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.

Screenshot from https://www.tmj4.com/news/coronavirus/milwaukee-buildings-light-up-in-red-white-blue-as-a-sign-of-hope

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

Screenshot from https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/coronavirus-rio-christ-the-redeemer-trnd/index.html (Wagner Meier/Getty Images)

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.

Screenshot from https://www.kfvs12.com/2020/03/24/go-green-campaign-show-solidarity-covid-outbreak/ (Source: Sydney Harbin/WAVE 3 News)

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

Screenshot from https://www.facebook.com/NiagaraFallsTourismCanada/posts/3168828853128772 (photo credit Stephen King )

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

Screenshot from https://globalnews.ca/news/6727884/coronavirus-window-hearts-campaign/ (photo by Laura Sigouin )

Sharing these stories is one way to get connected. And stay busy while practicing social distancing.

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