Angels Among Us: Richmond brothers send hearts, words of inspiration to care home

More kindness is needed for everyone, especially those in care homes, during COVID-19, according to two Richmond brothers.

Jack, five years old, and Sam Dinter, seven years old, delivered a total of 71 home-made paper hearts with words of inspiration on them to residents of Richmond’s Lion Manor on Friday, Nov. 13 for World Kindness Day.

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“(We) hope they feel like they are not alone and that there are people thinking of them during COVID-19,” they said.

“(We) also hope they want to do something kind for someone else, like a kindness chain.”

paper hearts
Handmade paper hearts with inspiration words written on them were sent
to residents of Richmond's Lion Manor on World Kindness day.
Photo submitted

Caitlyn Brown, Jack and Sam’s mom, said the idea came to be when Jack’s Kindergarten and Grade 1 class wrote a letter to a care home for World Kindness Day specifically and the idea “stuck with him.”

Brown told the Richmond News that Sam later said they should create individual hearts for each room at the home.

“The grandmother of our close friends … recently moved into Lions Manor during the COVID-19 pandemic and so this now holds even more importance and meaning for our family,” said Brown.

While World Kindness Day may have passed, the two Lord Byng elementary students believe kindness should not stop, especially not now.

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