In China Grove, the community hosts an annual Easter egg hunt. But due to the coronavirus, those plans were upended.

But the town still managed to bring the Easter bunny around to cheer up kids and families who are stuck inside due to the statewide Stay At Home order. According to the Salisbury Post, Mayor Charles Seaford drove around the Easter bunny. From atop a fire truck, the bunny waved to anyone who stepped into their yard to see him pass by.

“It was well worth it just to see the kids standing on the corner, waiting for the fire truck and the Easter bunny to come by just waving,” Seaford told the Salisbury Post. “It was wonderful.”

Seaford said that the idea to bring the Easter bunny around was meant to raise the spirits of those who are hunkered down amid the stay-at-home order. 

Patti Price Love, town event coordinator, echoed the mayor. 

“We can’t control the virus. We can’t control the economy,” Love told the Post. “There’s just so little things we can control, but we can control things we can do in our town to try to lift the spirit of our community.”

Read more about how China Grove is adapting to coronavirus from the Salisbury Post.