That's why over ten thousand people across Australia have joined a #ViralKindness group — connecting with neighbours (some for the first time ever) and creating a friendly space to ask for and offer help.
The coming weeks may see some restrictions ease, but hundreds of thousands of people will remain vulnerable and isolated well into the future. In every street of the country, people are looking for a support network and human connection. But most haven't heard of #ViralKindness and the groups they can start or join. We can reach those people with one simple action.
Can you help spread #ViralKindness to every suburb by placing a poster at your local supermarket where everyone will see it?
For many people right now, a weekly trip to the supermarket is their only connection to the outside world. That's why putting up a poster on the noticeboard or at the entrance of your local supermarket, pharmacy or other major store can reach so many people and let them know they are not alone.
Sharing the #ViralKindness message is something anyone anywhere can do. Here's what's involved:
- Click here to find and pledge your poster.
- Print posters on a home computer or download and print at a local printing shop.
- On your next trip to the supermarket, ask the store manager if you can place your posters on the shop noticeboard or at the entrance.
- Take a photo and send it in to GetUp with tips to share with others.
Easing restrictions won't spell the end of hardship for people like our eldery parents and neighbours with underlying health conditions. Or our kids who've had careers disrupted and can no longer pay their rent. Or our beloved friends on temporary migrant visas who are locked out of government support.
We all crave security and safety — and part of that is having a community to turn to for connection and support. Help spread the #ViralKindness message on your next trip to the supermarket.
We're right there with you,
Emma, Oli and Madeleine, for the GetUp team
PS. If you want to get involved but don't have a home printer (hey, join the club!), you could download the poster and print it out at a local printing shop or ask a friend or neighbour to print one for you. There's more advice here.
PPS. Anyone can start or join a local #ViralKindness group and everyone is welcome. You can search for or start a local #ViralKindness group here.