86-Year-Old Woman Uses Stimulus Check To Build Front Yard ‘Zoo’ To Uplift People

A woman in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, decided to use her stimulus check to uplift people everywhere by creating a zoo in her front yard.


Nancy Connor, 86, used all the money from her stimulus check to build the stuffed animal zoo. “I went through World War II which was tough but it’s nothing like what’s happening now everything is so sad,” Connor said. “People are walking up and down the street looking very sad and I thought well what can I do? I’m handicapped. I can’t go out there and do anything, but people love animals.”


Connor built the zoo on her lawn last week with the help of a local firefighter who lives on her street and it has drawn lots of visitors since then. “Many, many they come every day,” said Connor. “They come by, they walk and point, and the kids smile it’s worth all the effort I’ve put into it because everybody looks happy that comes by.”


Connor could have spent the money on herself but decided to use it to make people feel better, “It’s worth everything. It makes me happy to see people happy again, even if it’s only for a couple of minutes.”


What a beautiful thought and action by Nancy Connor to help bring some much-needed positivity around her community.


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