NATIONAL CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY
Each year on July 11, people across the United States are trying to make someone happy on National Cheer Up The Lonely Day.
If you know someone who is lonely or going through a difficult time due to health issues, financial reasons, grief due to loss or personal reasons, this was created as a day to reach out to them and try to cheer them up. Your small act of kindness can make a big difference to them.
HOW TO OBSERVE
On National Cheer Up The Lonely Day, visit over the phone or send flowers. Mailing a sweet or funny card makes a nice surprise. Share a bag of popcorn with someone and neither of you will be lonely. Use #CheerUpTheLonelyDay to share on social media.
Our research found that this day was created by Francis Pesek of Detroit, Michigan. His daughter, L.J. Pesek reports that he “was a quiet, kind, wonderful man who had a heart of gold. The idea came to him as a way of promoting kindness toward others who were lonely or forgotten as shut-ins or in nursing homes.” July 10 was the birth date of Mr. Pesek.
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