The past 9 weeks have shown us all how resilient, patient and kind humanity can be. While our Weekly Wins vs. COVID-19 section may be coming to a close, our team is forever grateful for the opportunity to have brought you a little laughter and reprieve through these stories during such an extraordinary time.
So for one last time, here are the Weekly Wins:
Wins From Home
This dad deserves all the feels. Maybe he was angling for a dope Father’s Day gift, but something tells us he did it all for her. Here’s how to set up the best graduation gift for the Class of 2020.
Living and working in the Bay Area are no easy tasks. With endlessly rising rents, it’s a challenge for anyone under six figures. Living as an unpaid student? Forget about it! That’s why generous donors like this one bring us hope.
COVID-19 has brought a whole new meaning to isolation. That’s why this teenager started a non-profit to get smartphones and tablets into the hands of hospital-ridden COVID patients.
We wouldn’t have been so resilient without these amazing stories. Nor without John Krasinski. Even John gets emotional during his final “good news” episode. He may not have been the first to report good news in times of pandemic, but he was undoubtedly the best.
And lastly, as we head out of some of our homes and back into the world, I leave you with this Huff Post column of coronavirus distractions. May you always find laughter, joy, and appreciation for the little stories that lift us up in somber times.
Wins from Afar
So, I’m young, fit, and knock-on-wood not too susceptible to an extreme reaction to the ‘Rona. And yet, I find these volunteers are much braver (and more confident) than I am. Thank you Gen Zers for trying to save the world, one willing-infection at a time.
A UK study proves we haven’t forgotten about climate change during COVID. In fact, two-thirds of respondents think governments should prioritize a green economic recovery plan. How do you want this whole recovery thing to go down?
And in Cape Town, South Africa, rival gangs say “truce.” Not only are these gangs calling for a truce in unprecedented times, but they’re also teaming up (you heard me) to deliver food to those suffering most from this pandemic.
Wins From the Frontlines
This is our team’s chance to share one last THANK YOU to our brave frontline workers who have been the ultimate symbols of hope, resilience, and selflessness. We thank you for your time, your patience, your unwavering ability to put others’ needs first. From our dedicated healthcare workers and government aids to our pharmacy and grocery workers, thank you for doing your part to support your hometowns and our global recovery. We are forever grateful for all that you have done and continue to do for us.
Which brings us to our final frontline win, and one that’s hot off the press from our own newsroom! As you recall, we did a giveaway a few weeks ago with Naseku Goods, a gift box company curating gifts from recovering conflict zones. Naseku kindly gave away a box to support our raffle set up to help drive app reviews of our new product. Our lucky winner decided to donate another box to her dear friend, a nurse in New York City. So this final week’s Frontline news shout-out goes to this new nurse in our community and her colleagues still working to rid NYC of this disease.
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Have a personal or professional win that you’re proud of? No matter how big or small, we want to celebrate it. These are the stories that will get us through this thing with a little more compassion, a little more inspiration, a little more resilience each and every day. Whether you’re on the front lines or searching for better news from the comfort of your own home, DM us @letsnavit or email email@example.com