MY ANGEL THAT DAY: True Stories of Kindness and Humanity During the Dawn of COVID-19 in America


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In February 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first confirmed coronavirus case in the United States. In mid-March, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic after about 120,000 confirmed cases had been reported worldwide. To the amazement of many, suddenly America became the home to one of the world’s worst outbreaks of the virus.

As of the date of this publication, over 5 million confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and over 300 thousand deaths have been reported. In the United States, health officials have confirmed over 1.5 million cases and over 90 thousand deaths.

Many experts agree that this unprecedented crisis has exposed weaknesses that put the United States, at a disadvantage [compared to other industrialized nations] from the start. Mainly because the virus has struck had struck America — a highly polarized, fragmented, and individualistic society — and a young, wealthy democracy not haunted and transformed by a previous epidemic the way other much older societies have been.

In March 2020, the President of the U.S. declared a national emergency. The declaration was quickly followed by nationwide stay-at-home orders. Subsequently, the U.S. economy was practically shutdown. Tens of millions of Americans immediately lost their jobs. Hundreds of millions were forced to live with supply shortages and in a severe state of “uncertainty”.

During the early days of this global pandemic, many Americans experienced unforeseen financial, societal, and personal challenges. These challenges ranged from the lack of access to healthcare, paid sick leave and unemployment protection — to the need for home schooling, access to basic supplies & transportation and help to deal with the psychological effects of “social distancing.” Perhaps most disturbing, were the challenges associated with not being able to give “loved ones” dying from the virus a proper “goodbye”.

Despite these realities, the dawn of COVID-19 in America also revealed a level of kindness and humanity which reflects who most Americans really are — a caring and loving people willing to extend unconditional love and help when it is needed.

In this book, you will find true stories written by Americans who personally received some type of assistance required to help them get through a difficult day during the onset of the COVID-19 crisis — a day that they will always remember — and an angel they will never forget.

As a bountiful and touching bonus, they also experienced the love of others, which is the [sometimes mysterious] backbone of being a true American.


View One of the Stories as an Example

This project is designed to reach out to Americans across the country who have true stories of having a difficult day during the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic and who were touched by someone who seemed to be an “angel.” That is, someone who without having to be asked, helped them get through that day — physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually.

Then, to gather as many of these stories as possible, package them into a nationally published and memorable keepsake that can be shared with people throughout the world and with generations to come.


  • Your story is your The only requirements are as follows.
  • Your story must be “true”.
  • Your story must be at least 750 words in length (1200 words maximum).
  • Your story must include:
  • The date.
  • The place.
  • The situation or circumstance (including some background to put the story into the proper perspective for the reader).
  • The help and/or assistance that you were provided.
  • The person or organization that provided the help and/or assistance without charge.
  • The ultimate outcome of your situation and how it affected you and your well-being.
  • The reason YOU believe that the person or organization was your angel, that day.

NOTE: All Stories NOT meeting the above requirements WILL NOT be considered for inclusion in the publication.


  • Your story must be submitted with the entire story embedded with the text of an email message to with “MY STORY” in the email subject line by June 30, 2020 [No attachments].
  • Include in the email your complete name, a mailing address, and a phone number where you can be reached for follow-on discussions.
  • If necessary, our story editors will make all the changes required to ensure that the final version of your story is grammatically correct as well as structured to be consistent with entertaining nature of the publication. You will get to review the final version of your story prior to publication.
  • By submitting your story, you agree that RICHER Press has your consent to include the final version of the story in the upcoming publication of “MY ANGEL THAT DAY”. (Anticipated to be released in October 2020.
  • By submitting your story, you also understand and agree that RICHER Press is NOT requesting or offering any compensation in association with the inclusion of your story in the published book.
  • All net proceeds of this project will be donated to charities and activities established to assist Americans during the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Ervin (Earl) Cobb and Charlotte D. Grant-Cobb, PhD are widely recognized as one of the nation’s rising-stars among Self-Improvement, Relationships and Inspiration authors, lecturers, and speakers. They have written and published a total of five books as a husband and wife team. The collective seriousness and wit of their work has been described as perfect for “those seeking personal growth, change and life enrichment but not quite ready for Dr. Phil.”

Their prior books include “Living a Richer Life: Getting the Most out of Life’s Gifts and Circumstances”, “Navigating the Life Enrichment Model™, God’s Goodness & Our Mindfulness: Responding versus Reacting to Life Changing Circumstances”, “Pillow Talk Consciousness: Intimate Reflections on America’s 100 Most Interesting Thoughts and Suspicions,” and “The Smart Leader and the Skinny Principles: How to Lead and Win within Any Organization”.


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