During Chicago’s Polar Vortex In 2019, A Man Left Notes On 40 Doors Offering Help Getting Groceries

When a prolonged spell of Arctic weather hammered the Midwest in early 2019, Chicago resident Sabeel Ahmed decided to reach out to 40 of his neighbors. He wrote each of them a letter and delivered it to their homes. And when they read it, he managed to melt hearts in spite of the polar conditions.

In January 2019 almost two-thirds of the United States found itself in the deadly grip of a freezing polar vortex. The low-pressure phenomenon occurs mainly around the South and North Poles. In layman’s terms, it is a band of powerful winds that sits high up in the atmosphere and usually keeps colder air confined to the Arctic and Antarctic regions.

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