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Alaska entrepreneur gives people a way to vent their COVID frustrations


Carolina Tolladay Vidal displays custom COVID-19 piñatas in her home in Anchorage, Alaska, on April 14, 2021. Hannah Lies/Alaska Public Media via AP

MARY REICHARD, HOST: Up in Alaska, an entrepreneur is giving customers a way to fight back against the coronavirus. More than that! They can beat up the virus!

Carolina Tolladay Vidal sells handmade piñatas out of her home. Her latest creation is a pinata in the shape of the Covid-19 virus!

VIDAL: When it comes to COVID-19 for sure, I think you smash them and break them and hit them with a meaning!

Eight-year-old Rose Consenstein took that to heart and let loose a whole lot of pent up frustration. Here’s what she told Alaska Public Media:

CONSENSTEIN: Well, I just felt like beating the heck out of a COVID piñata.

Apparently, quite a few people have some pandemic frustration to let out. As soon as Vidal posted pictures of the piñatas on Instagram, the orders started rolling in.

MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: Oh, I can think of so many applications for this idea!

I’ll bet you can! It’s The World and Everything in It.


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