Nostalgic social media users around the world have gone online to share pictures of the last activity they did before the lockdown.
Taking to Twitter, Britons – and those further afield – reminisced about the times before social distancing guidelines were implemented, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
In the UK, the BBC asked people to share their pictures using #lastnormalphoto to show what the everyday Briton’s life looked like before COVID-19 forced the country into lockdown on March 23, eight weeks ago.
While some people shared snaps of themselves lounging in park or dancing at concerts, many chose to share pictures of their family and friends, thinking about the last time they had seen them.
Many said they never would have imagined a viral disease could have kept them from enjoying their lives at the date the pictures were taken.
Nostalgic social media users around the world have gone online to share pictures of the last activity they did before the lockdown. Conor McKeever, from London, shared a picture of himself and his family, explaining it had been his mother’s birthday. He added he missed his family a lot
Anjali, from New Dehli, India, shared a snap of herself at sunset on a Vietnam trip, which took place before the lockdown
An American dancer shared a picture of the rehearsal for the Swan Lake, which was due to be shown art the Kennedy Center in Washington on April 9, and was rescheduled until May 2021
Jenny Lawson, an author from Texas, shared a picture of two friends enthusiastically pushing a large crate with a friend – unaware of the wave that was about to hit
Elsewhere, nostalgic Twitter users Adriana, from Miami, shared a picture of herself and her friend goofing around before lockdown
A Twitter user going by Len shared this picture of Dolores Park in San Franciso, taken a few weeks before the US entered lockdown
In India, Kumar Manish shared a picture of a half-empty bus, saying he took it before lockdown came into force
A man named Antoni, from Sydney, shared a picture of a crowded bar watching a Ultimate Fighting before lockdown
Twitter user Allie shared a picture dating back to the first week of March, when she visited Disney World
John, from Takeley, in Essex shared a snap he took during a skiing holiday in Bulgaria a week before lockdown
University of Floridia Paola took this picture in New York City’s Time Square at night in early March