CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Tough times have hit nearly every corner of the world thanks to COVID-19.
But in times of trouble, you get to see how willing others are to help one another and pick each other up.
Unlike with past global epidemics, social media rules this age, and it’s become more and more evident with a recent #AlbertaCares movement.
Albertans are working to pick up each others spirits as many push through self-isolation or are just a little down on themselves in the tough time period.
But, it’s not just stemming out of nowhere. This is a direct order, or prescription for self-healing, from Alberta’s top doctor.
It is by helping one another that we will overcome #COVID19AB.
I would like to call on Albertans to share the acts of kindness that they have experienced in their community during this difficult time.
Please join me in using #AlbertaCares to spread some light.
— Dr. Deena Hinshaw (@CMOH_Alberta) March 20, 2020
To all our health care practitioners, bus drivers, grocery store clerks, police officers, firefighters – anyone on the frontline….
— Jeff Davison (@JeffDavisonYYC) March 20, 2020
Some people showed off what simple things are helping shed a smile for them.
When thinking how #AlbertaCares, where to start? I’m in public ed…
*kind words from families & colleagues
*fresh produce from a friend/colleague, less healthy comfort food from another
*laughs sent, photos of the niece & nephew
*all the puzzling through together
— Travis Robertson (@travisrobertson) March 20, 2020
While others have gone well out of their way to make the sun shine a little brighter for others.
In times of uncertainty it’s the small gestures that bring the sweetest gifts. Grove Manor visitors-grandchildren of a resident-taped a letter & picture to the outside window every resident to cheer them up @ctvedmonton @GlobalEdmonton @CMOH_Alberta #covid19 #AlbertaCares pic.twitter.com/fPpbBwnexK
— SMHG (@SMHG) March 20, 2020
Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley joined others in donating to those who might not have the ability to go out and get food for themselves.
Today I visited McCauley Seniors Drop In with MLA @JanisIrwin to donate to seniors in need in support of @OFSS1969 ( Operation Friendship Seniors Society)
Please consider donating!https://t.co/NtobRmwznw
Remember folks, we’re all in this together!#AlbertaCares #Abhealth pic.twitter.com/nszcQa7xmN
— Rachel Notley (@RachelNotley) March 20, 2020
In the end, a little positivity can go a long way as the world works to fight together against COVID-19.