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Your daily dose of levity: Claps and bell tolls for local heroes

Megan Holmes



Every day, we’re sharing what we’re reading, watching, doing and listening to … the things that bring levity to our own lives. We’ll also share random things we’re talking about, laughing about and smiling about on social media, in pop culture and beyond. We encourage you to share your daily sources of levity with us in the comments or on social media.


If there’s an upside to this whole pandemic, it’s that we’ve had plenty to remind us of our humanity – and our interconnectedness. Today’s edition starts with another showing of appreciation to our local heroes working on the frontlines of the pandemic – doctors, health care workers, first responders and law enforcement officers. Thanks for keeping us safe out there.

We loved these highlights from St. Pete Police Department and Mayor Rick Kriseman.

It’s a holy week for our Christian, Jewish and Muslim neighbors. This week marks both Holy Week in Christianity and Passover in Judaism, and Ramadan begins April 23. Religious or not, we think this message from Pope Francis has a lesson for all of us.


Need something to distract you from the news of the day? May we recommend this live cam of baby eagles courtesy of Southwest Florida Eagle Cam? It’s pretty incredible.

ADORABLE 🦅 It looks Harriet brought her two eaglets a stuffed animal! 😍
Courtesy: Southwest Florida Eagle Cam

Posted by 10 Tampa Bay on Thursday, April 9, 2020


And finally, the second episode of Some Good News with John Krasinski. See if you can spot the St. Pete family in the featured videos. (Hint: It involves roof-assisted golfing!)

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