CHINO, Calif. - These days it's nice to hear something positive. In fact, there's one Southern California company trying to make sure WE SEE something positive.
The company is called SKYTYPERS. It's based in Chino Hills and Las Vegas. And over the past few weeks, they have been using its skywriting aircraft to scribble massive messages to Southern Californians in the skies above us.
Some of those messages included the words: "WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS - THANK YOU FIRST RESPONDERS and STAY STRONG LA!"
Steve Stinis, who owns the company with other family members says, "They're just great big messages and, we just wanted to world to see there's hope in the sky for everybody."
But, like any business, Stinis says they've taken a hit because of the novel coronavirus. So, why not do something positive and spread the good word through the big blue sky?
Of his family and colleagues, Stinis says, "It was basically down in the heart of everybody that we wanted to do this."
There was a personal reason too. Turns out COVID-19 struck some of those in Stinis's family or family members of some in his company.
He says, "We've all been sick." He adds that some with COVID19 have come full circle and are fine now. Even Stinis got sick.
He tells us, "I was sick at least three weeks; quarantined myself." Because he couldn't be tested he's not sure if he actually had COVID-19, but he thinks so.
He's feeling better now.
"The worst is passing with us," he says.
"But we just want to give hope to those still in the hospital."
Sky-scribbled messages of hope; about 60 so far and more on the way.