Today was very similar to yesterday. Our new normal. It felt even more normal. At least it was still sunny. You could see it helped everyone’s mood and mental health, especially when we were doing our ‘one a day exercise’, everyone actually looked happy and said hello. So nice.
Even nicer, my daddy told my mum and I that at 8 o’clock everyone was going to go outside to clap for the NHS, for all their selflessness and their outstanding work trying to beat this virus. While I thought it was a really good idea, I wasn’t sure how effective it would be. And how many people would do it.
At 8pm we went outside to hear my whole street, and the whole neighbourhood clapping and cheering for the NHS. We all had tears in our eyes. It warmed my heart and put a huge smile on my face. It made me realise that Covid-19 can try to affect us but at the end of the day, we will always be a community. I think I’ve gone to bed the happiest I have been since the lockdown.
Gary Chaplin. Executive HeadHunter