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Facebook groups connect community, encourage people to pay it forward during coronavirus pandemic

Facebook groups centered around drinking might not sound like the most important thing during the coronavirus pandemic, but its doing more for the community than you might think.

Facebook groups centered around drinking might not sound like the most important thing during the coronavirus pandemic, but its doing more for the community than you might think.

This week I reported on two Facebook groups that started talking about drinking. The first about wine and the second was started by a bartender giving out recipes.

But both of these groups have grown to create a community, and decrease the feeling of loneliness that is so prevalent right now.

The first story talks about the feel good aspect of paying it forward, while also finding a new way to meet neighbors you never would’ve realized you had. For the full story: https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/sisterhood-of-the-traveling-wine-facebook-group-creates-community-spreads-kindness-during-coronavirus-pandemic.html

The second story is just about finding people during the pandemic that can help create a little bit of joy in your life, help you laugh and take your mind off all the craziness for a bit. For the full story: https://www.masslive.com/coronavirus/2020/05/retired-springfield-firefighter-starts-brian-the-bartender-facebook-group-to-bring-people-together-during-coronavirus-pandemic.html

How are you seeing small acts turn into something so important for people right now?

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