During this current climate, every time we turn on our televisions or pick up our phones, we’re immediately reminded of the COVID-19 chaos happening around us. However, amongst all of the anxiety-inducing doom and gloom on our news feeds at the moment, it’s vital that we also take note of the good stories going on in the world right now and absorb some positivity as well!
At Ronin, we’ll be starting a regular round up of the positive news stories you may be missing. Below are 5 of our favourites from this week:
Distilleries Switch from Alcohol to Hand Sanitiser
Australian distilleries are using their existing operations to produce much-needed hand sanitiser for hospitals and charities.
Warnie has even halted production of his gin SevenZeroEight in order to start producing medical grade hand sanitiser!
“This is a challenging time for Australians and we all need to do what we can to help our healthcare system combat this disease and save lives”
– Shane Warne
One Million Seedlings Planted on a Seabed in Wales
An estimated 92% of the “wonder plant” in the UK has disappeared in the last century, but if Wales has anything to say about it, the “wonder plant” is making a major comeback in 2020.
Scientists have stated that the seagrass is more efficient than trees at tackling climate change because it absorbs more carbon dioxide. Hence why Wales have sent divers into the water just off of the Pembrokeshire coast to plant a whopping one million seedlings.
What’s more, this will also grow into a huge nursery for young fish and marine life, helping to boost an entire ecosystem.
Watch the video to learn more here.
Surge in Pet Fostering and Adoption
With so many Australians spending so much time at home these days, one major silver lining is that there has been a massive spike in the number of pet adoptions taking place across the entire country.
We love that this is how Australian’s are dealing with our current health crisis. Not only does it mean that countless pups and kitties are currently being smothered in cuddles and love but it will also help to reduce the negative mental and physical impacts of having to stay home for people. It’s a win win!
A Sonnet a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
At least that’s what Patrick Stewart is telling us! And at Ronin, we definitely think he’s on to something.
“I was delighted by the response to my posting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116. It has led me to undertake what follows. When I was a child in the 1940s, my mother would cut up slices of fruit for me (there wasn’t much) and as she put it in front of me she would say: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” How about, “A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away”? So…here we go: Sonnet 1.”
English actor, producer and director, Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (or ‘sirpatstew’ as his Instagram followers know him) is treating us all to a soothing recital of a new Shakespeare sonnet each day and honestly, we challenge anyone to watch one and finish it feeling anything but thoroughly calm and relaxed!
A NYC Street Wedding
A couple from New York have reminded us that you don’t need 100 guests and a fancy cake to get married- you just need each other!… And a friend who conveniently happens to be ordained.
The couple were due to get married in October but were concerned that the prospect would be unlikely given the current social distancing policies in place. They were headed to the courthouse to get married, when they received news that the New york marriage bureau was closing and were distraught by the fact that it seemed they weren’t going to be able to get married anytime soon.
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When all hope seemed lost, the couple received a message from their friend who informed them that he was ordained and could legally marry them through the state of New York. They headed to their friend’s apartment and stood beneath his fourth story window on the street, whilst he officiated the ceremony from above, all the while 4 of their closest friends watched on. In this showdown between love and coronavirus, love most definitely won!
We love reading stories like these that really embody the Aussie community spirit and generosity, particularly during times as challenging as the ones we are currently in.
Read more here.
At Ronin Marketing, we are passionate about helping you to tell your story and create content that represents your brand. If you have questions about how you should be marketing your business during the challenging and chaotic times of this global pandemic, we know exactly how to help you. Get in touch with us today to learn more!