From this observers perspective, this gushing all over each other is unsubstantial insofar as it is unsustainable. It is a flourishing of naivety. It is an over-the-top response typical of a global population incapable of holding the middle ground in the event of dramatic change.
COVID-19 has brought the global economy to almost a complete standstill. Where I live, the authorities allow nobody to work, unless you’re part of the emergency response. Any commercial activity can be pretty much attributed to vital services and communications. We’re in a kind of no-man’s-land regarding work.