When Bryson Frye was born in Duncan, S.C., his parents were not permitted to receive visitors due to the hospital’s current coronavirus restrictions. That didn’t stop the family’s excitement over the baby’s entrance into the world, however. This past Thursday, the new parents discovered a surprise outside their hospital window: extended family and friends had taken to the parking garage roof to hold a long-distance party, complete with cheers and homemade signs to welcome the little one.
In a time of social distancing, we are all leaning on technology to communicate and keep in touch. But during this time, I believe we’re also being made keenly aware that there’s nothing like seeing a friend in person, talking face to face, and sitting in one another’s presence.
We are all singing the praises of our healthcare workers these days (and don’t they deserve it!). But let’s not forget our frontline grocery workers! They hold the lines, ensuring that we all stay fed and healthy during this pandemic.
When a middle school student just couldn’t seem to grasp her math lesson during the pandemic quarantine, she emailed her teacher for help. Being a teacher accustomed to teaching face to face, math teacher, Chris Waba, figured there was still a way to help his student “in real life.” With marker and whiteboard in hand, the teacher rang Rylee Anderson’s doorbell (a rare sound for most people in the United States these days). Teacher and student shared a personalized math lesson through a glass door.
Some Portuguese students and teachers are putting their school’s 3D printers to good use. From eight o’ clock in the morning, to midnight every night, the printers work non-stop in an attempt to save every life they possibly can, free of charge.