How People Are Coming Together Through Social Distancing

by | Mar 27, 2020


How People Are Coming Together Through Social Distancing

Day to day life has changed… and people are finding ways to keep close while staying apart.

Families nationwide are being told to put some space between themselves and older people. But that isn’t stopping them from celebrating some milestone moments. Earlier this month a woman in upstate New York was surprised by her children and her grandchildren for her ninety-fifth birthday.

The celebration had been canceled over coronavirus concerns but that didn’t stop them from gathering on her front lawn with balloons and signs to sing happy birthday.

A woman in North Carolina had special news to share with her grandpa. Unfortunately, his nursing home was closed so she stood outside the window and showed off her new engagement ring. In return, he pressed his hand to the window and said he hopes to see her soon.

And it’s not just family members reaching out. Young people in new york have formed a volunteer group called “invisible hands” to take groceries and supplies to people unable to leave home because of age or illness.

Social distance doesn’t have to be so distant after all.

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