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I was scrolling through Facebook while waiting in the lobby at The Center for Wellbeing (the place you've heard me talking about for the last few weeks to work on dropping my "Quarantine 15") when I came across a post from one of my former neighbors in Dover.

My friend Jessica, aside from being an incredible neighbor with a massive heart, is also a healthcare worker (like I said, massive heart). She currently works at Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and she picked the right profession because she would literally do anything for anyone. That said, what happened to her and other nurses and medical staff at Portsmouth Regional was so heartwarming.

After Jessica's shift, which, by the way, was in the middle of the night, she came out to a folded piece of paper on her windshield. Now, naturally, she first thought is that it's just some flyer advertising something. But that wasn't the case.

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Jessica Wagner via Facebook

It was a handmade thank you card from a student at Rye Elementary School. And a ridiculously adorable one at that. Look at all of the "Thank you's" on the left, and I'm being serious right now. This anonymous kiddo told a total stranger healthcare worker "thank you" more times on one half of a handmade card than most of us grown adults probably have in the last year that the pandemic has been a thing.

Not only that, but look at the message on the right:

Thank you for saving lives. This year has been hard for America and you guys saved us from dying. Thank you and Happy Valentine's Day. Love, your friends at Rye Elementary School

That's not something done for notoriety or to look good; that's pure appreciation and love.

Thank you, frontline workers and first responders. And thank you, Rye Elementary, for reminding us that sometimes we take our eye off the ball and forget what's still happening in the world because we choose to live in our own bubbles, whether that's staying at home or whether that's trying to focus on going back as close to normal as humanly and safely as possible.

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