Two-and-half year old Bella Singer loves painting — especially with a lot of time on her hands during the pandemic. Her mum keeps all of her artwork and, like many a proud parent, can’t bear to throw any of her efforts away.
Now the potential clutter is making hearts flutter!
The little girl and her mother, Husniye Temocin Singer, 37, came up with the ingenious idea of transforming Bella’s passion pieces into uplifting Valentine’s cards for senior residents at area nursing homes.
“February 14 is usually a special day when many families meet up and appreciate one another,” Singer said. “But this year’s holiday is different because the lockdown is preventing a large percentage of the elderly from seeing – let alone hugging — their relatives.
“They deserve support and encouragement so we can reassure them — through even the smallest gestures – that others are thinking about them,” she continued. The Singers’ secret morale-boosting sauce involves Mom cutting hearts out of Bella’s paintings, gluing them to card stock paper and hand-writing heart-warming notes inside. The affirming phrases include: “You are very loved.” Bella likes to accent the final product with stickers. (NYPost)