Monday was the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. On that day, countless people across the United States took the time to remember and mourn the nearly 3,000 lives that were lost in 2001. This day, of course, can be particularly hard on those who live in New York City. Amidst the sadness, however, was a glimmer of comfort.
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In the evening, the city experienced scattered showers and storms. When the sky finally cleared in lower Manhattan, not one but two rainbows were left behind. The timing of this double rainbow on the 22nd anniversary of the Twin Towers collapsing had the folks of NYC in absolute awe.
@newyorkbucketlist A double rainbow on the 22nd anniversary of 9/11…just speechless 🌈🌈 (🎥 @Meg Wall) #NeverForget #NYC ♬ original sound – New York Bucket List
Another reason this double rainbow felt so special is because of how vivid they were. People began to share videos and photos of their view of this perfectly timed phenomenon, including the city of New York — their perspective was from the Staten Island 9/11 Memorial. They called it “the calm and peace after the storm.”
In addition to the beauty of the rainbows themselves, people are also emotional over the affect they had on those who were in the city that day.
In a bustling city that’s known as a place where people are always on the move, people of all ages stopped whatever they were doing to admire the rainbows. These reactions are just as beautiful as the rainbows themselves.
love you nyc ❤️♬ Scott street x i know the end – shiddyyy's gf
“Everyone was looking to the sky that day 22 years ago,” TikTok user Birna commented on one of the videos. “They got to look up and smile this time around.”
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