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2020 has been one giant write-off of a year because the current COVID-19 pandemic has pretty much forced us to cancel everything. There have been many disappointed people this year who’ve been unable to celebrate milestones such as big birthdays, graduations, weddings, etc.

There have been plenty of festivals, concerts, and other major events that we’ve had to either move to an online forum or just cancel all together and hope that they can go ahead in 2021. It hasn’t been easy for anyone. And the long list of disappointments is not over yet. We’ve still got the 2020 holiday season to get through. Something that will undoubtedly be quite different to other years.

And first up for this holiday season is Halloween. The October holiday is one that people of all ages like to enjoy. For kids it’s especially fun to dress up and go trick or treating. It’s a childhood staple. Of course, this year will be much different because of the need for social distancing. This, unfortunately, means that there will probably be plenty of kids having to sit it out.

YouTube / Thompson Woodworks

But there might still be a way of salvaging trick or treating thanks to one Michigan woodworker. Matt Thompson, the man behind Thompson Woodworks, has come up with a genius way of making social distancing trick or treating an option. And the idea is pretty clever – and simple too! Using a zip line and pulley apparatus, Thompson was proud to show off his brilliant design.

As he explained in his video description, “I used a cable and some pulleys to create a zipline. I used a fishing reel to retrieve the beer caddy.”

He then used his friends and neighbors as test subjects to see if it was a viable option. And judging by the video, it looks like it’ll most likely be a go come Halloween. Thank you Matt for the great idea!

Check out the video below:

How many of you might be using something like this for Halloween this year? What are your plans for socially distant trick or treating? Let us know!