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Mum creates bedroom jungle for daughter’s birthday

Aurora Eaton’s sixth birthday party was cancelled because of the lockdown. Instead, Jodie Eaton, from Ipswich, created the sensory jungle for her daughter who has a visual impairment. Aurora said her favourites were the tigers and snake – and gave her mother a “million out of 10” for the transformation. Mrs Eaton said the post […]

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Phone and tablet donations help patients speak to families

Highly restrictive visiting policies – including visitor bans – have been imposed by health boards and local authorities because of coronavirus. Sara Platt started a Facebook group which facilitates the donation of items to NHS staff, wards and patients. Ms Platt said she had received emergency requests for the devices. The NHS Kindness Wishlist Facebook […]

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Nurses pray over patients and families from helipad on hospital’s roof

A group of nurses is hoping to bring some help from above to their patients down below. Angela Gleaves, a nurse at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, posted an uplifting photo on Facebook Monday of her and four of her fellow nurses praying from the hospital’s helipad atop the building amid the coronavirus […]

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Dance instructor, 89, still teaching during pandemic: ‘You have to get creative’

As a new normal begins to settle across the world amid the coronavirus pandemic, many in-person activities are converting to online spaces. For some, this can be challenging. But the difficulties of using technology are not stopping Anna Marie Leo from teaching her dance classes via Zoom. Born in 1930, Leo began dancing at the […]

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Landlord waives April rent for 200 tenants amid pandemic, wants everybody ‘healthy’

A New York City landlord is giving his 200 tenants one less thing to worry about amid the coronavirus pandemic as he waived rent for the month of April. “I want everybody to be healthy. That’s the whole thing,” Mario Salerno said. Salerno, 59, owns roughly 80 apartments across Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He said […]

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Husband surprises wife on her 84th birthday after being released from nursing home lockdown

Minnesota couple Beverley and Jerry Lindell had an emotional reunion when he surprised her on her 84th birthday after being quarantined at a nursing home. Coronavirus precautions kept Jerry and Beverley Lindell apart for the longest stretch of their 63-year marriage. But there was no way Jerry was going to miss Beverley’s 84th birthday. He […]

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Tyler Perry buys groceries for thousands of seniors, high-risk shoppers in New Orleans, Atlanta

Tyler Perry spread lots of joy during a time where many people are struggling to pay bills and buy essentials. As the latest unemployment numbers show, people across the country are struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s why actor and director Tyler Perry helped out grocery shoppers in two hard-hit cities […]