Aww: We Didn't Expect The Most Retweeted COVID-19-Related Tweets To Be This Heartwarming
Since March 2020, Singaporeans have tweeted about COVID-19 more than 1.8 million times. And according to Twitter's findings, the conversations were largely informative, inspirational, and cute!
The Most Retweeted Tweets
First up, this adorable video, which was retweeted more than 7,600 times, making it the most retweeted COVID-19-related tweet in Singapore:
my partner throughout this whole circuit breaker period pic.twitter.com/TOhWZ2OzH8— piko (@syvpikk) April 13, 2020
This young man and his toddler niece weren't the only ones who brought joy to Singaporeans amidst the pandemic. Mothership's tweet about the Singapore Zoo's penguins also made it into the top 4 most-retweeted tweets related to COVID-19.
Circuit breaker: Penguins in S'pore Zoo leave exhibit to stroll around empty premises & explore playgroundhttps://t.co/WeDoPPIDGE pic.twitter.com/RF4dEhIZYT— Mothership.sg (@MothershipSG) April 14, 2020
This cat also went viral for flouting the rules, prompting the poster to scold it with a Malay expression translating to "don't you understand what I'm saying?"
Hello?? Excuse me???? Awak tak faham bahasa ke? Nak government extend circuit breaker? pic.twitter.com/N1AJB6LVLS— 損傷した (@callmesweetyyyy) April 10, 2020
Gov.sg's star-studded "Test, Trace, Vaccinate" music video also made waves amidst tweets about cute animals and kids.
Buckle up Singapore, here’s a brand new safety video to get everyone ready for a whole new normal! #TestTraceVaccinate— Singapore Government (@govsingapore) July 2, 2021
For more: https://t.co/FfrPW5sKb3 pic.twitter.com/ORRsJ5OyWk
Goodwill Efforts Also Went Viral
People in Singapore also tweeted about helping others, in particular, our frontliners and migrant workers.
My new journey as a barber will be at Yishun with SOSG. All military personnel and frontliners will be entitled for 10% off on any services. See you there and spread around to your kakis. pic.twitter.com/zB1oFQGjIb— NooriSepet (@noorisepet14) August 2, 2020
An opportunity to give our preloved clothes to foreign workers who have struggled the most due to this covid19. We say we want new raya clothes but they need new essential clothes. So, got any unused clothes? Feel free to clarify more about this opportunity. pic.twitter.com/Ec5lkHe1dt— Muhammad Nafis Bin Mohammad Hafazhah (@MuhammadNafis96) April 16, 2020
While the past 18 months haven't been easy, it's nice to know that Singaporeans are still willing to spread joy and a helping hand, even in the form of something as simple as a tweet.
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