Rio’s Christ The Redeemer Statue Lit Up As A Doctor As Tribute To Medical Professionals Fighting Coronavirus

Christ the Redeemer lit up as doctor
by Sanjana Shenoy
by Sanjana Shenoy 1740

They say adversity reveals a person’s reality and this coronavirus pandemic has brought humanity together unlike ever before. People across the world are rising to the occasion to serve their fellow beings. People are doing what they can to help prevent the rapid tide of coronavirus from washing over all of us. In this dire time, an iconic wonder stood in honour of every healthcare worker around the world. The world-famous Christ the Redeemer statue was lit up as a doctor in tribute to medical professionals fighting coronavirus.

Christ the Redeemer lit up as doctor

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What’s In It?

Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue is considered one of the wonders of the world. It’s also a staple icon in many Hollywood films. This iconic statue was lit up in a doctor’s garb on Sunday. This was done to honour every healthcare worker who is on the frontline against the fight with coronavirus.

Christ the Redeemer lit up as doctor

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The images of a doctor’s lab coat and stethoscope were projected onto the 98-foot tall statue. The statue also displayed videos of doctors donning their medical gear, including their protective masks. Beneath the videos, the statue read out “Obrigado,” and the word “thank you” in several other languages. The projections on the statue rotated to include messages to the Brazilian people. Phrases like “Fique Em Casa,” which translates to “Stay at Home,” or handwritten messages from children saying “everything will be alright” were projected onto the statue’s arms.

Christ the Redeemer lit up as doctor

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What’s More?

As the world battles coronavirus, Rio De Janeiro finds ways to uplift the people’s morale. According to the CNN, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Dom Orani Tempesta, also performed a mass beneath the statue in honour of the medical workers combatting coronavirus. In another case, a firefighter too played his trumpet from 150 feet above the city to boost the morale of the people. Here are 5 Positive Things Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak That Prove That The Earth Is Healing

Christ the Redeemer lit up as doctor

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Speaking to the media, the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Dom Orani Tempesta stated that everyone is suffering from the pandemic. So he is trying to boost the morale of Rio’s population. He is doing this so that all this difficulty is lessened in these times. The archbishop is bringing in a bit of music into the lives of these people, especially the corps. This means alot to him as a musician. Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue exuberated compassion, gratitude, strength and hope in the hearts of millions of people across the world through its lovely lighting in honour of health workers.

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