With people stuck inside due to Covid-19, there’s been an influx of feel-good news stories showcasing how nature is “reclaiming” spaces that were constantly disrupted before due to human activity. Stories of dolphins in canals, and goats wandering the streets are just a couple of examples of these sorts of trending stories, along with visuals of reduced pollution that has come along with Covid quarantine.
Although these make for great viral stories, the truth is that some of them might be exaggerated or even fabricated. There is undoubtedly a difference based on the sheer amount of people staying home and interruptions to business, however, like most things online, there’s a lot of “too good to be true” news that pops up just to tug heartstrings or gain retweets. Some things just make for a good viral story.
However, along with this a new joke format was born. Twitter users have been regaling us with tales of how “nature is healing, we are the virus,” featuring all manner of hilarious ridiculousness. What started as a way to share heartwarming stories of Nature triumphing in the absence of human activity has become a new favorite meme. And we are SUPER here for it.
12 Hilarious Tweets That Show Nature Is Healing; We Are the Virus
1. Nature’s original state looks a lot like my old desktop TBH…
with everyone off the roads, air pollution is finally clearing up. I took this picture in my backyard just this morning. the earth is healing, we are the virus❤️ pic.twitter.com/sxGC6MFWUq
— Beans After Dark (@goodbeanalt) April 15, 2020
2. Nature is a glorious spectacle.
In Los Angeles, birds are returning that we haven’t seen locally in more than fifty years. Nature is healing and so forth. pic.twitter.com/ysUnDiKsLe
— Ḿå℟₭ (@markhoppus) April 21, 2020
3. Incredibly moving.
Wow. In the time Chicago has been on lockdown, the bean finally sprouted. Nature is incredible. We are the virus 🌱 pic.twitter.com/ajPmFVTmaT
— becca valek (@becca_val) April 18, 2020
4. A wondrous sight to behold.
With everyone on lockdown, the trucks have returned to their waterholes. Nature is healing. We are the virus. pic.twitter.com/768tzQNOza
— Nooh Ahamad (@AhamadNooh) April 16, 2020
5. Almost magical, really.
The toilet paper has started to return to it’s natural habitat. The earth is healing. We are the virus. pic.twitter.com/To6fkU7RdR
— Mason Seyl (@mseyl3) April 19, 2020
6. Such a moving display.
Due to less air pollution, the Teletubbies sun baby is now visible from Earth again. We are the virus 💔 pic.twitter.com/zGqtxGDuvQ
— anthony amorim (@AnthonyAmorim) April 21, 2020
7. Truly majestic!
8. Bless the ocean’s bounty.
Swedish fish have returned to the rivers in Sweden.
The earth is healing
We are the virus pic.twitter.com/7ano61yYWT
— Andres (@RomoAndres) April 16, 2020
9. *Brushes away a solitary tear*
Sharks are finally enjoying the wilderness now that the humans are gone. We are the virus pic.twitter.com/VJWqXsEUQp
— nicole (@y0ungnub) April 14, 2020
10. Incredible AND heartwarming.
With humans on lockdown, the aliens have found common ground. Nature is healing, we are the virus. pic.twitter.com/w6FlWYw8eS
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) April 15, 2020
11. Wow, who knew…
Kylie Jenner has returned back to her original pigmentation. Nature is healing, we are the virus https://t.co/sFkP6P2xzV
— Ty (@tyleerlogan) April 21, 2020
12. Nature is truly a thing of glory and awe.
While quarantine might suck for us, just look at all the good it’s doing for the planet.
We all know that Mother Earth is at her best when her sharks are roaming the streets and skies, and Kylie Jenner can roam free wearing her original face.
Nama-stay in blessed harmony with nature, brothers and sisters!