Lockdown has brought out the best in most. People around the world are using this time to get to know their neighbours, to help out where they can and to share in a heartwarming moment or two.
In pre-lockdown life, some of us may have passive-aggressively taken our frustration out on those closest to us: our neighbours. Now, people are really showcasing their sense of community. After all, we are stronger together.
Some neighbourhoods are banding together to cheer for their essential service workers
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Thursday 8pm, in the UK, they waited for this moment each week, it made their hearts burst with emotion and pride, it also gave them a moment to connect from afar with their neighbours… hungry for conversation outside the family unit. Each week they all came out of their front doors and applauded the hero’s and heroines of the NHS, some clapped, some banged spoons on saucepans and cheered, some let off fireworks, and one man demonstrated his thankfulness with a vuvusela. 🎺 Thank you to all of you work in the NHS, our key workers, our refuse collectors, our milk men, the care workers, supermarket workers, bus drivers and any of our other workers that are helping keep our country going in some way….. Thank you. 🌈
Others are extending their kindness as much as possible
— Eddthepug (@eddthepug) March 11, 2020
Some are taking time to deliver home baked goods
— Mrs S, staying home. (@amandasegal) April 16, 2020
The #Joy of delivering your #SelfIsolating #Neighbour her #Shopping #CoronaVirusUK #IRecommendIt #SpringTime #Happiness #Volunteering #AllInThisTogether #SheShortensMyTrousersUsually pic.twitter.com/le45nua4gQ
— Think About It Films #WeWillMeetAgain (@Ianmport) April 16, 2020
A little treat for our #neighbour at #HenleyEnterprisePark #HappyBirthday #Jonathan #swissbuns #icedbuns #HandmadeinHenley #Bakerbyname #Henley #Bakers Just doing what we do best . @henleyherald @LoveHenleyInfo @GreenJ @jonathanxcote @Henley_WI pic.twitter.com/vTUnfAoKTn
— Bunny Baker -Baker By Name (@BunnyBakerBake1) April 16, 2020
— Lucy Alexander (@LucyAlexanderTV) March 29, 2020
Others are leaving gifts
Bought my #Beautiful #Neighbour Lisa this #BirdBath for her back door patio with solar powered #Light & planter at base I just know she’ll enjoy the #Birds as they bathe ♥️ give nature a home and they will come #StaySafe #StayHome Enjoy #nature such joy #Friendship ♥️#Neighbour pic.twitter.com/o9ObcFpKTE
— Andrew Noble #DanceFitness professional (@AndrewNoble16) April 19, 2020
Some are using the opportunity to share music with their neighbours
— Peter Trad (@saintredsfc) April 3, 2020
During the quarantine, a pianist in Barcelona went to his balcony to play “My Heart Will Go On” for his neighborhood.
After he started, a sax player in the building next door joined him.
I’m here for all of this…🌎❤️pic.twitter.com/3utPYfDbua
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) March 18, 2020
— Elsa Williams (@elsalwilliams) March 31, 2020
Then there are those that have expressed their frustration
My upstairs neighbour’s shoes, I can only imagine. They better simmer doon unless they want actual cement shoes to wear in the Firth of Forth #lockdownNeighbours #paperThinWalls #shittyNewBuilds pic.twitter.com/GysmVajF7L
— V Y Š E H R A D (@KodiakVladislav) March 30, 2020
If this lock down has taught me anything about my neighbours it is that little Jordan is a nightmare
— Kojo Eugene (@zMastaa) April 7, 2020
when you message your mp since the council wanna do nothing about your nightmare neighbour who is also breaking the lockdown rules by being with groups of people NOT from his household pic.twitter.com/8CfGxf55IX
— jess (@ghostinzyn) April 16, 2020