Let Sophia Bush and Her Neighborhood Mailman Inspire Your Next Small Act of Kindness

We could all take notes from Sophia Bush.

This afternoon, the former One Tree Hill actress took to Instagram to share a “bright spot on this #quarantine Tuesday” will her fans and followers. 

“This is my friend JP. He’s been my neighborhood’s UPS man for as long as I can remember. He’s one of my favorite people to see at my front door, or on the road when I’m walking my dogs. He’s full of joy and always has a great big “hello!” to offer, which never fails to result in a huge smile from residents,” Bush wrote on Instagram, alongside a selfie of the two (not to worry, as Bush also noted in her caption, the two “kept their distance). 

The actress continued, “Last week I spent two days cooking more chicken stew—and cooking down 24 hour bone broth—than I can keep track of. I froze mason jars of it, and have been distributing it to neighbors and neighborhood essential workers like my main man right here.”

Today was the day the actress was finally able to see “JP” and give him some of her homemade soup and broth.

“It’s a small act of kindness, within my control in an out of control world” Bush continued. “Cooking and serving reminded me that we can steer our own ships at any time. So. Whatever way you might be able to extend yourself to a neighbor, a friend, or an essential worker today, I encourage you!” 

On National Doctors Day, the actress also took to social media to honor all the healthcare professionals working at the front lines to help those affected by COVID-19. 

“In a time when healthcare professionals are being denied proper PPE, our gov’t won’t deploy ventilators, & we’ve now lost more Americans to COVID—19 than we did on 9/11? It can be easy to get swallowed by hopelessness and helplessness. But these doctors, nurses, & hospital workers?” she wrote on Instagram, sharing one of her friend’s stories and picture.

“They deserve our love, support, and our FIGHT, as they fight. As their faces are bruised from wearing masks too long. As they have to sleep in their garages to avoid exposing their families,” she added. “My friend @thisisnatalie shared this beautiful exchange with her Dad, and I wanted to share it with all of you. Let’s keep the hope alive.” 

source: eonline.com