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Photographs by Cayce Clifford for the New York Times

Super heroes are all around us (their capes are just invisible!)

In this section, we celebrate and highlight heroes in our community and thank them for the difference they are making in the world.


The citizens of the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco

Instead of letting stay-at-home requirements bring them down, neighbors found creative ways to reach out and care for one another – 6 feet apart.

Neighbors supported one another by:

Forming a local newspaper for kids

Organizing socially distanced block parties

Starting a free sidewalk food pantry

Distributing medical supplies

Creating games for kids in their gardens

Baking bread for one another

Thank you, neighbors.

Mr. Rogers would be proud!

Read about these heroes:

In Lockdown, a Neighborhood Opens Up

Let us know your super heroes!

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All of us, at some time or other, need help. Whether we're giving or receiving help, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That's one of the things that connects us as neighbors – in our own way, each one of us is a giver and a receiver.

– Mr. Rogers

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