Bonding through Isolation: COVID Bubble Unity
To best protect against COVID-19, people found their in-person interactions mostly limited to those they lived with and a select group of family and friends. This chosen group became known as a person's "COVID Bubble". Despite being more isolated than ever, this provided an opportunity to bond more closely to those left around them.
"For all its negative effects, I see brightness and rebirth. The quarantine has brought our family to be at each other’s faces 24/7. Thus we became more tolerant of each other’s eccentricities." - Noemi Beth Macario
"As an introvert I have imagined and fatnasized about a period where I can just be alone.... pure bliss I imagined.... It turns out introverts like the option of going out, even if they don't use it" - Moyinoluwa Okunloye