All across the country, proms were canceled because of the COVID 19 pandemic.
But one even-year-old in Raleigh, North Carolina wanted to make sure his nanny didn't miss out on hers. So curtis rodgers, who hadn't seen his nanny Rachel Chapman in two months, put on a suit and bowtie to throw a prom in his backyard. Dinner was peanut butter and apples. Google served as the DJ. And a pool noodle was used to maintain a safe social distance.
When the border between the US and Canada closed to non-essential travel due to the pandemic, families were cut off from loved ones on either side.
But a park between Washington state and British Columbia that recently reopened is bridging that gap.
Visitors are allowed to cross inside peace arch park, without having to show a passport. so families are using it as a place to reunite.
Customers at a grocery store in Braintree, Massachusetts were surprised by free 25 dollar gift cards to be used inside, courtesy of a local Geico agent. A seven-foot geico gecko was even on hand for the giveaway. The idea came from an insurance agent who just opened an office in the neighborhood and wanted to help out.
A community garden in Brooklyn is serving as a place to get away for New Yorkers shut-in due to the pandemic.
Lentol Garden runs along an off-ramp of the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. It's completely volunteer run and gardeners say it's not only a safe space, but it's therapeutic. They're also able to safely interact with one another.
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