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Paid PostUpdated on May 7, 2020. Posted on May 7, 2020

Tell Us The Innovative Ways You’ve Stayed Connected During Social Distancing

#NowMoreThanEver it's important to stay connected and show up for each other through the ups and downs. Share all the ways you and your loved ones have shown up for each other and you could be featured in a BuzzFeed story. Visit The Connections Project to learn more.

Social distancing is our new normal, so we've had to get a lot more creative than usual in how we connect with people. We wanna hear all about the funny and heartwarming ways YOU'VE been showing up for others!

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Perhaps you planned a virtual dance party for your friends to lift everyone's spirits.

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Did you all get dressed to the nines and boogie down in your living rooms? Any pics standing on couches? After the party, was there an afterparty in which you all stayed up all night and ate and drank? We want to know every last detail.

Or maybe an old college buddy hosted a virtual game night for your birthday.

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It's hard to celebrate birthdays right now, but where there's a will, there's a way. Tell us all the innovative ways you've celebrated life during social distancing. Game night? Virtual dinner party catered by a restaurant that delivers? A roasting session? So many ways to celebrate, so tell us how you did it below.

Have you found new ways to give back to people and communities in need?

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Have you donated to a designer making face masks for essential workers? Or maybe you're offering free online tutoring to students who need help? Patronized a restaurant that's committed to serving meals to those in need? Tell us how you've been able to give back despite the distance.

Set up any video-chat dates for a single friend recently...or were you the one set up?

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Was it a blind date? A rekindled flame? Dinner over video more the vibe or syncing your computers to watch a movie together? Spill the tea already, Cupid!

Or have you given or received an unexpected gift or kind gesture that left you overcome with emotion and happy tears?

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The best things in life are from the heart, like a sentimental present or a good deed. Did you leave a grocery store gift card at your neighbor's door? Maybe a social media follower sent you a really heartfelt DM about why you inspire them? Or to your pleasant surprise, maybe you checked the mail and discovered someone sent you your favorite album on vinyl.

And if you've found a way to celebrate good news, we want to know about that, too!

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Graduations, college admissions, new jobs, gender reveals — how have you been commemorating major moments in these times? Dressing for the occasion via video chat? Hosting a mock commencement in the family room?

We want to know about EVERYTHING! Tell us in the comment section below: How have you showed up for others and how have they showed up for you, in the good times and not so good times, during social distancing? The best responses could be featured in a future BuzzFeed sponsored post.

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