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Spreading kindness through chalk art

Posted at 7:34 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 19:34:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Parents along with their children in the Betton Hills and Ox Bottom Manor neighborhoods are working to spread a little happiness for those driving and walking by, while also social distancing. They are getting out their buckets of chalk and creating masterpieces in their driveways and on the sidewalks.

"You are my sunshine" is just one of many pieces of chalk art that Regan Mayfield created in her driveway. The 10-year-old likes to practice drawing letters and words, but can also draw horses and flowers pretty well, too.

Regan said her mother, Brittney, saw the idea from neighbors in the area and thought that her daughter could bring a little sunshine to people's day. "She kind of liked it and so we came out and drew just a bunch of things to lift people up in this time," explained Regan. "I hope people feel like they can do this and do it together. We're not alone, everybody is going through this together."

Liz Amsellem posted pictures in a neighborhood Facebook group of people interacting with the chalk art. As for Regan, she said her favorite art is the "You are my sunshine." She said she likes it the best because it was a lot of fun to create and it has a lot of beautiful colors.