We’re commemorating the 8th anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing on Thursday with the tradition of One Boston Day.
City leaders are encouraging people to perform at least four acts acts of kindness during the day in remembrance of April 15th, 2013.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues through the second One Boston Day in a row, officials are asking the public to “stand together by staying apart” in a nod to social distancing.
“This day serves as an opportunity to celebrate the resiliency, generosity, and strength demonstrated by the people of Boston, and those around the world,” Boston Mayor Kim Janey in a video statement.
“The spirit of One Boston Day is more important than ever, as we continue to battle a public health crisis.”
Organizers have made a checklist available of 15 idea starters.
They include looking in on older residents, supporting small businesses and local restaurants, and signing up for neighborhood cleanup events.
Acts of kindness are encouraged to be shared on social media using the hashtag #OneBostonDay.