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Boxes Of Free Footies Are Popping Up So Aussies Can Entertain Themselves In Self-Isolation

Boxes Of Free Footies Are Popping Up So Aussies Can Entertain Themselves In Self-Isolation

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there haven't been many reasons to smile.

People have been panic buying supplies, leaving shopping aisles empty; some businesses don't know whether they'll be able to survive; and parents have been worried about their kids going to school amid a pandemic.

However, the true Aussie spirit has been emerging here and there.

One of those stories has come in the form of people leaving boxes of footies for people who have to self-isolate but want something to do other than watch Netflix all day.

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Photos uploaded to social media show loads of AFL balls stacked in boxes for anyone who wants to take them.

The heartwarming gesture was first done by Auskick Altona, who wanted to keep sport alive, even if it's just in someone's home.

"Please take a footy if you don't have one already," a sign read. "Isolation' includes your backyard, BYO pump (sorry!). Stay well."

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Self-isolation can be a bit of a bore, but if you have a backyard, garden or a living room that's big enough, then it could be a massive boredom buster to kick a footy around.

The offer was then replicated by the Hawthorn Football Club, with someone from the Hawks chucking a box outside their stadium.

Above the box, a sign read: "DON'T THINK...DO'. We know that isolation or working for home can be a big change to your lifestyle," a 'free footy' sign read above the box read.

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"If you want to have a kick of the footy in your backyard we have you covered. From our family to yours, stay safe and enjoy football."

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This is the kind of heartwarming content we need during a global pandemic.

If you're not good with a footy, then there are loads of other ways to beat the boredom during self-isolation.

One person on Reddit has posted a load of tips on what you can do aside from binge watching Netflix all-day everyday.

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u/flowersontrees admits that she gets bored pretty quickly so she wanted to give people some options.

One was 36 Questions to Fall in Love, with the Reddit user saying: "If you ask these 36 questions with your eyes locked on each other, apparently you fall in love. If you're already together, it claims to strengthen your relationship. Only one way to find out."

While gamers will no doubt have loads of stuff to enjoy, others who don't have a console or a decent gaming computer can still sink their teeth into some online fun.

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u/flowersontrees said Google Fued (a trivia game you can play with different people online), GeoGuessr (a game where you have to guess where you are based off Google Maps), Space Team (a game where you work with people on a ship) and Boxhead (a zombie survival game) are some of the best ones for people dipping their toes into online gaming.

You can learn a new recipe, a new dance routine, complete an exercise challenge, and learn about photography all on YouTube. You can also give the 'Try Not To Laugh Challenge' on YouTube.

Featured Image Credit: AFL/Instagram

Topics: News, Inspirational, coronavirus, Australia

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Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.