For weeks ABC News Foreign Correspondent, James Longman had been on the frontline reporting on Italy’s impending coronavirus catastrophe. When word broke of the border closing, he scrambled to catch the last flight out and back to London only to be asked to immediately self-quarantine. Courageously reporting from home and then on streets of London, James has sadly been the harbinger of horrible things to come as the coronavirus pandemic has grown.
But now, he has a brighter and inspiring assignment brought to us right from his own living room. It is one in which we can all share during these times of social distancing. Twice a week, James will be bringing us the bright spots in the world during these darkest of times with “Stories that Lift You Up.” The best part is everyone can join in by sending him story tips directly via social media.
Here’s the first installment and details on how you can participate..
What is it about a British accent that can make even bad news sound good?
Oh, and @lexbrannan? That would be his boyfriend, Alex who moved in with James at the beginning of 2020. #PerfectTiming
There are worse people to self-isolate with during a pandemic. #justsaying
God Save the Queens!
(main photo via Instagram)