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Little acts of kindness make a big difference

It may seem like a “little thing” but sometimes the small gestures having the most lasting impact.

This particular little thing was the Northern Michigan University Marching Band traveling through campus Monday to arrival at Spalding Hall for a short concert. The concert was for 22 students who were in quarantine due to COVID-19.

It’s not easy being cooped up during the last part of summer as classes are beginning, but that’s what is happening in this new age of coronavirus as we all navigate uncharted territory trying to help stop the spread of the virus.

The quarantined students were entertained by the Marching Wildcats with songs like the theme song from “Rocky,” Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” from the album “Graceland” and other tunes.

A bit of fun was no doubt a welcome distraction for those under quarantine.

And it should serve as a reminder to all of us that in these days of uncertainty and division, we can all find ways to be kind to those whose paths we cross be they loved ones at home or strangers we encounter when we are out and about.

Little acts of kindness can help all of us. They can be a reminder that despite our differences, we can find common ground by being considerate of one another.

And we can bring a little joy, here and there, to make this world a bit more peaceful, even if for just a moment.

That you to the Northern Michigan University Marching Band for the reminder.

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