OK, so the missed connections that we’re having in the days of six feet apart and extreme social distancing aren’t necessarily the true love kind.
But, as we’re all dealing with the rapid spread of the coronavirus across New Jersey, there are people – neighbors, fellow shoppers of essential items, virtual tutors, strangers – who are doing little things that they may not even realize are making our uneasy lives better. It’s simple stuff, like letting us take the last pack of toilet paper at the supermarket, or recommending a thermometer brand at the pharmacy, that are picking up our days and reminding us that there are good people out there, even in uncertain times.That’s why we’re thanking those do-gooders who are making New Jersey a better place, one act of kindness at a time. As part of our #TogetherNJ initiative to spread stories of triumph, inspiration and happiness, we salute you:
Megan Jones-Holt, who owns and runs Market Pizza in Stockton with her husband, says her customers are among the best out there. “We had so much support from our customers it was heartening. They came…not just because they wanted a pizza, but because they wanted to support us. We even had a customer order a gift certificate with her pick-up to use sometime in the future as she said to me, “ I want to support you because I know what you do for the community.” We are in a weekend market, Friday through Sunday, but with all the kids out of school and people working from home, we have decided to open Tuesday through Sunday. (It) will be hard on us since it’s just my husband and myself running the show, but how can we not when you have such great customers, who have become our family and friends?”
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By Jessica Mazzola | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com