A pair of teenage boys have single-handedly launched a no-contact delivery service that ensures their elderly neighbors receive their groceries.
And who said that the younger generation is doomed?
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to read more about their heartwarmingly selfless gesture...
Amid this ongoing medical crisis, it is the elderly who are by far the most vulnerable.Alongside those who suffer from existing health conditions, elderly people are at the highest risk of contracting the virus.
Those of an older age tend to have a weaker immune system...So it is of the utmost importance that they avoid contracting the virus at all costs.
This means that they are to remain indoors as much as possible.Therefore meaning they have to rely on the help of others to complete menial, everyday tasks.
But, with the current social-distancing regulations in place...This is proving to be easier said than done.
It's an incredibly isolating time for these people.Without anyone being able to visit them, many of the elderly have been finding themselves quite literally stuck at home and unable to leave their houses for essentials.
And, while some are lucky enough to have family members to drop off their essentials...Others are completely alone, with no one to rely on.
But, upon hearing about this heartbreaking reality...
via: ShutterstockTwo teenage boys were inspired to make a difference.
Matthew Casertano and Dhruv Pai aren't your average teenagers.
via: Sharon CasertanoThe two youngsters, both from Maryland, have been out of school for weeks, so they decided to use their free time proactively.
Instead of watching TV and playing videogames like most other boys their age...
via: Sharon CasertanoDhruv, sixteen, and Matt, fifteen, decided to lend a helping hand to the elderly citizens in their neighborhood - While fully equipped with hand sanitizer, gloves, and face-masks, of course.
The boys started delivering groceries to the doorsteps of their elderly and vulnerable neighbors.
via: Twitter"We were both helping out our families, delivering groceries to our grandparents, and we thought 'what about the people who do not have family in the area?'" Matt explained of the origins of their idea to CNN.
But it didn't end there.
via: TwitterThe boys were inspired to take their gestures even further... By launching a full-fledged organization.
via: Twitter"'What if we started some organization to connect teens to the senior citizens and anyone who has a compromised immune system, where going outside is a substantial risk to them?'"
Queue the birth of Teens Helping Seniors.
https://t.co/IEZ6NJmWNz— Teens Helping Seniors (@Teens Helping Seniors)1585095855.0
But how exactly does this service work?
Steps for Volunteers/ Steps for Seniors: https://t.co/gcUXhgMZbd— Teens Helping Seniors (@Teens Helping Seniors)1586744774.0
There's absolutely no face-to-face contact...
Stocking groceries for a Potomac delivery: https://t.co/jY6NX8PxKA— Teens Helping Seniors (@Teens Helping Seniors)1586879861.0
The volunteers follow a strict sanitization routine, too.
Two of our volunteers (Dylan and Jacob) getting groceries: https://t.co/rQCj4C2JBT— Teens Helping Seniors (@Teens Helping Seniors)1586880684.0
And, once the groceries have been delivered...
Rohin and Ria dropping groceries off at a Rockville home: https://t.co/vP1cCV92Z5— Teens Helping Seniors (@Teens Helping Seniors)1586880778.0
But it isn't just about the deliveries.
Dropping groceries off at a Potomac home: https://t.co/cXTdIFHClD— Teens Helping Seniors (@Teens Helping Seniors)1586879986.0
News about the teens' service was quick to spread...
We are getting requests from seniors in PG, Howard and Baltimore counties. We are in need for volunteers who can he… https://t.co/MdcpI9Q8Df— Teens Helping Seniors (@Teens Helping Seniors)1586958604.0
And it is still growing.
We could not be happier to announce that the THS website is now fully operational! Check out the site to learn more… https://t.co/Gm4jxOE5V8— Teens Helping Seniors (@Teens Helping Seniors)1587067085.0
What an amazing accomplishment.
CHECK IT OUT: With school canceled, two Montgomery Co. teens started a no-contact grocery delivery service for seni… https://t.co/JPkc7d4eCs— Tom Dempsey (@Tom Dempsey)1586649681.0