The Uplifting Stories Emerging From The Coronavirus Pandemic That We Need Right Now

Our ongoing collection of musicians, penguins and moments of (almost) normalcy to bring levity when it's needed most.

Out of the darkness of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have emerged some lighter, much-needed moments.

Videos of quarantined citizens worldwide paying tribute to medical workers, singing and playing music from balconies, getting married, hosting concerts for self-isolating neighbors and playing games across deserted streets have ― among many, many other incidents ― captured hearts worldwide.

Countless celebrities have also provided their own moments of levity.

Check out some of the uplifting stories below. We’ll update as new ones arrive.

Spanish Police Entertain Locked Down Residents
Families Recreate Theme Park Rides
Neil Diamond Updates 'Sweet Caroline'
Christmas Comes Very Early
People Rescue Every Single Animal From Wisconsin Shelter
Opera Memphis Takes To The Streets
Germans Pay Tribute To Italians
Rest Home Residents Reinvent A Classic Game
Stuffed Animals Keep Children Entertained
Quarantined Italians Sing Together Across Empty Streets
Little Free Library Becomes Little Free Pantry
Quarantined Spaniards Thank Medical Workers Each Night
Penguins Go On A Field Trip
Idris Elba Raps About Coronavirus Quarantine After Testing Positive
Therapy Dog Switches Up His Nursing Home Visits
A Sweet Moment For Zelda Williams During Isolation Time
Patton Oswalt Gets Inspired By Italy
Quarantined Trumpeter Plays Unforgettable Rendition Of John Lennon’s 'Imagine'
Gal Gadot And Her Famous Pals Do Their Own Version Of 'Imagine'
Judi Dench Keeps Up Spirits
Judi Dench And Gyles Brandreth Issue An Important Reminder
Irish Priest Pens Stirring Poem About The Lockdown
HIIT Sessions Continue In Spain (At A Distance)
As Does Bingo
And Games Of 'I Spy'
And Flamenco Dancing
And Club Nights
Children Perform A Concert For A Self-Isolating Neighbor
Pianist Serenades Retirement Community In Lockdown
Man Does The Next Big Thing After Iceland Proposal Plans Are Thwarted
Céline Dion's Heart Will Go On At This Performance
#QuarantineCats Becomes A Thing
Lin-Manuel Miranda Drops Secret ‘Hamilton’ Song
Gloria Gaynor Repurposes ‘I Will Survive’
#StayHomeChallenge Becomes A Twitter Trend
Mel And Max Brooks Issue This PSA
Arnold Schwarzenegger Issues Advice, With His Mini Pony And Donkey
Ellen DeGeneres Hunkers Down With A 4,000-Piece Puzzle
Shaquille O’Neal Crashes First Graders’ Online Lesson
‘Shaun Of The Dead’ Stars Update Survival Advice
JoJo Remixes ‘Leave (Get Out)’
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