Plainville resident Christina Piper shared this feel-good story with The Citizen:
“My family frequently goes for walks after dinner. Now, especially, this is something we do, as there is not too much outside-of-the-house activity to do during COVID-19. One night a few weeks back, my 9-year-old daughter Tamara Konovalov decided to use her Christmas present, an inflatable Pikachu costume, on one of our walks to make people smile.
“Kids came out of their homes and waved. Adults smiled and waved at her, too. They took pictures and said hello to her. Tamara’s 2-year-old sister thought she was walking with a real character. She loved it.
“At first, I thought wearing the costume was an odd request and I thought she'd be hot, but leave it to Tamara to know how to make a person's day in times like this. I am so proud of her.”