What if you‘re a helper, but the coronavirus crisis that’s going on in our world today means you can’t be with the ones you want to help?
Johnny Russell was driving by an abandoned K-Mart shopping center near Lewiston, Maine, Thursday morning when he saw this vehicle with a lone woman and a hand-lettered sign that said, “I miss you.” As he slowed to read the sign, the woman smiled and waved, so he stopped to chat.
The woman told Russell she’s a teacher for a school in Maine School Administrative District 52 in Turner, Maine. He asked her how she’s coping with schools being closed — and being away from her students.
“With great concern on her face, she told me how she was listening to the news this morning and for the first time in her life she had heart palpitations,” Russell reports. “She said she knew she had to act immediately and in a positive way to help her grief subside, so she reached out to her students online and asked them to meet her at the parking lot and pick up some gifts she had for them.”