By Dan Koob


HADDONFIELD, N.J. (CBS) — An act of kindness in a frightening time. Someone is surprising health care workers in Camden County by leaving a little something at their door amid the coronavirus pandemic.

As life comes to a halt for most, someone in Haddonfield Township is spreading happiness.

“Who would ding and ditch? It just seemed kind of odd,” Dr. Katie Gargiulo, a pediatrician, said.

Riding around town leaving behind a bouquet of flowers, one after another, all for health care workers in the township.

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But their identity remains a mystery.

They say the bouquet bandit comes up to people’s doors, rings the doorbell and then runs away.

“I can tell you they have a brown minivan. That’s about it,” Dr. Jen Barker, a pediatrician in Washington Township, said. “It said, ‘thank you to all of our health care workers.’ And it was incredibly sweet. When I went on Facebook to thank whoever did it, I saw that lots of other people had gotten flowers too, which was even better.”

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Despite the anonymity, health care workers are overwhelmed by the kindness in these uncertain times.

“I did have happy tears. It’s just been a really hard week and day. It made everyone in the house really happy,” Barker said.