Horsham resident Margret Maynard said she was "really thrown" by some special acts of kindness from her neighbours.
The 86-year-old who lives alone said her spirits had been dampened by the change in attitudes from fundraising for fire affected communities to panic buying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But then her neighbours reached out.
"The neighbours on my east side are a young couple and they've been there for a little while now but they (Gavin and Ashlee) have just been the most wonderful neighbours to have," she said.
"My daughter (Vicki) came home from Melbourne for a couple of nights and she was packing the car to go home.
"Gavin came in apparently and gave her something to give to me and when she gave it to me, I just lost it."
Mrs Maynard said the gift was wrapped up firmly in glad wrap so she could see what it was.
"Two rolls of toilet paper, a spray can of Dettol and a bottle of special stuff to put in with your washing to get any odours out of your clothes," she said.
Mrs Maynard said the random acts of kindness didn't stop there.
"(On Monday) I went to my letterbox and there was a letter in there that read 'Dear Neighbour'," she said.
"'With a high chance that everyone will go into isolation soon we are reaching out to anyone that may find it harder to access necessities that we may be able to get and pass on.
"No need for money just wanting to do our bit for the community. If you need anything from the supermarket please leave a note in our letterbox and we will leave it at your doorstep."
Mrs Maynard said the letter went on to provide details about the changed shopping hours at supermarkets for certain people, as well as the shift of eateries into providing home delivery.
She said attached to the letter from her neighbours (The Potters) were some menus and an offer for them to assist her with ordering "as some need to be paid online or over the phone."
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Mrs Maynard said both groups of neighbours left their number for her to contact them if she needed anything.
"It was just so beautiful," she said. "That amongst all these bad things that people are doing in supermarkets and being so self-centred and taking everything that there was this.
"I love Horsham, I've lived here all my life. I was born and bred here in Horsham," she said. "But just knowing how great our little town really is, and I just had to share it."
Mrs Maynard said while one of her daughters lived close by, the rest are scattered across the states and other Victorian cities.
"The ones in Queensland and Adelaide won't be coming across for Easter where they usually would," she said. "So it's just wonderful to know (this support is here)."
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