Why families are putting yellow hearts in their windows - and it's truly devastating




The yellow heart is a symbol of grief

The coronavirus pandemic has seen more than 4.5 million cases worldwide this year so far - and more than 300,000 people have died.
Too many people have lost their loved ones to the killer bug and are mourning the tragedy in lockdown.

One such person is Hannah Gompertz, whose grandmother Sheila sadly died at the beginning of May due to Covid-19.
Her grandfather, David, has been devastated by the passing of his wife and spent a lot of time thinking about how he would let others know about his loss.
He ended up coming up with a very touching way to show his grief - and enable others to do the same.
The family decided to place a yellow heart in the window of their house as a sign that they had been affected by coronavirus.

Hannah explained the heartbreaking, but incredibly inspiring situation in a viral post on Facebook.
She said: "Very sadly our Grandma has passed away after contracting Coronavirus.
"Our Grandad was on the phone this morning and wanted people to understand, not only the number of people who have died due to this virus, but how many people have been affected due to the loss of a family member or friend.
"He suggested that there could be a yellow symbol that individuals who have been affected by loss display in their windows, to show how the country is covered with families that have lost somebody and been touched by this pandemic."
Many people are putting the hearts in their windows too 

David further explained his lovely idea, saying: "Although every day on telly we hear the 
number of people that have died.
"These are just numbers that don’t mean that much but if every family that lost somebody 
dear put a yellow symbol in their window, on their door or the pavement, people would 
realise the extent of this personal and national tragedy."
Three thousand people liked the post, with thousands commenting and sharing.
The family were overwhelmed by the response they received and decided to create a 
Yellow Heart group on Facebook, as a place for all those who had also lost loved ones to come together.
Called Yellow Hearts To Remember, the group currently has over 2,000 members.
It's a place where people share stories and remember those who have died because of
 the virus.
Speaking to the BBC about the group, Hannah added: "It's really emotional looking through 
all the pictures and stories, because it's really upsetting to hear what other families are also 
going through.
"And it makes the numbers feel a lot more real, because when they are just a statistic it 
can pass straight over your head really."

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