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Kindergarten students making loving cards for nursing home residents during coronavirus quarantine

“They can’t go anywhere or visit anybody."
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Posted at 1:02 AM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 16:44:30-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Alex likes making waterfalls. Aubrey likes making hearts.

Together, the 6-year-old Tampa twins like making sweet uplifting cards for dozens of nursing-home residents around the Tampa Bay area.

“They can’t visit anybody and they can’t go anywhere,” says Aubrey.

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“They might be all alone,” says Alex.

The twins, who are stuck at home waiting for the world to make sense again, aren’t alone in their letter-writing kindness campaign.

The idea started with a classmate at Tampa’s Gorrie Elementary who couldn’t visit a grandparent at a nursing home due to the current quarantine.

“This teaches them about having empathy for other people,” says mom Laura Bassett, who adds laughing, “It also helps bide the time.”

The twins and several of their Gorrie classmates made about 25 beautiful cards for older folks, many of whom the kids don’t even know.

And the kindergarteners plan to make a whole lot more — because they know it makes people feel good during a tough time.

“It’s my favorite thing to do,” says Aubrey.