BAYONNE, NJ - At a time when phrases that connote darkness like social distancing, business closures, drive-thru testing, and global health pandemic dominate the headlines and social media feeds, two Bayonne women decided to take it upon themselves to bring a bit of brightness into their city.
What started as an effort to “bring happiness” to neighborhoods up and down the peninsula has turned into a movement of sorts. “Rainbows Over Bayonne”, a Facebook Group established less than a week ago to “spread the happiness around faster than this virus,” has already gained 708 members.
The directive is simple, to create and share rainbows all over Bayonne, and the execution has been amazing with the bright colors showing up in home and shop windows, on sidewalks, and almost anywhere else one looks. “This group is all about spreading positivity in Bayonne,” one of the Founders shared. “Shining a light through an awful storm for all to see.”
Following social distancing protocols and Governor Murphy’s “stay at home” order questions for this story were answered via Facebook Messenger, the organizers asking that TAPinto Bayonne not use their names as they want the focus to be on the mission, not them.
Reflecting that several messages on the now busy Facebook page have been from users expressing the feeling of hope the rainbows have brought them the organizers said that “that’s what it’s all about.”
“Spread the word, we want to see rainbows and positivity all throughout Bayonne,” they encouraged. This too shall pass.”
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