We’re all searching for good news amidst the chaos of Coronavirus. Search no more: the world is cheering doctors, nurses and hospital staff who put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe and healthy.
Even my home base of Midtown Atlanta is joining the chorus of applause—they’ve made it a nightly ritual:
Every night at 8PM, the residents of Midtown Atlanta go on their balconies and let out cheers/applause in appreciation of those working in healthcare and other people-helping service industries through this pandemic.
THIS is my city. ❤️ THESE are my people. #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/bGdVs8ZCmE
— David Lengling (@DavidLengling) March 25, 2020
Midtown Atlanta cheers for our Health Care Workers. pic.twitter.com/ZJLtOftV4k
— Enrique Betancourt (@EnriqueRealtor) March 25, 2020
Midtown Atlanta cheers for our Health Care workers.#InThis2gether @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/iqvqYGaKu6
— Jorge Estevez (@jesteveztv) March 25, 2020
Use this Twitter search link to see all Midtown Atlanta videos; I’ll add more as I get them.
Finally, have a look at Hungarian students cheering on China in fighting against Coronavirus. With attacks on people of Asian descent on the rise in America this will lift your heart up. ❤️
UPDATE: With great thanks to all who contributed I put together a montage of Midtown Atlantans cheering first responders. Check it out below:
Will Pollock is a perpetually crabby New York City escapee based in Midtown Atlanta. He’s a freelance multimedia journalist, media analyst and author of two books (award-wining Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way.
In 2001, Will earned his Masters from The Medill School of Journalism, graduating with highest honors from the magazine sequence. As permanent member of Journalism’s National Honors Society, he’s been active in monitoring, writing and blogging about media and journalism ever since he graduated.
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