Window messages are helping people cope with COVID-19

The lights in the windows of Disney’s Contemporary Resort form the shape of a heart and a Mickey is shaped on the Bay Lake Tower. The photos captured by Thomas Radzak were shared on his twitter page.

This photo of a heart standing tall over downtown Orlando was captured by News 96.5 WDBO’s own Joe Kelley.

The show of love and solidarity is lighting up the night skies across the nation as Americans creatively reach out to each other in this new world of social-distancing.

On social media #aworldofhearts is trending with pictures of hearts in all sizes and colors posted in the windows of houses, hospitals, apartments and nursing homes.

A public Facebook group called Heart Hunters has nearly 700,000 members who are "trying to spread a little love and compassion."

Both were inspired by a post suggesting people put hearts in windows for kids to see while out walking and also give them a craft to work on at home.

People are being encouraged to post their messages online so everyone, even those who cannot go outside, can see them.

Be prepared to smile and possibly shed a tear if you take an hour or so to scroll through some of the heartfelt inspiration, which doesn’t always come in the form of a heart - but from the heart.

Take a look at this post from Rocio N John Teliha who thought her 11-year-old son was just practicing on his trumpet, then noticed he played The Star Spangled Banner at 6:30 p.m. each day.

Everyday at 6:30pm my 11year old son, plays The Star Spangled Banner with his trumpet. At first, I didn’t think much of it. I thought he was just practicing with his trumpet. Finally I asked him, why are you playing the song everyday - his answer melted my heart . He said I want everyone to not lose hope and let everyone know we will be okay! #quarantine #america

Posted by Rocio N John Teliha on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

When she finally asked him why, she said his answer “melted my heart.”

He told her he played to show hope and let everyone know we will be okay.

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