Someone has written "We're all in this together" on a street in Queanbeyan.
Two rainbows flank the words chalked in a childlike hand.
And I have to say it lifts the spirit. My eyes moistened when I saw it. The thought of the trouble someone took kept me going through the day as infections jumped in Victoria and returned in Canberra. "We're all in this together".
And we have been. Part of the reason, I think, is that the "act early, act hard" policy against the virus worked, in contrast to the United States where denial and false science have reaped a whirlwind, with a bigger whirlwind of poisonous social division and politics yet to come.
Here, the Liberal prime minister was invited to criticise the Labor premier of Victoria. An easy hit, you might think but Scott Morrison replied: "It won't help the situation if I were to engage in any of that."
In Canberra, Chief Minister Andrew Barr declined to criticise the two young people who went to Melbourne and brought the virus back with them.
We are struggling through together. Even the worst predictions of a rise in domestic violence and marital breakdown haven't emerged in the statistics so far - though both will follow unemployment figures upwards as surely as night follows day.
I have even heard of people who say the lockdown has brought them closer together. There is a bleak view that having to spend time with one's family must mean discord but, think of this, it may mean an enforced rediscovery of love and pleasure.
It's too early to say whether the birth rate has jumped for amorous reasons - give it another six to nine months before the proof is there.
There is, though, one darker way in which the birthrate is likely to rise. The World Health Organisation reckons that there could be an extra seven million unwanted pregnancies in poorer countries because health systems have been so consumed by the virus crisis.
In Canberra, the Marie Stopes family planning organisation said that the block on abortions as a non-essential medical procedure would lead to unwanted pregnancies. Children will be born who otherwise wouldn't have been.
This crisis is changing the way we live and love. Just as war does.
Relationships are stretched or bonded, depending on their strength. Couples are split up by the ban on travel. Others are pushed together in lockdown.
There may be some wearing of patience. Maybe some home-bound parents now say wearily: "Of course you can have Twix for breakfast if you just leave me sleep for an hour".
But others say: "Let's go out with chalk and draw some rainbows and write: 'We're all in this together'. It'll make people happy".
It did. Thank you.