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Eq’s Positive News & Views

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

By Equinox

As we all start getting accustomed to life at home due to COVID-19, helping each other out is more important than ever.

Coupled with the constant flow of news and social media posts surrounding the outbreak, isolation can quickly take its toll — both mentally and physically. This means that suddenly, the littlest things are making the biggest difference to our well-beings at Eq. We imagine it’s the same for you.

Now, at Eq we love to share – and sometimes parody – positive, funny and random news stories with each other. This agency ritual has taken on more meaning as we look for joy and hope in our everyday lives — so, we thought we’d share some of them with you too.

Without further ado, here are seven of our favourite 'good news' stories from the fortnight…

Proving that actions speak louder than words, this Philadelphia florist’s use of unused flowers from cancelled events is a beautiful reminder of the power of positivity.

If a Twitter thread starting with “I think I just got a group of goats in Llandudno arrested” doesn’t get your attention, then frankly, we don’t know what will.

Regardless of whether you’re a fan of his music, there’s no denying that James Blunt’s Twitter feed is hilariously brilliant. Case in point? This typically self-deprecating Tweet that made us – and many across the world, no doubt – laugh out loud when we needed to the most.

Proving that there’s never really a good time to accidentally enable your phone’s face filters, this Italian priest delivering virtual mass – and the inadvertent joy he created for millions – is the cringe that keeps on giving.

Over the last two weeks, people from across the nation gathered on their doorsteps and balconies to cheer, clap and whoop for our incredible NHS. This brilliant Welsh farmer – and his 500 ewes – took a creative approach last Thursday.

Social dis-dancing at its most heart-warming. Side note: the people on this street barely talked to each other before.

And what better way to end than with one of the loveliest videos of the year so far? In the middle of what has been a lonely time for many people across the world, Maesteg care home, Bryn Celyn, got creative with a much-needed dose of silliness – bringing joy not only to its residents, but to thousands of people on social media, too!

Compiling this list helped us combat some of the stress and monotony of being cooped up at home — we hope reading it did the same for you.


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