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‘Momma, what does ‘depressed’ mean?’ I was cooking dinner when my daughter overheard the woman on the news.’: Little girl shares acts of kindness for ‘forgotten’ nursing home patients

“I told her it means someone is really sad, and explained lots of people are very sad they’re unable to see their families during the pandemic. Without skipping a beat, she said, ‘I will color them a picture. They can hang it on their wall, and it will make them happy just like it makes you happy.’ My heart immediately tripled in size.”

‘Driving today, I saw waves of middle and high school athletes running in very close clusters. No masks. Lots of panting, big inhales and exhales.’: Teacher pens open letter amid school reopenings, ‘I’m risking everything I’ve worked my entire life for’

“Make no mistake. My wonderful students have not been social distancing. They haven’t been wearing masks. I’ve seen their social media posts all summer, living life as though we aren’t in the heat of a global pandemic. I’ve worked hard to protect myself and others for 6 months. Soon, I’ll be in a classroom with no windows and more teenagers than is safe.”

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