Random Acts of Kindness During Coronavirus Outbreak

Joanne Cipressi, CNLP, CHt
4 min readMar 19, 2020

With school being canceled, people out of work, social distancing and people getting sick, it’s understandable that anxiety is looming. Thankfully, in the midst of all of this worry and concern, there are many people that are doing random acts of kindness.

What the world needs right now is more kindness. These examples can help offer creative ideas while warming our hearts. I included random acts of kindness from all kinds of people, those that you have never heard of and those that are in the headlines regularly. This list will continue to grow each day. Also, please comment with a random of kindness that you have done or have witnessed and I will add it.

~ A Seattle Times subscriber sent pizzas to the weekend staff. The subscriber is anonymous and did call for permission first.

From Lucy Lou on Twitter. See below:

~ Lucy Lou, an emergency nurse, created Emergency Department survival kids for her colleagues. She wanted to remind them that they are valued. She hid the kits around the department so they produce random smiles. The kit includes coffee for a needed break, a candle to brighten the day and other thoughtful items.

~ Billionaire Jack Ma, China’s richest man and founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, is lending a hand to the United States by donating 500,000 coronavirus testing kits and one million masks.

~ Rachel Roberts’ children wrote letters to residents at local elderly care homes in Sussex. Her daughter shared some exciting facts about space to spark their mind. My daughter and I are also sending out upbeat and positive cards to a nursing home in our area. We called and were given permission to send the letters.

~ Spectrum plans to offer free internet to students without access as the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, forces some schools to switch to online learning. Beginning March 16, the company commits to offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t…

Joanne Cipressi, CNLP, CHt

Mindset coach & author that travels, writes poetry, hikes, bakes, and worries about her daughters. :) Blueberry cobbler too! https://linktr.ee/joannecipressi