The key to keeping the world spinning positively is for each and every one of us to do what we can to help those around us. If everyone pitched in just a little bit, or was at least thoughtful of those around them, then the world would be a much better place. It doesn't take much.
When people are scared or worried, it can be difficult to find the energy to help each other. That is the situation we find ourselves in as the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) invades all of our lives. People are scared, and many more people are in need of help as the economy grinds to a halt.
Everyone should pitch in to help, but there are some people who have more means than the rest of us to help. Mostly I am talking about celebrities who have vast wealth and the ability to reach the masses. One such celebrity is doing what he can to help: rock superstar Jon Bon Jovi.
We are seeing the novel coronavirus disrupt many of our lives and income. Many industries have completely shut down, and we will see companies completely go bankrupt from their business being disrupted. Even though we are seeing some negative behavior like people hoarding supplies, we are also seeing people from all over trying to do their part. Jon Bon Jovi has also stepped in to see what he can do to help.
Jon Bon Jovi owns a restaurant called JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank, New Jersey. He recently posted an Instagram photo showing him in the back of his restaurant washing dishes. The caption read, "If you can't do what you do... do what you can!" The post also had photos showing a patron coming into the restaurant and his staff members serving meals.
Bon Jovi's caption alludes to the fact that he can't be performing in any concerts while we all practice social distancing. Although Jon Bon Jovi might not be hurting for cash by not performing, it is good to see him keeping busy in other ways, helping out his restaurant workers. Many people on Instagram left comments thanking him for being so helpful.
Jon Bon Jovi's restaurant isn't your typical restaurant. It's a nonprofit community restaurant that helps serve customers who are in need. There are no prices at his restaurant, but if you are able to, they ask that you either pay what you can to help subsidize the cost of those who don't have any money to pay for meals, or they ask that you work in the restaurant. At this time, the restaurant is not allowing volunteers due to covid-19, which is why Jovi is helping.
Bon Jovi's restaurant is a great resource for people who are in need of assistance. Unfortunately at the moment, New Jersey is requiring all restaurants to shut down except for takeout orders due to the corona virus. Because of this, the restaurant is only accepting orders for the “in need community only.” This means they will only be open to help out those who need food.
In the restaurant's Instagram post, they said, “if you or your family are struggling for food, we are a resource for you.” There are other restaurants following suit. Burger King is offering free kids' meals, and many different chains are providing free delivery, including UberEats and GrubHub. Hopefully more people step up so that we can all get through this together. If Bon Jovi can do it, so can all of us.