Lady Gaga among celebs urging kindness amid coronavirus pandemic: ‘We’re in this together’

Suzy Byrne
Editor, Yahoo Entertainment

If Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson can stay positive amid the coronavirus pandemic — and they both tested positive for it and are in hospital isolation — we have to try to as well.

Amid the non-stop news surrounding the health crisis, the ensuing panic that’s led people to wipe stores out of supplies and long list of closures and cancellations (schools, sports, Broadway, Disney) there have been some uplifting messages with reminders to be kind, think of others and remember that we’re all in this together.

Lady Gaga urges people to "be kind" as panic develops over the coronavirus. (Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga really set the tone with this post on Twitter reminding her many monsters that “now it’s as important as ever to be kind.” The “Stupid Love” songstress also said, “We’re in this together.” The post ended with, “I love you world.”

It was a simple message but one that’s needed amid the chaos. And that whole positive vibe thing has been spreading. David Beckham loves sports, but says stadiums going dark — to try to stop the swift spread of the virus — is a great reminder to keep your priorities in order.

“It’s times like these when we are reminded of the things that are truly important in life,” wrote the father of three. “Our health, our loved ones and looking after those that need support in our communities. In these moments, sport takes a back seat. We must all listen to expert advice and do the right thing. Stay safe and look out for yourselves and your families.”

Designer Stella McCartney talked about being in awe of those “working so hard to help and support others” amid the crisis. “More than ever, kindness and teamwork are needed to bring us comfort and relief,” she wrote.

Real Housewives of Orange County alum Meghan King Edmonds shared a photo with her three kids next to a sign that says “Take what you need” and wrote, “Put your energy into focusing on what you CAN control. Love, Hope, Peace, Courage, Faith, Zen: it’s already within you waiting for you to use.”

Lena Dunham encouraged people feeling “super anxious and isolated” to “find the simple things that comfort you and repeat them over and over again.” She shared a photo of some art she created, urging creativity too.

Ashley Judd, whose known to go backcountry camping in the Smoky Mountains for days, said getting outside is a tool she uses to free her mind from the anxiety around the pandemic.

The Biggest Loser host Bob Harper shared a photo of his breakfast and reminded everyone that what’s going on is a “great reason to focus on eating healthy.” And also, “STAY SMART. STAY POSITIVE. BE KIND!!”

Stephen Fry called on people to put a pause on disputes, grievances and feuds. “Until this thing is over, we’ve all got to be helpful,” he tweeted. “When the film whistle is blown, we can do back to being mean and beastly. Agreed?”

The View’s Ana Navarro-Cárdenas’s expressed a similar sentiment. After urging people to check on the “elderly, frail or homebound” she said, “Don’t take more than what you need,” next to a photo of bare store shelves. “Let’s think of others. Let’s be kind to one another for a few days.”

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