PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A lot is going on in the world, and it can be overwhelming. While Arizona's Family will continue to keep you informed about the coronavirus, we also want to give you hope and highlight the people spreading kindness in our community.
Health officials are recommending social distancing, so some are turning to social media to connect. Whether it’s eggs or diapers, you may be able to find it on the group “Ahwatukee 411.” It's a Facebook page where people can virtually connect with neighbors, something that’s crucial now more than ever.
"I’ve seen a lot of people asking if there’s anybody that needs something," said Diana Lopez, who helps run the page. "You know, providing childcare, educational resources for our kids so they can still be learning."
That also includes how to help local restaurants that are offering carryout or curbside service. Lopez is a mom of two teenagers, and she helps runs the page. It's already a close-knit community.
"A lot of our neighbors know each other," Lopez said. "You go to grocery stores, you know who people are, and a lot of friendships have been built."
It’s not just this group that’s giving. The coronavirus concerns have brought out the best in some neighborhoods. Over the weekend, Hayley Brigham and her son, Roman, passed out toilet paper in Gilbert with signs that told people to spread love, not panic.
It was more about the gesture than the toilet paper, Brigham said. Her son was feeling anxious about what's going on in the world, and helping makes them feel better. Brigham owns a preschool, and they are closed for the week.
In Scottsdale, a couple gave away hundreds of flowers after their wedding was canceled. Now three Valley families going through a tough time will have something beautiful.
Prior to the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to avoid crowds of 10 people or more, the couple had already purchased $2,500-worth of flowers for their ceremony and reception.
Meantime, Diana is spending time with her family. Life may be different than it was two weeks ago, but she knows this too will pass.
"I feel hopeful. I feel blessed," she said. "I feel grateful. I feel happy to see everybody come together and support each other."
Is there something good happening in your community? We'd love to hear about it. You can join the conversation on Arizona's Family Facebook page.