Coronavirus: Senior citizens flicker lights in Orlando high-rise to show support for doctors, nurses

Coronavirus: Senior citizens flicker lights in Orlando high-rise to show support for doctors, nurses
Residents of the Westminster Towers apartment building in Orlando had a light display Friday night to honor members of a nearby hosptial. (Orlando Health)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida senior citizens who live in a downtown Orlando high-rise flickered the lights of their apartments Friday in a show of support for the doctors and nurses who are trying to thwart the spread of the coronavirus.

Residents of Westminster Towers flickered their apartment lights at 9 p.m. to show support for the medical professionals working at Orlando Health.

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“Tonight, we flashed all of our lights to show our thanks to the hero health care workers at Orlando Regional Medical Center as they work hard to treat the sick and keep us safe from COVID-19,” Westminster Towers said on Facebook. “Thank you.”

Tonight, we flashed all of our lights to show our thanks to the hero healthcare workers at Orlando Regional Medical Center as they work hard to treat the sick and keep us safe from COVID-19. Thank you!

Posted by Westminster Towers on Friday, March 27, 2020

The display could be seen from the hospital campus, which is near the apartment building.

“Thank you (Westminster Towers) for lighting up the night and our hearts,” the hospital network said on Facebook. “We’re all in this together.”