‘This letter will cheer you up’: Alabama students write nursing home residents notes of encouragement

By Jonece Starr Dunigan

Yoselin Sanchez, a sixth-grader at north Alabama’s Walnut Grove Elementary School fifth-grader, has some kind words for the elderly who can’t see loved ones due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I know we are on some tough times, but I promise to the Lord that this letter will cheer you up, Sanchez wrote in a note embellished with color pencils and red hearts that will be mailed to her local nursing home, Have an awesome, loveable and bright day!”