People across Ontario are coming together and showing that there's always light to be found in uncertain times. Heartwarming and colourful messages are popping up on sidewalks all over the province, encouraging people to stay positive and strong through the upcoming weeks. While we may not be able to be together in person, these sweet notes prove that we are still together in spirit. Ontario's "ChalkYourWalk" messages will put a smile on your face.
With the entire province practicing social distancing and businesses being shut down, it's easy to feel alone in your city.
However, members of the community are finding ways to combat difficult times and add some colour to the world.
#ChalkYourWalk is a movement encouraging people to share happy messages of positivity and strength on their sidewalks.
Ontario has joined in on the movement, and people across the province are taking to their sidewalks to create some beautiful chalk notes.
Words like, "smiles are contagious too," "spread love," and "we're all in this together" have appeared on sidewalks everywhere.
Some messages add some humour to the situation, such as, "stay strong (I whispered to my wifi)."
While other messages encourage people to "wash your hands" and "go home."
One Ontario business has even started a "Let Love Grow Viral" campaign and will come to your driveway to create some positive sidewalk art for a donation.
Cities such as Whitby have joined in on the movement and are encouraging their residents to show some love by chalking their walkways.
"Tag you're it! Let's see your positive messages for #ChalkYourWalk while practicing social distancing," wrote the city.
#ChalkYourWalk is one of many acts of kindness happening around Ontario.
From neighbours offering to deliver groceries to seniors, to a free toilet paper and flower giveaway, people are coming together to stay strong during the pandemic.
Tag you’re it! Let’s see your positive messages for #ChalkYourWalk while practicing social distancing. Tag… https://t.co/ouColR3XAG— Town of Whitby, ON (@Town of Whitby, ON) 1585166898.0
Canadians also started a "caremongering" trend to support one another during hard times.
The new global trend has Facebook groups in different cities dedicated to supporting those around them.
Next time there's a sunny day, pick up some chalk and share your own happy messages on the sidewalk to brighten someone's day.
Little acts of kindness can go a long way, especially during times like these.