Funeral home asks people to do one thing to help grieving families amid virus lock down

So many families are losing loved ones without being able to say a proper goodbye or pay their respects at their funeral.

Now one funeral home has come up with a way of honoring those who have lost their lives amid this horrific global pandemic and is asking the public for their help.

Mass gatherings are banned as people observe strict social distancing rules in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. So many families are having to scale down funerals, only allowing one or two people to attend.

Fitzgerald’s Funeral Directors, in Dublin, Ireland, appealed to the public to stop and bow their head if they see a hearse, recognizing the limited number of people that are permitted to honor those that have passed.

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Staff at the home want the public to help show these grieving families that they have the support of their community during these difficult times.

“Could I ask everyone for some help at this very difficult time,” staff from the funeral home wrote in a Facebook post.

“If you see a hearse, could you stop, stand for a moment as it passes, perhaps take off your cap, and bow your head?

“In these times where funerals are limited to only a very few close family our chance to support people during bereavement is limited. So, we wondered if we could revive an old tradition that would show people that their loss is noticed and shared by us all?

Could I ask everyone for some help at this very difficult time….Paying Our RespectsIf you see a hearse, could you…

Gepostet von Fitzgerald's Funeral Directors am Freitag, 10. April 2020

“It would mean the world to families in a time of sadness.”

The post has so far been shared 1,700 times with many people from outside of Ireland saying they will adopt this caring idea in their own community.

Please share this important reminder with as many people as possible.