With most of us spending way too much time alone and inside right now, social media has stepped up to increase the feeling of community in such an isolating time. Whether it’s Instagram trends, like drawing a carrot and passing it along to some friends, or Facebook updates about the creative ways people are social distancing, these different media platforms have, in ways, taken a turn for the better. While social media can often load us up with content that leaves us setting unrealistic standards for ourselves or provide a platform for negativity and hate, it can also have its positive uses and a global pandemic is certainly one of them.
While Instagram is a great place to stay connected with your friends, Twitter is a platform that can connect you to the world. Instead of people putting on their best face to craft their image, it’s a faceless world of people’s thoughts and opinions, and in a pandemic, it’s full of creativity and humor. Rather than comparing yourself to others, you can connect to them and be reminded that to a certain extent, we’re all really in the same boat.
Here are some of the best tweets yet about the coronavirus pandemic to find some humor that you can connect to.
These tweets that joke about the loss of the value of time:
i’ve renamed midnight “noon, as well”
— audrey farnsworth (@audipenny) March 25, 2020
It’s Tuesday, or as we call it now: day
— Dave Jorgenson 💡 (@davejorgenson) March 24, 2020
Very funny to refer to the next two days as “the weekend” as if we still exist in time and space
— Kevin Farzad (@KevinFarzad) March 21, 2020
This tweet format that justifies the way we’re all acting right now:
me ordering delivery in February:
me ordering delivery now:
-singlehandedly keeping every small business afloat
-Nobel Prize in Economics
— Paul McCallion (@OrangePaulp) March 19, 2020
Drinking alone last week
– i "have a problem"
Drinking alone today at 11 am
– saving your nana's life
— Jared Wade (@Jared_Wade) March 20, 2020
These tweets that show hindsight is always 20/20:
When this is over please invite me everywhere I promise I’ll go this time
— Jason Genao (@TheJasonGenao) March 22, 2020
In retrospect, I should’ve developed more hobbies beyond “going out to eat”
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) March 28, 2020
Some relatable commentary about how we are all handling our food:
Ok I understand everyone is freaking out but why are ALL of you baking sourdough.
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) March 23, 2020
keeping my caffeine level at INSANE despite having nothing to do, as a treat.
— chuuch (@ch000ch) March 25, 2020
Day 6 of Quarantine: C-Section went smooth. The Cuties are in great shape and mother is recovering pic.twitter.com/wAyLkYiKxh
— Makiya Tony Starks Daughter (@selenamua_) March 20, 2020
40 pizzas in 30 days doesn’t sound so crazy anymore does it
— eli the cutie pie (@jazz_inmypants) March 25, 2020
due to everything sucking i’ve decided to sauté a little garlic and onion
— dirt prince (@pant_leg) March 26, 2020
Some plans for the future:
when I get out of quarantine I’m gonna see the world pic.twitter.com/wBZvtIkXKq
— beks-a-million (@hollabekgrl) March 16, 2020
And an adorable, heartwarming Tweet:
Our 5 year old seems to have deemed himself the local virus warden.
Over the fence to our neighbour:
‘JEAN YOU NEED TO GO INSIDE’
‘Okay I will in a minute’
‘YOU’RE OLD AND THERE’S A VIRUS’
‘I’m not that old thank you’
‘HOW OLD ARE YOU JEAN?’
‘THAT IS NEARLY 70 JEAN.’
— Adam Bedford (@adambedders) March 19, 2020
Keep that same energy, kid.