Social media can easily feel like an overload of daunting news these days. Between the pandemic, politics, and protests, there’s a lot to be stressed out about. And while we can’t pretend none of it is happening, we can take the time here and there to talk about things that bring us joy amidst all the chaos, or remind us that there is good in the world.
Jennifer Williams, whose Twitter bio says she is a registered nurse working with COVID patients, was looking for some of those bright spots earlier this month when she asked her followers to share stories about how they met their partners.
While some responses were pretty run-of-the-mill, others were the kind of meet-cute Hollywood would write a romantic comedy about. And every single one of them served as a reminder that there could always be something wonderful waiting around the corner when you least expect it — something all of us could stand to be reminded of, these days.
Here are some of the best stories: