What originally started in other parts of the world as the hearts campaign, to show support for health care workers working on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic, has now grown to become a show of unity and encouragement for humanity.
People have been decorating their windows and businesses with craft hearts since the beginning of March. With the power of social media, in just a few short days the Hearts from Powell River Facebook group has soared to over 980 members. The group has become a place to virtually gather and spread positivity while staying connected. Well wishes are coming from all across the country, as far away as Nova Scotia.
With tightening restrictions on self distancing and social isolation, families are using their time together to reconnect. In one driveway, covered in chalk hearts, is written a message that simply says, “Don’t worry, be happy.”
While many may be feeling disconnected in these uncertain times the hearts are a simple reminder of how one small act can bring a community and a country together.