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MIAMI - FEBRUARY 02: A rotary phone sits on desk of the newly opened Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The museum is located in the only known structure in the nation that was designed, devoted to and operated as a separate station house and municipal court for African-Americans. In September 1944, the first black patrolmen were sworn in as emergency policemen to enforce the law in what was then called the "Central Negro District." The precinct building opened in May 1950 to provide a station house for the black policemen and a courtroom for black judges in which to adjudicate black defendants. The building operated from 1950 until its closing in 1963. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A team of Canadian high schoolers created a hotline that plays pre-recorded messages of positivity for lonely seniors during the coronavirus pandemic. Students from the Ever Active Schools recreational leadership program launched the Joy4AllProject. They created the free hotline as a means of comforting quarantined seniors across North America. However, people of all ages are encouraged to dial 1-877-JOY-4ALL in order to enjoy the regularly updated selection of jokes, stories, guided mediations, and educational messages. The hotline launched earlier this week, so they will now be updating the pre-recorded content until June. If social restrictions continue throughout the summer, then the teens hope to continue adding to the phone selections until adults are free from self-isolation.