These days heroes wear scrubs, face shields, masks, id badges, and, in the case of teachers soldiering on with remote school, perhaps the odd pair of pajama pants. We're not judging.
However, as we close out a year of pandemic living, we gathered a group of these COVID warriors and gave them something a little more sparkly to wear from our March 18th auction. We wanted to give them all crowns and capes, but they said it might get in the way of their PPE.
Below, our coronavirus superheroes and a few of their hopes for the post-pandemic world.
Fifth Grade Teacher
Chapel Hill Carrboro School District
Hope: "That we, as a nation, develop a moral consciousness so that we can work together to incorporate "ALL" in our personal, professional and political lives."