OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. — Even before some businesses closed and ordered thousands of employees to work from home, two Kentucky girls were hard at work making people smile.
In early March, the COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of nonessential businesses like hair salon, barbers and many others. It was all to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and flatten the curve.
After a few weeks, it was clear that patience was starting to thin. Shoppers tried and couldn't find essentials like toilet paper, paper towels and disinfectant wipes. Stores started to see long lines and no one knew how long the stay at home mandates would be in place.
One business didn't shutdown during the pandemic and the chief executive officers say it actually picked up. Raegan and Rylyn are owners and operators of 'Be Kind' signs and cards. They have made about 2,000 signs, which have been sent around the world. Admittedly, the girls say the got the idea from another county.
It’s their way of combating negativity and asking people to do one simple thing, "be kind." The money they make goes to charities of their choice. Raegan and Rylyn also have another motivation--their siblings who have disabilities.
"We thought if we spread kindness for them, then people can be kind to them," the pair say. Each sign is made with love, their mom said.
They will also send a custom made kind card, if you would like.
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