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We're Open, Tallahassee: Fuzzy Goat makes masks more comfortable, feeds hospital workers

Posted at 6:41 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 18:41:06-04

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — With the economic uncertainties from the coronavirus, we here at ABC 27 are shining a light on businesses that are doing their part to help out the community while keeping their business open.

A yarn shop probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to essential business, but what they've been able to do with that yarn has made Fuzzy Goat in Thomasville in demand during the virus outbreak.

Owner Cadence Kidwell came up with the idea to make face masks more comfortable to use.

The knitted mask extenders and crochet straps protects your ears from the elastic bands that sometimes come with store-bought masks.

And in an effort to better serve the community, Fuzzy Goat partnered with Empire Bagel & Delicatessen to give back to healthcare workers.

"We started this a couple weeks ago," said Kidwell. "We've been sharing lots of these coupons. We write about where the people are from, and so these people from all over the country who are buying a little of joy for themselves from Fuzzy Goat, are also contributing to the hospital workers."

Any one purchase from Fuzzy Goat equals one free bagel and coffee for local hospital workers.

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