By Jim Williams

CHICAGO (CBS) — For five years professional musician Coco Hawley has been singing for seniors in person at nursing homes. When the pandemic hit she found a way to continue performing for her beloved audience with distance, but she wanted to deepen the connection.

So she rented a cherry picker, and rising to window level, she sang for residents at a nursing home in Edgewater Friday.

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“The people were in the streets. Neighbors were dancing. It was probably the best human contact I’ve had during the pandemic. It was fantastic,” she said.

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Hawley does this for free and says she would love performing for other nursing home residents.

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She is raising money so she can continue to sing for seniors during the lockdown with a goal of visiting every county in the state.