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COVID-19: Christmas lights going back up to spread cheer #lightsforlife


Christmas lights going back up – A clever campaign is growing worldwide to put up, or turn on Christmas lights in order to remind the world that there is still light and hope during this global COVID-19 pandemic.

People around the world are lighting up their houses as an activity to do while self-isolating that will actually shed some light and hope during difficult times.

The idea for this Twitter campaign may seems to have started on March 16 by a fellow called Michael from Colorado, with twitter account @quickbear. He says his mother inspired him saying, “My mom thinks people should start putting up Christmas lights in their windows to remind each other that there is still life & light.”

Christmas lights going back up

The trend, which started on Twitter, is often accompanied by hashtags like #LightsForLife and #CoronaKindess

Here are a few more people jumping in on the “LightsforLife campaign:


The campaign started in the United States has already gone worldwide.

Here is one from England:

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