‘Every night, we create these letters for hospice patients and nursing home residents who aren’t allowed visitors right now.’: Family share acts of kindness for ‘lonely’ elderly during pandemic

More Stories like:

“We’re not on some strict schedule over here in the least. However, every night, one constant we have is that all the kids and I create these letters, drawings and colorings, for hospice patients and other nursing home residents that aren’t allowed to have any visitors right now.

There are so many people out there that are unable to have their loved ones, friends and family, visit them at all. It just breaks my heart.

Courtesy of Vanessa France
Courtesy of Vanessa France
Courtesy of Vanessa France
Courtesy of Vanessa France
Courtesy of Vanessa France

Knowing how scared and lonely this time may be for them, by sending them a few kind words, a colorful picture and a reminder to them that this is happening because everyone is trying to keep our beloved elderly safe, brings us joy in return.

And as much as families that are stuck in the house together may be driving one another absolutely crazy at times, we should all be reminded of how extremely lucky we are to be surrounded by our loved ones throughout this pandemic.

The nursing home residents have even started sending hand-written letters back to the children.

How incredibly sweet is that?

Courtesy of Vanessa France

The kids were so excited when reading their heartfelt responses and reading how happy their mailings made them. Now they can’t wait to continue a pen-pal relationship with them going forward.

There is so much fear, loneliness, and anxiety running rampid right now. Finding simple ways to help spread kindness, love, and maybe a little bit of comfort, may just bring it all right back to you… just like these sweet return cards did for the kiddos.”

Courtesy of Vanessa France
Courtesy of Vanessa France
Courtesy of Vanessa France

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Vanessa France. Submit your own story here, and be sure to subscribe to our free email newsletter for our best stories.

Read about amazing acts of kindness during the coronavirus pandemic:

‘I put down my window. She handed me a bag and said, ‘We want to thank you for what you’re doing. You and all truckers working hard to keep our supply lines open.’: Truck driver ‘touched’ by stranger’s act of kindness during pandemic

‘My family and I live check by check. ‘The lady in front of you wanted you to have this.’ I’m pregnant and super emotional as it is. I start bawling my eyes out in line.’: Woman thanks stranger for act of kindness, ‘There are still great people in this world’

‘An older gentleman stopped us and asked, ‘Do you know how to make a cheese sandwich?’ He was veteran, and he didn’t know how to cook.’: Woman urges ‘don’t forget the Marks in the world who need you to say hello’

Do you know someone who could benefit from reading this? SHARE this story on Facebook with family and friends.

For our best love stories, subscribe to our free email newsletter: