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6 Ways the World Is Coming Together

Musicians are holding impromptu performances for their neighbors to uplift their spirits—outdoors and 6-feet apart, of course—while famous musicians are posting performances from their living rooms online. Photo by NDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES.

In a 2013 TV interview, Fred Rogers, the creator and host of the iconic preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, shared that when he was a boy and a tragic event occurred, his mother would say, “Look for the helpers.” It’s important to do so, he said, “because if you look for the helpers, you’ll know that there’s hope.”

As people the world over “shelter in place” to slow the spread of COVID-19, here are six ways ordinary people around the world are coming together.

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