Wow! that is amazing.
It seems like being tumbled into these strange times, a lot of people rediscover how to be good neighbors and how to take care of their community.
Your coffee delivery story is . We have a really nice DHL man. He is from Croatia and he is really trying to have everything delivered, looking for neighbors to take in the package when the intended recipient isn't at home ... stuff like that. As I am the one person who is home most of the time (or at least I was, before everybody was stuck in home office all of a sudden), I see a lot of him, and he recognizes me in the street, waving, or greeting me by name, stopping to tell me he has a package for me and will be at my place in half an hour, stuff like that. These days he is seriously overworked - he is literally running all the time, and our stairs run up five flights … I think I will get a chocolate bar or so and put a small bill in it, just to show that we appreciate what he's doing.
Some people started a network thing here where people who want to help in the neighborhood and others who are in need of assistance can register.
And on Instagram there is a story project where people share positive stories, and a young lady who works as an illustrator wrote about how she keeps seeing her neighbors only when they are on their balconies - and now they have started having their first morning coffee together, each on her balcony. And being an illustrator, she drew them, of course …
all drawings ©Leonie Herzog, Hamburg.