Cape Coral woman brings moments of joy through yard signs

Reporter: Taylor Petras
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A Cape Coral woman is hoping to spread smiles and positivity amid the coronavirus pandemic by using her front yard to lighten the mood of the community.

It’s hard to miss the colorful display outside Kristen Peterson’s home.

“I really could notice just at work just how upset everybody was and anxious,” Peterson’s explained. “Every time I’m out here setting up a sign people stop and tell me how much they love them and thank me for it.”

Toilet paper cartoon characters cover her front yard.

She said she “had one that said ‘share the tp’ and I had my whole lawn filled with toilet paper. You are my sunshine and you are somebody’s reason to smile.”

It’s her way to spread some happiness with her community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Peterson said she just wants to bring a smile and is now taking her messages of positivity to the front yards of people fighting the virus on the front lines, “I have done one that says ‘this hero wears scrubs and I’m doing that three more times now because our healthcare workers are really on the front lines and they really are the heroes right now and so are our first responders and they really deserve the recognition.”

With front yards filled with messages of hope and unity, Peterson is proving we will get through this. “We are a strong community and we are an awesome community.” And we are Gulfshore Strong.

If you know someone who needs a little pick-me-up during these tough times, you can rent the signs and have them set up in your front hard.

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