Yes, the internet is overloaded with some pretty depressing Coronavirus related news, but there are some gems to make us smile too
It is really moving to see all the good will that the current crisis has encouraged around the country, and how resilient our sense of humour can be in the face of something so heartbreaking. Here are some of our favourite heartwarming moments this week.
Dog videos will get us through
Dog content has really kept spirits up in the past few days. Here’s our current fave:
we all – and i cannot stress this enough – need this right now. possibly the greatest short film ever made. pic.twitter.com/FzvtrmC70D— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) March 16, 2020
Feeding frontline staff
The incredible Feed the Heroes campaign to support healthcare workers working long hours during this time, which so far has raised over €190,000. Click here to donate.
Thank you all so much again, we are going to regroup and finalise plans and we will be back again tomorrow morning.— feedtheheroes (@feedtheheroes1) March 17, 2020
The response has been tremendous €158,429 donated so far…#Proudtobeirish #feedtheheroes #InThisTogether pic.twitter.com/yleRCuPPdS
Delighted to support the @feedtheheroes1 campaign to get food out to our country’s frontline staff.— SweetBeatSligo (@SweetBeatSligo) March 18, 2020
We just did a delivery of healthy comforting food and treats to Sligo General’s Emergency Dept to support them as they prepare for the scary days ahead.
We will prevail 🤞 pic.twitter.com/hAsesYPKTi
The one upside to postponing a wedding
It must be so completely devastating to have to delay a wedding after months of preparations. There is an upside however.
Last night we sent a difficult email advising our wedding is on hold. This morning, my 93-year-old grandmother replies: “A very sensible decision. The two fruit cakes will improve on keeping.” This is the pragmatism I need in my life right now.— Kim Knight (@kimknightnz) March 17, 2020
The only Eurovision 2020 song we need
Yes, this year’s Eurovision has just been cancelled. It is set to go ahead next year, but the current entrants must reapply. Thankfully we can still enjoy the amazing Iceland 2020 entry, which went viral when it was released a month ago. Let’s just say they won, shall we?
Eurovision is moved to 2021. This year’s contestants are welcome to reapply, but rules stipulate they can’t use this year’s songs, so this magnificent Iceland effort is the great lost winner pic.twitter.com/IAmMLEkbAC— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) March 18, 2020
Watch in full here:
Well done to all who #supportirish this week
It has been amazing to see how the Irish community has rallied behind business owners at this time. Here are some ways you can do your bit too.
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So thankful for all the support we’ve received the last couple of days! Our online shop remains OPEN for all your gifts for Mum’s for friends, for yourself. If ever there was a time for a bit of self care, this is it. Mind yourselves out there! (Unintentional advertisement there now for @grandgrand.ie 🤣) #selfcare #shoplocal #dublin #drurystreet
Maybe now isn’t the time to declutter…
With all this time on our hands, we all start out with the best intentions.
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Who else has been in this position over the last couple of days?☝🏻😭🙋♂️ . . 👉🏻On that note, tune in to our insta stories tomorrow where we’ll have professional declutterer @stuffhappensemma do a take-over and talk us through the do’s & dont’s of decluttering sustainably!💚
Someone needs to check out IMDB
First Tom Hanks, then Idris Elba was diagnosed with coronavirus. We don’t appreciate how this virus is coming for our big screen favourites, but there were a few Tweets about it that made us chuckle. Maybe someone should let New York Daily News know about Idris Elba’s extensive repertoire. Haven’t they heard of Luther? We would not have said Cats was his best work…
Cats actor https://t.co/mCBd8S9uTb— Chris Mandle (@chris_mandle) March 18, 2020
The online challenge to beat
We love 2FM’s #CreateDontContaminate content, in particular, Carl Mullen’s attempt to take part in a keepie uppie challenge, despite not owning a football. We don’t recommend doing this with your GoPro at home.
ME NERVES.— Carl Mullan (@CarlMullan) March 18, 2020
This is all for a bit of craic, something to do while we’re all indoors. Give it a go and nominate 5 of your pals to get involved 🙌@rte @RTE2fm pic.twitter.com/pAW1to9RqK
Life lessons learned at home
All this time at home has been an eye-opener.
The best things come from those who are bored
Remember that when isolation starts to threaten your sanity, great creativity can emerge from moments of boredom. Enjoy:
Quarantine day 6. pic.twitter.com/er652Oy3Ki— jamie (@gnuman1979) March 16, 2020
Laughter will get us through this — take Judi Dench’s word on this.
Message from Ma… pic.twitter.com/3ExqvA5tvY— Finty williams (@finty_williams) March 18, 2020