KIRKLAND, Wash. — With so much uncertainty, the hope is that the coronavirus pandemic is nothing but an inconvenience for you and your loved ones. A disruption to your daily routine: a challenge that so many of us have accepted.
From fitness studios streaming online workouts to the creation of the “digital-happy hour," it seems where there is a will to connect, there's a way.
“I think that there is a way to still maintain a human connection when it seems like such a dark time and I think it’s also a very very important thing to do,” said Anna-Marie Kool of Kirkland via FaceTime with KING 5.
Time after time, in crisis we see the best of humanity surface.
Videos have popped up all over the internet of neighbors in quarantine singing to each other from balconies and people finding ways to connect to others without being physically close.
Kool is also seeing those internet-famous videos happen in real life.“I’m a rule follower and so I would never want to do anything where I’m less than six feet away from someone,” she said.
Her boyfriend was filmed serenading her outside her window -- a different type of FaceTime.
“It brings to life that humanity, that human connection, those beautiful feelings that are easy to lose when you’re away from other people,” Kool said.
The feeling of distance is something we will have to get used to, at least for a little while, but it's times like these where we realize that being isolated doesn't always mean being alone.