It's the little things that mean the most, and for one Tamworth suburb, small acts of kindness are bringing residents closer together despite the isolation of lockdown.
In Hallsville, brothers William, 10, and Hudson, 9, have handwritten 15 letters and popped one in every mailbox on their street, along with a packet Tim Tams, a roll of toilet paper and freshly-picked lavender from their garden.
It's their way of wishing everyone well during lockdown, mother Katie Randall said.
"These times in COVID have been hard on everyone and everyone has their own back-stories to go with the added stresses of life at the moment," she said.
"Neighbours were recovering in hospital by themselves for a number of health elements or having had surgery. Their partners couldn't visit. Grandchildren can't see their grandparents. Neighbours can't work.
"We, too, have endured tough times with a diagnosis of a meningioma of stepdad, Troy, so it's all been a good distraction to pay it forward and try to give someone a smile in their day.
"The toilet paper the boys thought was funny considering the raiding of shops and the panic buying."
The response to the kind act has been more kindness, with the boys receiving handwritten letters, chocolates and phone calls in return.
"We hope the boys hold onto old-fashioned values and can mimic these in future as they grow and develop," Ms Randall added.
"Your neighbours are one of the first communities you become a part of, and today's way of life, that seems to be a lost commodity."
The gift giving has also been a welcome break from home learning, which has been "hard for all in the household".
"It gave the boys something else to work on and for every letter they wrote they could watch a 20 minute episode of one of the TV shows they were watching," Ms Randall added.