Heart Hunters

Amber Miller

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January 28, 2021

photo by Breanna Evans

Hearts that were made out of printer paper and construction paper. “This took us about an hour to do,” Breanna Evans said.

President Donald Trump extended social distancing guidelines through the end of April. In the midst of this, people tried to find things to spread love and compassion. Some have started to get crafty and make hearts to put in their windows and doors. They are made with paper, cardboard, styrofoam, or anything around the house.

“I hope anyone who passes by sees it, but particularly children who are looking for hearts as a scavenger hunt and healthcare workers who are on the frontline of COVID. 19,” Rev. Dr. Ellen B. Moma said.

The hearts can be different colors and sizes. Most people use construction paper to make their hearts. Some have delivered hearts to their friends to place in their windows. The purpose of the hearts is to spread joy to those who are passing by during this time.

“We need to be on the lookout for those good things,” Leslie Wolpert, community member, said.

Adults and kids have been making the hearts to spread some positivity. There are not many options left for people to go do things. You should only leave if you are an essential worker or have to get essential items. A lot of people are left with going on walks, runs, or going on bike rides. As these people are out, they can hunt for the hearts people have in their windows or doors.

“I also hope that adults who are walking see them and it’s encouraging during this time,” Wolpert said.

A lot of people heard about the heart idea from social media. People have been placing their hearts at home and at work. The hope for the hearts is to give the message to first responders, medical workers, store workers, and essential workers, that people are thinking about them and praying for them.

“I like it because I think it brings the community together and it helps people realize even though we’re going through a really difficult time, people are coming together and pulling together to support one another,” Jodi True, another community member, said.