Creases formed in the corners of Spectrum Health team members’ eyes as they approached a big cooler filled with pints of Hudsonville Ice Cream.

Their facial expressions may have been hidden by their masks, but one could safely assume they were smiling.

In total, Hudsonville Ice Cream donated 3,000 pints of ice cream this week to Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital and Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. They plan to donate an additional 3,000 pints next week.

The donations are a part of the local ice cream company’s Random Acts of Ice Cream initiative.

Their goal is to help people say thank you to the doctors, nurses, first responders and other health care workers who are essential in the fight against COVID-19. They have a goal of donating 100,000 pints of ice cream in the next month to health care workers throughout Michigan.

Employees could choose from cookie dough, chocolate, vanilla or seaside caramel. Boxes of Cliff bars and Red Bull accompanied the ice cream donation.

For some, this act of kindness provided a much-needed bright spot to their days. One employee shouted, “This is amazing! I brought a spoon with me just in case today.” And another expressed gratitude by saying, “Please thank Hudsonville from all of us. This was too nice of them.”

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