WHILE last year may be the one people want to forget, it made everybody kinder and more caring than ever before, according to hand sanitiser brand ZOONO.
Now, residents from across the South East have highlighted the most touching moments of 2020, with Captain Tom’s fundraising efforts and the national ‘clap for the NHS’ taking the top spots.
Seeing key workers reunite with their loved ones, spotting rainbow paintings in windows, and having socially distanced Victory in Europe Day celebrations also made the top 10 for the region’s residents.
According to ZOONO, almost a third of people in the South East were brought to tears by a random act of kindness last year.
And residents said that the challenges posed by 2020 taught them to value their lives more, take more time to appreciate the little things in life, and be more caring and considerate to others.
James McCleary, general manager of ZOONO, said it was heartwarming to see people come closer together last year.
“We noticed a surge in people buying our hand and surface sanitisers for key workers and vulnerable people as gifts,” he said.
“Hundreds of people have gone the extra mile to keep others safe and protected for longer.
“That’s why we were interested to find out whether the pandemic has strengthened our relations with others, even when we’d had to social distance, and made us all more caring and considerate despite the challenges we have all faced.”