'Peanuts' pen pals find comfort in correspondence
In this Dec. 20, 2020, still image taken from video, Wesley Morgan, a 32-year-old in Denver, shows a letter from one of his Peanuts pen pals. After being furloughed from his job at the Denver International Airport, Morgan began writing to over 500 older adults living in isolation due to the pandemic. It’s from Wesley Morgan, a 32-year-old fan of the comic strip “Peanuts” who’s been sending Snoopy-themed cards and letters across the country to ease the solitude of older adults in isolation due to the coronavirus. Many of them have become regular correspondents — his “Peanuts” pen pals, as he calls them. She and Morgan began writing each other so frequently that they recently switched to email to speed the correspondence.