The pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone, with people struggling to cope with isolation, unemployment, and sickness. In times like these, the importance of kindness has never been more evident. Many celebrities have been going out of their way to make a positive impact on others. Here are some of the most touching celebrity acts of kindness during the pandemic.
1. Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s Donation
In March, when the pandemic began, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donated $1 million to food banks in the United States and Canada. This act of kindness was applauded by many, as it helped to ensure that those who were struggling to make ends meet had access to food.
2. Dolly Parton’s Support for Healthcare Workers
Dolly Parton donated $1 million to help find a cure for COVID-19, and she has also shown her support for healthcare workers by donating over 130,000 books to children in hospitals.
3. Kim Kardashian West’s Support for Prisoners
Kim Kardashian West has been using her platform to raise awareness about the plight of prisoners during the pandemic. She has partnered with organizations that help provide protective gear for prisoners and has been working to get them released early if they are at high risk.
4. Angelina Jolie’s Donations
Angelina Jolie has donated $1 million to No Kid Hungry, an organization that helps feed children who are out of school. She has also donated to the UN Refugee Agency to support their efforts in providing aid to refugees during the pandemic.
5. John Krasinski’s “Some Good News”
John Krasinski started a YouTube show called “Some Good News” during the pandemic, where he shared uplifting stories and showed appreciation for healthcare workers. The show was a hit among fans and helped to boost morale during a difficult time.
6. Rihanna’s Donation of Personal Protective Equipment
Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation donated $5 million to various organizations in the United States, Barbados, and other countries to help with the supply of medical equipment, testing kits, and ventilation systems.
7. Ariana Grande’s Donations
Ariana Grande made donations to various organizations, including $500,000 to the Los Angeles Unified School District to help provide meals to students who were out of school. She also donated to various organizations helping with relief efforts during the pandemic.
8. Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance Fund
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Earth Alliance Fund has pledged $3 million to help protect indigenous communities during the pandemic. The funds will be used to provide food and medical supplies to those who are most in need.
The pandemic has brought out the best in many celebrities, who have used their platforms and resources to make a positive impact on others. These acts of kindness are just a small reminder that even in difficult times, we can come together to support one another.