Community//

COVID-19: How Virtual Connections and Acts of Kindness Ease Social Distancing

Being alone does not necessarily mean having to face loneliness. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to slow down and introduced billions of people across the world into self-isolation and quarantine. Although our future following the pandemic remains unknown, many of us are finding comfort in seeking new and positive ways to reach out to […]

Being alone does not necessarily mean having to face loneliness. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to slow down and introduced billions of people across the world into self-isolation and quarantine. Although our future following the pandemic remains unknown, many of us are finding comfort in seeking new and positive ways to reach out to others.

Virtual Connections

Now more than ever, we are putting a strong emphasis and value on the concept of togetherness, and virtual gatherings have become a substitute in both our personal and professional life. Companies all over the world have adapted to remote work using video chat platforms to stay connected and continue to foster team building and development. And on a personal level, we are experiencing celebrations like birthday parties and weddings on Zoom, participating in group video chats with family and friends, playing games and even engaging in virtual happy hours. 

Acts of Kindness 

Many of them are sending positive messages of hope and comfort. Earlier in March, one of the most viral sets of videos to circulate through social media platforms was hopeful clips of Italian citizens throughout the nation singing in unison from their balconies. It’s a truly beautiful example of others valuing their community and relationship with their neighbor. In light of the many challenges, individuals are carrying out acts of kindness to others at an unprecedented scale. On a local level, many people are making homemade masks, meals to frontline workers and vulnerable members of the community.

Let’s hope the positive experiences and collaborations we have seen during the pandemic continue into our future world.

.

.

Originally published on ragnitrotta.org.uk

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres. We publish pieces written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Learn more or join us as a community member!
Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...

Monkeybusinessimages/ Getty Images
Thriving in the New Normal//

COVID-19 Is Challenging the World to Be Kinder

by Sarah Friar, Cynthia Bissett Germanotta
Photo by Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas
Community//

Come As You Are

by Lara Otte, PsyD
Screen connection
Community//

Screens Aren’t Destroying Society. They Are Saving It

by Dr. Mike Brooks

Sign up for the Thrive Global newsletter

Will be used in accordance with our privacy policy.

Thrive Global
People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

- MARCUS AURELIUS

We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.