We can all work together from a distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. It’s as simple as staying in our homes.
Still, being stuck inside gets hard, especially considering we aren’t sure when we’ll be able to resume our normal lives. But knowing our actions are appreciated can make all the difference for our mental well-being. That’s why one firefighter is honoring quarantined residents of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with musical tributes.
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In a beautiful show of solidarity, the firefighter played the trumpet over a neighborhood from atop a fire truck crane. People stopped what they were doing to look out their windows and listen, transfixed by the melody. Cheers rang out along with the notes, bringing an entire community closer. It was perhaps the most magical moment any of them had experienced.
The best part? This was just one of his many performances! As videos of the Brazilian trumpeter went viral online, demand grew for him to play in other neighborhoods as well. So he did, spreading hope, joy, and a much-needed sense of community around the city.
“Our mission is to save lives! But we can also use art to cherish the soul of the population in this period of isolation,” the Military Fire Brigade of Rio de Janeiro wrote on Facebook.
Even in isolation, communities around the world are more united than ever before! If this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that nothing can keep us apart if we refuse to let it. We don’t have be in the same place to be together.
Listen as the firefighter plays from above in the video below, and share to spread appreciation for others in lockdown!
Nossa missão é salvar vidas! Mas também podemos recorrer à arte para acalentar a alma da população neste período de isolamento. Compartilhe boas ações! 💛#CorrenteDoBem #BombeirosRJ #FiqueEmCasa.
Posted by Corpo de Bombeiros Militar do Rio de Janeiro on Thursday, April 2, 2020
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