We asked you for your positive stories and you didn't disappoint.
When we are in the dark, it can be hard to see the light.
With such unprecedented circumstances and so much uncertainty across the world right now in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we understand this can affect people in a multitude of ways. We do not want to diminish the severity of the situation we are currently facing by averting attentions, but what we do want to do is lighten the mood a bit.
We want remind you of how many other reasons we have to smile and why we shouldn't loose sight of the smaller things in life. A little goes a long way.
With this in mind, we put it to you, our lovely community of Mancunians on both Facebook and Twitter, to ask what positive stories you have to share with us from this last week and you wonderful people gave us pretty brilliant ones. So brilliant in fact, we just knew we had to share them...
It's the Little Things
We also put the question out to our lovely Twitter community to see what has put a smile on their faces recently too.
In light of all the grim COVID-19 news, let's lighten things up and share all the good things that happened last week, and the things you’re looking forward to this week…— The Manc (@TheMancUK) March 16, 2020
Positive stories only ?
Once again, it seems as though it's all about those little things in life and honestly, we just love that.
Here's a few of our favourite responses:
My 15 month old daughter got her first proper pair of shoes, a splash suit and a harness so she can run about in the garden now! pic.twitter.com/0HviXZ0wot— arcticbilly (@Will_Mallott) March 16, 2020
I won a tenner on a scratch card and I’ve never won out before ? woowowoowooo— Gina Brown (@ginabrown_) March 16, 2020
erm.. ive just put some hash browns in?— Jaelen ?? (@ftTwistyjr) March 16, 2020
Save us one will you, Jaelen?
We can only hope that these responses have put just as much of a smile on your face as they have ours.
During such uncertain times, keep a few of these in mind. Remember to stay in contact with loved ones over the phone or internet if you cannot in person. Check in on the elderly or the vulnerable. Look after your mental health. Find the little things that make you happy. Only buy and use what you need. Be considerate. Think of others. Cough into your elbow or a tissue and of course, wash your hands.
Oh, and keep sharing your positive stories with us - we all need it!