Amid the fears sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, a good deed by Bend professional runner Rebecca Mehra about helping an elderly couple buy groceries has gone viral on Twitter.

Mehra, 25, tweeted Wednesday afternoon about buying groceries for an elderly couple who felt too vulnerable to go inside the grocery store. By 8 a.m. Thursday, the first of the tweets had 50,000 likes and had been retweeted over 10,000 times. By 1:30 p.m., it had more than doubled to over 160,000 likes and 31,000 retweets.

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David Jasper is a reporter and assistant editor born and raised in Miami, Florida. He began his journalism career at the Weekly Planet, an alt-weekly in Tampa, before moving to Bend with his family in 2001.

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Irresponsible to use the word "flu" in your headline. This is not the flu. This is much worse.

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