Elderly Gilbert couple scared to grocery shop because of coronavirus gets help from girl

While the world may seem crazy during the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Gilbert continues to share stories of kindness.

On their social media accounts, the city shared a story submitted by a Gilbert resident about a young girl who helped an elderly couple in a Trader Joe's.

Because the coronavirus has impacted elderly people far more than other demographics, the two were terrified to shop at the store. They had tears in their eyes.

The resident says a young girl gave them her phone number and told them she would shop for them not only at the Trader Joe's, but any time in the future as well.

A photo submitted shows an old woman writing on a piece of paper as the young girl stands by her holding loaves of bread.

The city of Gilbert launched its 'Gilbert Kindness' campaign in 2017, which allows them to celebrate kindness within their community. The city's social media accounts are always sharing stories of thoughtfulness, and they're resonating even more with residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

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