In this time of isolation, businesses and individuals around the world are sending out messages of hope. Discover, in photos, how we’re keeping our spirits up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hotels Lighting Vacant Windows
In Philadelphia, the Four Seasons Hotel lit up its windows with a heart.
The Encore Boston Harbor lit up windows in vacant rooms in the shape of a heart. A few nights later it displayed the message “Be Strong.”
New York, New York
Moxy East Village lit vacant rooms blue in support of health care heroes, essential workers, and first responders across the city.
During the nationwide lockdown, Italians quarantined in their houses are putting up rainbow flags with the words “everything will be fine.”
Rainbow messages of hope from children all around England are displayed on a digital advertising board outside Intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham.
Rainbow drawings appear in a home window with the slogan “ca va bien aller” (“it’s going to be OK”) as a message of hope in Montreal.
City Landmarks Lighting Up
New York, New York
Famous landmarks in New York City were lit up blue in a tribute to healthcare workers battling COVID-19.
The Jacques Cartier bridge will be lit up in rainbow colors throughout the month of April to let Montrealers know they’re not alone.
Signs of Solidarity
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana, has put the famous Mr. Rogers quote on its marquee.
Rutherford, New Jersey
A sign on the lawn of the Rutherford United Methodist Church in Rutherford, New Jersey, offers a message of hope.
A sign reads “heroes work here” in front of the entrance to Atlanta’s Emory Hospital.
Cheerleaders from Home
In Spain, residents all over the country came out to their windows and balconies to applaud healthcare workers.
#ClapForOurCarers has become a weekly demonstration of appreciation in the U.K. Kensington Palace posted a video of Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis joining in to clap for healthcare workers.
While on lockdown, people in Italy have clapped and cheered and sung opera from their balconies. Recently, people all over the country staged a “flash mob,” shining lights out of their windows.
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