By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

GLENVIEW, Ill. (CBS) — Some local Boy Scouts used the cold snow Saturday to do heartwarming community service.

“Everyone needs a little bit of happiness; a little bit of light in their lives,” one Boy Scout said.

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The Boy Scouts from Troop 64 brought a little light to the residents and staff at Emerald Place, a memory care center in Glenview. They built snowmen on the lawn.

Some of the residents watched from inside as the frosty characters came to life.

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“This lifts the spirits of our residents, and it brings back childhood memories and smiles, and this is a way of engaging our residents at a safe distance,” said Emerald Place life engagement assistant Elena Davila.

Emerald Place staffers are encouraging others to stop by and build their own snowmen outside the facility.

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Over the next few weeks, they hope to have a full parade of snowmen to bring joy to the residents.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff