From painting rainbows and clapping for hospital workers, to handing out food and playing music on balconies, the devastating pandemic has inspired many heartening moments from around the world
A farmer planted over two million sunflowers to provide a respite during this rough year. Scott Thompson's family has been farming in Kenosha County in the US for more than 70 years, and this is the first year that flowers are decorating the landscape. Usually, the pick-your-own farm consists of strawberries in summer and raspberries and pumpkins in the autumn.
Thompson and his wife thought with everything going on this year it would be ideal to spread a little happiness.
"As the season went on, the pandemic never went anywhere ... and we thought people might be looking for something to do, and what a great way to social distance and...smile, basically," he told CNN.
Medical staff transport Francisco Espa?a, 60, to see the Mediterranean sea, at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, September 4, 2020. The hospital is studying how short trips to the beach may help COVID-19 patients recover from long and traumatic intensive hospital care.
Mr Espa?a, 60, is transported back to the hospital after spending a few minutes by the promenade. Since re-starting the study in early June, the researchers have anecdotally noticed that even ten minutes in front of the blue sea waters can improve a patient's emotions.
Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Saint Teresa, wearing masks and face shields as precaution against the coronavirus distribute food to poor and homeless people in Kolkata, India, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.
The Nobel Peace Prize winning Catholic nun spent 45-years serving for the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying.
A Los Angeles Unified School District student attends an online class at Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. The LAUSD schools resumed classes with distance learning, but many underprivileged students still struggle, according to Mel Culpepper, CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood. The facility is open for children whose parents must leave home to work.
Nursery S. Schouten created a message of support in times of the coronavirus reading "#StayStrong" by cutting of the flower heads in a field of tulips in Bant, Netherlands on April 30.
A mural to honor the medics helping to fight COVID-19 in Melbourne, Australia.
Japanese woman Noemi watches on her smartphone the live stream performance of Lady Gaga during the "One World: Together At Home" presented by Global Citizen on April 18, 2020.
A woman hangs banner for NHS carers outside the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London during the UK's weekly "Clap for our Carers".