Age no barrier to activism: how UK’s young and old built bonds in Covid
The pandemic may have separated us, but it has created alliances too. Five diverse pairings share their stories
Unexpected friendships spanning four – and sometimes five – generations have sprung up between volunteers engaged in “crisis campaigning” during the pandemic.
Experts said the unusual bonding between those in their 60s and older, and those in their early 20s and younger, has been partly galvanised by the enforced separation of the generations during lockdown, leading the age groups to value each other in a way they had not previously.
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