Look, we’re all sad — we miss our friends and family who are social distancing in different homes or different states. At this point we’ll take all the company we can get, even if it can’t talk back to us.
Animal shelters have been overwhelmed with people wanting to foster pets during this time, so you probably won’t be able to bring a cuddly cat or dog home with you. If you do need some extra life around the house, get a plant instead.
There are a few retailers thriving with live plants for purchase. Our favorites right now are Walmart, The Sill, and Bloomscape. (If you’re a plant killer, check out fake plants that look like the real thing.)