At Henry's Restaurant in Kitty Hawk, two students stop by for lunch on Wednesday. Photo, Henry's Restaurant

At Henry’s Restaurant in Kitty Hawk, two students stop by for lunch on Wednesday. Photo, Henry’s Restaurant

One of the most remarkable things about a difficult time is how easy it is to find signs of hope. Moments that are reminders of the best of who and what we are.

We had mentioned in an earlier post the the Dare County School system had decided to feed every child 18 and under in the county. All they or their parents had to do was show up at the designated sites and breakfast or lunch would be given to them.

Wednesday there was a problem with that.

The lunches are taken to the remote sites in school busses and with the winds howling at 35 with higher gusts, the busses couldn’t run.

Henry’s Restaurant Solves the Problem

Henry’s Restaurant in Kitty Hawk heard about the problem and they took care of it, writing on their Facebook page, “When I went to work this morning and looked on social media and saw a post that  there would be no meal provided for school children today through Dare County Schools because of the high winds. I realized it was time to throw something together really quick and with the help of everyone sharing our post we were able to serve 202 children a meal.”

It wasn’t just Henry’s that made this work.

Hearing about what Henry’s was going to do, the local Food Lion donated bananas so every child would’ve a piece of fruit in their lunch.

It’s gestures like this that remind us that we are all in this together. And we’ll get through it, hopefully sooner rather than later, we will get through this. And when we do, we’ll look back on moments like this and know that as bad as it was, there were moments that reminded us of how good we can be.

Here at Brindley Beach Vacations we’re as anxious as anyone to get back to welcoming our friends to the Outer Banks once again. The best way to do that is be careful, do what we have to do and be patient.