In an ideal world, we’d all have a good relationship with our neighbours.
When we’re allowed to travel once more, it’s handy to have a neighbour that can pop in to water your plants and collect your mail.
And while we are still in lockdown, nice neighbours are even more important.
No one wants a noisy person next door at the best of times, but especially not while we are all stuck at home 24/7.
But the reality is that many of us have stories to share about bad neighbours.
But one trumpet-playing man actually received a rather kind reaction from his neighbours after he started learning how to play the instrument in lockdown.
He put up a note apologising for any noise – and received some lovely messages back.
He wrote: “I apologise for the trumpet. It’s going to be rough for a while.”
One neighbour wrote back: “Hey! Been listening to you for a month! You are awesome! Love listening to you…keep it up and thank you.”
Others thanked him for his saxophone playing – it’s unclear whether the man is a musical genius, or the neighbours got confused.
One replied: “Dear neighbour, your saxophone playing brings me joy, thanks!”
Another added: “Your saxophone playing brings us joy as well! Cheers.”
The elated man replied to all the kind notes, saying: “Thank you so much! I worry that it may annoy people.
“It means the world to me that you enjoy it.”
People on Reddit enjoyed the sweet note – which the original poster said happened in New York.
One replied: “This reminds me of my neighbor. They picked up some sort of brass instrument during Covid and it’s been awesome hearing them improve over time.
“Back in March they mostly just played scales. By summer they could play some basic songs, nothing super recognizable but I could tell they were improving.
“I left for a while and when I came back in December and I heard them playing elaborate songs like My Heart Will Go On and Bohemian Rhapsody.
“Random neighbor, keep it up! And I’m expecting to hear some Mozart and Beethoven by this summer.”
Another said: “Thats what’s up! These little silver linings make all the difference at this moment in time.”