When a tragedy as utterly devastating as the Manchester Arena suicide bombing takes place, it can be all too easy to feel as though the world is all doom and gloom.
However, in order to cope, it's important to try and focus on whatever positives we can find. We must remember that no matter how awful things may seem, tragedies have a way of bringing communities together.
With the NHS already stretched to breaking point, it should go without saying that the doctors and nurses in Manchester must really have their work cut out for them at the moment.
Thankfully, one fast food outlet was on hand to ensure hospital staff didn't go hungry while trying to cope with the demands of the situation - just one of the many heartwarming tales of a community rallying round in the wake of last night's attack.
Facebook user Nyomi Candlin took to the social network to post a photo of two Domino's delivery guys handing over an enormous stack of pizzas to grateful NHS staff.
The photo's caption read: "Domino's pizza bringing the community back together - providing the NHS with food whilst they are busy at work - this is the kind of stuff social media should be promoting. Anybody who has a bad word to say about the NHS should really think about that today. They cannot be praised enough right now for all their hard work! Special shout to my Candice Cassidy you little cutie. Let's share and try and get some good news circulating."
People were quick to express their gratitude to NHS staff in the comments section.
"Some people do not realise how lucky we are to have the NHS, especially on days like today. Nurses do an amazing job day after day. Keep up the good work, you are all fantastic," said one user.
Another added: "What a lovely thing to do in such a sad situation. Well done Domino's for thinking of our NHS staff that are pushed far and beyond their limits at this time trying to help those injured."
It's comforting to see people helping each other under such tragic circumstances and coming together to do some good. There have also been countless reports of people opening up their houses to victims, or those trying to locate missing relatives.
Meanwhile, cab drivers have given their services for free, while NHS staff visiting Manchester for a conference also offered to help local colleagues.
Men like AJ. Working his taxi free of charge through the night in Manchester. A beautiful soul. pic.twitter.com/0QG9Z2bxY9
- Jason Michael (@Jeggit) 23 May 2017
Monday night's attack has shaken the nation to its core, but it's reassuring to see that no matter how bad things get, people will ultimately pull together.
Words: Paddy Maddison
Featured Image Credit: Twitter / Facebook