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Here’s a quick recap of the top five inspiring and quirky stories you may have missed as a result of the more serious coronavirus stories.
This first story is truly “uplifting.”
A woman from Wyoming named Marjorie Clare got a very special surprise for her 70th birthday.
Her friends created a bra display in her front yard called “A 70 Cup Salute.”
All the bras were hung on a string, bedazzled and bursting with beauty and bling.
Clare’s friends said the gesture was meant to give Clare “all the support she could get.”
The birthday girl says the gag definitely made her feel special.
It is normal for US postal workers to deliver cards.
But Josh Crowell, a mail carrier in Concorde, New Hampshire, went above and beyond by giving 2020 graduates greeting cards from himself.
Crowell said his daughter graduated high school in 2018 and he knows commencement is an important rite of passage.
When he saw graduation signs along his route, he wanted to honor students who can’t walk across the stage this year.
Crowell began leaving graduates cards with handwritten notes and a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card.
He signs the cards “Your mailman Josh.”
If you are hungry for a different eating experience, the next three stories are perfect for you.
The restaurant Red Lobster knows people love their cheddar bay biscuits.
Check out this cheddar bay biscuits benedict.
This is just one of the at-home recipes featuring the buttery biscuits.
Red Lobster is releasing a list of them along with how-to videos on their website.
Everything from pizza bites to a variety of slides.
You’re still gonna have to visit IHOP if you want a Rooty Tooty Fresh n’ Fruity pancake breakfast.
Now the restaurant is launching a new cereal called, appropriately enough, Panflakes.
IHOP is being surprisingly coy about what to expect in the new cereal but we can glean some clues from the picture of the box the company released.
It describes the pancake-shaped bits as syrupy, crunchy and pancakey.
IHOP also isn’t saying exactly when you’ll see Panflakes at your local grocer, though if the box can be trusted, it will only be for limited time.
So keep an eye out or you might miss them.
And finally South Carolina restaurant Open Hearth is employing a unique approach to social distancing.
The dining room is packed with strategically placed human sized dolls.
The owners say they wanted to make the restaurant look as full as they could so they ordered 10 blowup dolls and dressed them up like patrons.
The owners say they are following guidelines by using the dolls to space out real customers, using disposable menus and ensuring employees wear masks.
Okay yes it’s creepy but apparently it is effective.
Posted – 5.17.20