Today The Independent publishes its annual Happy List, which this year honours 50 remarkable heroes in a crisis who have helped others during the Covid-19 pandemic. These are some of Britain’s most inspirational individuals, whose kindness, ingenuity and dedication prove that the worst of times can bring out our best.
The 50 people here have been chosen by a panel from scores of nominations from you, the readers of The Independent. We received so many examples of people doing extraordinary things without thought of personal gain, and acts of kindness uniting communities. A huge thank you to everyone who played a part.
The Happy List, in partnership with GoFundMe, the world’s largest online fundraising platform, is completely unranked. Instead, it appears in alphabetical order, as it would be impossible to measure the successes of these individuals against each other. They include a six-year old boy with spina bifida who