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Spreading Positivity Via Windows, Doors and Sidewalks

Photo by Jeffry Carpenter

People all over the world may be increasingly confined to their homes, but some signs of joy and solidarity are cropping up in windows and on sidewalks across the world, as people post artwork of hearts and rainbows in their windows, and create uplifiting designs and messages with chalk on their sidewalks.   According to a story from CNN this morning:

“It’s unclear where or when the effort started, but photos of people putting rainbows, colorful heart cutouts, teddy bears and anything that resembles a sign of hope have been spreading all over social media.

The motivation is simple and varies from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Some are participating because they want their neighbors who have been deemed “essential workers” to see some joy on their way out of their homes. Others say they decorated their windows so families taking walks and getting fresh air have a nice reminder that everyone is in this together.”

And as usual, Los Angeles is no slacker when it comes to happy trends.  Citrus Square resident and Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council Board member Jeffry Carpenter shared photos from a few of our neighborhood displays, from a walk this morning in the Sycamore Square and La Brea Hancock neighborhoods.

Photo by Jeffry Carpenter
Photo by Jeffry Carpenter
Photo by Jeffry Carpenter

We’d love to see more of these, so if you have any photos of other happy displays to share, please post them in the comments below, and tag them #heartsinwindows or #rainbowsinwindows.  Then check those tags on your favorite social media platforms to see similar colorful and supportive messages from all over the world.


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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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