Coronavirus is Contagious, But So is Tom Hanks’ Attitude
A lot of Americans started paying attention to coronavirus once Tom Hanks shared that he and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for it.
Of course, by now most of us realize coronavirus isn’t a death sentence.
Yet it also isn’t to be taken lightly.
For many, the real problem is the unknown that comes from a new virus and the rate at which it is spreading.
That leads to fear, panic, negativity and, sometimes, bad behavior – especially in toilet paper aisles.
But then you have Tom Hanks – a voice of positivity and sensibility in an unsure-of-what-to-do-next world.
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Hello folks. @ritawilson and I want to thank everyone here Down Under who are taking such good care of us. We have Covid-19 and are in isolation so we do not spread it to anyone else. There are those for whom it could lead to a very serious illness. We are taking it one-day-at-a-time. There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no? Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball. Hanx
On Wednesday, Hanks offered optimism regarding the hand he’s been dealt.
“Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?” Hanks posted on Twitter.
Then on Wednesday he provided more calm through an upbeat Instagram update.
“We are taking it one-day-at-a-time,” Hanks said. “There are things we can all do to get through this by following the advice of experts and taking care of ourselves and each other, no?”
His reactions are well-timed cues for a coronavirus-weary world.
While President Trump reminded us on Wednesday night there are things we can do as individuals to combat the problem, there’s also a lot out of our control.
But that doesn’t mean we have to spiral out of it.
Now is the time for faith.
Just look at Tom Hanks, whose jocular manner gives us reason for hope.
“Remember, despite all the current events, there is no crying in baseball,” Hanks quipped.