Yahoo is committed to bringing you the facts and up-to-the-minute updates on the coronavirus pandemic, but we're also going to highlight the good that people are doing for their communities; heartwarming stories of camaraderie; funny videos (like these penguins taking a field trip); memes; and more.
This New Orleans man is helping feed heroes and locals 1 pizza at a time
(Photo: Larry Galper)
From Yahoo Lifestyle: Larry Galper is one of the many people in the service industry impacted by COVID-19. Nearly a year after getting a job as a cook at a New Orleans restaurant, he was laid off as eateries around the city closed. Galper has decided to make the most of his free time by feeding health care workers, first responders and fellow out of work service industry members with home-cooked pizzas.
Couple offers hilarious distraction during coronavirus crisis by dressing up as Elton John, Joe Exotic and more
(Photo: Harriet Clare, Chloe Mead)
From Yahoo Lifestyle: Everyone is coming up with clever ways to get through the isolation of the coronavirus pandemic — and for an artist couple in London, that’s meant creating dramatic TV and movie-character looks. When freelance photographer Harriet Clare and dancer, performer Chloe Mead began posting their hilarious looks on social media the hashtag #CovidCloset was born.
Clare and Mead have posted a new “COVID closet” post each day, coming up with new looks by polling their followers, who choose the look of the day. Click here to follow along!
Disney cast member adorably recreates Kilimanjaro safari ride at home amid park closures
From People: Disney World might be closed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but thanks to one creative cast member, you can still bring a little bit of magic into your home.
The park employee, Katelyn, typically drives one of the jeeps that carry visitors through the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction in Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Orlando, where they can observe African wildlife up close and learn about the animals from guides. For now, she’s come up with a clever way to "work from home" and share her knowledge.
In a new #DisneyMagicMoments video, the safari guide reimagines the Harambe Wildlife Reserve in her home by setting up a trail of stuffed animals and a little remote control car.
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Sidewalk notes bring smiles to hospital staff during virus
(AP Photo/Stacey Plaisance)
The messenger is anonymous — but the messages are heartfelt, and appreciated.
In recent days, workers at New Orleans' Ochsner Medical Center who take the familiar stroll from the parking lot to the main entrance have been greeted with expressions of gratitude from an unnamed artist, sketched out on the sidewalk.
“If you’re just arriving, thank you for what you’re about to do," says one.
And a little further along: “You are extraordinary.”
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