Elderly Woman Isolating Alone Asks Neighbors Via A Note For Some DVDs & Books And They Deliver

Staying at home is a privilege that not everyone can enjoy during these trying times. However, we also can’t discount the fact that it could be hard especially for those who are living alone. More so if they belong to the vulnerable groups like the elderly ones and those with any form of disability. So, when an elderly woman in London sought a little help from her neighbors, they certainly didn’t let her down.

Twitter user Bon Cliff recently shared a photo of a handwritten note that she found on her block’s lobby door. It turned out to be from one of her neighbors—a 72-year-old woman who is living alone and “going round the twist with nothing to read.” In the note, the lady expressed her intention to request for spare books and DVDs from her neighbors.

So, when Bon Cliff and her neighbors learned of this note, they quickly delivered. Without a second thought, they dropped off the requested items at the elderly lady’s door. And on the following day, she left another note expressing her appreciation towards her neighbors’ generosity. Apparently, this wholesome act of kindness has touched the hearts of many and prompted Bon Cliff’s post to go viral. Her tweet has garnered over 496K likes with more than 68K retweets to date.

 

The following day, the elderly woman left another note to give thanks to her kind-hearted neighbors

 

The online community also expressed their gratitude towards the neighbors’ kind efforts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others also shared their personal lockdown stories

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has also constantly stressed that mental health is another key consideration during these anxious times. In an online press conference, Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, reminded the public to check on their elders from time to time.

“If keeping your grandparents safe means you can’t visit them in person, talk to them every day so that they don’t feel alone. Physical distancing is not social isolation.”

He further noted that caring for older people in the community is “everyone’s business.” Indeed, it is during these challenging times that humanity should reign supreme. After all, even small acts of kindness are surely more than enough to lift a person’s spirit. So, let us always choose to be kind whenever possible.

 

Source: Bon Cliff