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An 89-year-old grandmother who lives alone in Chicago, Illinois had been cooped up all day with her TV, computer games, and, of course, her sewing machine.
So when the world was put on lockdown, the first thing that crossed Grandma Terry’s mind was the safety of her family all over the country.
After grabbing all the fabric she could, Teresa Provo sewed a mask for every single one of her 50 family members and friends—and then mailed them all over Chicago, Wisconsin, Florida, Minnesota, and California.
Each mask was personalized for each person using fabric featuring their favorite sports teams, like the Chicago Cubs or Blackhawks, and included handwritten notes of encouragement.
All the while, this elderly get-er-done force-of-nature was listening to The Beatles.
“She just likes the Beatles, cause who doesn’t!” her granddaughter, Amy Szabo, told GNN.
When the word got out that she was busy at work, her “Red Hat Club”, a group of elders who enjoy going to local performances and events, joined her to make more masks for the nursing home residents where Terry lives—over 600 masks.
“It took us two weeks, but we get ‘em done,” she says. “I’m still working on some.”
When Amy shot this video, probably the most appropriate Beatles song for the COVID crisis was playing.
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