Sharing some kindness in Dorchester: Gaby Araica

Gaby Araica, 10, wanted to help out during this time of social distancing.  She knew there was a mask shortage for health care professionals so she decided to do her part. 

Gaby set up her sewing machine, watched a tutorial video posted by her sewing instructor at Stitches in Quincy and she and her mom got to work.  24 colorful masks were completed. 

“We gave some to my aunt who is a nurse to bring to her hospital.  And we also gave some to nurse friends of my mom who asked if I could make them one too,” said Gaby.

Gaby says she is going to continue to make masks for nurse and doctors this week too.  Gaby is a fourth-grader at St. Brendan School. 

Thank you Gaby for being such a thoughtful, kind, and creative neighbor!  It’s people like you that make our neighborhood – and the world – a better place!

A special thank you to Amanda Curley for sharing this story! 

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and Caught in Dot and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.