“Our good news story of the day comes at a time when so many people could use a friend,” said Ryan Seacrest of NBC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan as he introduced Quarantine Buddy to the show on May 22.
Created by the founders of eLab startup, Zing—Jordyn Goldzweig ’21, Sam Brickman ’21, and Alisa Lai ’22—Quarantine Buddy has been gaining some major media exposure for their platform, which aims to bring people together during a challenging time. Governor Cuomo of New York even recommended the platform in one of his daily briefing emails last month, as a way for others to curb loneliness and isolation during the pandemic.
Quarantine Buddy co-founder, Brickman joined Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest to promote the platform and share its mission. “The buddies range from two mothers who are learning to take care of their kids, to people who want a Zoom yoga buddy to keep each other motivated, or even just people who are sharing recipes” explained Brickman.
Since its launch, Quarantine Buddy has matched people in 72 countries and seen nearly 100,000 users sign up in one month.