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Colorado man starts 'Peanuts' pen pals, finds comfort in correspondence

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Posted at 9:02 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 11:02:29-05

After Wesley Morgan, 32, was furloughed from his job at the Denver International Airport in March, he soon ran out of shows to stream and items to craft.

One day he came across a Facebook post from a fellow collector of “Peanuts” comic strip memorabilia who had been writing to older adults in a local care facility, and was inspired to do the same.

By now he’s sent letters to over 500 of them across the country, helping ease the isolation of the pandemic for those most vulnerable.

In an interview with ABC News, he said he was putting to use his beloved “Peanuts” cards and stationery sets, collected and hoarded over many years. Of the 500 people he reached out to, he heard back from 142 people. Many of them have become regular correspondents — his “Peanuts” pen pals, as he calls them, according to ABC News.

“I couldn’t think of a better way to use this collection,” he said. “It was something I could do from home. I didn’t have to leave.”