With rising COVID-19 cases, the flood of requests for medicines, hospital beds and basic amenities on social media and the monotony of life in a lockdown once again, it’s difficult to have a positive outlook right now. But amid the gloom and doom, there are still people doing random acts of kindness and empathy to remind you that goodness still exists in the world.
In one such wholesomemaxx move, comedian Amit Tandon has announced a series of 30-minute sessions for people who are COVID positive and alone at home, starting this weekend. The comedian posted about the free interactions on social media yesterday, inviting applications via email.
“This was more of an impulsive decision, kyuki the second lockdown has been much worse than the first lockdown,” Tandon told DeadAnt. “I was in a bad mood but then I realised ki jin logon ko actually Corona hai aur woh bilkul akele baithe hai unke liye toh kai zyada mushkil hoga.”
With everyone’s social life gone for a toss, the comedian is looking to start a dialogue so people can voice their emotions and have a few laughs while they are at it. “If I feel the need to talk to people, I think others also want to talk to more people,” he said. “I think comedy will happen in the process, I’m hoping some people will laugh but I’m not selling this as a comedy show. This is just a warm session with people.”
There has been an overwhelming response from the fans, with over a 1000 emails received in under 24 hours. “I don’t know how long I’ll continue with this, but what I’m thinking is in a week or so I’ll start doing some of these shows for the doctors also, who are working as frontline workers,” said Tandon.