Tennessee coffee shop owners Alaina and Keith Schwartz basked in an outpouring of community goodwill and made a new connection that will benefit Nashville's homeless after teenage boys spray-painted graffiti on a fence around their dumpster. They put out a call on Facebook asking local muralists if they'd be interested in painting over the graffiti. The next day, the boys came into the shop to apologize and offered to paint over the graffiti. While they are still looking for a local artist to paint a mural, Alaina and Keith now plan to work with Shower the People, whose bus offers showers and laundry supplies to unhoused city residents, by hanging hygiene kits on a new fence. And that connection only happened because of the post about the graffiti, Alaina says.

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