🇦) 1584653724.0
While many of the country's supermarkets have empty shelves, Canadians continue to share whatever they have, even if it's not very much.
This Ottawa business owner is doing his part for the community, by using his supplier connections to create COVID-19 care boxes for the elderly and vulnerable.
Last week, Operation Ramzieh fed thousands of people and those with boxes will be stocked up for at least 10 days.
Handy & Helpful
At Labatt, we care about the health and safety of our communities. That’s why we’re mobilizing our breweries to pro… https://t.co/Fj6ikJC0D4— Labatt Breweries (@Labatt Breweries) 1584903610.0
Canada's biggest brewery has also stepped up to combat COVID-19.
Taking a break from beer, Labatt has promised to produce a minimum of 50,000 bottles of hand sanitizer for food banks and frontline workers, keeping people as safe as possible during the outbreak.
To help lift the mood of Canadians, Niagara Falls’ hotels and casinos have lit up with hearts and lights.
The tourism centre explained that the bright display is a sign "of hope and solidarity" during these unprecedented circumstances.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, @WestJet threw an impromptu grad celebration for four Briercrest senior athletes at 4… https://t.co/Ftx9qyoAMe— BRIERCREST (@BRIERCREST) 1584396758.0
When a group of students were unable to graduate last week, Canadian airline WestJet made sure there was still a celebration.
From 40,000 feet in the air, cabin crew brought the ceremony to the plane, and the students were given the world's most unique graduation!
Here it is! O Sole Mio! #BalconyDiva #Toronto #SunsetSong https://t.co/gOuJjPeA4u— Julie Nesrallah (@Julie Nesrallah) 1584490097.0
Torontonians spirits are being kept high, as super-talented musicians are heading out to their balconies to serenade those around them.