By: KDKA-TV News
DEHLI, Ohio (KDKA) – An Ohio man’s idea for a touch-free trick-or-treat experience is going viral.
Andrew Beattie created a chute that he attached to a railing so he can deliver candy to trick-or-treaters while still social distancing. In his now-viral Facebook post, he said he wanted kids to stay safe but also have some sense of normalcy.
He said it was made with “throwaway materials” like a cardboard shipping tube and took about 20 minutes, “and if it brings comfort to those who are a little more reluctant, awesome!”
There will be a sign at the bottom of the tube showing trick-or-treaters where to put their bags and buckets so the candy can drop right in, “touch-free.” He says he’ll be wearing a mask, changing gloves frequently and the candy will be from a factory-sealed bag.
Beattie’s Facebook post has been shared over 75,000 times.
The fate of Halloween and trick-or-treat festivities, like many American traditions this year, is uncertain because of the pandemic.