Credit where it's due, this is a simple but brilliant idea by a local business as Halloween 2020 quickly approaches.

With Halloween only about three weeks away, towns across New Jersey are trying to work out the best ways to let kids trick-or-treat while being as safe as possible in a world where we have to think about social distancing because of COVID-19.

In that spirit, a Jersey Shore business is helping out with their clever "candy chutes".

What's a candy chute, you ask?

Well, it's pretty much exactly what it sounds like - a cardboard tube that allows trick-or-treaters and people giving out candy plenty of space to stay safely socially distant.

That's the concept that Fox Floors in Ocean Township came up with thanks to a bunch of cardboard that was sitting around their warehouse and a bit of seasonal creativity.

So what does a Halloween candy chute look like, exactly?

Take a look for yourself:

 

Here's a video of the tube in action from NJ.com:

 

 

Fox Floors put the call out for people to swing by their Sunset Ave location to grab a free candy chute, and the public responded swiftly.

The flooring business posted the offer on Monday (October 5th) and swiftly gave away more than 100 of the festive cardboard tubes.

In a Tuesday update, Fox Floors said that while they gave away all of their first batch of contactless Halloween candy dispensers, they're working quickly to restock so they can keep giving them out before Halloween 2020 arrives.

You can keep up to date by following Fox Floors on their official Facebook page by clicking here.

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