Incredibly kind things Hoosiers are doing for each other during the coronavirus pandemic
This coronavirus pandemic is, well, let's be blunt, absolutely brutal. Lost lives, fear of getting sick, agony over making ends meet, thoughts of things never being the same and the steady loss of the human touch that Hoosiers hold so dear has us all on edge.
We need a little kindness during this crisis
So we're sharing stories of generosity, good deeds, blessings shared, those things that we in Indiana know as "Hoosier hospitality.
Teachers parade in cars to see students
The closure of schools has been hard on kids, parents and teachers. To help stay connected at a safe distance, teachers from Noblesville's North Elementary Schools drove through neighborhoods to wave and honk at their students and their families.
“We’ve gotten to see them on our screens, and there’s nothing like being able to see them face to face,” said second-grade teacher Stephanie Etchison, who helped organize the parade. “It was challenging not to walk up and hug them. We are elementary teachers and we thrive on their hugs.”
Girl Scouts donate thousands of cookies to Red Cross blood donors
As companies and schools shut down in the wake of the coronavirus, so have blood drives — resulting in the loss of thousands of potential donations. On Friday, the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana delivered more than 4,700 packages of Girl Scout Cookies to the American Red Cross to encourage Hoosiers to donate blood.
Tucker Barnhart pays for dinners at 2 Zionsville restaurants
Cincinnati Reds catcher and Indianapolis native Tucker Barnhart and wife Sierra are doing their part to help local businesses and families in need.
The Barnharts bought $500 gift cards to Amore Pizzeria Ristorante and Friendly Tavern and gave $25 per meal to customers at the two restaurants, Barnhart announced on Twitter.
“In hopes to give back and help through this trying time in our country, my family felt like providing families with meals tonight is a great place to start,” Barnhart said on Twitter. “Obviously, throughout the country and world, small businesses run the risk of struggling to make ends meet.
It may not be neighbors singing together from their balconies, but residents in IndyStar reporter Tony Cook's neighborhood are entertaining one another by performing Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road."