This year might not have been the best, but it wasn’t all bad.
2020, eh? Where do we begin? Let’s face it, 2020 hasn’t been our day, our week, our month, or even our year. But it wasn’t all doom and gloom, despite the curveballs thrown our way this year thanks to the c-word we can add to our vocabulary (coronavirus), as we saw Glaswegians pulling together over the nine-month-long storm. To end a crappy year on a high, check out our ten wholesome things that happened over the year that provide you with some faith in humanity.
1. The weekly clap for the NHS and frontline workers
Clap For Our Carers began all the way back in March, and saw the whole of the UK take to their doorsteps, windows, and balconies to show their appreciation for the NHS and frontline workers. Every Thursday at 8pm for nearly three months, Brits ventured outside with pots, pans, and anything remotely drum-like to applaud those who put their own lives at risk during the pandemic. It was so overwhelmingly beautiful that Clap for Our Carers will now become an annual event, one which will forever commemorate the hard work and sacrifices of those working on the frontlines. However, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon felt the workers needed more recognition for their hard work this year and announced a one-off Covid-19 thank you payment to NHS staff.