Kudos to you, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Oliver Bjorkstrand.
During a challenging and uncertain time – one that has placed many workers in harm's way of COVID-19 – two of the Columbus Blue Jackets' bright young stars found a way to say "thanks."
Dubois and Bjorkstrand worked together to donate more than 600 Papa John's pizzas to Kroger employees at 29 locations throughout the central Ohio area. As you well know, grocery stores have been inundated since mid-March and so many employees have been working in high-risk conditions. It's a great gesture by these two guys.
According to the Blue Jackets' official website, Dubois hatched the idea and got Bjorkstrand on board.
"We asked the team to help us figure out what we can do, [about] any opportunities to help," Dubois told NHL.com. "The people in the hospitals are working extremely hard, but the workers at the grocery stores are there stocking up every day, and I'm sure they have a lot of work to do and they're in that zone where it's scary because a lot of people are coming in. But they have to do their job to keep the food on the shelves."
We may not know when the NHL season will resume (if at all), but it's wonderful to see the Blue Jackets stepping up and supporting those who are providing essential services to the community during the pandemic.
Dubois and Bjorkstrand aren't alone, either; several of their teammates (including veterans Cam Atkinson and Nick Foligno) have been active in raising money for those affected by COVID-19.