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. 

Care Cards

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.

Sew Heartwarming

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

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!

Team Effort

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

While many of the country's supermarkets have empty shelves, Canadians continue to share whatever they have, even if it's not very much.

Community Care

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

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.

Happy Hotels

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.

Special Celebrations

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!

Sunset Songs

Torontonians spirits are being kept high, as super-talented musicians are heading out to their balconies to serenade those around them.

Cheers, Canada

In a heartwarming display of respect and admiration, Vancouverites are applauding the nation’s health care workers every night from their balconies and gardens.

Keep it up, Canada. You’re doing great.

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