The following article was written by Vihan and has recently been published in Asian Voice, the leading magazine for the Asian community.

Despite most people being kind to each other during this pandemic, there are still some people who are ignorant during these troublesome times. To start off, one should always be nice to people in general, even without the pandemic because kindness always has a way of coming back to you. People appreciate and remember every kind of thing that you do to them and in return they also become kind.

A lot of people have become very stressed and anxious during the pandemic; therefore, one should always show compassion and care to them e.g. Some might have lost a loved one due to the Covid-19 pandemic or some other illness/misfortune happened to them, therefore, we should support them as it can really help them to know that they are not alone. It is also possible that some haven't seem a family member in a long time due to the travel restrictions and they miss their family alot so one should tell them how important and special they are as it can help them a lot more than some people may think. Another possible scenario is that they have lost their job and are now struggling pay their rent/bills so, if possible, we should charity with what they need. There are many key workers working day in and day out and maybe they are stressed, being kind to them goes a long way to help them cope.

In conclusion, the pandemic is affecting people's everyday lives, being kind to one another and respecting others makes the world a better place. I hope that you will be nicer and just a tiny bit more positive throughout your day and that you put a smile on at least one person's face every day.