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Human Kindness #15: COVID Kindness

URGENT NOTICE: I am running low on kindness stories. Have you witnessed something wonderful recently? Do you know of something kind somebody has done for you or somebody else? Have YOU done something lovely that you are yet to share? PLEASE SHARE IT. Your stories are vital in keeping this series running!

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“My husband is never ill, so when he got COVID during the third national lockdown, I suspected he may have a mild case of it. We are young and whilst we’re not particularly fit, I figured he would be OK.

He was completely wiped out, and it seemed to get worse before it got better. He had been feeling poorly for days but around 4 days in, he physically couldn’t get out of bed. In the whole 12 years+ we’ve been together, I’ve never seen him like that.

Because I had to isolate, I wasn’t able to get our dog out for walks, and she is a dog that NEEDS lots of walks. I couldn’t have anybody else take her because I had read that it could be transmitted via pet’s fur, and our family was classed as vulnerable. Fortunately, we have a garden to play with her, but it isn’t comparable with walks.

I was struggling to work from home, keep the dog from going crazy, and look after my husband, and I just felt worried and down. He was asleep for days, barely able to get out of bed, and I felt so sad for him.

On the second day he was completely wiped out in bed, I got a text from one of my best friends. She had made a full batch of homemade tomato soup – my husband’s favourite – and had been out and bought a fresh cob to have with it, as well as lots of medicines and goodies for us. She had left it all on the doorstep for me. This friend is honestly the BEST cook, her food is INCREDIBLE and it felt like such a wonderful treat to have this. It really, really brightened my spirits, and made me feel so lucky and loved.

We obviously had it easy, my husband recovered and I know so many people aren’t so lucky. I was really struggling mentally by that final lockdown, and not being able to get out for walks with my dog to clear my head during this time was taking its toll. This kindness come to me just when I needed it most, and I will never forget how much I devoured that soup and friendship.”

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