Some heroes wear kitchen aprons.

With cases of the flu soaring and the usual winter cold infections in full swing, King Eider’s Pub in Damariscotta has swept in to offer help. The restaurant is offering a free quart of chicken and vegetable soup to anybody who needs one.

“Modern medicine can work wonders but a little love from the Pub might help too,” the restaurant said in a Facebook post.

It looks like they’ll get some takers on their offer. The post was shared 22 times in three hours after it was posted. The restaurant said in a Facebook message they had already given away 18 quarts of soup by 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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