WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — People across the U.S. are showing their support for first responders and medical workers working tirelessly to treat people afflicted by the coronavirus.
The campaign, called "Solidarity at 8," started trending this week, and asks residents each night at 8 p.m. to go on their balcony or open their windows to show support.
Video posted online this week show people are clapping, flashing lights and singing to participate in the national movement.
The trend was inspired by Italians this month who began singing from their balconies after the country was hit hard by coronavirus, killing more than 9,000 as of Friday.
Healthcare Professionals near and far have always deserved our support, and now more than ever. TPD is appreciative of all those on the frontlines fighting the spread. #SOLIDARITYAT8 @SPHPnews @TroyCityHall pic.twitter.com/ZlsGXGzWCg— Troy Police Department (Troy, NY) (@TroyNYPolice) March 22, 2020
Thank you healthcare workers, first responders, supermarket employees, food service and utility workers, delivery drivers and everyone out there who is on the frontlines to keep everyone safe. We applaud you!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #solidarityat8 #saferathome pic.twitter.com/g8COCSOiYA— Neil Diamond (@NeilDiamond) March 22, 2020