On Wednesday when I was looking at the Facebook, I came across a post from an assisted living facility in North Carolina that was looking for pen pals for its residents.
(I had decided that I was going to give up looking at the Facebook because all I want to see is pretty stitching and happy things, but it seems like it's full of mean girls and curmudgeons lately.)
Anywhoose...the residents were pictured with big signs that indicated their likes/interests, and another big sign that said "Will you be my pen pal?"
I promised myself that I would do this, since sending and receiving mail and sharing the stories of our lives seems like a lovely thing to do.
Last night as I tossed and turned, I listened to the BBC on the radio,and guess what?
The director of the assisted living facility company was interviewed, and she reported that over 15,000 letters and cards and packages have been received from this posting, and that volunteers were busy sorting and preparing them for all of the residents in her system...a total of 900 people!
And! In a very interesting side note....NOT ONE of the residents in her system has tested positive for the coronavirus!
Maybe love really can cure this thing after all!