According to Wikipedia, hope is "an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large."
In times when life is difficult, hope can often be hard to come by. A lack of hope leads to despondency, to depression, to a poorer state of mind. This is even more so in times of crisis - during wars or, like now, during pandemics.
Over the past year, as coronavirus spread around the world killing millions and making many more sick, hope has been hard to find. Our lives have been put on hold, our dreams and ambitions dashed. Many have, and continue to, question whether things will get better. And with this, it becomes natural to find hope in the most obscure of places.