GW Cares

Our Community Responds

The GW Cares update provides examples of how our community is addressing the coronavirus pandemic, including stories of caring from our institution and its people.

For nearly 200 years GW has worked across disciplines for the common good. This continues to be a hallmark of the GW community. We hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy and that you find inspiration and value from the stories and engagement opportunities that follow.

Caring for Our Community

masked person conducting test in front of car

How GW Faculty Will Help Safely “ReOpen DC”

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed Dr. Lynn Goldman, dean of GWSPH, to ReOpen DC, the district’s advisory group guiding municipal leaders to bring the city safely back to life. Dr. Goldman heads a working group on Human Services, Social Services, and Health and is joined by GW SMHS professor Jehan “Gigi” El-Bayoumi, MD, RESD ’88, and James D’Orta, MD, RESD ’85.

Learn how the committee plans to reopen D.C. →

Dr. Luke Fey, BS ’12, wears an N95 mask and face shield at the New York–Presbyterian Hospital emergency room

Two Alumni Docs Fight On in New York City

When New York City hospitals were overwhelmed with an endless stream of coronavirus patients, Dr. Luke Fey, CCAS BS ‘12, and Dr. Alexandra Cummings, CCAS BS ‘14, found themselves on the front lines of a global crisis.

Fey and Cummings share their experiences →

Delishia Pittman

6 Tips for Tackling Stress While Sheltering in Place

We all face new stressors during a global pandemic. Delishia Pittman, assistant professor of counseling in GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development and a board-certified counseling psychologist, shares six simple things you can do each day to minimize stress.

Review her tips →

Craig Silverman

Warning: Don’t Fall for this COVID-19 Scam

Buzzfeed journalist and inaugural Knight Fellow for GW's Institute of Data, Democracy, and Politics (IDDP), Craig Silverman, and IDDP researcher Trevor Davis have uncovered more than a billion emails promoting disposable face masks at 10 times the market price.

Read the Q & A →

GW Cares Student Assistant Fund

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold and affect daily life, many in the GW community are showing support for students by giving to this fund, which assists any undergraduate or graduate student facing financial hardship, including in paying for housing, food or technology expenses; offsetting income from lost part-time jobs; or subsidizing transportation for those traveling home to complete the spring semester virtually.

 

Learn more and make a gift →

The Latest from GW Science and Health

Virologist Christopher Mores looks at cells that have been infected with the coronavirus as part of an effort to develop an antibody test.

Meet GW's Virus Hunter

Virologist Dr. Christopher Mores works 14-hour days racing to stop the spread of COVID-19 from his GWSPH lab. He told NPR, "I've always liked the idea of hunting the thing that wants to hunt us." Stumbling into biology as a sophomore, Mores is now a leader in research on an antibody test.

Dr. Mores discusses the hunt →

People in masks receiving meals

Health Crisis Highlights Disparity for African Americans in D.C.

In Washington, D.C., African Americans comprise less than half of the population, but account for nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 deaths. The Rodham Institute, housed at GW SMHS, is taking action to provide emergency food and other assistance to residents and health care workers in southeast D.C.

Read about their effort → 

GW President stands with top Curative and Air Force

GW Lab Scales Model COVID-19 Testing with U.S. Military

Easy, scalable COVID-19 testing is key to understanding the virus and reopening the economy. The Milken Institute School of Public Health’s specialized Biosafety Laboratory is partnering with Curative, Inc. and the U.S. Air Force to process 50,000 COVID-19 tests per day, inform research, and model the rapid testing system our nation urgently needs.

Learn more about this innovative partnership →

Leah McElhanon

GW Nursing Alum Leads California Field Hospital

GW Nursing alumna Leah McElhanon, BSN '18, MSN '19, wasn't going to let a furlough stop her from helping during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, she's leading the charge at a field hospital at the Santa Clara Convention Center, working 12-hour shifts to help COVID-19 patients.

Read more at GW Nursing →

Engagement Opportunities

May 17: #GWCommencement
Join us for a virtual celebration this Sunday to congratulate the Class of 2020 featuring speeches from GW student and administrative leaders and videos and photo messages from 2020 graduates. Ceremonies for individual schools and other divisions begin today and will continue throughout Sunday. Use #GWCommencement to follow the action and share your own words of wisdom and applause for this extraordinary class.

Join the celebration →

May 27: What Next? Your Five-Year Career Plan
With so much uncertainty in the world, we all need better plans for navigating the road ahead. Alumna and journalist Elana Lyn Gross, CCAS BA '11, will show you how to create an actionable five-year plan for your career growth.

RSVP for the GWebinar →

Call for Nominations: Monumental Alumni
GW alumni change the world. To mark GW’s bicentennial, the university is launching a prominent new award to recognize alumni who have made significant contributions to society through their work and service.

Nominate an alumnus/a →

Shake Things Up with a Quarantine Cocktail
"During a crisis, cocktail hour can be almost any hour," says alumna Ina Garten, the prolific chef, author, and television personality.

Make her favorite Cosmopolitan →

Bright Lights

A Graduation Stage of His Own
After 17 years of dedication and hard work, Darnell Lee earned an Ed.D. from GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development in March. He wasn’t able to walk across the Commencement stage like he had dreamed, but his family and friends gave him a celebration he won't forget.

Watch the moving video → 

A Moment of Honor: Light a Virtual Candle
The GW community is invited to honor the memory of someone you have lost or recognize the courage of someone who has cared by lighting a virtual candle. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The GW Medical Faculty Associates, and GW Hospital created this special dedication for reflection by our GW community.

Light a candle →

 

Submit Your Own Bright Lights

News and Story Archive

Special Thanks from President LeBlanc

Watch the short video greeting →

Warning: Don’t Fall for this COVID-19 Scam
Buzzfeed journalist and inaugural Knight Fellow for GW's Institute of Data, Democracy, and Politics (IDDP), Craig Silverman and IDDP researcher Trevor Davis have uncovered more than a billion emails promoting disposable face masks at 10 times the market price.

Read the Q & A →

High-Tech Fix Helps D.C. FIrst Responders
To avoid exposure to COVID-19, first responders wear a viral filter on their masks when working with patients in respiratory distress. When supply lines ran dry, GW’s Department of Emergency Medicine Training Center helped 3D-print and deliver more than 1,700 filters to protect DC’s Fire and EMS personnel.

Learn more about this life-saving equipment →

6 Tips for Tackling Stress While Sheltering in Place 
We all face new stressors during a global pandemic. Delishia Pittman, assistant professor of counseling in GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development and a board-certified counseling psychologist, shares six simple things you can do each day to minimize stress.

Review her tips →

Who Are GW’s Essential Workers?
While most of the university works remotely, 1,300 designated employees are not. Meet three dedicated essential staff members who are keeping GW moving.

Read the GW Today interview →

Alumnus Delivers Donated Food with FLARE
In 2019 Chris Yeazel, ESIA BA ’06, TSPPPA MPA ’15, launched FLARE, an electric shuttle service offering  sustainable transportation in Arlington, Va. Once the pandemic hit, Yeazel stepped up to help, shuttling hundreds of pounds of  donations to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Read more about FLARE →

GW Law Student Helps NYC Get PPE
Thomas Hendrix, a retired Army Green Beret, has been working around the clock to help the City of New York procure critical medical supplies. Hendrix and the team at his venture advisory firm have helped streamline manufacturing, purchase supplies, and find surplus equipment in storage.

Learn more about Hendrix’s tireless work →

Men's water polo goalkeeper is part of team creating touchless hospital screening system
Matt Taylor, the GW water polo graduate student, is working on an interdisciplinary team of university students and faculty seeking to help GW Hospital design touchless screening kiosks for a more efficient check-in process.

Read more →

How Does Twitter Shape the Conversation around COVID-19?
SEAS associate professor David Broniatowski is using web and social media data to understand important problems in public health, including shifting attitudes toward vaccination. His research hopes to show the effect of social media trends on real-world behavior—some of which may not be observable until the future. Mention Knight $5 million and national context.

Read more →

Division for Student Affairs Provides Virtual Support
DSA is providing comprehensive well-being services and activities to students during the virtual learning period.

Learn more →

GW Community Collaborates to Produce PPEs for Hospital Workers
An interdisciplinary team of GW students and faculty 3-D printed masks and face shields to protect health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more →

School of Nursing Alumnus is Commanding Officer of USNS Comfort
Patrick Amersbach, SON DNP ‘13, serves as the commanding officer for the USNS Comfort stationed in NYC.

Read more →

Managing Your Personal Finances During Coronavirus 
GW’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center has created a free resource hub, Managing Personal Finances During Coronavirus, that provides guidance on how to manage personal finances during the pandemic as well as resources, articles, op-eds by Director Annamaria Lusardi, and tools to assist with this management and the building financial knowledge. 

View available resources →

Generous Donors Support GW Cares Student Assistance Fund
457 students have received assistance from GW Cares, totaling $179,470 in awards granted to students, mostly for emergency transportation and emergency housing assistance.

Learn more and support →

How GW Faculty Will Help Safely Reopen D.C.

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed Dr. Lynn Goldman, dean of Milken Institute School of Public Health, to “ReOpen DC,” the District’s advisory group guiding municipal leaders to bring the city safely back to life. Dr. Goldman heads a working group on Human Services, Social Services, and Health and is joined by GW SMHS professor Jehan “Gigi” El-Bayoumi, MD, RESD ’88, and James D’Orta, MD, RESD ’85.

Learn how the committee plans to reopen D.C. →

Coursework, Volunteerism Preps GW Senior for New Goal

GW Soccer goalkeeper Noah Lubin is playing offense in the fight against coronavirus as an Emergency Department Technician at GW Hospital. The graduating neuroscience major is applying what he learned in a physician-led course in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and as a volunteer EMT.

There’s much more →

Two Alumni Docs Fight On in New York City

When New York City hospitals were overwhelmed with an endless stream of coronavirus patients, Dr. Luke Fey, CCAS BS ’12, and Dr. Alexandra Cummings, CCAS BS ’14, found themselves on the front lines of a global crisis.

Fey and Cummings share their experiences →

A Message from President Emeritus Stephen J. Trachtenberg

The former GW president shares a personal message of encouragement for the GW community.

Watch his brief video message →

GW Fund Helps Grad Student Trapped by Closed Borders

An Elliott School student from France boarded a plane for a trip home just a few hours before the U.S. suspended travel from Europe. Travel inside France was banned, too, so he lives in limbo in a rented room in a town far from family or friends. Thanks to generous donors, GW Cares was able to support him in his time of need and enabled him to focus on his last semester of classes.

Give to the GW Cares Student Assistance Fund or GW COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund today →

E-learning Tips

Graduate School of Education and Human Development Professor Ryan Watkins shares his tips for e-learning as many students transition to virtual learning environments.

Watch the video on YouTube

GW Lab Scales Model COVID Testing with U.S. Military
Easy, scalable COVID-19 testing is key to understanding the virus and reopening the economy. The Milken Institute School of Public Health’s specialized Biosafety Laboratory is partnering with Curative, Inc. and the U.S. Air Force to process 50,000 COVID test per day, inform research, and model the rapid testing system our nation urgently needs.

Learn more about this innovative partnership →

GWSPH Dean Tapped for National Science Advisory Group
The nation’s brightest minds are working around the clock to produce COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. Scientists to Stop COVID-19, a 12-person team of prominent scientists, including GWSPH Dean Lynn Goldman, is advising national policymakers with key proposals to fight the novel coronavirus and restart the economy safely.

Read about these proposals →

How One Doctor Tells Patients They Have COVID-19
Every day Caroline Schulman, M.D., a third-year resident in emergency medicine at GW Hospital, calls patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. She shared her personal story with STAT, offering a rare peek into the ways that law, medicine, and social conditions impact her patients.

Read her personal story → 

Med Student Volunteers Offer Crucial ICU Support 
COVID-19 has brought a crushing workload to the intensive care unit at GW Hospital. A medical student and a professor invented a new volunteer program to engage medical students as scribes to help physicians document patient treatment plans.

Read the story →

New COVID-19 Specimen Bank Accelerates Research
A new coronavirus specimen bank housed at Science and Engineering Hall, will allow GW researchers to pursue cutting edge questions about the virus, antibodies and vaccine development.

Read more about projects in the works →

5 Things New Moms Should Know About COVID-19
Dr. Leana Wen gave birth to her second child just a few weeks ago. Get advice for new mothers from Dr. Wen, a visiting professor at Milken Institute School of Public Health and the former health commissioner of Baltimore.

Get Dr. Wen’s advice for new moms →

Why Are We Having Strange Dreams During COVID-19?
Dr. Daniel Lieberman, SMHS professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, explores why some people are having intense dreams during the stay-at-home lockdown.

Find out more →

Listen: Surviving a Pandemic in the Navajo Nation
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John “Bull” Durham of the Navajo Nation in Arizona describes the dire lack of personal protective equipment in his community in the third episode of the “Healthy You: Surviving a Pandemic” podcast from GWSPH/SMPA.

Listen to Dr. Durham discuss their reusable gown program →

GW Nursing Alum Leads California Field Hospital
GW Nursing alumna Leah McElhanon, BSN '18, MSN '19, wasn't going to let a furlough stop her from helping during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, she's leading the charge at a field hospital at the Santa Clara Convention Center, working 12-hour shifts to help COVID-19 patients.

Read more →

The COVID-19 Death Rate for Black Americans Outpaces Any Group 
GW Nursing alumna Leah McElhanon, BSN '18, MSN '19, wasn't going to let a furlough stop her from helping during the coronavirus pandemic. Now, she's leading the charge at a field hospital at the Santa Clara Convention Center, working 12-hour shifts to help COVID-19 patients.

Read more →

New Tool Shows Which States Could Face Healthcare Workforce Shortages 
Dr. Polly Pittman and researchers at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, based at Milken Institute School of Public Health, have created a new tool that reveals which states could face shortages of essential health care workers as COVID-19 infections peak.

Read more →

Public Health Webinar
Tune in every Friday at 11:30am for COVID-19 updates from GWSPH Dean Lynn Goldman.

Connect with WebEx →

Dialysis Care During COVID-19
Fresenius Kidney Care in Hyattsville, Maryland, is working in collaboration with the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension at GW to provide care to patients with kidney disease who are under investigation for COVID-19 and for COVID-19 positive patients.

Read more →

US News & World Report: Alumnus Sees Patients Differently in the Time of Coronavirus
Matt Hahn, SMHS MD '97, practices family medicine in a rural part of Maryland. He shares with US News & World Report how his practice is adapting to telehealth.

Read more →

Sustaining Our Critical Health Workforce During COVID-19
Dr. Polly Pittman, director of the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, worked with directors of health workforce research centers to author a new piece in the New England Journal of Medicine that highlights state strategies to ensure and sustain the health workforce to meet patient needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more →

Pandemic May Trigger Increase in Domestic Violence
Dr. Amita Vyas authored a blog explaining why public health strategies to slow the spread and mitigate COVID-19 may lead to a rise in domestic violence.

Read more →

GW Physicians, Students Support DC COVID-19 Testing 
Mayor Muriel E. Bowser activated the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), which supports the DC Department of Health by recruiting, training, and deploying volunteers to assist with emergencies. DC DOH asked GW SMHS to be the trainers and the planners to help them develop multiple drive-through testing sites in D.C. and a specific drive through testing process for first responders.

Read more →

Dr. Rachel Brem is a Breast Cancer Survivor and now a COVID-19 Survivor
Rachel Brem, M.D., professor of radiology at SMHS, and vice chair of radiology and director of the Breast Imaging and Intervention Center at the GW Medical Faculty Associates, shares her personal story about surviving breast cancer and COVID-19.

Read more →

Virtual reality technology enables the GW Hospital medical team to see into lungs of a COVID-19 patient for assessment and treatment.

Story and podcast →

Dr. William Borden, Chief Quality and Population Health Officer, offers some advice for dealing with the myriad of concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch video →

5 things every woman needs to know about coronavirus, featuring Leana Wen, visiting professor of health policy and management and distinguished fellow at the Fitzhugh Mullan Institute of Health Workforce Equity

Story and interview →

Dr. Daniel Lieberman of the Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences offers ideas on how to stay socially connected while social distancing.

Watch video →

Meet GW’s Virus Hunter

Virologist Dr. Christopher Mores works 14-hour days racing to stop the spread of COVID-19 from his GWSPH lab. He told NPR, “I’ve always liked the idea of hunting the thing that wants to hunt us.” Stumbling into biology as a sophomore, Mores is now a leader in research on an antibody test.

Dr. Mores discusses the hunt →

Health Crisis Highlights Disparity for African Americans in D.C.

In Washington, D.C., African Americans comprise less than half of the population, but account for nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 deaths. The Rodham Institute, housed at GW SMHS, is taking action to provide emergency food and other assistance to residents and health care workers in southeast D.C.

Rodham Institute takes action →

GW Launches COVID-19 Study to Protect Health Care Workers

Researchers at GWSPH, in collaboration with GW Hospital and GW SMHS, launched a new study testing GW health care workers for signs of infection and immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. The study will identify asymptomatic health care workers so they can better protect their patients, colleagues, and families.

Learn more about the life-saving study →

How to Reduce Skin Irritation from Masks

Adam Friedman, MD, interim chair, Department of Dermatology at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, shares helpful tips on avoiding skin irritation while wearing a face mask.

Dr. Friedman’s tips to save your skin →

 

Call for Nominations: Monumental Alumni 
GW alumni change the world. To mark GW’s bicentennial, the university is launching a prominent new award to recognize alumni who have made significant contributions to society through their work and service.

Nominate an alumnus/a →

May 17: Cheer for the Class of 2020 
Save the date for May 17 at 11am and tune in for GW’s Commencement exercises.

Learn more →

Shake Things Up with a Quarantine Cocktail
"During a crisis, cocktail hour can be almost any hour," says alumna Ina Garten, the prolific chef, author, and television personality.

Make her favorite Cosmopolitan →

May 14: Toast GW Nursing’s 10th Anniversary
Ten years ago GW chartered GW Nursing. Raise a glass to a decade of changing lives!  

Say cheers →

May 6: Alumni Virtual Networking Hour
Connect with GW alumni around the world during a fun and free speed-networking hour. Exchange career tips and build your professional network in a range of industries.

Learn more and register (go.gwu.edu/vnh2020) →

Take a Moment to Meditate
Tune in to a Guided Meditation session and tune out the tension. Join GWSPH’s Lifestyle, Sport, and Physical Activity Program every evening from 8-8:30pm ET and on Fridays from 12-12:45pm ET.

Find the Zoom links →

50 Actions for 50 Years of Earth Day
GW’s Office of Sustainability has compiled 50 things you can do to care for yourself, your community, and our planet. Join the movement and share how you’re celebrating Earth Day every day.

Follow and share #50actionsfor50yearsGW →

Chalk-In(stagram)
Chalk-In is a GW tradition where students create chalk art before finals. This semester Chalk-In goes virtual. On Tuesday, April 28, check out Student Life on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (@studentlifeatgw) to see what students create across the world. Share your own art by tagging @studentlifeatgw, and using #ChalkInstagram for a chance to be featured on the Instagram story!

Facebook page →

Student-Alumni GWebinar: Unlock Career Success: Knowing the Unwritten Rules Changes Everything"
Find out the keys to career success during a GWebinar on April 29 with alumna Christine Brown-Quinn, GWSB MBA ’92. She’ll share tips from her book, “Unlock Your Career Success: Knowing the Unwritten Rules Changes Everything” and offer interactive advice with participants. 

RSVP →

Virtual Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation every night from 8pm-8:30pm, and on Fridays from 12pm - 12:45pm with GWSPH’s LSPA program. (NOTE: Ends May 8 for this specific class.)

Join on Zoom →

Elliott Experts Weigh In
Join faculty and alumni experts from the Elliott School of International Affairs for a series of events to examine Europe's response to the pandemic, challenges to the transatlantic relationship, the global economy in the age of coronavirus, and lessons of Black Monday for today's U.S. stock market crisis.

View events →

Alumni Career Change Fellowship with Mission Collaborative
The GW Office of Alumni Relations has partnered with Mission Collaborative to offer the Alumni Career Change Fellowship, a 30-day online program to help alumni plan the search for a fulfilling career.

Learn more →

Delight in Discovery: Global Collections of Lloyd Cotsen
Led by GW Museum’s curator of education Lori Kartchner, this virtual exhibition tour features textiles made by cultures around the globe - from an Incan recording device to royal belt from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Watch a video tour →

GWSPH/SMPA Podcast Series on COVID-19
GWSPH and SMPA have partnered together to launch a special COVID-19 series of GWSPH's podcast, "Healthy You." Each week, GWSPH experts will provide their insights and advice on various topics as it relates to COVID-19.

Listen or subscribe →

GW offers alumni opportunities to continue to learn and grow, including a virtual book club, online library resources, and an archive of professional development webinars.

Lifelong learning resources for alumni →

GW is postponing, canceling, or virtualizing all alumni and donor events through mid-May. We are communicating individually about each event with those who have already registered. To check the status of a specific event, please visit alumni.gwu.edu/events.

May 17: #GWCommencement

Join us for a virtual celebration this Sunday to congratulate the Class of 2020 featuring speeches from GW student and administrative leaders and videos and photo messages from 2020 graduates. Ceremonies for individual schools and other divisions begin today and will continue throughout Sunday. Use #GWCommencement to follow the action and share your own words of wisdom and applause for this extraordinary class.

Join the celebration →

May 27: What Next? Your Five-Year Career Plan

With so much uncertainty in the world, we all need better plans for navigating the road ahead. Alumna and journalist Elana Lyn Gross, CCAS BA ’11, will show you how to create an actionable five-year plan for your career growth.

RSVP for the GWebinar →

Join a Virtual Book Club

The GW Virtual Book Club is a popular way to connect, have fun, and learn a thing or two. The next reading period starts on May 28, where you can choose one of three books to discuss with alumni from around the world.

Choose your own adventure →

A Moment of Honor: Light a Virtual Candle 
The GW community is invited to honor the memory of someone you have lost or recognize the courage of someone who has cared by lighting a virtual candle. The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, The GW Medical Faculty Associates, and GW Hospital created this special dedication for reflection by our GW community.

Light a candle →

A Warm Welcome to Munson Hall
Staff and student workers from Campaign GW — a subdivision of Facilities, Planning, Construction, and Management — and the Office of Sustainability decorated Munson Hall with inspirational posters and bulletin boards to greet the clinicians opting to stay there during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more →

SMHS Alumna and Team Doctor for the Redskins and Nationals Supports Those on the Front Lines
Robin West, MD ’97, RESD ’02, lead physician for the Nationals and the Redskins, is supporting healthcare workers with workouts and advice on nutrition and stress management.

Read more →

GW alumnus Chris Perrin on how to stay fit while social distancing

Read The Washington Post →

GW alumnus Chris Kiple discusses how his company is responding as Coronavirus pandemic fuels demand for ventilators

Watch in NBS News story →

A Graduation Stage of His Own

After 17 years of dedication and hard work, Darnell Lee earned an Ed.D. from GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development in March. He wasn’t able to walk across the Commencement stage like he had dreamed, but his family and friends gave him a celebration he won’t forget.

Watch the moving video →

Photos to Last a Lifetime

Sonali Shukla, GWSPH MPH ’20, was in her regalia on the National Mall as thousands of GW grads have done before her. As she struggled to take photos in front of the Lincoln Memorial, a local photographer offered to help. But when he tried to send his professional photos to Shukla, the message bounced, so he turned to Twitter. After more than 1,600 retweets, Shukla got the photos, a memento of a GW tradition, and a reminder of the kindness of strangers.

See the photos →