Christmas may have been months ago, but some communities are pulling out the lights again to help brighten the darkness surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Good Morning America” reported that people are going on social media, specifically Twitter, to put the lights out to show there is still life outside while everyone is cooped up practicing social distancing and self-quarantines.
A friend just shared that an elderly neighbor came to her house and asked her husband to turn on the Christmas lights because there's so much darkness and scariness now. So, there are bright dancing Christmas lights now on in their neighborhood. #coronakindness— Lisa St. Regis (@LisaStRegis) March 15, 2020
My youngest son was bored today and said, "can we put Christmas lights on our tree outside to cheer us up?" Great idea buddy. Lights are on tonight as a sign of hope and the sweet mind of my 10 year old. #Rhodeisland #hope #lovemysons #Christmas #Cumberland pic.twitter.com/qhVjeuLc02— Mike Griffin (@rhodyknowsbest) March 16, 2020
One Rhode Island family said they did it as a way to spend time together while in self-quarantine, WJAR reported.
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“My youngest son was bored today and said, ‘Can we put Christmas lights on our tree outside to cheer us up?’ Great idea buddy. Lights are on tonight as a sign of hope and the sweet mind of my 10 year old,” the Griffin family wrote on Twitter, according to WJAR.
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Now #lightsforlife is being used by social media users to share their light displays, either with still photos or videos.
There are dark times ahead, but I can still put love & light out into the world.— Sarah Bang (@DrBang_Wx) March 18, 2020
Some folks have mentioned putting up Christmas lights to cheer up people in quarantine, in isolation, or just to remind the world there’s still light & hope. Here’s my contribution💛#LightsForLife pic.twitter.com/S8Mx8bQ28I
#LightsForLife My living room fairy light wall ✨ pic.twitter.com/QdoBxteWwR— Rudi the Reader Ⓥ 🧠 (@penru_tondi) March 17, 2020
Some are saying the lights are a sign of hope, The News & Observer in Raleigh reported.
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Christmas lights give me hope and joy. Every year, I look forward to seeing them put up. As a sign of hope and happiness, we’ve put some up. While we’re all having to stay in and away from each other, I thought these would help us all have something joyous and pretty to look at. pic.twitter.com/RpB2xK2HLs— Bianca (@Bonkers823) March 18, 2020
And some people are pledging to turn them on every night until the new coronavirus goes away.
Bryanna, Izzy and I are doing our part to put a little happiness back in the world. Our Christmas lights are on and they will stay on until we all get through this. #CoronaOutbreak #christmaslights pic.twitter.com/MK9qEPScFx— Chad Dyer (@chadadyer) March 18, 2020
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