18 Sweet and Simple Things You Can Do to Cheer Up Your Neighbors During Lockdown

From covering the streets with rainbows to leading a dinosaur parade, here’s how real people are spreading joy safely—and you can too.

byAriel Wodarcyk| PUBLISHED Apr 2, 2020 7:59 PM
18 Sweet and Simple Things You Can Do to Cheer Up Your Neighbors During Lockdown
Similar to teddy bear hunts, some people are taping rainbow drawings and chalking rainbows all over the sidewalks in their towns for kids to go out and find. Philadelphia dad Brad Lindell got the idea to start a rainbow hunt in his Queen Village neighborhood after his sister-in-law told him she was spotting the sunny emblem all over her part of Brooklyn, New York. When he posted a Google form on Facebook inviting people to participate, more than 50 people had signed up to hang a rainbow in their window by the following afternoon. “All those social norms that we did every day, they’re just gone,” Rebecca Brett, an East Kensington, Pennsylvania, mom of one said. “This really fills that void a little bit.”. Getty Images