Family becomes lifeline for neighbor during pandemic

  • Courtesy photo Jakob Honda and his father, Dean, recently took Sydney Limtiaco’s dog Bella out for grooming.

  • Courtesy photo Sydney Limtiaco, 79, of Waimea says, “The Hondas are wonderful angels to me.”

  • Courtesy photo Malia Honda stops by to talk with neighbor Sydney Limtiaco. The Honda are volunteering with the nonprofit organization Our Kupuna to help Limtiaco with necessities such as picking up groceries or medication while she stays home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the bright spots in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is a new sense of community building between neighbors who haven’t met before.