Happy Friday, everyone! Another week in self-isolation down. As our girl Elle Woods would say...
Here are our top 6 stories to make you smile.
1. Notre Dame Bell Rings
On the one year anniversary of the devastating fire that decimated the iconic church, the bell of Notre Dame rang for the first time since the tragedy to symbolise resilience in the face of hardship.
2. Rainbows and Bears
While children are being kept home from school, parents around the world are finding ways to keep them busy while also spreading joy in their neighbourhoods. In the UK, drawings and paintings of rainbows have appeared in windows of family homes to spread a message of hope. A mass bear hunt is also underway, inspired by the children’s book “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen.
3. Captain Tom Moore
Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old war veteran, has raised more than £13m for the NHS by walking laps of his garden. Upon completion of his 100th lap, he was greeted by BBC Breakfast and saluted by fellow servicemen.
4. London Opera Singer
An opera singer in London took to her balcony to provide beautiful songs for her neighbours. You can watch the video here.
James Cordon is the king of putting smiles on people’s faces. From performing 22 musicals in 12 minutes to recreating famous musical numbers in crosswalks, he’s no stranger to getting creative to bring people joy. But with Covid-19 keeping us isolated, he’s found a new way to entertain with #Homefest.
6. Florida Mom Creates Sidewalk Chalk Masterpieces
A Florida mother-of-two is using her daughters’ sidewalk chalk to put a spin on classic cartoons, films and comics in order to remind people of the importance of social distancing. Check out her Instagram for more.