Imagine the whole world singing like this from their houses.
No hate, no nothing. Just unified for once.
The Italian nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the Covid-19 disease brings Italy to a halt.
But today, in a beautiful act of solidarity, residents of Siena and other cities decided to sing and fill their city with a song and ‘happiness.’
People of my hometown #Siena sing a popular song from their houses along an empty street to warm their hearts during the Italian #Covid_19 #lockdown.#coronavirusitalia #COVID19 #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/7EKKMIdXov— valemercurii (@valemercurii) March 12, 2020
The popular folk song called ‘Canto della Verbena’ is typically sung in the city to express local pride.
But as shown in the video below, this singing phenomenon occurred in several other cities in Italy, today.
Some netizens comments that I liked
People breaking out in song, lifting each other’s spirits during this tragedy, is an act of striking beauty.
It’s a reminder that, especially during a tragedy, the human spirit keeps us all going in hope. We shine our best in the darkness. Thank you, Siena. You made my day.
Reminiscent of the chants from Wuhan high-rise apartments early in the epidemic there. Stay strong Italy. Praying for you guys.
The lockdown in Italy has effectively quarantined nearly 16 million people and shut down all shops except supermarkets and pharmacies. But as always, sould keep living! Take care of you all! And read more coronavirus news on Strange Sounds.