Buffalo region responds to coronavirus crisis with positivity

It has been a rough few weeks globally. But despite the spread of the COVID-19 in Western New York and elsewhere, people in the Buffalo region remain positive they can pull through.

And there have certainly been some signs that the City of Good Neighbors can get through this together.

Among the positive stories or items of note in the region:

» A company anonymously donated 60,000 protective masks to area hospitals. Supplies had previously been running low. Radio station WBEN has more on the story here.

» Pet adoptions through the SPCA Serving Erie County increased 41 percent as there was worry animals may not be able to be cared for in-house amid the the crisis. Almost 120 pets were adopted in the span of a week. Read more here from WKBW-TV.

» On its website, Step Out Buffalo outlined events happening in spite of the virus' spread. Among them are Local Restaurant To Go Week, a virtual art exhibition, and weekly Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra broadcasts.