For the last two months, 50-year-old Greg Dailey of New Jersey has kept himself busy delivering food to 120 senior citizens who are afraid to venture out because of Covid-19. Dailey has made more than 500 trips to the grocery store for them and delivered everything to their homes -- for free. It all started when Daily, who delivers newspapers as a second job, was asked by an elderly customer to throw the paper closer to their door. A couple days later, while Dailey was in line at the grocery store, the 88-year-old woman popped into his mind and how she might be afraid to even go shopping. He offered to pick up things for her and she gratefully accepted.
Joan Coppinger is one of his regulars. She suffers from emphysema, a respiratory disease that puts her at high risk for the virus, so she hasn't left her home since March. Since her only daughter lives out of state, she says Dailey's help has been a godsend. "Without him, I don't know how I'd get groceries," she said. "The Instacarts and the people you call are all backed up for weeks." "He has a good heart and a great soul. He's going straight to heaven."
"Everything's been from a distance, but I've become very fond of a number of them," Dailey said. "There's a bond that's been created." "I honestly can't wait to give these people a hug."