Five Covid-19 images which will warm and break your heart in equal measure

It's OK to cry.
Five Covid-19 images which will warm and break your heart in equal measure
Garda Peter Moran with Cramers Court Nursing Home resident Betty Gaffney.

As the world battles with the current Covid-19 pandemic, photos and images of the effects it has had on the world have been highly shared around the internet.

From feel-good stories to heartbreaking moments, people have been documenting events around Ireland that will warm and break your heart in equal measures.

Here are five images we might have shed a few tears at.

Gardai interacting with residents as they deliver some much-appreciated Easter treats from a local pharmaceutical company to a nursing home in Co Cork.

A golden wedding anniversary is a special moment and not even Covid 19 was going to stop incurable romantic Denis McCarthy who sang to his wife Anne from outside her nursing home window.

Denis McCarthy serenading his wife Anne from outside her nursing home window
Denis McCarthy serenading his wife Anne from outside her nursing home window

Residents at St Luke's Home in Mahon are no longer allowed to receive visitors, but after the home put out a message on social media, residents have received hundreds of letters, poems, drawings and cards from all over the world saying 'hello'.

From drawings to poems and even photographs, the letters have put smiles on both residents' and staff's faces during this difficult time.

Residents of St Luke’s Nursing Home sorting through their letters
Residents of St Luke’s Nursing Home sorting through their letters

Due to social distancing requirements, a florist, local to the well-known cemetery, was unable to open their shop so in a bid to put a smile of the faces of those who may be visiting their Mother's graves, they decided to give flower away free of charge.

The graveyard note posted
The graveyard note posted

A boy with a rare disease, who had to cancel his birthday party due to Covid-19, had over 1,000 cards posted to him from as far away as France and Switzerland as well as Ireland and the UK.

Jack’s mother, Ruth Beattie said it was “a birthday he will never forget.”

Jack and his ever-growing mountain of cards
Jack and his ever-growing mountain of cards

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