The cheering grows each night, with more Atlantans taking to their balconies, windows, front stoops, and sidewalks.

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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’”

As the world confronts the frightening new reality caused by the novel coronavirus, we’re holding this Fred Rogers quote particularly close.

Each night this week, the city of Atlanta has been coming together to thank their helpers: the healthcare professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. At 8p.m. thousands emerge onto their balconies to participate in a minute-long cheer session dedicated to the brave men and women risking their lives to keep the deadly virus at bay.

According to Fox 35, the hope is that the cheering will reach health care workers at Emory Midtown Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center, and Piedmont Hospital who are changing shifts at that time.

The cheering grows each night, with more Atlantans taking to their balconies, windows, front stoops, and sidewalks. Some have even added in banners and flashing lights.

Keep it up, y’all!