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Brooklyn Man Bakes Banana Bread For Health Care Workers & First Responders, Says He’s Delivered 10,000 Loaves

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Small acts of kindness are bringing light and love everyday to those dealing with dark and difficult times. One particular ambassador of appreciation is a Brooklyn man who’s baking a “thank you” for workers on the front lines. CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.

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- Throughout this pandemic, small acts of kindness are bringing light and love to those dealing with dark and difficult times.

- One particular ambassador of appreciation is a Brooklyn man baking up a "thank you" for workers on the front lines. CBS2's Tony Aiello explains.

SEAN REYNOLDS: We celebrate you guys. We love you guys. We appreciate you guys.

TONY AIELLO: Another day, another donation. Another opportunity to send an invaluable message to healthcare heroes.

SEAN REYNOLDS: It's about feeding their soul. It's about showing love. It's about letting them know that what they're going through we understand, and we don't take it for granted.

TONY AIELLO: Veteran Verizon worker Sean Reynolds learned that loving attitude from his mom, Sheila, and is using her banana bread recipe to bake thousands of individual loaves, which he's delivered to more than 100 hospitals and firehouses.

SEAN REYNOLDS: I believe it's important to give, and that's what I'm doing.

TONY AIELLO: His first delivery a year ago went to cheer up his girlfriend, registered nurse Odelia McSween, and her co-workers.

ODELIA MCSWEEN: It came at a time where we were a little bit despondent. We were withdrawn. We couldn't help patients the way we wanted to help them.

TONY AIELLO: Monday's delivery to the radiology department at Bronx Care Hospital Center was accepted with gratitude by technician Steven Calvin.

STEVEN CALVIN: It feels great to be appreciated because it's been a very stressful time, especially for us healthcare workers. I actually lost a co-worker, so it really hit home. So it's much appreciated.

TONY AIELLO: Sean Reynolds is funding this largely out of his own pocket. He did recently receive some support from Dole Food Company, which knows a thing or two about bananas. A year into this effort, he's delivered more than 10,000 individual loaves, spreading the love one banana bread at a time. In Mount Eden, the Bronx, Tony Aiello, CBS2 News.