As you may or may not have noticed, it was Valentine’s Day last weekend. It’s not an event that gets much attention chez Debs & Himself, except for the fact that I noticed a rash of pictures on my village’s Facebook page.
Each of those photo contained a small crocheted heart with a handwritten tag saying “Smile! Take me home” The hearts – crocheted in different colours – were found dotted about the village, on hedges, railings, park benches and tree branches. All had identical labels attached in the same handwriting. Each and every person who posted was utterly thrilled with their find. Most took their find home, but others, though delighted, decided to leave them where they were to give joy to someone else.
No-one seems to know who is behind this act of kindness. No-one has come forward to claim the act, but many of the posters have expressed an intention to contact the local paper. It seems unlikely that a local journalist would consider it worth investigating further, but I hope whoever it is (or they are) have had the pleasure of witnessing the joy they’ve given to so many in a most difficult time.
I’m not sure how many there were in total, for some finders may not use Facebook, but I did hear that many were also found in a neighbouring town – so a sizeable number. My heart gained such a lift at the thought of those hearts being crocheted – possibly by a single person, more likely by a group of friends – with one handwriting the labels, before they dispersed to leave their gifts to be found. Whoever it is, or they were, have done this community a great service.
What has brought a smile to your lips – or given you an emotional lift – during the current shenanigans?
© Debra Carey, 2021