The director of a zoo in New South Wales, Australia, brought home several red pandas saving them from a blazing bush fire.
An 11-year-old boy from Italy had not seen his grandmother in UK for over a year during the lockdown. As all the flights were cancelled due to the pandemic, he decided to walk. After asking his parents about 50 times, his father finally agreed to join him. He drew a route crossing Switzerland, A boy and his dad spent more than three months trekking 2.800 km from Sicily to London just so he could give his granny a hug.
When public events were cancelled in Barcelona, a string quartet performed Puccini‘s Chrysanthemums at the local opera house in front of an audience of 2,292 houseplants. These were later given to health workers to show gratitude for fighting the pandemic.
An old man in Australia knitted woollen jumpers for penguins to help protect them after an oil spill in the ocean. Thanks to sweaters penguins stop swallowing the toxic oil while cleaning themselves.
A father who wanted to spend Christmas with his air hostess daughter bought tickets for all six flights she worked on during the holiday season.
The authorities in Iceland recommended that lonely people missing physical contact during the pandemic hug trees. Research has shown that this is very beneficial, reducing stress and improving general health.
Australian firefighters dropped tons of fruit and vegetables from helicopters to feed starving animals whose habitats have been burned in the bushfires. Australian rescue centres have helped kangaroos, camels, horses and alpacas to survive.
Orphaned children in Montreal have been making daily visits to retirement homes, spending time with the residents and for cross-generational learning.