Those who live in Jupiter Farms may have noticed that a growing number of homes are sporting heart signs in their front yards and near the mailboxes.
These aren’t decorations lingering around after Valentine’s Day. Rather, they are a creative and unifying way for kids in Jupiter Farms to show their support for their neighbors. Many parents have taken to the trend of helping their kids create the heart signs, which only go to show the hospitality and neighborly attitude that is washing across Jupiter and the Palm Beaches during this time of global cris.
The movement echoes similar efforts elsewhere in Palm Beach County, including a safari hunt with stuffed animals in Lake Worth Beach and nightly rounds of applause for nurses, doctors and first responders in West Palm Beach.
A casual survey by The Palm Beach Post uncovered over 30 heart signs in Jupiter Farms alone, and more are sure to come.
One propped up in a front lawn on 178th Road North asks for prayers for local heroes. Another on Alexander Run says “We can beat COVID-19!”
If Facebook posts are any indication, there are more around the neighborhood this week. Some residents apparently spent the weekend crafting and putting up more.
It is just these kinds of small actions that can make a difference. Now all we can do as residents of the Palm Beaches is make sure to follow the CDC guidelines as we continue to look out for our families and each other in whatever ways we can.
If you think your kids will enjoy making a heart sign, go ahead and do it! You don’t have to get too fancy, just use plywood or carboard and a bit of paint and you should be good. Or, if you want to “get fancy” feel free!