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As the state’s stay-at-home orders have limited social contact in order to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, people across the state are taking a variety of approaches to reach out to their neighbors. Walking along the streets in a Burien neighborhood, evidence of kindness can be seen from the sidewalks. There are stuffed animals in the windows, signs of encouragement, chalk art and even free snacks.
A hand-written note for postal carriers is attached near mail boxes in front of a Burien home. 
(Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
A hand-written note for postal carriers is attached near mail boxes in front of a Burien home. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Messages of encouragement hang in the window of a Burien home. 
(Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Messages of encouragement hang in the window of a Burien home. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Granola bars in a variety of flavors are on a chair in front of a Burien home for people walking past. Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 4.  
(Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Granola bars in a variety of flavors are on a chair in front of a Burien home for people walking past. Gov. Jay Inslee has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until May 4. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
A koala bear is a welcoming site in the front window of a Burien home.  
(Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
A koala bear is a welcoming site in the front window of a Burien home. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
A man pets his dog as the two take a walk in Burien. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
A man pets his dog as the two take a walk in Burien. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)