In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, people who work in retail have emerged as the heroes they are.
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After all, “essential” employees are not just doctors, nurses, and hospital staff members. They’re also truck drivers, farmers, and retail workers. Walmart is one of the stores keeping their doors open, and their new ad is reminding everyone that they’ll continue to support us through thick and thin!
The video is called “Walmart Neighbors.” While it’s only a minute long, it packs a heartfelt message into each second.
In the clip, we see Walmart associates from all around the U.S. come together to virtually sing “Lean On Me” by the late Bill Withers. A new employee sings every iconic line, while photographs of various communities encouraging each other fill the screen.
The lyrics couldn’t be more perfect: “Sometimes in our lives we all have pain / We all have sorrow/ But if we are wise / We know that there’s always tomorrow.”
As if that isn’t moving enough, we also see Walmart employees sanitizing shopping carts and helping customers load heavy items into their cars.
Walmart has put new rules into place to protect everyone during this uncertain time. They have reduced store hours to allow for more sanitation procedures and installed sneeze shields at pharmacies, to name a few. What a great way to keep people safe and fed!
We love seeing the world come together, especially during this difficult time. Thank you, Walmart and everyone else doing their part, for working so hard to slow the spread of COVID-19 – and for reminding us that we’re never alone.
Watch the moving ad in the video below, and don’t forget to share the inspiration with your friends. For more stories of joy and hope, check out the Coronavirus Good News Dashboard.
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