Our top seven Coronavirus-inspired videos and memes

One good thing about working in PR is that you appreciate the value of being connected and of sharing uplifting content. Right now, there is plenty to choose from, with brilliant, funny videos and memes that are helping to cheer up the nation. Here are our top seven.

“Nando’s is closed as well”

For everyone who is missing going out to restaurants and getting their favourite takeaway, this sums up the horror of having to eat your own (or your partner’s) home-cooked food. Four-year-old Layla-Rae Charlton from Essex breaks down when she finds out all her favourite restaurants (McDonald’s and Nando’s) are shut.

Happy kids hug

If this doesn’t bring a smile to your face, you have a heart of stone. Who would you like to run and hug right now?

Mark McMeekin, digital PR consultant at marketing agency AGY47, says: “I was reminded of it yesterday and it's a dose of positivity that we all need in these crazy, uncertain times!”


Commuting in Corona Times

Today’s commute: delays expected at the shower station, earlier incident in the toilet with all other lines running normally.

Laura Leveson, account director at PR firm Ketchum, says: “We’ve seen the tube map recreated for campaigns over the years, it’s fun and relatable content for all those Londoners out there.”

I will survive

This one was a viral sensation last week, a classic song is given the Coronavirus twist. London mum Victoria Emes prances and dances around her home to bring a smile to your face. For all you parents out there who are going a bit crazy…


Better than the von Trapp family!

It is uplifting to see so many previously-unheard-of singers gracing our small screens right now with their own made-up Covid-19-appropriate lyrics to accompany famous songs. Ben Marsh, senior lecturer in American History at University of Kent gets his whole family in on the act. The lyrics say it all! Emma Hazan founder of agency Sidekick Comms, says: “They’re just so normal. And yet so brilliant”.

‘Shining’ example

This picture says it all. Such a good film, maybe worth catching up with on one of your many video nights? Josephine Ornago, consultant at agency OutspokenPR, says: “This is already a classic. They definitely had more varied company though!”

Not a family guy

Short and to the point, if you have had enough of your family already, you will relate to this one!

Emma Hazan says: “This made me laugh last week. Why? It’s how we all will feel at some point. Option B every time.”

It is inspiring how many creative geniuses there are out there, originating content just to make other people smile. Keep ‘em coming!


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