Positives of the Pandemic: People sing for brighter days


Italians take to their balconies to singing and play instruments during coronavirus-induced social distancing.

Alex Vargas, Online Editor

This year has been one of the least predictable ever. Coronavirus has taken us all by storm, with Italy undoubtedly being it the hardest. However, amidst the darkness, Italians decided to create their own light. Videos and tweets showing Italian communities stepping onto their balconies and singing the national anthem surfaced late March all over the Internet. .
Seeing the hope created by the people inspired several Italian radio stations, including RAI Radio and Radio 105, to join in by playing the anthem on their stations.

Wonder Woman star, Gal Gadot, inspires dozens of celebrities to sing “Imagine” to spread some joy during the outbreak.

This video shows how many radios were participating:
Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/GalantoMassimo/status/1240949162528722945?s=20

Another viral effort to unite people together is one by famous actress Gal Gadot, who started a movement encouraging celebrities to sing “Imagine” by John Lennon together.
The final result was uploaded to Instagram TV, where it gained a lot of attention.
Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B95M4kNhbzz/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

But it’s not just singing that’s bringing people together. Alberto Gestoso, a Barcelona-based pianist, decided to play a couple of songs including “My Heart Will Go On” on his balcony of what appears to be? an apartment complex, gaining him lots of traction and countless fans.
Instagram Link: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B97AtYvKRtq/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

In an effort to show solidarity, social media trends have gained popularity. These usually include some form of tagging your friends and challenging them to do something such as drawing a potato, doing push ups, taking a picture of your dog, or one called “until tomorrow” where you post an embarrassing picture of yourself with that caption and then delete it the next day.
These all serve to help us interact with one another, something that’s especially crucial now that we can’t physically see each other.
In these times of need, where hope might seem lost, remember that all dark clouds disappear, and that light can still shine through them.