It’s in times of adversity and trial that our true nature starts to shine through. We’re seeing so many positive, caring people right now. People are stepping up to deliver supplies to the elderly. They’re making meals for first responders. They’re donating money to food banks and other organizations helping people who have lost their jobs. People around the world are stepping up to show what they’re really made of.
We found this heartwarming story of a young man who, together with his parents, creates yard art to thank first responders and healthcare workers. Dante and his parents thought of the idea and created a few to begin with and the project has taken on new life. They’re now cutting, painting and delivering lots and lots of these precious wooden hearts to people all around Bellingham, Washington.Embed from Getty Images
Bellingham is a picturesque town nestled beneath the Mt. Baker foothills on the Puget Sound. Just south of the Canadian border, about 90 miles north of Seattle, Bellingham is a town known for being unique and creative. Dante is certainly that!
His hearts are created by cutting up used pallets. His dad cuts and he nails them together. Then they paint the red heart and his mom writes the message. Dante signs the back of every piece of art. Then, together as a family, they deliver each one as a surprise. What a wonderful surprise!
They attach a phone number to call if someone wants to order one for another person. This way people don’t even know who sent them the heart. I love this concept. Anonymous thanks to the people on the front lines.
We can imagine this working in so many forms and communities. What talents do you have that you could put to use?
Thanks to Eric’s Heroes for highlighting Dante and his family’s great work!