A New Hotline Features Pep Talks from Kindergarteners
An elementary school in California just launched a free hotline called Peptoc, where you can hear encouraging words from kindergarteners.
The public art project from students at West Side Elementary School in Healdsburg, California, is designed to offer positive and encouraging mantras to help everyone through this trying time. The number to call: 707-998-8410.
If you're feeling stressed, there are also options to get life advice, and hear kids laughing.
A teacher named Jessica Martin came up with it. She says she was inspired by how positive her students are, even during the pandemic.
"That this went viral is really testament that we all still have a lot of healing to do," she said. "And you know, with the current situation in Ukraine and all of the other terrors and sadness that we all carry, it's really important that we continue to hold this light."
So she thought it might inspire other people, and she was right. The hotline launched late last month. And within two days, they were already getting 700 calls an hour. The number is 707-998-8410.