"To let them know we're thinking about them."
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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear is calling on the state’s places of worship to help bring a little bit of joy to residents struggling more than most during the COVID-19 crisis.

During a press conference on Monday, Beshear asked all churches to ring their bells at 10 a.m. each morning for those who are feeling “alone” during the pandemic.

"We'd like places of worship to ring their bells every morning—for those who are feeling alone, working from home, not working at home, to let them know we're thinking about them," Beshear said.

His plea was in response to a 82-year-old woman who died from the novel coronavirus on Monday, WLKY reports.

Beshear is also encouraging buildings and homes to display green lights to represent compassion and empathy.  Earlier this week he shared a photo of the Governor’s Mansion lit up in a wash of green on Twitter.

“Let us be committed to doing everything we can to protect and show kindness to each other,” he wrote.