#FourForApril

‘Thank you’ messages left for waste collectors and the party business offering free drive-by birthday parades

There are so many people doing good deeds and carrying out their jobs despite being faced with such an unpredictable time like this. Rightfully, supermarket workers and waste collectors are starting to be appreciated for putting themselves in the open. From the kindness effect started by a New York pizzeria to the ‘thank you’ messages left for waste collectors, now is a time to show more than ever appreciation for the everyday heroes 💚

New York pizzeria delivers free pizza to local hospitals so landlord waives their rent

A Manhattan pizzeria had their rent waved after their landlord learned that they were donating hundreds of pizzas to local hospitals. (Narda Yescas, Pexels)

If ever there was a kindness domino effect, this is it.

Sauce Pizzeria in Manhattan have been donating as many as 400 pizzas per day to hospitals to feed health care workers on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The owner, Adam Elzer, got the idea to feed health care workers after a nurse friend told him she didn’t have time to eat lunch. Now the Pizzeria delivers to up to 40 different hospitals in five boroughs.

That’s when Adam’s landlord demonstrated their own kindness.

After hearing of Sauce Pizzeria’s kind deeds, they jumped in to help by freezing their rent payments for the next three months.

The group also donated more than $20,000 to help Adam get more pizzas to more medical workers.

You can read more about this absolutely brilliant story here.

Residents leave ‘thank you’ messages for those collecting waste during the coronavirus outbreak

People across Wales have been leaving thank you messages to waste collectors who have been working through the COVID-19 pandemic. (Řaj Vaishnaw Pexels)

Across Wales, people have been leaving ‘thank you’ messages to waste collection crews for their work during the coronavirus outbreak.

Since the outbreak, waste collectors have continued to collect bins, despite the risks, to ensure rubbish does not become an added issue.

Parents and children in many South Wales districts, have been attaching morale-boosting messages to their green recycling bags and wheeled bins sparking a similar deed in North Wales.

You can read about this lovely gesture here.

A mum’s virtual storytime session on Facebook has been viewed thousands of times

As reported by the Swindon Advertiser, a mum-of-two hosted her first 15-minute storytime session on the Liden library Facebook page last week and it has since been viewed more than 3,000 times.

Lisa Shearing, along with her two children Jack and Billy, includes singing, storytelling, colouring and craft activities in her sessions to lift spirits and keep everyone busy during the lockdown.

Lisa’s weekly sessions run every Wednesday from 10:30am but she has mentioned the possibility of doing more.

If you think your little ones would like to get involved in the activities on offer, you can visit the Liden Library Facebook page.

A Texas party and supply business is offering drive-by birthday parades for free

San Antonio party and supply business, Get Bouncy, have been organising free small parades for birthdays and to cheer people up. (Polina Tankilevitch, Pexels)

The San Antonio local party and supply business has been offering to put together birthday parades for free during the coronavirus pandemic.

Anthony Guiteau, the co-owner of Get Bouncy, said he is willing to organise small parades at no charge for upcoming birthdays or for those just looking for a pick-me-up.

Anthony said he can either drive-by in his corvette or truck, adding he’s happy to dress up as Spider-Man, Iron Man and other characters if needed.

Anthony also said he will ask friends with sports cars and trucks to join the parade.

Maintaining social distancing, Anthony said there will not be physical contact between the drivers and those requesting the parades.

You can read more about Get Bouncy’s brilliant initiative here.

Bonus positive

The selflessness displayed by this neighbour 👇👏

On this day…

In 1896… In Athens, the opening of the first modern Olympic Games is celebrated.


Every day in April, we will be sharing four positive news stories in one post under the hashtag #FourForApril. Got any kindness stories? Send them in! We’d love the world to hear about these good deeds by good people 🙂

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