Showing Solidarity Around the World

As the world shrinks down for millions on lockdown, many around the world show their solidarity in a range of creative and touching ways.

Many cities around the world light up their public buildings and landmarks with flag colors of affected nations. It may be a small gesture, but it’s a heartfelt example of the world coming together over a common crisis.

In Milwaukee, buildings lit up in red, white, and blue to show both solidarity and hope for the future.

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Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue displayed flag colors first, then changed to messages of hope in many languages.

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In Kentucky, the state governor encouraged citizens to use their green holiday lights to show compassion and support.

The same call was heard in Indiana, where a pedestrian bridge shined green as a sign of one community’s resilience.

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Even casinos have hearts. In Niagara Falls, they displayed light-up hearts on their buildings and posted messages of solidarity on their Facebook page.

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But the biggest hearts may be those of ordinary people. In British Columbia, people hang homemade hearts in their windows.

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