Every so often, a story emerges that restores your faith in humanity. Today, we have a little proof that we can actually be kind to each other.
According to figures collected by the GoFundMe website over the course of this year, Londonderry and Belfast are the second and third most generous cities in the UK, beaten only by Manchester.
Despite Northern Ireland’s problems, we have always prided ourselves on giving to those in dire straits.
That we’ve still managed to help people in desperate need to such an extent, despite the pressures on household finances and everything that the pandemic has thrown our way, is something to take immense pride from.
Ireland as a whole is confirmed as the most generous country on a per-person basis for the third year in a row in the GoFundMe report.
It’s comforting to know that despite the seemingly endless darkness of this year, the light created by giving to people less fortunate than ourselves has not been snuffed out.