Picture this: you are at the beach having a good time. You are standing on the shore, your toes in the sand, and the warm ocean waves are washing your feet as the delightful rays of the sun warm your skin.
All the while, you are feasting your eyes on the beautiful shore and the captivating and expansive ocean. That's when you see a towering figure in a black robe holding a scythe.
You are startled, and you can't believe your eyes until you take a second look. It's the unmistakable Grim Reaper!
The man is Daniel Uhfelder, a Florida lawyer who has set in motion a plan to travel around the state's beaches to warn people about social distancing.
He got inspiration from New Zealand's Swim Reaper campaign. In this particular initiative, the Swim Reaper helps promote water safety.
Daniel seeks to help people understand the importance of staying at home to stop the virus from spreading. However, this campaign also has a political motive: he plans to use his Reaper impression to raise money for Democrats.
There Are Concerns About COVID-19 Spreading In Florida
People in Florida are worried about the role beaches might have in spreading the virus, which has already caused many Americans' deaths.
However, despite the invisible and deathly threat the virus poses, many people are happy to go to the beach.
When the beaches opened, albeit on a limited basis, here are some of the comments people made.
Since the beaches opened while people should be especially cautious of the virus spreading, Daniel decided to dress up as the Grim Reaper to warn them of the lurking danger. He drew his inspiration from the Swim Reaper.
His goal is to inform people about the importance of social distancing while also using the chance to raise some cash for Democrats.
Daniel had ordered the Grim Reaper clothing even before he made his plans known to his Tweeter followers.
Tens of thousands of people in Florida have been infected with the coronavirus, and thousands are in hospital while several others have already died of the disease.
After what has happened in Italy and New York, the state was keen to avoid a similar tragedy from happening to them.
The Swim Reaper campaign in New Zealand had a very positive impact on social behavior. The character helped people know more about drowning dangers when swimming drunk, near rocks, and during riptides.
The Swim Reaper
The Swim Reaper is somewhat aggressive, but he gets his message along.
The campaign, which began in 2016, has already had a positive effect, and it has helped lower the number of preventable drowning accidents by a quarter.
Hopefully, Daniel's Grim Reaper will help increase awareness about the ongoing coronavirus crisis and help people keep social distancing to curb the spread of this deadly virus.