Even a small kind gesture has the power to lift spirits so Sudbury.com is sharing your kindness stories.
In light of COVID-19, our news feeds have become overloaded with breaking news and daunting headlines.
While we are committed on keeping the community informed with the latest news, Sudbury.com wants to highlight the helpers and focus on the positive things that are happening in our city.
Here are this week's kindness headlines.
Tiffany "Pink" Lalonde goes above and beyond
Tiffany "Pink" Lalonde has been going out of her way to help others in our community. Several of her friends wrote Sudbury.com to tell us about the kindness they have received from Lalonde.
"I am in quarantine waiting for my test results," wrote Ruthanne Tremblay who received a care package from Lalonde.
"I was feeling so alone and isolated...just this little gesture this morning made my day a lot brighter."
Marie Kings wrote, "(Tiffany) works for the SPCA and she has been a blessing to people in our community to write something nice about her she needs to be recognized. She helps the Garson Food Bank with cat and dog food and also went out of her way to pay for an adoption for a young mother and daughter as they are in hard times."
Elizabeth Mohns wrote, "Tiff is honestly the nicest women ever. She does everything she can to help and more. Works tirelessly for charity events and just to help others in general. Absolutely loves my three kids and they love her as well. If anyone deserves recognition it's Tiffany for sure."
Slam dunk, Lucas!
It's Spirit Week at Valley View Public School in Val Caron and Amanda Malvaso sent in photos of her four-year-old son Lucas partaking in "Wacky Hair Workout Day!". She wrote: "My son doesn’t let his Alopecia Universals own him, he OWNS it! He may not have hair but that never stopped him."
Royal Purple Sudbury help put food on the table
Royal Purple Sudbury Lodge #148 has been serving Sudbury with donations since 1952 and continue to give back during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"With the Covid19 Virus our Local Charities must unite in supporting our Sudbury Food Banks as there is a great need in this time of crises." past president Darlene Sargent said.
WAT Supplies give healthcare workers a hand
WAT Supplies donated 40,000 pairs of gloves to health-care workers at Health Sciences North in Sudbury.
"We are so glad we could help in some way to thank you for everything you are doing for our community." the business wrote in a post on Facebook.
We are strong, we are safe
Patients at St. Joseph's Continuing Care Centre are creating artwork to assure family members that they are strong and keeping safe during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
"We want to assure everyone that we continue to provide quality care and compassion to all our patients at St. Joseph's Continuing Care Centre." said SJCCC president and CEO Jo-Anne Palkovits.
Christmas in March
Tammy Stevens challenged her neighbours on Greenbriar Drive and family members on Beatrice Crescent and Attlee Avenue in Sudbury to put up their best Christmas decor. In return, Stevens dropped take-out Christmas dinners to everyone's doorstep.
"It was beautiful! Lights were lit, stomachs were full," said Stevens. "And there was Peace throughout the land.
Happy 12th birthday Kaylie
This feel good video came in last week from Julie Punkkinen who writes, "My friends David and Emilie are both front-line workers, and throughout this pandemic, their biggest fear was to not be able to see David’s daughter Kaylie. Making the decision for her to stay at her mom’s because David and Emilie have high risk jobs, but her safety is priority, always!"
"They have found a special way to celebrate Kaylie turning 12 years old on April 1! With the help of amazing friends they surprised her with a parade."
Kaylie's step-mom Emilie said the parade, which included 16 vehicles, was a success.
"She was surprised and everyone cried about the turn-out of cars," Emilie said. "We couldn't have imagined that many of our friends would take the time to do this parade for her birthday!"
Watch the video below.
Do you know a quiet hero that is going out of their way to deliver happiness to his or her neighbours? Tell us about them!
Share your act of kindness story and photos using the hashtag #COVIDKindness or email your stories to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.