These are truly testing times for everyone around the world, with billions of people under lockdown, facing financial uncertainty and healthcare services being overrun at a rapid rate.
But fortunately, there are some people out there doing their bit to help those staring into the financial abyss.
One such person is Taylor Swift, who has taken time away from her never-ending feud with the Kardashians and Kanye West to help out her struggling fans.
Swift has gifted fans payments of $3,000 (£2,500) after contacting some of them online, after hearing their stories of how the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected them.
Freelance music photographer Holly Turner was one such lucky recipient, with her story about Swift’s generosity quickly going viral.
Speaking to E! about the donation, Turner said,
“I saw that she had just started following me on Tumblr, so I was jumping around and screaming about that, and then I saw that the top post on Tumblr was about the fact that I was financially struggling and I thought, ‘There’s no way she’s following me because of that.’
“Then I started losing my mind even more.
“I wasn’t going to be able to stay in my apartment after May, if it weren’t for this.
“I have been working my entire life to be able to live in New York City and I thought that was going to be taken, and she saved that for me. So, I am just so, so, so grateful.”
On top of the donation, Swift also left Turner a message, which read, “Holly, you’ve always been there for me. I want to be there for you right now. I hope this helps. Love, Taylor.”
Well played, Swifty.