“You’ve been egged:” an effort to bring Easter cheer while social distancing


VIGO CO., Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Imagine finding a note on your front door that says “you’ve been egged.” At first, you might be upset. But in this case it’s meant to bring smiles.

An average Thursday for Rachel McCarty and her four-year-old daughter Kelly turned into a surprise quest.

A gesture from a family friend gave them something to do with Indiana’s stay-at-home order and school out.

“Let’s face it, I don’t have fun things to do like every day for her, school always has activities every day, so it’s been kind of hard to adjust for her especially,” McCarty said.

Bryttany Dunkley was inspired to spread some cheer after she was egged by a friend.

“As soon as my girls came out and saw the note and saw the eggs, my oldest daughter immediately said, ‘can we go do this to other people?'” Dunkley said. And they did … Quite a bit.

“We have filled around 200 eggs and taken them to about 10 different houses.”

Which was an especially kind gesture for McCarty. She works in the medical field and faces the reality of Covid-19 each day. Though her facility is low risk, she takes extra precautions coming home to her daughter, so a warm embrace isn’t the first thing she’ll do.

“It’s stressful,” she said.

“We always have a big Easter celebration at our house, we have about 30 people come … It’s going to be very strange this year with just my kids and my husband and I here,” Dunkley said.

It’s an nontraditional celebration, but one that will build a special memory.

“I’m super excited and super thankful, I thought it was so nice,” McCarty said.

A thoughtful gesture during a time when many need it most.

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