Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue lit with flags of coronavirus affected countries

Mar 20 2020, 2:24 pm

In a beautiful display of hope and unity, Brazil’s famous Christ the Redeemer statue was illuminated with the flags of various international countries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The message #praytogether was also projected onto the statue, translated in various languages.

Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Christ the Redeemer was adorned with the flags of countries around the world with confirmed cases of coronavirus, and the symbolic gesture has sparked a feeling of positivity across social media.


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“Even though we are far apart, we are united by our faith,” one Instagram user wrote.

“A beautiful image to remind us that we should be ALWAYS united, not only in the moments of crisis. One planet against the enemy,” another posted.

At this time, the statue remains closed to the public. Still, the gesture itself shows the open-heartedness of Brazilian people and their passion for projecting support to their fellow global citizens across the world affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus globally is over 258,000, with 793 confirmed cases in Brazil.