We are seeing all kinds of examples of individuals and businesses stepping up the the challenge COVID-19 has presented. Friends and neighbors are creating and sharing silly or heartwarming videos, solutions, and messages online. Safely delivering foods and services using new methods as demonstrated by our local restaurants and businesses is another example. Even our boss Joey is finding ways to podcast safely. One fine example of this is Bob Ryan at Ryan & Wood who switched the distillery as needed to produce much needed hand sanitizer! I went up there yesterday to pick up this bottle (which I am predicting someday will go for high prices in antique stores as a sign of the times) and business was brisk. People were patiently waiting their turn at 15 Great Republic Drive to pick up 1 liter bottles for $30 each. I expect an entire liter to last through this self isolation. I sincerely appreciate their efforts to help the community. The inventiveness demonstrated by all is heartwarming and soul-lifting. As Bob says “We’re all in the same dory.” More info here from the Gloucester Daily Times.
Please feel free to share your own examples of stepping up to the challenge.