When we entered the state of emergency, “helping others by staying at home” became the motto. But my conscience was still bothering me, above all on seeing the sad mages from Italy and Spain, not that far away from us. I felt the need to do what I could to help those who were suffering.

But… how could we help if we needed to stay at home? Without apparently being able to do very much, we tried to be creative. We decided to try to organize a group of young people willing to help alleviate the loneliness of the elderly, and even gave it a name: “#washing your hands is not enough.”

During the past four months, many people have not experienced a friendly embrace, a kind word or even an ordinary conversation. Ordinary things that were part of their daily life, like having coffee, visiting a neighbor, going to Mass, mornings at the market were no longer possible.

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